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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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MRAA seeks talent for awards celebration

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it has opened the Call for Nominations and Applications process for the “Fork It Over” Marine Industry Talent Show. This event will be held during the second annual MRAA Opening Night Awards Celebration at the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. The MRAA Awards Celebration ...

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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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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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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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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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