Quick Hits: April 16, 2020


Four Michigan residents are suing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her state’s stay-at-home restrictions. The lawsuit argues that ordering businesses to shut down, banning travel to private homes and restricting freedom to associate with one another violates constitutional rights. “We have a hard time reconciling how you can go to the store but you can't go out on your fishing boat,” attorney David Helm told Fox2 Detroit.

Smart Source, whose mats, flags and signage are used by dozens of manufacturers at boat shows and at dealerships, is making its healthcare-related product line, including personal protective equipment, more available to the marine segment as companies reopen. “It makes sense for us reach out and assist the marine community with whom we have longstanding relationships,” Paul Lampasona, marine industry sales manager, said in a statement.


Piloting Sea Tow’s Customer Care Center

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Sea Tow is highlighting 18-year employee Alicia Grattan.

Conservation Group Calls for Striper Break

Stripers Forever says a 10-year harvest moratorium will save striped bass from another population collapse.

Lumishore Appoints Operations Manager

Adam Hurley will oversee U.S. operations for the LED lighting system manufacturer.

Leader, Know Thyself

Becoming more self-aware is a vital tool that will help you become happier and a better leader, says Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin.

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.