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Deadline nears for Briggs award nominations

This week marks the final chance to nominate contenders for the 2013 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Educational Foundation is accepting nominations until Saturday.

The recipient will receive the award at the Marine Dealer Coference & Expo, which takes place Nov. 17-20 in Orlando, Fla., and is sponsored by the MRAA and Boating Industry magazine.

Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her dedication to the marine industry. The award was founded in 1987 to honor her memory, and it is presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level.

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