Four re-certified as Michigan Clean Marinas

Livonia, Mich., February 7, 2018 – The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce four marinas have been re-certified as “Michigan Clean Marinas”; they are Howe Interlakes Marine, Indian River; Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Elk Rapids;...

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07.Feb.2018


Save the Date: American Boating Congress, May 9-11

The American Boating Congress will be held May 9-11 in Washington, D.C., bringing together all segments of the industry to share our collective voice on Capitol Hill. Representatives from MBIA staff and Board will be attending on your behalf, and...

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31.Jan.2018


EPA Awards $681,343 to Ohio State University for Harmful Algae Blooms Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $681,343 to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, for research on the prediction, prevention, control, and mitigation of freshwater harmful algal blooms. Harmful algae blooms (HABs) are...

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16.Jan.2018


Attend American Boating Congress (ABC) 2018—MBIA to Co-Host

Each year MBIA co-hosts and attends the American Boating Congress in Washington D.C where we speak to legislators about the importance of the Recreational Boating Industry in the state of Michigan. We make sure that they are aware of legislation...

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16.Jan.2018


Read the 2017 Annual Report

Read about all the great accomplishments over the past year, and see what's coming in 2018. The 2017 Annual Report has good news to share! 1. A successful year for the industry 2. MBIA's Award Recipients 3. Increase in Certified Clean Marinas 4....

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09.Jan.2018


Clean Marina History - Walstrom Marine

"Walstrom Marine was one of the first to become a certified Clean Marina in Michigan in 2005. Our reason was that because we operate in one of the cleanest harbors in Michigan we wanted to keep it clean. You can walk down any of our docks and see...

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09.Jan.2018


Clean Marina Live! Classrooms

Michigan_Clean_Marina_Classr.pdf The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce that our online classroom is going on the road this spring. Michigan Sea Grant staff and certification specialists will conduct two in-person workshops on the...

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03.Jan.2018


Increasing Consumer Credit

Squeezed-in between a solid volume of recent economic data, a few reports released last week were consistent with a strengthened outlook for consumers. One such report, The Fed’s G-19 Statistical Release on U.S. consumer credit, revealed that loan...

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12.Dec.2017


Thinking about renting boats next summer? Renting boats in Michigan requires a Livery Permit

Many MBIA members rent boats, and others are considering this as an additional source of revenue. Please note if this is something you are currently undertaking or will in the future, there are several things you should consider. First be sure to...

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12.Dec.2017


RBEC Session Highlight – OSHA’s Maritime Emphasis in MI

Federal and State OSHA safety professional(s) will speak about Federal/State OSHA, in general, and differences between Federal and State Jurisdiction. This presentation will include, a general overview of what to expect during an inspection, what...

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14.Nov.2017


Nicki Polan talks careers at the Monroe Boat Club

Earlier last week, MBIA Executive Director spoke at the Monroe Boat Club to students about careers within the industry. It was a fun, interactive, and very educational day for the students. We hope more events like this will encourage the next...

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31.Oct.2017


MBIA promotes Career Day at the SEMATA Conference

If you haven’t heard yet, MBIA will be launching its first Career Day event at the 60 th anniversary of the Detroit Boat Show. High school and college students from across the state are invited to attend, where they will learn more about careers...

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31.Oct.2017


MBIA asks members to invite subcontractors to join the 'United Voice'

Do you have subcontractors that work at your business? Maybe your marina has a waterfront restaurant? MBIA is asking for your support, by promoting MBIA membership to the subcontractors that work out of your business. We have attached a file that...

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31.Oct.2017


New member benefits: Michigan Chamber of Commerce Benefits

MBIA has partnered with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to bring you several new member benefits. These benefits include: Discounted Labor Law posters, several HR services, several money savings programs, and business brokerage services. To view...

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31.Oct.2017


New Benefits through the Michigan Chamber of Commerce

MBIA has joined forces with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to bring you several new member benefits. Please click below to start taking advantage of them! You must use code MBIA when making a purchase. HR Services Publications & Posters Savings...

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27.Oct.2017


Career Day at the Detroit Boat Show

Help address a critical demand within our industry for qualified employees by providing an educational “check-in” location at your exhibit on Thursday, February 22 nd , 2018 during the Diamond Anniversary of the Detroit Boat Show. We are calling it...

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19.Sep.2017


Asian Carp discovered close to Lake Michigan—Taking action

A commercial fisherman pulled a live Asian carp out of the Calumet River last week, just 9 miles away from Lake Michigan. While finding even one Asian carp is alarming, officials say that it does not mean the carp are reproducing near the lake, or...

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27.Jun.2017


Improving Lake Erie’s water quality

The state of Michigan has drafted a plan of action to improve water quality in Lake Erie as well as helping to prevent algal blooms, making it safer for people and aquatic life. The draft plan will be available for public review and comment through...

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27.Jun.2017


Deadline for public comment regarding the proposed new policy, sediment testing for dredging project

The DEQ, Water Resources Division is accepting written comments on a proposed new policy, Sediment Testing for Dredging Projects, through July 28, 2017. The proposed policy identifies when sediment testing is required and how results will be used...

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27.Jun.2017


MBIA debuts new logo to celebrate 60th anniversary

In celebration of 60 years as a leading marine trade group in the country, the Michigan Boating Industries Association is debuting a new, modern logo that aligns with the recent re-branding of the Association-produced boat shows, The Detroit Boat...

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26.Jun.2017


8th Annual Metro Boat Show scheduled for September 14 - 17, at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Mark your calendar - whether you exhibit or attend, the 8 th Annual Metro Boat Show is going to be bigger than ever with all new music line-up, a 3 rd bar location, all new promotions, and lots and lots of boats. More than 10,000 attend this event...

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14.Jun.2017


New Clean Marina Discounts highlighted

New Clean Marina Discounts highlighted The reasons to become a Michigan Clean Marina are many including. Reducing insurance and waste disposal costs Reducing pollution and improving water quality Protecting fish and wildlife habitat Enhancing...

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14.Jun.2017


State announces $3.6 million in available grant funding to target invasive species

Funding proposals for 2017 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources,...

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02.Jun.2017


BoatUS Foundation Makes It Easy to Start Your Own Local Life Jacket Loaner Site

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 25, 2017 – Want to be an asset to your community and drum up a little extra foot traffic for your business, marina or boat club? Start your own Life Jacket Loaner site with help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and...

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02.Jun.2017


Marine Education Programs – addressing our labor shortage, job postings

Your MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan and Board Directors Jim Coburn and Amy Crouchman attended a working lunch during the American Boating Congress in Washington D.C. which addressed the labor shortage for our industry. MBIA has begun working...

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02.Jun.2017


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