MRAA and Spader Business Management partner on virtual training

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
January 25, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management have formed an online education partnership, resulting in the launch of three new courses within the MRAA Interactive Virtual Training System. “The long-standing relationship between Spader and the MRAA... Read more »

Marine industry’s political action committees merge

BoatPAC
January 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have merged their political action committees to form one voice for recreational boating on Capitol Hill. BoatPAC, the recreational boating industry’s political action committee,... Read more »

MRAA named 2015 Association of the Year

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
December 14, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has been selected from a distinguished field of nominees and recently named the “2015 Association of the Year” by the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE). The award was presented during MSAE’s annual leadership... Read more »

Regulator Marine becomes platinum MRAA partner

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
November 10, 2015

EDENTON, N.C. – Regulator Marine and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have formed a multi-faceted partnership to help Regulator Marine dealers find even greater success in the year ahead. As part of this partnership, Regulator Marine has joined MRAA as a platinum partner member, the... Read more »

MRAA Educational Foundation sets $25,000 fundraising goal

MRAA
November 4, 2015

The MRAA Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, has set a goal of raising $25,000 in 2015 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. The funds raised will be directed toward scholarships and awards to train... Read more »

First Approval Source joins MRAA as premier partner member

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
September 24, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – First Approval Source, a provider of finance and insurance outsourcing to marine dealers, has signed on as a premier partner member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. "First Approval Source and MRAA share a commitment to serving the marine retail community through tools... Read more »

Applicants sought for ABYC scholarships

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
September 10, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has renewed its partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council to offer two scholarship programs, for which they are currently seeking applications. The Basic Scholarship provides the recipient complimentary access to ABYC’s Introduction to Basic... Read more »

Early Bird Discount for 2015 MDCE expires September 18

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Boating Industry
September 8, 2015

The deadline to register for MDCE and receive the Early Bird Discount is on September 18. Early registrants receive a discount of $25 off their MDCE registration. For MRAA members, this discount is received on top of their $75 membership discount. This year’s event, which is scheduled to take place... Read more »

Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship seeking applications

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
August 31, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation and Spader Business Management are currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. The scholarship was founded to honor the marine industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, as well as... Read more »

MICD program wins MSAE 2015 Award of Excellence

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
August 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program received the 2015 Award of Excellence from the Midwest Society of Association Executives on June 11 at a special ceremony held during the association’s 59th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. MSAE recognized the MICD program for its continued... Read more »

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