RBEC quickly approaching—You won’t want to miss this!

While registration for the upcoming conference is filling up fast, you still have time to register! Celebrating MBIA’s 60 th year, this conference will be one to remember. The dates for this year’s conference are December 6 th and 7 th (next week!)...

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28.Nov.2017


DNR #OptOutside

Residents and visitors are encouraged to put away leftovers and #OptOutside as part of their day-after-Thanksgiving traditions. To encourage folks to tap into Michigan's great outdoors and gather with friends and family, on Friday, Nov. 24, the...

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14.Nov.2017


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed an emergency dredging project in Kew

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed an emergency dredging project in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. Meanwhile, more extensive sand removal and...

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14.Nov.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


US Boat Sales recorded up through September

Info-Link says that registrations of new boats in the US were up 4% through September, according to its monthly Bellwether Report. That report measures about half of new-boat registrations in the US. Retail sales of outboard-powered boats were up...

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31.Oct.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 Spanish Discover Boating

Discover Boating, our industry’s national consumer promotion, recently launched a new Spanish-language microsite to provide a resource for Hispanics looking for more information about getting started in boating — see es.discoverboating.com . For...

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27.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


Highlights from NMMA Powerboat Registration Report

Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through August (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: tow boats (up 8.3 percent), cruisers (up 7.9 percent), pontoons (up 7.5 percent) and personal...

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17.Oct.2017


Michigan State Waterways Commission celebrates 70 years

The 70th anniversary of the Michigan State Waterways Program and, in turn, the Michigan State Waterways Commission takes place this year. This governor-appointed body was initially created in 1947 to promote recreational harbor development on...

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17.Oct.2017


3 new certs and 5 re-certs for the MI Clean Marina Program

The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce three Michigan marinas have been named as Certified Clean Marinas. They are Fayette State Harbor - Fairbanks Township , East Tawas State Dock - East Tawas , & Pier 1000 Marina - Benton...

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04.Oct.2017


Hot weather and boating market increase attendance and sales at Metro Boat Show

The Metro Boat Show, held September 14-17 at the Lake St. Clair Metropark was deemed a success by producer Michigan Boating Industries Association, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees. The show saw an increase of nearly 1,800 attendees compared to...

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26.Sep.2017


MBIA SE members meet with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton

Today, MBIA members from SE Michigan had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton to review the issues important to our industry. The group talked about the need for funding for dredging and infrastructure, control and eradication...

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19.Sep.2017


Consumer Confidence at 16 year high

The Consumer Confidence Index increased in August to 122.9, up from 120.0 in July. The Present Situation Index rose from 145.2 to 151.2 and the Expectations Index increased from 103.0 to 104.0. “Consumer confidence increased in August following a...

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19.Sep.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


New Member Program: Bluepay

BluePay offers fast, easy and secure credit card processing solutions to fit every MBIA member’s needs. No matter how you accept payments, BluePay can offer a secure all-in-one integrated payment solution, which is backed by award-winning customer...

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19.Sep.2017


Legislative flashback—did you know?

In 2008, MBIA played an instrumental role in discontinuing the need of multiple permits for moving boats to offsite storage areas. This has saved our members time and money in the big picture. MBIA will continue to support legislation that will...

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05.Sep.2017


5,000 or more legislative bill introductions each year

In any given year, our Michigan Senators and Representatives can introduce 5,000 or more bills to be considered for passage into law here in Michigan. In any given year, it is not unusual for hundreds of these bills to have some impact and/or...

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05.Sep.2017


RBIEF closing the gap between employees needed and employees available

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) is making waves in the industry. Representatives of the foundation will attend “Career Day” type events with a booth highlighting the foundation, and careers within the Recreational...

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05.Sep.2017


Member Benefit Highlight: The Hanover Insurance

The Hanover Insurance Company, an affiliate of Citizens Insurance (“The Hanover”) based right here in Michigan, is the endorsed insurance carrier offering exclusive commercial insurance products to MBIA members for marinas, boat dealers and yacht...

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22.Aug.2017


New member benefit: Hertz

MBIA members receive everyday discounts when renting with Hertz! MBIA has joined the Hertz membership program to bring YOU significant car rental discounts. These discounts include: A 10% Discount on Hertz Daily Member Benefit Rates (car classes A...

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22.Aug.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


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