Trade Associations

Coast Guard Foundation announces 2020 grants and scholarships

Coast Guard Foundation spouse grant

The Coast Guard Foundation announced today they distributed 265 awards grants and scholarships representing a total of $147,500 to Coast Guard spouses who are enrolled in professional certification and degree-seeking programs. Through the generosity of Delta Dental, the Foundation awarded $2,000 scholarships to 10 Coast Guard spouses enrolled in dental and healthcare programs. “With the help of the Coast Guard ...

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Newport International Boat Show teams with C. Thomas Clagett Regatta

Newport International Boat Show logo

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is the official Charitable Partner of the 2020 boat show. “Each year, we select a non-profit organization that is associated with boating as a part of our annual giving program,” said Nancy Piffard, show director of Newport Exhibition ...

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ABC event materials now online

ABC 2020 wraps

With a record-breaking number of attendees, excellent lineup of speakers and discussions, and one of the highest levels of grassroots engagement, the virtual 2020 American Boating Congress has been deemed a success by NMMA and its partners. To ensure all industry stakeholders have access to ABC 2020 materials, NMMA has posted the items on its website. All ABC 2020 resources, ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces virtual Run to Remember

Coast Guard Foundation logo

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced its annual Run to Remember will be held virtually on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Each year the Coast Guard Foundation Run to Remember brings together thousands of people to acknowledge those who have made the ultimate sacrifice ...

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Boat safely this summer with the help of America’s Boating Compass

American Boating Compass screen shot

America’s Boating Club announced the launch of its new monthly newsletter, a resource for new boaters and those getting back into boating – America’s Boating Compass. Launched time for National Safe Boating Week, America’s Boating Compass inaugural issue includes articles on preparing a boat for hurricane season, operating a marine radio and choosing the proper life jacket. Each monthly issue ...

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ABC 2020 wraps with focus on recovery

ABC 2020 wraps

NMMA wrapped up a successful virtual 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) Thursday with a full slate of presentations from several Trump administration officials, political strategists and an economist. Hundreds of participants joined the virtual event again for its second day of programming, where panelists discussed the economic and political landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The afternoon panel session ...

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ABC 2020 in full swing online

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2020 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC) event where, despite not being able to meet in person, over 800 participants from across the country attended to learn about NMMA’s advocacy efforts to protect the boating industry during the current COVID-19 crisis. The programming – which was covered by Beltway media – included a variety ...

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Palm Beach International Boat Show kicks off today, online

The Palm Beach International Boat Show -- which saw 53,000 visitors last year and had a statewide economic impact of $682.7 million -- was forced to “come about” and move to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a sign of unity among the West Palm Beach marine community, Palm Beach County safe harbor marinas, local law enforcement boats, towing ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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Northwest Marine Trade Association launches safe boating website

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) has launched a new website — Open For Boating — to help Northwest boaters find the latest information about boating and fishing during COVID-19 restrictions. Governor Inslee announced a partial reopening of outdoor recreation on May 5, 2020, but there are many restrictions and guidelines boaters need to be aware of. Open For Boating is aimed ...

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