Marinas and AMI

The Association of Marina Industries is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to serving the needs of the marina industry. The AMI was formed when the Marina Operators Association of America and the International Marina Institute merged in 2005.

IMI proposal deadline is next week

The deadline is next Friday to submit a proposal for topics at the International Marina Institute’s fall conference, “Increasing Marina Profits in the New Economy: From Surviving to Thriving.” This year’s conference is scheduled for Oct. 23-25 in Fort Lauderdale. IMI staff is accepting proposals that focus on new profit ideas, ways to use an…more

Conferences seek presentation proposals

Organizers of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference and the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo issued calls for presentations. IMBC, produced by the Association of Marina Industries, is scheduled for Feb. 1-3, 2012, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “We are reaching out to the industry for current topical presentations by…more

IMI seeks fall conference proposals

The International Marina Institute posted a call for presentations for its fall conference, “Increasing Marina Profits in the New Economy: From Surviving to Thriving,” Oct. 23-25 in Fort Lauderdale. IMI staff asks that proposals focus on new profit ideas, ways to use an existing marina footprint to its maximum capacity and methods for surviving and…more

IMI names certified marina managers

The International Marina Institute named eight marina professionals as Certified Marina Managers at the recent International Marina & Boatyard Conference. The designation recognizes and distinguishes the most highly qualified marina managers in the world. There are 264 Certified Marina Managers worldwide. The institute’s newest Certified Marina Managers are David Marsicano of City of Madeira Beach…more

AMI unveils new officers, logo

The Association of Marina Industries elected 2011 officers at the recent International Marina & Boatyard Conference and unveiled a new logo for the event. Jim Frye, of Westrec Marinas, will serve his fourth term as president and chairman of the association’s board. Gary Groenewold, also of Westrec, was reappointed vice president; Keith Boulais, of Premier…more

IMI announces new training plans

The International Marina Institute, the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, released a portion of its new strategic plan detailing its approach to international training. “We believe that this strategic plan represents a global approach to training, which is the fastest, smartest and most powerful way to grow the [Certified Marina Manager] community…more

IMI events see boost in international attendance

The International Marina Institute has nearly completed its fall training calendar and reports it experienced a significant spike in international attendance at its annual fall conference, marina study tour and core training events. “Overall, we experienced a 30 percent increase in international attendance to our fall events over last year. This is an exciting time…more

AMI signs agreement with access group

The Association of Marina Industries and the States Organization for Boating Access signed a memorandum of understanding to foster mutual cooperation and collaboration, enhance the services available to members of both organizations and more effectively carry out their missions. “Over the years AMI has worked with SOBA and has certainly been aware of what SOBA…more

IMI releases events catalog

The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, released its latest 18-month training and events catalog. The 2010-11 catalog features dates and descriptions for IMI’s most popular programs – the “Intermediate Marina Management” and “Advanced Marina Management” courses – as well as events such as the IMI’s fall conference and fifth…more

Industry veteran forms consulting group

Mari Lou Livingood, formerly with the Association of Marina Industries and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, formed a new consulting and development firm, The Livingood Group, in Washington, D.C. The Livingood Group is dedicated to growing the recreational boating and fishing industries with strategic integration of government relations, fundraising and constituency building. Livingood has…more

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