Home » Tag Archives: ABC

Tag Archives: ABC

American Boating Congress plans aggressive attendee advocacy

Midterm elections loom large The National Marine Manufacturers Association intends to be politically pugnacious with its attendee outreach during this year’s American Boating Congress.  That’s because the mid-term election clock is ticking and time is running out before new lawmakers are elected and arrive in Washington, D.C. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the ...

Read More »

Boating businesses give Trump administration positive grade

Water access, ethanol, tax policy are top concerns By Tim Hennagir Trump administration policies implemented in the president’s first year in office are having a positive effect, according to a majority of those surveyed by Boating Industry. However, when asked about the scope of overall government regulation and its ongoing impact upon marine businesses, many respondents provided strong responses when ...

Read More »

American Boating Congress 2017

This week many of our industry’s leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the 2017 American Boating Congress. This is always an interesting week as our industry works together to understand, discuss and take action on key issues. My ABC week began in a meeting of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council. Led by the very capable Matt Gruhn, our council is ...

Read More »

Center Focus on Washington brings anglers and boaters to the Hill

The Center for Sportfishing Policy hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 15-16. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Key issues for ABC and Center Focus ...

Read More »

MRAA named First Mate sponsor of 2015 American Boating Congress

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has signed on as a First Mate level sponsor of this year’s American Boating Congress. The boating industry’s annual legislative and political conference, ABC 2015 takes place May 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. In each of the last three years, MRAA has escalated its support of ABC. MRAA ...

Read More »

David Gregory, of NBC’s Meet the Press, to give keynote remarks at American Boating Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  February 24, 2015 –  The 2015 American Boating Congress is pleased to announce our keynote speaker, former NBC Meet the Press moderator, David Gregory! David's keynote presentation will take place the morning of Wednesday, May 13th. When the major figures in Washington went before the country to discuss the current state of affairs in America, they faced ...

Read More »