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NMMA recaps day one of ABC 2021

Washington monument

Yesterday NMMA kicked off the first day of its annual advocacy event, the 2021 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC). The association welcomed nearly 400 attendees and an impressive lineup of speakers, including members of Congress, chiefs of staff, and directors of offices of outdoor recreation (OREC) from around the country. Throughout the initial day of programming, NMMA member companies and ...

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Bruce Van Wagoner to receive 2021 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award

Bruce Van Wagoner

The NMMA Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced that Bruce Van Wagoner, who recently announced his retirement as President-Marine Group of Wells Fargo, is the recipient of the 2021 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award. The award recognizes his extraordinary service, commitment and dedication to the long-term health of the recreational boating industry. Bruce will be honored ...

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NMMA’s Vasilaros departs for Business Roundtable

NMMA announced today that Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA’s Senior Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs, is moving on from the Association after accepting the role of Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations at the Business Roundtable. Vasilaros will remain onboard at NMMA through April 23 and following the 2021 American Boating Congress (April 21-22) to ensure a smooth transition.  Vasilaros began at NMMA in 2011, ...

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NMMA and NMMA Canada provide update on joint policy priorities

U.S. - Canada trade partnerships

The recent bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signaled an opportunity for the U.S. and Canada to make headway on joint policy priorities, including those that benefit the North American recreational boating industry. The joint Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership issued following the historic meeting gives a glimpse into the shared priorities of the two countries. ...

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NMMA ramping up PR efforts ahead of peak boating season

The NMMA has been ramping up PR efforts ahead of peak boating season, working with news outlets nationwide to keep recreational boating top of mind. This week’s news coverage in high profile outlets, such as Car & Driver and the business and tech go-to source The Hustle, plus pickup from last week’s CNBC profile piece generated more than 200 earned media placements, nearly $200K in ...

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NMMA urges California to withdraw proposal to change Prop 65 labels

On Monday, NMMA submitted comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) — which recently announced proposed changes to California’s Proposition (Prop.) 65 short-form warning requirements. If your company is using the short-form warnings to comply with Prop. 65 requirements, these proposed changes will likely affect your Prop. 65 compliance plan and NMMA encourages you to submit comments via Boating United by March ...

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IBEX returns to Tampa

IBEX returns in September

Celebrating 30 years, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) returns to the Tampa Convention Center September 28-30, 2021. As North America’s largest technical trade event for marine industry professionals, IBEX producers are well underway planning for a successful and safe in-person event, which will offer attendees access to more than 700+ exhibits in the exhibit halls, outdoor display space, and on ...

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Marine CEOs remain optimistic

Boat manufacturing increases

NMMA’s Q4 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report shows marine CEO assessments of current conditions and short-term outlooks were the most optimistic since the survey’s inception in 2018. This report follows historic new boat retail sales in 2020. The quarterly survey assesses the state of the U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses. “Despite the challenges marine manufacturers faced in 2020, ...

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Discover Boating B2B offers boat show guide

Last month, Discover Boating launched the Ultimate Boat Show Insider Guide – a content collection with helpful tips and information for consumers – as one way to connect with boat show enthusiasts during a year when many boat shows are on pause. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to share the guide on social channels, websites and in emails to engage with consumers and ...

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NMMA names new Atlanta Boat Show manager

The NMMA has announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to show manager for the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show. Courtney will also be responsible for exhibit space sales in her new role. Courtney brings a wealth of experience with NMMA to the show manager position. In her 15 years with the association, she has played a key role in coordinating ...

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