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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, 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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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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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 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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