Sept 19, 2023

Andy Adams 2018 Edited 400This is a great time of year to involve promising employees in your business through the upcoming Distributor Shows or industry Conferences. Supporting your young employees by giving them the immersive, and often very enjoyable experience of getting to attend the Distributor Shows that are coming up soon all across Canada, is a great way to send them the clear message that you are investing in them and their future in your business. 

The cost of attending those shows is nominal but they give your people a chance to walk the floor, see all the products that are a part of the marine industry and to meet the actual people behind those products. Your employee can see where to get the parts and accessories they need and who to call. This is both a solid business-building idea and a very low-cost way to get them enthused about the business.

Obviously, taking them to the big conferences like Boating BC or Boating Ontario has a higher cost for travel, hotel and event registration but those events are a really informative introduction to the industry. More than that, those experiences can be memorable and powerful.

On another note, last week I asked Boating Industry Canada readers to write and tell us if the weather effected your season this summer. I only got one letter but I’m hoping we hear from more people. Here is the letter Marsha McGruer from Philbrooks in Sydney, was kind enough to send:

Good afternoon Andy,

I was just reading through the September 12th Boating Industry News Week and saw your request for feedback related to the wild fires.  As we are located close to the south end of Vancouver Island, we considered ourselves very lucky.  There were fires on the Islands but other than a few days of ash in the air, we were not directly affected locally.  Much depended on which way the breeze was blowing.  Sunrises and sunsets were more spectacular.

Indirectly I would say yes, there were fewer people out on the water at times….a number of people had to stay inside due to respiratory issues so they were not able to get out cruising as much. 

It is not yet over – so very dry and minimal rain forecast.

Our thoughts go out to the people that lost so much and a huge thank you to the people that came from around the world to help fight the infernos.

Marsha McGruer

I’m shocked by all the extreme weather events the world has experienced this summer with wildfires, hurricanes, and perhaps most shocking, the floods in Libya and the dramatic loss of life.

This week I’ve been following Hurricane Lee with great trepidation. By the time you are reading this on Tuesday September 19th, this very serious storm will have probably hit Canada’s East Coast. I’m crossing my fingers that Hurricane Lee runs out of steam before it makes landfall as the week unfolds.

I’m always open to your thoughts and comments…

Andy Adams - Editor

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Left to right: Matthias Vogel, Fabian Bez, Sven Mostoegl

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“The new Customized Solutions business unit will serve our marine industry and commercial maritime clientele with a dedicated team of experts in sales, application engineering, customer service, and after-sales service,“ said Fabian Bez, CEO of Torqeedo GmbH. 

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