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Troy Hazard named 2018 MDCE closing keynote

Troy Hazard, an entrepreneur, consultant, best-selling author, TV host and professional speaker known for his authenticity and focus on providing take-home value, will wrap up the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo as the closing keynote presenter. Hazard, a business turn-around specialist who founded and developed a dozen small- and medium-sized companies over two decades, will share his expertise in ...

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Best-selling author, trust expert is MDCE opening keynote

David Horsager, a best-selling author and expert on trust, has been chosen as the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Horsager’s keynote presentation “Build Trust or Die in the New Economy” is set for Monday, Dec. 10. Horsager will teach attendees how to create an actionable framework for earning trust to grow their businesses. Horsager ...

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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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MRAA, NMMA, RIMTA publish guide to growing the workforce

Today, as the result of a yearlong collaborative effort, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association announced the release of “10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce.” Endorsed by 25 national, regional and state trade associations, the “10+1 Strategy: Marine Industry Guide to Growing the ...

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MDCE sets registration record for fourth consecutive year

After four consecutive years of record-breaking registrations, the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo once again set a record for its April-only earliest-bird registration period. Co-produced by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry, slated for Dec. 9-12, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Fla., the MDCE recorded 195 total dealer registrations for the ...

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Digital follow-up MCDE keynote webinar offered today

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo 2017 opening keynote presenter Tim Sanders will host a live follow-up webinar this afternoon (Tuesday, March 27). During last year's MDCE, New York Times best selling author and top-rated keynote speaker Sanders presented digital technology tips to marine dealerships and attendees. He also offered ideas for keeping new customers, and provided suggestions on securing talent. “We are so ...

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MDCE 2018 issues call for presentations

Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo - the marine industry’s only dealer-specific educational conference - are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2018 conference, which will take place Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. Each year, MDCE show producers strive to build an educational event that gives dealership owners, managers and employees the tools and insight to ...

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MRAA names its 2017 Best Boat Dealerships

During the 2017 Marine Dealer’s Conference and Expo, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced its top three boat dealerships to work for in 2017 according to employee satisfaction ratings. The MRAA conducted surveys across dealership employees, with questions in four categories: leadership, dealership reputation, customer relations, and employee satisfaction. Munson Ski & Marine, All Seasons Marine Works, and ...

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MMTA named technical scholarship recipient

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Marine Trade Association Technical Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. The scholarship was presented to Randall Lyons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the ...

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MRAA Educational Foundation torch passed after president retirement

The MRAA Educational Foundation honored the retiring president of its Board of Directors, Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Services, and introduced his replacement, Jeff Siems of Blue Springs Marine, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Lofgren’s retirement from the position of ...

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