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2015 Darlene Briggs Award application and nomination process kicks off

The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking nominations and applications for the 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award was founded in 1987. It is presented annually to an outstanding woman ...

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MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost profits and bolster their businesses in today’s changing marine retail landscape. In ...

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Data indicates certified dealers outperform non-certified dealers

MINNEAPOLIS — Recent data indicates the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program is having a positive impact on the overall health and financial success of dealerships across North America. Data collected from dealerships in the United States and Canada by the research division of Robert W. Baird & Company demonstrates that Marine Industry Certified Dealerships, on average, outperform their non-certified counterparts ...

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Special session added to MDCE agenda

MINNEAPOLIS — In a special session preceding the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo opening keynote address, marine service expert Valerie Ziebron will lead a panel discussion on solutions to the current shortage of marine technicians. This one-hour special session is part of the Marine Retailers Association of the America’s annual meeting, which will kick off on Monday, Nov. 16 ...

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MDCE 2015 expands Pre-Conference Workshops

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to record-high ratings from attendees in 2014, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo has expanded the number of Pre-Conference Workshops offered at this year’s event from seven to 12. “When we consider where to invest in growing MDCE, the most important consideration is the potential impact it will have on our attendees,” explains Liz Walz, vice president ...

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Steve McClatchy named MDCE opening keynote speaker

MINNEAPOLIS — Steve McClatchy has been named opening keynote presenter at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November. Author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example,” McClatchy uses high energy and humor to deliver strategies and tools that help business leaders focus on the true drivers of performance, ...

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Retail registrations for 2015 MDCE up 77 percent

MINNEAPOLIS — Marine retailers across North America with the drive to be the best have committed to attending the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Fla., in record numbers. The total number of marine retailers who have registered since MDCE registration opened on April 1 is 167, which breaks the all-time record set in 2013 of ...

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Brunswick launches online dealer certification for all Brunswick boat dealers

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation's (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, announced continued improvements to its dealer certification program in an effort to provide greater value and challenge to the Brunswick marine dealer network. In partnership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), Brunswick dealers can now complete their certification online using an interactive virtual ...

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MRAA launches online marine industry directory

MINNEAPOLIS – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has made it easier than ever for marine industry suppliers to increase visibility in the marine marketplace and for dealers and retailers to locate potential business partners by launching a new online business directory, mraaindustrydirectory.com. The MRAA Marine Industry Directory contains hundreds of complimentary company listings for MRAA members, plus opportunities for ...

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Diverse factors driving upstate NY boating industry optimism for 2015 season

Syracuse, N.Y. – Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing. Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) statistics showing 2015 could be a good year. ...

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