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.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle.
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.
A letter to the editor appearing Wednesday in the Miami Herald, written by National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich, is emphasizing the group’s commitment to the environment and underscores that a permitting hang-up is just a routine part of the process for projects along waterways.
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.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 4.9 percent in April on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis.
This year’s American Boating Congress, an event that brings together marine industry voices to advocate on behalf of the boating and fishing industries, open today and runs through Wednesday in Washington, D.C.