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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 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 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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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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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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Report calculates $673 billion outdoor recreation industry economic impact

A first-ever government report recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant economic contributor to U.S. GDP calculates the industry’s annual gross output to be $673 billion, surpassing other sectors such as agriculture, petroleum and coal, and computer and electronic products.  Released by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)—the government agency responsible for reporting U.S. GDP—the report marks ...

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Boat manufacturers strengthen MRAA support, program ties

Correct Craft and Nautique Boat Co. have increased partnership and dealer development support of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. MRAA and Nautique have partnered on a dealer development initiative that gives dealers greater access to the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program and rewards dealers who achieve Certified status. Correct Craft, manufacturer of seven boat brands and three engine ...

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