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Using Business as a Force for Good


If you missed Soundings Trade Only’s Leadership Summit on Sept. 28, a recording of the event is available here.

The summit featured speakers Amber Selking, a sports psychologist, consultant to the coach and football team at Notre Dame University, and vice president of leadership and culture at Lippert Components; and Kim Coupounas, global ambassador for B Lab, a nonprofit focused on using business as a force for good. She is the former chairperson of the Outdoor Industry Association and a co-founder and former CEO of GoLite, an innovative outdoor apparel and equipment company.

The summit includes a panel discussion with two certified B-Corp leaders. Ben Conniff is co-founder and chief brand officer of Luke’s Lobster, a chain of seafood restaurants with locations in Maine, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami, plus 10 locations in Japan, two locations in Taiwan and a wholesale seafood division supplying Whole Foods among others. Adrianne Chandra-Huff is co-founder of Bodhi Surf & Yoga, a surf and yoga camp in Costa Rica.



Doing Good for a Good Night’s Sleep

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association partnered with “A Bed for Every Child” to build beds for families in need.


RBFF Adds Six Board Members

The foundation said the board members add a breadth of experience from the fishing and boating industries as well as state government agency work.


DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

Did the first six months of the year meet your expectations, and did you make budget? Take the Pulse Report survey here.


AkzoNobel Names New CEO

The company said Gregoire Poux-Guillaume’s experience as CEO of two other companies includes a track record of growth and teambuilding.


Flexofold Hires New Managing Director

The company said Henning Uldall will concentrate on sales growth and moving the company to a new headquarters.


Soundings Trade Only Announces Fifth Annual Most Innovative Marine Company Awards

The global program will recognize transformative innovation and ingenuity that benefits the marine industry.


Yamaha Is Now the Official Outboard of BTT

The outboard manufacturer announced a sponsorship of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, which aims to protect and conserve populations of the popular gamefish.


The Only Strength Is in Sail

Overall demand trends are still very strong even though recreational boat registrations continue to plunge in most vessel categories. Only three of the 15 boat-type categories saw increases in April 2022—sail was the lone category that was up in March.