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Angela Pilkington named Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Angela Pilkington of Correct Craft Holding Company has been selected as the recipient of the thirty-second annual Darlene Briggs Marine Industry Woman of the Year Award. The award was presented to Pilkington by the 2017 award recipient, Wanda Kenton Smith, on Sunday evening, Dec. 9, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen ...

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MRAA names scholarship recipients during awards celebration at MDCE

During its second annual Opening Night Awards Celebration on Dec. 9, the MRAA presented various members of the marine industry with scholarships across a variety of categories. The Awards Celebration took place on the first night of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Patrick Green named 2018 Kevin Lodder Scholarship recipient Patrick Green, Director of Certification and ...

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Grow Boating and MRAA expand educational partnership

Grow Boating Inc. and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas are renewing and expanding their education partnership, which began in 2017, the two organizations announced today. Under the new terms of this relationship, Grow Boating and MRAA are developing marine dealer education and training to be offered online and at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 9-12 in ...

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MRAA now taking applications for fully funded MDCE scholarships

In partnership with Soundings Trade Only, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will offer scholarships for three dealers to attend this year’s educational event, to be held Dec. 9-12 in Orlando. Each scholarship includes an MDCE Standard Dealer Registration, up to $450 in travel reimbursement, and a three-night hotel stay at the MDCE’s host hotel, for a total value of ...

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Boating Industry’s Top 100 to be honored at annual gala

The 2018 Boating Industry Top 100 will be recognized at a black tie gala on Dec. 12 in Orlando, on the final night of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Now in it's 14th year, the Boating Industry Top 100 recognizes the best boat dealers in North America. The Top 100 is produced by Boating Industry magazine and sponsored by ...

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MRAA to host second annual awards celebration

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it will host the second annual Opening Night Awards Celebration at the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The MRAA Awards Celebration will shine a spotlight on marine industry workforce efforts, showcasing a series of awards and scholarships to be presented by both the MRAA and the MRAA Educational Foundation. Other ...

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Yamaha, MRAA team up for dealership growth

Yamaha Marine Group and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently announced they have joined forces to further foster marine dealership growth and success. To encourage dealer participation, Yamaha Marine plans to offer co-op funds to dealers for the first year of MRAA membership and/or co-op funds to become a Marine Industry Certified Dealership. By becoming members of MRAA, ...

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Marine Dealer Conference & Expo registration now open

Dealer registration for the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is now open. MDCE will take place Dec. 9 – 12 in Orlando, Fla., and will host dealers from across the country looking to grow their marine business through educational track sessions, dealer-to-dealer roundtable discussions, and a wide array of marine product and service vendors. MDCE provides dealers with best ...

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Tim Sanders named 2017 MDCE Opening Keynote

Best-selling author and noted innovation guru Tim Sanders has been named the Opening Keynote speaker for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Slated for Monday, Dec. 11, Sanders’ keynote presentation, titled “How Digital Can Supercharge Your Business,” will offer actionable advice on how to leverage customer media, inexpensive content, and targeted social ads to help dealers bring more clients ...

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MDCE dealer registration off to a record start

Dealer registration for the 2017 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo launched with great momentum in April, setting a new opening-month registration record for the December event. With 193 total dealer registrations during the April Earliest Bird savings period, MDCE attracted a more than 15 percent increase in registrations compared to the same period in 2016, and momentum has continued since ...

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