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OneWater Marine signs as MRAA premium retail member

OneWater Marine has finalized an agreement to join the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a premium retail member — the association’s highest level of retail membership. OneWater Marine formed in 2014 following the merger of Singleton Marine Group and Legendary Marine and today includes nearly 40 individual dealerships, primarily located in the southeastern United States. “We’re excited to ...

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Priority One awards $15,000 to MRAA members

Priority One Financial Services, Inc. has awarded $15,000 to the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) members who are also Priority One dealer partners since the inception of the program in 2012. As the endorsed F&I outsourcing provider of the MRAA, Priority One has provided MRAA members, who partner with Priority One, $5 for every customer loan that is ...

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Young Leaders Advisory Council seeks applications

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is currently accepting applications and nominations for its Young Leaders Advisory Council. Created as an advisory group to represent the needs and thinking of the next generation of marine retailers and to provide additional insight and direction to the MRAA board of directors, the council’s creation was based on a desire to help ...

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Last call: MDCE early bird registration ends today

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Marine retailers planning to attend the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have just today — Friday, Sept 23 — before special Early Bird Registration pricing expires. Each registration processed before 11:59 p.m. EST today, qualifies for an instant $25 discount per attendee, and members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas can also enjoy an additional $75 in ...

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Zenith Dealer Solutions finalizes MRAA platinum partnership

Zenith Dealer Solutions, a specialist in phone lead management for marine dealerships, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a platinum partner — the MRAA’s highest level of corporate partnership. Based in Tempe, Ariz., Zenith offers a full menu of dealer solutions designed to maximize marketing campaigns, properly handle sales leads and recover missed opportunities. A growing ...

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MDCE retail registrations break previous record

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Organizers of the premier educational conference designed exclusively for marine retailers are reporting that the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo saw the most August retail registrations in the event’s history last month. August registrations are up nearly 5 percent year-over-year, according to organizers. In addition, year-to-date, retail registrations were up 13 percent as of the end of August, compared to ...

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MICD Program marketing creates 800,000 impressions

A multi-pronged marketing partnership with Boating magazine intended to promote and educate consumers on the benefits of buying a boat from a Marine Industry Certified Dealer netted nearly 800,000 digital impressions this summer. The world’s largest consumer powerboat publication, Boating magazine’s print and digital propeties reach a monthly audience of more than 920,000 people who chance to see what sets ...

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Increasing OSHA fines signal need for compliance in marine industry

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In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its penalties based on the Consumer Price Index, which became effective as of August 1. OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, have increased by 78 percent. The previous ...

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MRAA kicks off scholarship application process

The MRAA Educational Foundation has kicked off the 2016 application process for its four annual scholarships, as well as the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award, at MRAA.com/Foundation. The award and scholarships are presented during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 5-8 in Orlando, and are intended to financially assist the professional development of those working in ...

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MRAA hires membership and benefits specialist

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently hired Nikki Duffney as the association’s new membership and benefits specialist. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris with a degree in business management, Duffney has spent the last six years coordinating the membership department at the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association, an organization representing organic food retailers. She says the time ...

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