ACR Electronics President Gerry Angeli chaired the Steering Committee at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Washington Summit, heading the drive to bring key local issues including boating safety to the national stage.
With Fort Lauderdale home to most facets of the marine industry, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce leaders jointly agreed it was time to highlight boating safety in Washington, DC as one of the 2017 Summit agenda items.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, the boating capital of the U.S. and home to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, safety and survival expert ACR Electronics is at the forefront of calls to improve boating safety. The region’s Chamber has also been a driving force in effectively communicating awareness and the needs of boaters in Florida to strategic influencers.
Gerry Angeli said: “Having attended the 2015 summit, I was already aware of the high calibre of people involved. It was humbling to lead this world-class team of leaders from business, political, educational, and community. By every definition, it was a team effort to produce the 2017 Summit.
“We look forward to achieving results for Fort Lauderdale on all the issues we brought forward to our nation’s capital. A very special thanks to Dan and his team at the Fort Lauderdale Chamber and the other Broward County chambers in making this year’s Summit a success.”
Hosted by Congressman Ted Deutch, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Washington Summit enabled Broward County’s government and business community to make an impact in front of Members of Congress, administration officials and delegates from America’s trading partners. The committee addressed key issues of importance, in addition to boating safety such as: immigration, education, coastal resiliency and sea level rise, port staffing and the federal courthouse in Broward County.