He was an entrepreneur armed with perfect timing, a relentless work ethic and a good Samaritan spirit, who created a new industry: professional non-emergency marine assistance.
An estimated 200 job seekers attended the 10th annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day in Newport, R.I., a turnout that bodes well for an industry finally on the mend and, in many cases, starved for focused, motivated workers who can grow with a company.
Marine industry companies commonly complain that there aren’t enough qualified candidates for the jobs they are trying to fill. Technology’s rapid and constant evolution is exacerbating the problem, and the dark days of what we now call the Great Recession have done more to drain the talent pool than fill it.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Two Rhode Island marine trades groups held their 10th annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on Saturday amid steadily improving news about business and employment.
NEW YORK — After three years on the West Coast, the annual US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned Thursday to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan.
Overall attendance at the Providence Boat Show was down 7 percent, but organizers attribute the drop to the New England winter rather than a lack of enthusiasm among buyers and sellers.
The annual Hartford Boat Show launched into its 46th year with new dates and a new look.
NEW YORK — Attendance at this year’s New York Boat Show was up 19 percent (to slightly more than 34,000) and exhibitors attribute the increase to an improving economy and more favorable dates for the January show, now in its 110th year.
The 68th annual Seattle Boat Show drew its typical 50,000-plus visitors and marked another clear step up in sales activity, says the regional marine trades association that owns and produces the show.
MIAMI — Although the deal was announced on the eve of the Miami boat shows, Active Interest Media hosted a formal news conference last Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach on its acquisition of the Bahamas Billfish Championship.