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MRAA names 2018 Great Dealerships to Work For

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas named the marine industry’s inaugural Great Dealerships to Work For, recognizing 20 boat dealers at an awards program last month. The 20 dealerships qualified for recognition through the results of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program’s annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. This survey, administered anonymously through the MRAA, asks Certified Dealership employees to answer ...

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MRAA provides new conference update

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas' annual conference and expo has been rebranded and reimagined as “Dealer Week: The MRAA Conference and Expo." The all-new event experience will be held Dec. 8-11, 2019, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Celebrating the 43rd anniversary of its annual conference, MRAA has developed a profoundly new event experience designed to ...

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MRAA, Nautique grow Dealer Certification partnership

The Marine Retailers Association participation at the 2018 Nautique Boats Sales Training in Orlando, Fla., continued to attract new dealers into the Marine Industry Certified Dealership program. Today, there are nearly 50 percent of Nautique’s dealers enrolled in Certification.  “We understand the importance of investing in tools that will foster growth and development across our dealer networks,” said Nautique Boats ...

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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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MRAA seeks 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award applications

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has opened the nomination period for the Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes marine retail professionals who have made fundamental, significant and sustained contributions to the marine industry. Last year, Don Galey, Galey's Marine, Bakersfield, Calif., was named the first recipient of the award. Galey contributed to several major ...

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Brunswick, MRAA announce healthcare, extended service contract partnership

Brunswick Corp,'s dealer services program, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have announced a partnership which will provide Brunswick marine dealers with access to healthcare options through MRAA Health, while providing MRAA dealers with access to extended service contract sales through Brunswick Product Protection. “MRAA and BDA are both dedicated to providing dealerships with the ...

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MRAA and Boating Ontario join forces to extend reach

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Canadian counterpart Boating Ontario have launched a collaborative effort to expand the delivery of resources and tools across borders. In 2011, the MRAA Board of Directors voted to change the MRAA bylaws in efforts to provide more opportunities to Canadian members. First, by changing the name of the association from Marine Retailers ...

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MRAA Annual Conference & Expo to rebrand, relocate in 2019

The MRAA Annual Conference & Expo will embark on an exciting transformation in 2019, introducing a new name, relocating to a new location and delivering an all-new immersive event experience, the likes of which the marine industry has never participated in before, MRAA stated in a news release issued today. The 2019 MRAA Annual Conference & Expo will relocate to ...

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MRAA Educational Foundation opens scholarship, Darlene Briggs Award application process

The MRAA Educational Foundation has kicked off the 2018 application process for its six scholarships and the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award, at MRAA.com/Foundation. Included in those six scholarships is a new scholarship to help support dealership apprenticeship programs, our Marine Apprentice Technician Scholarship. The award and scholarships, which will be presented during the Marine Dealer Conference ...

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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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