Bradenton, Fla. (April 24, 2014) – Officers and board members representing the fourteen ports of the southeast region gathered at Port Manatee and Pier 22 during the annual Southeast Region Conference of the International Propeller Club of the United States, April 16-18, 2014. During the conference the host, the Port Manatee Propeller Club, was selected as the 2014 Southeast Region “Propeller Club of the Year”.
The conference was also attended by International Club leaders and its Executive Director, Andrew Riester of Washington, D.C and featured speakers involving maritime education programs as well as a ‘Port Night’ celebration. Port Night speakers were Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Florida Power and Light engineer Rayburn L. Butts who addressed the topic of ‘Ports, Air and Energy’ discussing changing air and climate regulations affecting southeast ports.
“We are proud to host the 2014 annual Southeast Region Conference and honored to be selected as the Port of the year”, noted Mary LeVine, Port Manatee Propeller Club president and local attorney and principal with Blalock Walter, P.A. “The Propeller Club of Port Manatee provides a unique business networking opportunity for the port’s tenants and the Bradenton business community to interact and work together toward promotion of commons goals.”
Port Manatee Propeller Club, chartered by the International Propeller Club of the United States, is dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all maritime community interests on a local, national and international basis. The club promotes the maritime industry through its many programs and by partnering with similar organizations. Its goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce.
Please visit www.manateepropellerclub.com or contact its president, Mary LeVine at 941-748-0100 email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Port Manatee is a multipurpose deep-water seaport that serves bulk, break-bulk, container, heavy-lift, project and general cargo customers. Port Manatee generates more than $2.3 billion in annual economic impact for the local community, while supporting more than 24,000 jobs regionally, without the benefit of ad-valorem taxes.