Quick Hits: June 15, 2020

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With website traffic up nearly 50 percent for the year, Freedom Boat Club announced that they’ve launched a new site with improved functions and an updated design. "We are thrilled to debut our new Club website to our prospects, members, and franchisees," Freedom Boat Club President John Giglio said in a statement. "This website redesign comes at a time when interest in the Club is at a 30-year high.”

Four members of the American Sportfishing Association were elected to fill vacancies on their board of directors. B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin and Diane Bristol — an employee and community engagement director at Simms Fishing — will fill the two open, at-large seats. Regional nods went to Don Coffey Company owner Phillip Lillo, who will serve in the Southeast, and Yakima Bait Company president Dan McDonald will serve in the West region, the latter reelected to a second term. Their 3-year terms commence October 1. 


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Off the Charts

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Maverick Boat Group Expands

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