Quick Hits: February 23, 2021

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association said registration is open for the American Boating Congress, to be held virtually April 21-22. Last year’s virtual ABC had a record turnout, with more than 900 people joining the two-day conference, which featured members of Congress, including members of the House Small Business Committee and Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Click here to register.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced in a statement that Honda Marine is now a Platinum Partner Member. “Honda Marine is well-positioned to support the organization’s mission of providing tools, resources and educational programming to a broad scope of boat and engine dealers,” said Honda national sales manager John Lunde. “In turn, the valuable statistical data and insight into the retail dealerships helps Honda Marine better serve our channel partners and customers throughout the U.S.”

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