Tag Archives: Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

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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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association declares June 10 KIDS Boating Day

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association announced it has declared Saturday June 10 as “Massachusetts KIDS Boating Day.” Currently, there are four KIDS boating events taking place in Massachusetts on Saturday, but more events may be added before Saturday. “Educating young children on the safety of boating and at the same time allowing them to enjoy all that boating has to ...

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KIDS in BOATING initiative issues first round of grants

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust announced its initiative KIDS in BOATING has distributed its first round of grant awards. The KIDS in BOATING initiative issued seven grants totaling $6,600. The grants awarded ranged from $500 to $1,500. The nonprofit grant recipients were: Bourne Community Boating – bournecommunityboating.org Sail Salem Community Boating – sailsalem.org Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – atlanticwhiteshark.org ...

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KIDS in BOATING Initiative opens grant application

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust announced that its initiative KIDS in BOATING has now opened up its grant application. Recognizing the need to get more kids on the water and enjoying the boating lifestyle the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and the Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust have created the KIDS in BOATING Initiative. The focus of this initiative is to ...

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Randall Lyons named executive director of MMTA

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association announced the selection of Foxboro resident Randall Lyons, CMM to the position of association executive director. He succeeds Nathalie Grady of Framingham who recently left the association for a new job. Lyons has over 20 years of marine industry experience working for the Nantucket Boat Basin for 10 years, Russo Marine for one year and ...

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Joe O’Neal receives inaugural MMTA Frank Farrall Distinguished Service Award

Joe O’Neal was honored at the annual Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Business Conference with the first-ever Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award. The Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award is a new award that will be presented by the MMTA from time-to-time to an outstanding person in the marine industry. It may recognize long and devoted service, untiring commitment to a specific cause, ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association launches youth boating task force

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced the recent formation of a Youth Boating Task Force. It is comprised of association members keenly aware of the aging population of the majority of boaters. The focus of the task force is to create opportunities statewide for youth to access boating experiences. Not only do early boating experiences lay the groundwork for ...

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