Steve Cleary, founder of the marine representative company Marine Markets West, died at his home June 22 at the age of 73 after a brief battle with cancer.
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 250 company-operated stores in 38 states and Puerto Rico.
West Marine said it will sponsor the fifth annual Standup for the Cure on July 9 at Harbor Towne Beach in Muskegon, Mich.
West Marine said it raised $30,000 to support its non-profit BlueFuture Fund during National Safe Boating Week.
West Marine said it is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, which offers participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card.
West Marine said it will host the America’s Cup trophy on June 9 at its Chicago flagship store.
Among the changes that West Marine CEO Matt Hyde has shepherded in his four years at the helm of the marine retail giant was the introduction this spring of the Marine Electronics Expo.
Retail is undergoing the biggest change it has seen in more than a generation as demographics shift, mobile devices are increasingly used for shopping and millennials enter the work force.
West Marine announced the winners of its inaugural World Oceans Day Bag Design Contest.
West Marine launched its first water life station on Pandora Radio.
West Marine announced the winners of its annual “Do It YourSelfie” social media contest.