Tag Archives: MRAA

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo issues calls for presentations

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2016 conference, which will take place Dec. 5-8, 2016, in Orlando. Presentations should be directed at an audience of marine dealership professionals, from dealership principals and general managers to employees and managers working in sales, marketing, service, parts, accessories, finance ...

Read More »

MRAA and Spader Business Management partner on virtual training

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management have formed an online education partnership, resulting in the launch of three new courses within the MRAA Interactive Virtual Training System. “The long-standing relationship between Spader and the MRAA is based on a shared mission to support the professional development of marine dealers and their employees,” Liz ...

Read More »

Marine industry’s political action committees merge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have merged their political action committees to form one voice for recreational boating on Capitol Hill. BoatPAC, the recreational boating industry’s political action committee, is overseen by a joint board of MRAA and NMMA members. BoatPAC enables the marine industry to build and strengthen ...

Read More »

MRAA named 2015 Association of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has been selected from a distinguished field of nominees and recently named the “2015 Association of the Year” by the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE). The award was presented during MSAE’s annual leadership conference in St. Cloud. “The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is a vibrant association who ...

Read More »

Regulator Marine becomes platinum MRAA partner

EDENTON, N.C. – Regulator Marine and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have formed a multi-faceted partnership to help Regulator Marine dealers find even greater success in the year ahead. As part of this partnership, Regulator Marine has joined MRAA as a platinum partner member, the highest level of membership available. In addition, the boat builder has sponsored its ...

Read More »

MRAA Educational Foundation sets $25,000 fundraising goal

The MRAA Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, has set a goal of raising $25,000 in 2015 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. The funds raised will be directed toward scholarships and awards to train men and women studying to become marine technicians, service employees working to expand their skills, dealership ...

Read More »

First Approval Source joins MRAA as premier partner member

MINNEAPOLIS – First Approval Source, a provider of finance and insurance outsourcing to marine dealers, has signed on as a premier partner member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. "First Approval Source and MRAA share a commitment to serving the marine retail community through tools and information,” says Liz Walz, vice president of the MRAA. “We are thrilled ...

Read More »

Applicants sought for ABYC scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has renewed its partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council to offer two scholarship programs, for which they are currently seeking applications. The Basic Scholarship provides the recipient complimentary access to ABYC’s Introduction to Basic Marine Electrical & Corrosion Mitigation, a four-day course for newcomers to marine electricity that provides students with the ...

Read More »

Early Bird Discount for 2015 MDCE expires September 18

The deadline to register for MDCE and receive the Early Bird Discount is on September 18. Early registrants receive a discount of $25 off their MDCE registration. For MRAA members, this discount is received on top of their $75 membership discount. This year’s event, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza ...

Read More »

Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship seeking applications

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation and Spader Business Management are currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. The scholarship was founded to honor the marine industry service of Spader Business Management founder Duane Spader, as well as his leadership philosophy of lifelong learning. The recipient, who receives full tuition to attend the Spader Leadership Development ...

Read More »