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NMMA Hall of Fame Inductions of Industry Pioneers
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NMMA Hall of Fame Inductions of Industry Pioneers

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joan Maxwell, President and Co-Founder of Regulator Marine, and Bill Watters, President of Syntec Industries, will be presented with the 2021 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). The ceremony...

Squirrel Tails Wanted by Mepps
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Squirrel Tails Wanted by Mepps

Squirrels are a plentiful natural resource. Plus, squirrel is some of the best wild meat and their skins are used for caps, coats, glove linings and many other items, but the tail is usually thrown away. Mepps® continues to ask hunters to save their squirrel tails, AND, they’re offering to reward you for your efforts!...

Fishing Industry Supports Bass Fishing hall of Fame Induction Event
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Fishing Industry Supports Bass Fishing hall of Fame Induction Event

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri  – After having to cancel its annual induction dinner in 2020, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors is ratcheting up its efforts to honor both the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame inductees at this year’s celebration, taking place on Thursday, September 30 at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum...

Chart the Course for Future of Fishing/Marine Business
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Chart the Course for Future of Fishing/Marine Business

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, for the first time in history, the white population has decreased and our country is seeing “unprecedented multiracial growth.” If that doesn’t blast you like an air horn in close range, consider this:   The 2021 Special Report on Fishing shows 79% of fishing participants in 2020...

Florida Governor to Keynote IBEX Industry Breakfast
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Florida Governor to Keynote IBEX Industry Breakfast

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will deliver keynote remarks during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 28, at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street from 7:30-9:30 a.m. “We are excited to welcome Governor DeSantis to IBEX and honored to have him speak during our Industry Breakfast kickoff event,” said Anne Dunbar,...

Dometic to Acquire Igloo
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Dometic to Acquire Igloo

Stockholm, Sweden –On September 17, 2021, Dometic entered into an agreement to acquire Igloo – one of the world’s leading companies in passive cooling boxes and drinkware.   Summary The acquisition of Igloo will significantly strengthen Dometic’s offering and distribution network for the outdoor market in North America. Dometic will acquire Igloo for USD 677...

Neff Named Boston Whaler President; Stickler to run Mercury Marine Category Management and Strategic Planning
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Neff Named Boston Whaler President; Stickler to run Mercury Marine Category Management and Strategic Planning

METTAWA, Ill.  – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced  that Kris Neff has been named President, Boston Whaler and Nick Stickler has been appointed Vice President of Category Management and Strategic Planning at Mercury Marine. Both announcements are effective immediately.   Neff joined Brunswick in 2005 and over the past 16 years, has excelled in a...

Johnny Morris Inducted Into Hall Of Famous Missourians
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Johnny Morris Inducted Into Hall Of Famous Missourians

Johnny Morris, who founded Bass Pro as a fishing gear store in Springfield in 1971, has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. Morris was recognized at a ceremony in Jefferson City attended by the Morris family, Govenor Mike Parson, Lt. Govenor Mike Kehoe and former Speaker of the House Elijah Haahr. Morris joins...