Gowrie Group sponsors Rhode Island trade group

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The Gowrie Group said today that it joined the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association as an organizational sponsor.

The independent marine insurance group said its sponsorship will support RIMTA’s communications and key events, including a series of programs designed to cultivate the marine industry’s leaders of tomorrow.

“I have been involved with RIMTA for many years and believe wholeheartedly in the work RIMTA does to support our industry and steer it into the future,” Gowrie Group vice president Steve Prime, who is based at the company’s office in Newport, R.I., said in a statement. “This sponsorship is therefore personally rewarding for me, and an exciting partnership for our company.”

Prime, who said he has worked in the marine industry his entire career, has been involved with RIMTA for nearly three decades and served as a board member for 24 years. Part of his focus on the board was helping to develop a strategic vision for the trade group, and he said he has continued to attract new board members to RIMTA by tapping his network of industry colleagues.

Gowrie Group’s office on Newport’s Thames Street is one of a series of company offices along the East Coast from New Hampshire to Annapolis. Gowrie Group’s headquarters is in Westbrook, Conn.

“Gowrie Group is a perfect fit for our organization,” RIMTA CEO Wendy Mackie said. “Many of their employees are avid water enthusiasts with both a personal and a professional passion for recreational boating. With their support, we can enhance our communications and our premier events — which are important networking and educational opportunities for our industry.”

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