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Monday, February 5, 2018

The Weems & Plath CrewWatcher man overboard (MOB) system (CrewWatcher) received the prestigious DAME Design Award in the Lifesaving and Safety category at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam. In choosing CrewWatcher for this award the DAME Jury said, “CrewWatcher should be the winner because of the particularly simple and

tags: Awards, Safety, Software & Apps

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Voted as the network WDIV’s “Best of Best” in 2016 and 2017, Belle Maer Harbor marina is a 60 acre full service marina located on Lake St. Clair, Michigan. Since 1983, Eric Foster has served as General Manager and Jim Krause, who joined Belle Maer in 1984, has served as Harbormaster. Belle Maer Harbor marina was one

tags: Awards, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Marina

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kevin Hutchinson, MyTaskit founder and CEO, has won the 2017 CEO Today USA Award. The honor is presented annually to CEOs who demonstrate and define leadership, innovation and strategic vision in today's business world. MyTaskit is a game-changing work coordination software platform for service businesses. "As someone who's devoted

tags: Awards, Employment News, Software & Apps

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chris-Craft would like to congratulate 64 dealer partners for being included in the Top 100 Dealers of the Year Awards by Boating Industry. Of these 64 dealers, One Water Marine was named Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row. Boating Industry announced the 2017 Top 100 Dealers at a black tie gala December 13th in Orlando,

tags: Awards, Employment News

Friday, November 3, 2017

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, October 27, 2017

Summerville, SC – Scout Boats, the leading independent marine manufacturer, has been named a Roaring Twenties award recipient - one of the 20 best-performing large companies in South Carolina for 2017, for the fourth year in a row. Scout secured the eighth-place spot out of the top large 20 companies chosen for the illustrious

tags: Awards, Beyond the Lakes, East Coast

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lumitec’s powerful new Power Line Instruction (PLI) technology was recently awarded the prestigious Innovation Award for electronics at the recent International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) show in Tampa, FL. Power Line Instruction (PLI) is an innovative, proprietary communication protocol used to send control

tags: Awards, Lighting

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Great Lakes office invite students in grades 9-12 from the Lake Erie region of Ohio to participate in the 2018 Ohio Marine Debris Challenge “Communicating for a Clean Future.” Student groups will create public service announcement (PSA) videos that focus on

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has completed reviews for its 2018-2020 research grants program, funding seven projects at universities across Ohio and along the Lake Erie coast. The selected projects focus on various aspects of harmful algal blooms, fisheries, pharmaceutical residues and tourism, in an effort to continue to help solve critical issues

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie