Tag Archives: Frank Hugelmeyer

NMMA celebrates CHIPS bill signing

This week, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law in a ceremony at the White House South Lawn, alongside Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer and Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin were invited and partook in the White House signing ceremony, following the recreational boating industry’s ...

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NMMA meets with State Policymakers, staff at National Conference of State Legislatures

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

The NMMA team last week met with dozens of state lawmakers, staff, agencies, and more at the annual National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the nation’s premier bipartisan gathering of state legislators and staff, in Denver, Colorado from August 1-3, 2022. The conference hosted more than 1,000 attendees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including lawmakers, agency ...

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White House announces revival of Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation

Made in America event

The Biden Administration announced last week the re-establishment of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR), an interagency effort that will work to create more safe, affordable, and equitable opportunities for Americans to get outdoors. NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer and chairman of ORR attended the White House ceremony announcing the revival of FICOR, alongside Outdoor Recreation Roundtable president Jessica Turner as ...

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New NMMA-backed commission takes aim at AIS control

Members of the $689-billion outdoor recreation industry have established a blue-ribbon commission to stop and reverse the spread of aquatic invasive species in the U.S. The commission will convene leading biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, and resource managers to assess existing mitigation efforts and identify more effective eradication solutions. Findings from the analysis will be presented to Congress and the administration in 2023, with ...

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Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show generates over $950 million in revenue

In a new economic impact report conducted by Thomas J. Murray & Associates, the 2022 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show – a joint production from Informa Markets, the NMMA, and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) – generated more than $955 million, created over 5,000 jobs, and attracted 100,000 visitors during its five-day run over Presidents Day Weekend. “As the producers of ...

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U.S. Department of Commerce announces RFMC appointees

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced yesterday the 2022 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments. The recreation sector acknowledges the following appointments: Richard Bellavance of Rhode Island to the New England Council; Scott Lenox of Maryland and Ken Neill of Virginia to the Mid-Atlantic Council; Gary Borland of South Carolina to the South Atlantic Council; Michael McDermott of Mississippi, Troy Williamson ...

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Industry voices: Innovation drives a sustainable future

By Frank Hugelmeyer If the past two years taught us anything, it’s that change truly is a constant—you can adapt and innovate or be disrupted. When many Americans turned to outdoor recreation as an escape from the greatest social and socioeconomic shift of their lives, the boating industry fared well relative to the broader economy. Nonetheless, we’ve had to embrace ...

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U.S. Senate passes Outdoor Recreation Act as industry highlights economic contributions

The outdoor recreation industry celebrates the physical, mental, and economic health contributions the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry has made over the course of the pandemic as the U.S. Senate marked up the first-ever recreation package, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022.Spearheaded by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is a founding member, ...

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NMMA: Wholesale shipments up 6 percent

NMMA’s Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) has been updated through January, which shows wholesale shipments of new boats increased 6.1 percent in January 2022, compared to January 2021, and total wholesale boat, engine, and trailer deliveries were up 1.6 percent year over year. “Marine manufacturing continued its uptick in January as manufacturers refill pipelines following unprecedented demand throughout 2021. At the same time, ...

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Discover Boating unveils new campaign

Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, debuted its 2022 campaign last night during the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show’s Opening Night Industry Bash. The campaign, set to launch this spring, features the theme, “See You Out Here,” creating a unifying voice and addressing the changing interests of boaters and prospective boaters.The industry’s brand ...

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