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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, 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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FLIBS marine marketers will focus on customer experience

The Marine Marketers of America will host its biannual luncheon meeting and educational seminar focused on customer experience marketing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 1. The program – “Why CX Should Be Your Marketing RX” – will feature a panel of marine industry marketing experts, including Lee Sanderlin, National Marine Manufacturers Association director of digital marketing and ...

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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 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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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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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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Dealer, yacht broker certification programs collaborate

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program announced a collaborative effort to further the development of their respective members. CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. The CPYB designation is the most prestigious accreditation ...

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MRAA names Don Galey as first Lifetime Achievement recipient

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it has selected Don Galey of Galey’s Marine in Bakersfield, Calif., as the recipient of the organization’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than 62 years working in the marine industry, Don grew up in his parents’ appliance, boat, and motorcycle store and worked there through high school and college. ...

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Glidecoat signs new MRAA partnership

Glidecoat, a provider of products using Smart Surface Technology Nano-composite materials, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a partner member. Tested extensively by accredited laboratories and shown to deliver superior protection on all forms of water and extreme weather, Glidecoat products can also fully restore the original look and feel of watercraft and provide a permanent, nanoceramic ...

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