Tag Archives: David Gee

Putting the “I” in ICAST

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee I came, I saw, I cast. Literally. Thousands of people recently descended upon the Orlando Convention Center for ICAST 2021, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It’s the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, and helps to drive recreational fishing sales. And sales are up, way up, and that’s no fish story. ...

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Economist Elliot Eisenberg signed as opening keynote for the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT conference

Elliot Eisenberg at ELEVATE

Economist and columnist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg will once again kick off the first full day of the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT. For those of you who attended the inaugural ELEVATE in Orlando, or the virtual version in 2020, you know you will be educated and entertained as he presents on macroeconomic conditions such as GDP growth, interest rates, unemployment, inflation, consumer ...

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At the Helm: A unique Independence Day

By David Gee As I write this, I am staring at a bunch of boats bobbing in the sunshine at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach, California. Big deal, you might say. Well, it is kind of a big deal. For me anyway! Because I don’t live in L.A., or California, or on the west coast, and I traveled on ...

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At the Helm: We have the cure for what ails us

By David Gee “We have all hit the wall.” That’s the title of a recent article in The New York Times. The piece details a “late-pandemic crisis of productivity, of will, of enthusiasm, of purpose.” The article cites a survey that the paper did asking readers to describe their work-related challenges 13 or 14 months into the global pandemic. The ...

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At the Helm: Finding connections in a virtual world

David Gee Annapolis

By David Gee I recently caught up over Zoom with a friend I last got together with a year-and-a-half ago. It was good to “see” him, but at one point he just sounded kind of sad and said, “I feel so disconnected. I don’t go into the office, I don’t have beers with my buddies, my dad died last fall ...

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At the Helm: Rock piles ahead!

By David Gee Whether we’re on the lake, or simply navigating through life, some of the obstacles in our path are well marked, and others less so. Or not at all. Case in point, I have owned boats for nearly 30 years and in all that time torn up only one prop, but that one time I really trashed it ...

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At the Helm: Happy New Year indeed!

By David Gee “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  That quote is attributed to Lucius Annaeus Seneca, an early 1st Century Italian philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and tutor to the fifth Roman emperor Niro. And if that doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you recognize the line from the end of the 1998 hit song “Closing Time,” by Minneapolis ...

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ELEVATE SUMMIT sessions and event content now online

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

All of the sessions from the 2020 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT conference are now available for everyone to view online. The virtual version of this year's Top 100 gala celebration and awards show is also available. The Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT 2020 far exceeded its goals to connect, collaborate, cultivate and celebrate top marine industry visionaries and emerging leaders over ...

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Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT 2020 triples attendance

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2020

The Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT 2020 far exceeded its goals to connect, collaborate, cultivate and celebrate top marine industry visionaries and emerging leaders over strategic content, posting an impressive 300% increase in participants from its 2019 inaugural event launch. “We couldn’t be more pleased by the significant increase of participation by leaders from all segments of the marine industry,” said ELEVATE ...

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