Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wishing our Readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

2010 was a good year for Philips Publishing Group, and our flagship Pacific Maritime Magazine, and I write today to thank all of you whose support helped us achieve this success.

The maritime industry is a wonderful place to work, mostly because of the special character of those who work in it.

Whether born into the industry as my brother Chris and I were, or otherwise drawn to it, most of us are involved in it because we were called to it. As a result, the relationships we make are all the more satisfying because they are made in the furtherance of shared goals and values.

My father, Dick Philips, founded Pacific Maritime Magazine in 1983 with the mission of not only reporting on the Pacific Coast maritime community, but also advocating on behalf of that community. When my brother Chris and I founded Philips Publishing Group in 2000, we based our company on the core values our father instilled in us: ethical, truthful and complete reporting of the issues and championing of the causes that benefit the maritime community and the shippers, customers and others we serve.

Entering our 29th year of publication, Pacific Maritime Magazine continues as the voice of that advocacy.

We look forward to continuing to promote the maritime industry through Pacific Maritime Magazine, through our professional conferences and through the civic involvement of Philips Publishing Group staff.

And, we look forward to working with all of you who also advocate on behalf of our industry; educating the regulators, legislators, policymakers, environmental special interests, and the general business public about the economic value our industry represents and the social and cultural importance of the maritime and commercial fishing industries to the North American West Coast.

We wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you next year on the waterfront.

Peter Philips
Philips Publishing Group