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2015 Darlene Briggs Award application and nomination process kicks off

The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking nominations and applications for the 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award was founded in 1987. It is presented annually to an outstanding woman ...

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MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost profits and bolster their businesses in today’s changing marine retail landscape. In ...

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MDCE introduces session recommendations

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to dealers’ requests for help choosing the right educational sessions for their skills and experience, for the first time in 2015, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will feature recommendations for each of its 35 educational offerings. The recommendations will include the following: Fundamental – Explores the basics, which serve as the building blocks on which ...

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Special session added to MDCE agenda

MINNEAPOLIS — In a special session preceding the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo opening keynote address, marine service expert Valerie Ziebron will lead a panel discussion on solutions to the current shortage of marine technicians. This one-hour special session is part of the Marine Retailers Association of the America’s annual meeting, which will kick off on Monday, Nov. 16 ...

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MDCE 2015 expands Pre-Conference Workshops

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to record-high ratings from attendees in 2014, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo has expanded the number of Pre-Conference Workshops offered at this year’s event from seven to 12. “When we consider where to invest in growing MDCE, the most important consideration is the potential impact it will have on our attendees,” explains Liz Walz, vice president ...

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Steve McClatchy named MDCE opening keynote speaker

MINNEAPOLIS — Steve McClatchy has been named opening keynote presenter at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November. Author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example,” McClatchy uses high energy and humor to deliver strategies and tools that help business leaders focus on the true drivers of performance, ...

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Retail registrations for 2015 MDCE up 77 percent

MINNEAPOLIS — Marine retailers across North America with the drive to be the best have committed to attending the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Fla., in record numbers. The total number of marine retailers who have registered since MDCE registration opened on April 1 is 167, which breaks the all-time record set in 2013 of ...

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Registration opens for newly redesigned MDCE

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo kick off the grand opening of registration today with a brand new marketing campaign. The fresh look for MDCE includes an updated logo and new imagery inspired by marine retailers’ passion for the boating business. “MDCE attendees are a pretty diverse group, but what they share in common is a ...

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Share your expertise at MDCE

Want to help set the agenda for the industry? Got great information to share with some of the best boat dealers in the United States & Canada? Then we want to hear from you. We're taking proposals for sessions at this year's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo -- the premier dealer education conference in the industry. But you better hurry: ...

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MDCE 2015 issues call for presentations

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2015 MDCE, which will be held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The deadline to submit a proposal is Mar. 13. Presentations should be directed at an audience of marine dealership ...

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