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Florida Governor Scott Visits Nautique!

Aug 12, 2013

Bill receiving the Governor's Business Ambassador Award on behalf of the team

Governor Scott tours Nautique factory

Earlier today our team was honored with a visit from Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott.

Governor Scott flew down from Tallahassee to not only learn more about Nautique’s operations but also celebrate our company’s growth and job creation.

Also, unexpectedly, the Governor presented me with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award in recognition of what we have done to develop our business around the world and create jobs in Florida. While I was honored to receive the award, I feel like I did very little to deserve it. I am blessed to be part of an incredible team that deserves the credit for this honor!

During the Governor’s visit, I was grateful for the opportunity to give him a presentation on Nautique and the exciting things happening here. I shared information on the exciting growth we are experiencing and the three primary causes of the growth:
During the presentation the Governor also had an opportunity to share some of what he is doing to promote manufacturing in Florida.

  • Great product
  • Market share increases
  • Development of international markets

After the presentation our team appreciated the opportunity to give Governor Scott a tour of our manufacturing facility so he could see firsthand the amazing Nautique boats being built. Employees were thrilled to meet the Governor who took time to speak with each one.

Governor Scott also had the chance to meet with six new employees who just started work at Nautique today and visit with one of our new employees, Theresa Porter. Theresa had been out of work five years before recently joining our Nautique team and was able to share with the Governor how Nautique’s growth has given her a wonderful opportunity. Stories like Theresa’s thrill us!

Finally, I was honored to do a joint address to Nautique employees and a press conference with Governor Scott where we discussed Nautique’s growth and doing business in Florida.

Our Nautique team is thrilled that our recent growth and job creation is impacting our State in a positive way and we appreciate the Governor noticing what we are doing.

The world’s best ski boat; the world’s best wake boat; and a company that cares!

Enjoy the Nautique life!