About Channel Blade and ARI
Channel Blade, an ARI company, provides website, lead generation, lead management, parts catalogs and sales education solutions that drive more leads and profits to manufacturers and dealers within the marine and recreational vehicle industries. Channel Blade supports its clients worldwide with its award-winning, cost-efficient solutions and hands-on education programs -- including 82% of Boating Industry's prestigious 2009 Top 100 Dealers.
ARI (OTCBB:ARIS) is a leading provider of technology-enabled services that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers reduce cost and increase sales in selected vertical markets. Specifically, ARI provides electronic parts catalogs, dealer eCommerce solutions, professional services and/or outsourced F&I services in about a dozen vertical markets worldwide, including outdoor power, power sports, motorcycles, marine, recreation vehicles, appliances, agricultural equipment, floor maintenance and construction. ARI currently serves over 20,000 dealers, over 100 manufacturers and over 150 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Company Awards: NMMA Best Website of the Year for OEM and/or Dealer for five consecutive years, including 2009 Dealer Website of the Year, MarineMax.com; Dealers Choice Award for Footsteps Lead Management in 2009 and WebsiteSmart Pro in 2007; Powersports Business Magazine Editor's Choice Award for SearchEngineSmart in 2009 and for WebsiteSmart Pro in 2006.
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