Head of RBFF to speak at dealer conference

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Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, will speak at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, set for Sunday though Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.

Peterson will present new research to help the industry better understand consumer attitudes toward boat purchases.

"The boating lifestyle has not waned. People are going to continue to buy boats, but are certainly doing their research for the best value," Peterson said in a statement. "We hope our boating stakeholders will use this research to help guide their sales and marketing strategies for the coming year."

Staff will be available during the expo to update attendees about the foundation's Take Me Fishing campaign and how it affects the boating industry by growing participation where boating and fishing come together.

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The 2010 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Powering Profits track will be sponsored by Bellavia Gentile & Associates. With offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the law firm has offered legal counsel to hundreds of marine dealerships across the country.

The firm also will provide free legal consultations during the event.

"As part of our continued loyalty to MRAA and our sponsorship of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Bellavia Gentile & Associates is offering a private complimentary consultation with Leonard Bellavia, Esq., to MRAA dealers on any dealership-related matter," the firm said in a statement. "This may include floor plan issues, dealer agreements, shareholder matters, etc. Please e-mail Bellavia in advance at lbellavia@dealerlaw.com to schedule a time during the expo that works for you."

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