Changes lower workers’ comp costs
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
Kudos to New York, California and Florida for their Herculean efforts to overhaul their respective workers’ compensation packages. (Read More…)
Show the life jacket? It’s a no brainer
Friday, April 18th, 2008
At this year’s Miami International Boat Show, Suzuki Marine was the proud recipient of the “Show It, Don’t Stow It” Award presented by several very important organizations, including the US Coast Guard, the NMMA, the Florida Fish & Game Commission and the National Safe Boating Council. The award recognized our commitment to include life jackets and pfds in our advertising, catalogs and our show displays.
I guess we were surprised to get an award for simply doing what we thought was the right thing. But we’re proud of the recognition, nonetheless. (Read More…)
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
A circuitous route home from last weeks antique and classic boat show at Tavares/Mt.Dora, Fla., finds the April print edition of Soundings Trade Only in my mail box. (The front page story carried the headline The state tax some call ‘extortion’) (Read More…)
Introducing the boating lifestyle
Friday, April 4th, 2008
It was a gorgeous weekend; not a cloud in the sky with temperatures reaching 80 degrees. What perfect days for boating.
What made that weekend even more special is the excitement that was generated at The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida’s first annual Discover Boating Demo Days on Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th. (Read More…)
The future of the boating work force
Friday, March 28th, 2008
Check out today’s newsletter story on Broward Community College’s Marine Technology Center of Excellence. (Read More…)
I’m going to spin
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
Knowing we need something to smile about in this distressed economy, I thought I would share this tidbit with you. (Read More…)
More fuel for thought
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Thank you for such an enlightening discussion on gas prices. (Read More…)
Will gas prices curtail boating?
Monday, March 17th, 2008
I talked to my sister over the weekend (by the way, she’s a boat owner) and she’s looking
into taking the commuter bus to work; the gas prices are killing her budget. Is she planning to keep her boat? At the moment, but… (Read More…)
Will stimulus package spur boat sales?
Friday, March 7th, 2008
While thinking about what I was going to say in today’s blog, associate editor Melanie Winters said she talked to someone at the Miami boat show who thought the rebates from the federal stimulus package would help consumers come up with a down payment for a boat.
I shrugged at that idea. As I told Melanie, it looked like the rebates would just about keep families afloat, never mind buy a boat. Melanie was more optimistic. (Read More…)
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Boating industry poobahs (not me) held a meeting at the Miami Boat Show in February and I understand the hot topic was women.
It’s not what you think. (Read More…)