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NMMA, MRAA pen joint letter in response to COVID-19 pandemic

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently joined forces in response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe. In the letter, leaders of both organizations call for the recreational boating industry to take action now to prepare for the challenges that come. The statement specifically calls on lenders to offer loan ...

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NMMA, outdoor recreation partners champion industry stimulus needs

NMMA said it is actively working in partnership with marine industry stakeholders and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) to call on Congress and the administration to address imminent needs of the recreational boating and broader outdoor recreation industry in forthcoming federal relief packages to support small businesses and protect employees. In a letter to congressional leadership, NMMA was joined by the ...

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MRAA provides free access to online learning for boat dealers

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced it has made its entire library of standard educational courses found at MRAATraining.com available for free to any boat dealer who would like access. MRAATraining.com features 140 courses key to dealership growth and success, such as sales, marketing, customer service, F&I and the service department. Nearly 130 of those courses are being ...

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MRAA launches COVID-19 resource for boat dealers

In the first of a multi-step plan to support marine dealers with their response to the coronavirus and ensuing economic challenges, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has launched a webpage with resources for the industry to tap into. The page will be updated daily with new resources as they become available. “If you’re like our team, you ...

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MRAA approves ACMA Resolution for 2020 for advocacy efforts

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Board of Directors voted to adopt the Advisory Council of Marine Associations’ (ACMA) policy resolution to help direct the MRAA’s legislative and advocacy efforts for 2020. ACMA, created to advise the MRAA on its annual policy agenda, is comprised of state, regional and national marine trade associations, and met at MRAA’s 2019 Dealer ...

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Ed Lofgren awarded MRAA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas named Ed Lofgren of 3A Marine Service, Inc., Hingham, Mass., as its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Last week, Lofgren was recognized for his deep passion and dedication to his local, state, national and North American boating industry for more than 50 years.   In addition to owning and operating a leading Marine Industry ...

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NMMA watching ‘Right to Repair’ legislation across the country

To date in 2020, 27 state legislatures have introduced bills that would require manufacturers to release software information to allow independent retailers to repair electronic products. These efforts – commonly referred to as “right to repair” – are opposed by a wide range of stakeholders, including the recreational boating industry, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). "If successful, ...

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MRAA launches 2020 MICD Continuous Certification curriculum

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced the lineup for the 2020 Continuous Certification curriculum, as part of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program. The Continuous Certification program is a year-long education program that teaches marine retailers how to improve upon their already premier operations that were improved throughout the initial MICD process. Continuous Certification delivers relevant, ...

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MRAA names new additions to its Board of Directors

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced three new additions to its Board of Directors. Stacy Greenwood, of Cleveland Boat Center, was selected as the Region 4 director. Jason Shallcross, Reed’s Marine, Delavan, Wis., has also been selected as a new director, representing Region 7. One director at large has also been appointed by board chair Joe Hoffmaster; ...

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Sara Anghel named 2019 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Sara Anghel of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada has been selected as the recipient of the thirty-third annual Darlene Briggs Marine Industry Woman of the Year Award. The award was presented to Anghel by the 2018 award recipient, Angela Pilkington, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, as part of the Dealer Week Awards Luncheon in Tampa, Fla. The Darlene ...

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