Upcoming & Recorded Webinars

April 13th - OSHA update for Marina Managers and Operators
Speaker: Robert Smith
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 requirements have changed since the 2020 boating season. AMI and Fisher Phillips are offering this informational webinar free to AMI members. This event will cover the most recent changes to federal rules and the most recent guidelines. Get up-to-date to make sure you comply with the new changes.

May 4th - Marina Revenue Acceleration: Price
Leveraging the knowledge of experts from across the hospitality industry, TWG (The Wanderlust Group, the company behind Marinas.com) brings you a three-part course on maximizing revenue at your marina. Each webinar will be dedicated to exploring one of three major levers to influence your marina’s revenue: Price, Occupancy, and Inventory Mix.
In the first of the series, TWG will show you how to analyze the way you price your inventory throughout your season, and provide you with a framework for adjusting your pricing to maximize your revenue.


Recorded Webinars:
January 13th  - Update on OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement with Fisher Phillips
Speaker: Robert Smith
Joe Biden will be inaugurated as president on January 20, 2021, and the impact on workplace law will be significant. President-elect Biden has provided us with clues (some subtle, some very blunt) relating to the ways his administration would approach labor and employment law issues, and there is the potential for massive changes related to COVID-19, OSHA enforcement, an increase in federal minimum wage, paid leave, and health care. This session will provide a preview of potential changes so businesses may begin to plan accordingly.

November 4th - Fire Safety for Marina Operators Session 2
peaker : Tony Carli

Join AMI and Fire Boat Academy for a webinar series on marina fire safety. In our second webinar with Tony Carli from Boat Academy we will cover:
  •  fire liaison
  • working with local Authorities Having Jurisdictions
  • training and training records for your employees

November 11th - Pandemic Impact on Small Business, where are we?
Paul Kanitra, Founder and President of Lobbyit.com and Mayor of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, will discuss the state and impacts of coronavirus on small businesses throughout the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on small businesses, and Congress’ attempts to support them have had mixed results. Paul will examine the impact of current and future pandemic legislation.

October 28th - ADA Design Regulations for Boating Access
SpeakerBill Botten, US Access Board 
Design regulations and requirements of boating access facilities 

Bill Botten
serves as the Training and Technical Assitance Coordinator at the U.S. Access Board. The Access Board is an independent federal agency that develops and maintains accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation venhicles, telecommunications equipment, and information technology under the Americans with Disabiities Act (ADA) and other laws. Botton an Exercise Physiology graduate from the University of Kansas, join the Access Board  in May of 2000. His training experience includes hundreds of presenations over the last 30 years to local, state, and national audiences on injury prevention, disablity awareness and sensitivity, and accessiblity issues. 

October 7th - Fire Safety for Marina Operators Session 1

Speaker: Tony Carli

Join AMI and Fire Boat Academy for a webinar series on marina fire safety. In this webinar Tony Carli from Fire Boat Academy will cover:

  • Fuel dock concerns, prevention-suppression-environmental
  • Dockhand training – What is expected?
  • Electrical Shock safety
  • Live-aboard fire prevention and safety
  • Evacuation planning vs. shelter in place

Tony Carli started the Fire Boat Academy in 2007. A former Boatswain Mate in the Coast Guard, he recognized the need for formalized marine training in the Fire Service . A Committee member for NFPA's 1925 Standard on Marine Firefighting Vessels since 2012, Tony has proven knowledge in the industry. Throughout his career, he has earned numerous certifications in both leadership and instruction. For 24 years, Tony has held a 100 ton Master's license. A firefighter since 2000 and current Chief of Department in Everett Massachusetts.

March - Don't Let Your Company Go Up in Smoke: Testing for Opiods & Cannabis in the Workplace
Speakers: Robert Smith and Travis Vance (Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions)
What Employers Should Know. The legalization of some drugs such as marijuana at the state level provides a challenge for employers trying to follow federal regulations for worker safety. In addition to legalization, federal regulations related to drug testing procedures have also recently changed. In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Should the company have a drug testing program?
  • Should the company drug test pre-hire?
  • Should the company test for marijuana pre-hire? What happens if you do?
  • Can you test for alcohol pre-hire?
  • Can you drug test after an accident?
  • How can you prevent opioid use and addiction?
  • Can you be sued if you do not test for marijuana?
  • Can you be cited by OSHA for a deficient drug testing program?