View from the Lighthouse

Customer Support #1

A major component in our Northpoint DNA is to always seek ways to best support our customers. We recognize that the basic tenent of a flooring partner is to enable the success of its customers. As we move into 2024, that focus continues, and remains top of mind.

Here’s a recent case in point.

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Northpoint Makes a Big Splash at MRAA Dealer Week

Northpoint Commercial Finance’s marine division wrapped up the year on a high at MRAA’s annual Dealer Week festivities in December as one of the association’s newest Strategic Partners. Northpoint debuted a brand new, world-class exhibit, hosted a series of video interviews in its booth and promoted a free lunch.

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What We Are Watching

Recently, Northpoint Sr VP Business Development Russell Baqir was interviewed by Kim Sweers on the popular Boat Boss Podcast during the Ft Lauderdale International 
Boat Show. Kim asked Russell a series of compelling questions regarding the economy, boat buyer activity at the show and what’s on the horizon ahead that generated a lot of interest … and ROBUST views … 1.2k in fact, at press time.

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What We Are Watching

During the American Boating Congress, NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer shared the chart below as part of his State of the Industry address including key areas of industry focus.

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Three New Team Member Appointments at Northpoint

As part of its continued growth – and in an effort to further bolster customer support – Northpoint has recently announced the following internal promotions. Brian Marfiz and Chris Patterson have both been appointed to serve as Managers of Business Development.

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Northpoint Commercial Finance Appoints Gary W. Childress to Vice President Marine Operations

Northpoint Commercial Finance CEO Dan Radley recently announced the appointment of Gary W. Childress to the newly established role of Vice President of Marine Operations. A marine industry veteran with 30 years of leadership experience in sales, operations and strategic planning, Childress will now spearhead and direct day-to-day operations including initiatives with key Northpoint suppliers to foster stronger customer-focused synergy. He will work collaboratively with Senior Vice Presidents of Business Development Russell Baqir and John Durnien.

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View From the Lighthouse

We are pleased to introduce the Northpoint Navigator, our bi-monthly e-newsletter designed for our valued marine customers and industry colleagues. We hope you will find the content both relevant and interesting. This column – View from the Lighthouse – will rotate out each issue between the two of us, featuring timely news, insights and updates. For this inaugural edition, we have collaborated to bring you our latest Marine inventory and ageing snapshot.

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Team Northpoint Represents On Capitol Hill

For the fourth year, Northpoint Commercial Finance has served as a supporting sponsor of the 2023 American Boating Congress (ABC) and participated in the recreational marine industry’s major annual advocacy event featuring three days of policy conversations, panel discussions, marine industry updates, conversations with members of Congress including visits with members of Congress and their respective staffs on Capitol Hill.

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