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The Workforce Crisis

Labor shortages, especially in service and manufacturing, are hampering industry growth Listen to political speeches or check out the news and you’d get the idea that there isn’t a job – especially a good paying blue-collar job – to be found in this country. Statements like “What will it take to bring back domestic manufacturing jobs?” or “Why Trump will struggle ...

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MRAA releases 2017 compensation study results

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it has released its 2017 MRAA Compensation Study results, which detail the compensation ranges for 35 common job descriptions in the retail sector of the marine industry. More than 2,600 position-level responses were collected from a total of 292 retail locations for this in-depth report, which was created in response to ...

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MDCE 2017 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2017 conference, which will take place Dec. 10-13 in Orlando. The information being presented must be applicable to those involved in every facet of marine retailing. The goal is to provide an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the ...

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ARI, MRAA schedule Digital Marketing Masters Series webinars

ARI and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced the winter schedule for their annual Digital Marketing Master Series webinars. The Digital Marketing Master Series is made up of complimentary, educational webinars available exclusively to MRAA retail members. These offerings, which take place monthly throughout the winter and fall, are designed to offer marine dealers a clear return on ...

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MDCE sets dealer attendance record

The final attendance numbers are in, and organizers of the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo – which took place Dec. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando – are thrilled with their results. In total, 640 marine dealers attended MDCE 2016, which represents an increase of more than 5 percent compared to last ...

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SeaDek sponsors MRAA retail compensation study

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that SeaDek Marine Products has come on board to support MRAA's efforts to field and finalize a retail compensation and benefits study. As a manufacturer of non-skid, closed-cell EVA traction products, SeaDek has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the marine dealer body with its new membership with the MRAA and its participation ...

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Chaparral, Robalo upgrade to MRAA premier partner members

Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats have upgraded their membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to a premier partner member. Based in Nashville, Ga., Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are one of the longest-standing boat builder members of the MRAA. “Chaparral and Robalo are proud to support and continue our partnership with the MRAA,” said Ann Baldree, senior ...

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MRAA launches retail compensation study

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has embarked on a study of North American retail compensation programs as part of a multi-faceted effort to provide solutions for the marine industry’s workforce crisis. The study, which launched last week, invited more than 3,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada to participate, asking them to provide certain demographic ...

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Another exciting year for Marine Dealer Conference & Expo

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo (MDCE) will be held on Dec. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, hosted jointly by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA). 2015 was among the most successful years to date for the premier dealer conference in the marine industry, with a total of 1,147 marine industry ...

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