Michigan trade group donates to educational foundation

The MBIA voted to contribute $10,000 to the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation and pledge an additional $10,000 as a matching grant.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The board of the Michigan Boating Industries Association voted to contribute $10,000 to the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation and pledge an additional $10,000 as a matching grant.

“We are pleased to support RBIEF, as it is a true benefit to our members and addresses a critical industry need,” MBIA board chairman Tom Haag, vice president of Colony Marine in St. Clair Shores, said in a statement. “Our goal is to create awareness for the many jobs available in our industry and help fill the employee gap and to build marine education programs in Michigan.”

“We are proud of the support RBIEF has provided to so many people interested in our industry,” said Jim Coburn president of RBIEF and of Coburn & Associates in Macomb, Mich. “We hope this matching grant inspires stakeholders to donate what they’re able, knowing it will be matched by this MBIA grant.”

Since its inception, the fund has distributed $354,396 to students and MBIA members for standard college or continuing education efforts.

Related

Fusion Unveils Wake Tower Speakers to Premium Signature Series 3 Collection

The new wake speakers are the first to feature five-color LED lighting.

Boot Düsseldorf 2021 Postponed Until Late April

With Covid-19 numbers remaining high across the EU, organizers say the event cannot be held in January.

Galati Goes Virtual

The yacht dealer has unveiled a virtual shopping tool that will help match customers with vessels as most boat shows are cancelled or moved online in the pandemic.

Quick Hits: December 3, 2020

Walter Meloon inducted into Wakeboarding Hall of Fame, and AMI announces virtual conference.

Are Car Dealers and Boat Dealers Headed in the Same Direction?

Both have seen dealer stocks down as manufacturing attempts to keep up with demand. But one thing is for certain: a first-person tactile dealership experience remains critical to continued success.

Sharrow Marine to Build MX-1 Props in Michigan

Founder Greg Sharrow announced the new global manufacturing HQ will be located in his hometown of Detroit.