Chris Lessway named Michigan Boating Industries Association?s Membership Manager

Commerce Twp., Mich., June 18, 2019 ? The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) has hired Chris Lessway as their Membership Manager. Lessway will be responsible for membership retention and growth, benefit programs, outreach, and more. He...

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18.Jun.2019


Discover Boating Marketing Efforts at Full Throttle Heading into Summer

Note from the Chairman Joe Lewis, Grow Boating Chairman and Owner of Mt. Dora Boating Center in Mt. Dora, Fla. The Memorial Day season opener is behind us, boating is in full swing. Time to sell, service and do all we can to keep our customers...

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18.Jun.2019


Nearly $14 million awarded to schools statewide

--- PRESS RELEASE --- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2019 Ted Contact: Camara Lewis 517-930-4928 MDE Contact: Martin Ackley 517-241-4395 Nearly $14 million awarded to schools statewide to create robust talent development and education...

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18.Jun.2019


Metro Boat Show celebrates 10 years with bigger show, more boats

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is celebrating 10 years of producing the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark this September 12-15. The show has grown each year and is the largest in-water boat show in the Midwest, spanning more...

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05.Jun.2019


MBIA Chair represents boating for new Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Patti Smith, VP of Silver Spray Sports in Fenton, Mich., and Chairperson of the Michigan Boating Industries Association, represents the boating industry on the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Council, now responsible for making recommendations to the...

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05.Jun.2019


Study shows major eceonmic impact of water-based tourism in MI

The Michigan Port Collaborative, an industry partner of the Michigan Boating Industries Association released a report highlighting the $19.7 billion economic impact produced by Michigan?s ports and harbors, $15.4B of which was produced by...

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24.Apr.2019


New Boating and Fishing Laws take effect March 21

New boating and fishing laws take effect March 21 If your leisure-time plans include boating or fishing, recent changes in Michigan?s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) may affect you. Beginning March 21, watercraft users in...

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19.Mar.2019


Shrink wrap Recycling Run 2019 ? Get on Board! It?s the right thing to do and benefits charities

Dr. Shrink & Bay Area Recycling are making it easy to recycle your shrink wrap covers again this season, and as a bonus, for the past 10 years this program has benefitted charities. The program and offers environmentally friendly options to all...

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19.Mar.2019


Clean Marina Classroom Live- Bay Harbor- April 18, ,2019

Clean Marina Classroom Live- Bay Harbor- April 18, 2019

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11.Mar.2019


Clean Marina Classroom Live- GPYC- March 27,2019

Clean Marina Classroom Live- GPYC- March 27, 2019

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11.Mar.2019


News Release: Michigan completes first statewide study of PFAS in water supply

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2019 For More Information: DEQ Media Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 517-284-9278 Michigan completes first statewide study of PFAS in water supply The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today...

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08.Mar.2019


NMMA Reports February Industry Data, new powerboat registrations up 4.2 percent in 2018

NMMA reports February industry data, new powerboat registrations up 4.2 percent in 2018. To view the full article click here.

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06.Mar.2019


Detroit Boat Show results mirror thriving industry

Crowds filled the aisles, eager to see everything new to boating for 2019, during the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center during its nine-day run from February 16-24. The show was 50,000 square feet bigger in 2019, with a total of 500,000 sq. feet,...

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05.Mar.2019


The Case for Moving the Detroit Boat Show to January in 2020.

Dear MBIA Member, As you know, the MBIA is dedicated to advancing, promoting and protecting boating in Michigan. MBIA produces 3 association owned boat shows to fund the Association?s work on your behalf, including our lobbying efforts in Lansing...

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30.Jan.2019


Michigan Department of State Launching CARS System

On February 19, 2019 the Michigan Department of State is set to launch their new Customer and Automated Records System(CARS). To read the full letter click here.

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28.Jan.2019


MBIA's 2018 Annual Report

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23.Jan.2019


OGL Shares Michigan Water Strategy 2018 Annual Report

2018 Water Strategy Annual Report shares accomplishments, steps to achieving a shared vision Dec. 21, 2018 Highlights in a year of work by state agencies and partners to protect Michigan waters, strengthen community capacity and build a culture of...

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14.Jan.2019


MBIA Moves Headquarters

After more than 20 years in Livonia, MBIA is excited to be moving its headquarters to Commerce Township, closer to members, potential members, water and boaters. The new location still offers easy accessibility to MBIA's 3 boat show locations,...

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19.Dec.2018


2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Tom Haag and Steve Remias, both relentless advocates for the Michigan boating industry have been inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame for the year 2018. The presentation was made at the Recreational Boating...

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11.Dec.2018


Detroit Boat Show Cruises into Cobo Center Feb. 16-24

The Detroit Boat Show turns the Motor City into the Boater City February 16-24 at Cobo Center. The show, like the boating industry, is growing again this year, covering 500,000 square feet with everything boating. After another successful boating...

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11.Dec.2018


Michigan To See Slow but Steady Growth in 2019-2020

MICHIGAN TO SEE SLOW BUT STEADY GROWTH IN 2019-2020 ? Michigan is on track to reach the longest period of job growth in the third quarter of this year, and that trend will continue for the next two years, according to economists with the University...

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21.Nov.2018


Future of Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop- October 26th, 2018

Future of Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop Friday, October 26th, 2018 Hosted by the Lake Erie Coastal SEES research team This free workshop (lunch included) will focus on how Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) impact you and the decisions you make. There...

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09.Oct.2018


Overwhelming public support for stronger, immediate protections to block Asian carp from Great Lakes

A first-of-its-kind public opinion poll shows an overwhelming majority of people who live near the Great Lakes support immediate action to install additional structural protections that can keep Asian carp from moving out of Illinois rivers and...

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25.Sep.2018


7 certifications and 1 re-certification bring MI Clean Marina count to 70!

The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce seven Michigan marinas have been named as Certified Clean Marinas. They are Harbour Towne Marina Association ? Muskegon , Elmwood Township Marina ? Traverse City, Lake St. Clair Metropark...

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25.Sep.2018


Help MBIA develop Workforce Development Initiative

There is an excellent opportunity right now to start a High School workforce development program in partnership with the Great Lakes Boat Building School. In order to secure the funding necessary, we need to show that the industry's employers are...

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10.Sep.2018


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