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MDCE opens call for marine retail case studies


Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are asking dealers to respond to their call for dealer case studies, which will close on Friday, April 29. “In response to MDCE attendees’ requests for more dealer-to-dealer education, we are adding a brand new dealer case study to each of the four tracks: Leadership, Sales, Service Plus and Marketing,” Liz Walz, ...

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SeaDek named MRAA partner member

SeaDek Marine Products, a manufacturer of non-skid boat decking, has finalized an agreement to join the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a partner member. “Having a respected marine manufacturer like SeaDek onboard as MRAA’s newest member signifies the value of benefits enjoyed by suppliers from coast to coast,” MRAA President Matt Gruhn said. “We greatly appreciate the support ...

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Registration opens for MDCE 2016


Secure the year’s best prices by signing up to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo when registration kicks off on April 1. All month long, marine retailers and their teams will save $50 per person off the Full Conference Retail Registration Rate, with members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas eligible to receive an additional $75 ...

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First Approval Source, MRAA partner on virtual training

First Approval Source, a provider of consulting and finance & insurance outsourcing to marine dealers, has partnered with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to offer finance and insurance education exclusively to MRAA Retail Members via the association’s Interactive Virtual Training System. The first of the monthly courses to be offered to MRAA members — Creating F&I Performance Goals ...

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MRAA hires coordinator for MICD program

The Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program has hired a full-time program coordinator to assist with dealer communications, program administration and marketing efforts. With a background in corporate planning and logistics, Liz Marsha will ensure marine dealers have everything they need to work through the certification process as efficiently as possible. In addition to working closely with the program director on ...

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New MDCE dates offer opportunities for conference


The Marine Dealer Conference and Expo, which is co-produced by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, will be held on Dec. 5-8 for 2016. The conference was previously held annually during the third week in November. This move is expected to benefit dealers and exhibitors alike who otherwise had conflicts attending. Several dealers and exhibitors have ...

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Marine Dealer Conference & Expo issues calls for presentations

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2016 conference, which will take place Dec. 5-8, 2016, in Orlando. Presentations should be directed at an audience of marine dealership professionals, from dealership principals and general managers to employees and managers working in sales, marketing, service, parts, accessories, finance ...

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MRAA and Spader Business Management partner on virtual training

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 is based on a shared mission to support the professional development of marine dealers and their employees,” Liz ...

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Marine industry’s political action committees merge

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, is overseen by a joint board of MRAA and NMMA members. BoatPAC enables the marine industry to build and strengthen ...

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MRAA named 2015 Association of the Year

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 conference in St. Cloud. “The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is a vibrant association who ...

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