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.

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

AMI offers National Marina Day merchandise

National Marina Day promotional items are now available online. The annual event, which will be held June 12, is managed by the Association of Marina Industries and created to encourage marinas to invite the non-boating public to their facilities to showcase their role in providing family recreation, contributing to the economy in their local communities…more

IMBC calls for 2011 presentations

The International Marina & Boatyard Conference is seeking presentations for its next show, which is scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2011, at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. “We are reaching out to the industry for topical presentations and discussions,” AMI chair and president Jim Frye said in a statement. “We spend a great deal of time…more

IMI names certified marina managers

The International Marina Institute, a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, recently recognized nine marina professionals as Certified Marina Managers. There are currently 248 CMMs worldwide. In addition to demonstrating five years of marina-management experience, CMM candidates must complete intermediate and advanced marina management courses available through the IMI. Click here for the…more

AMI names new officers

The 2010 officers for the Association of Marina Industries elected its 2010 officers at the annual International Marina & Boatyard Conference in Tampa, Fla. Jim Frye, of Westrec Marinas, will serve his third term as president and chair of the AMI, which is a non-profit membership organization that provides management training, education and information about…more

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