The marine industry continues to see strong attendance numbers at boat shows.
In its fifth year, the Recreational Boating Leadership Council continues to push the industry to stay on top of issues that impact its future, such as political advocacy and the promotion of boating to young people and to more diverse markets.
The marine industry cranked up its collective voice this year in the nation’s capital, with the 2015 American Boating Congress drawing more than 250 attendees with the support of a record 35 co-hosts.
WASHINGTON — Seasoned broadcast journalist and former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory sized up the presidential election, emphasized the growing role of social media in Washington, looked back on career moments — many of them humorous — and promoted his new book in his keynote speech Wednesday at the American Boating Congress.
WASHINGTON — The winner of the 2015 ABC Lifetime Achievement Award highlighted a lineup of speakers Wednesday on the final day of the American Boating Congress.
WASHINGTON — This year’s American Boating Congress drew 35 supporting co-hosts, giving the industry its strongest voice ever in the nation’s capital, National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich said this morning.
WASHINGTON — Bill Shedd, president and CEO of AFTCO, the American Fish and Tackle Co., on Tuesday captured the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award, which is presented by the Center for Coastal Conservation to leaders in conservation advocacy.
WASHINGTON — Only 60 days after presenting the first-ever national saltwater recreational fisheries policy, a top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official introduced the agency’s accompanying implementation plan to the marine industry on Tuesday, marking a “cultural shift” at NOAA to better recognize the importance and standing of the recreational fishing community.
WASHINGTON — The Recreational Boating Leadership Council met here Monday, marking concrete progress in strengthening industry advocacy, the promotion of youth boating programs and diversity in boating, and the marketing efforts of the Discover Boating campaign.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) told the Recreational Boating Leadership Council on Monday to “build relationships with the staff members” of the lawmakers they lobby.