Tag Archives: MRAA

MDCE 2015 issues call for presentations

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are seeking educational session proposals from potential speakers for the 2015 MDCE, which will be held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The deadline to submit a proposal is Mar. 13. Presentations should be directed at an audience of marine dealership ...

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Digital Marketing Master Series returns for second year

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) have extended their partnership for a second consecutive year to offer MRAA members eight more complimentary, educational webinars on digital marketing throughout 2015. The Digital Marketing Master Series is designed to deliver a clear ROI for MRAA members’ digital marketing efforts and demystify today’s technology ...

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Organizers launch MDCE 2015 Survey

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have begun planning for the 2015 educational agenda, including some new features that will allow attendees to further customize the event to meet their unique interests and needs. Each year, the process of building the MDCE educational lineup begins with a thorough review of the session evaluations from the prior ...

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MarineLab expands operations nationwide in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — MarineLab, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ exclusively endorsed warranty service provider and MRAA Preferred Partner Member, has decided to expand its operations nationwide, and recently appointed Scott W. Donovan to head the organization. Donovan, a longtime service technician turned service and warranty advisor and manager, has been involved in all aspects of running day-to-day operations for ...

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Massachusetts MRU expands to include Rhode Island

NORFOLK and MINNEAPOLIS — Dominion Marine Media and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have partnered for a third consecutive year to bring their popular Marine Retail University to Massachusetts, Thursday, Jan. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Brockton, Mass. For the past two years, the event has been hosted by the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, and ...

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MRAA Educational Foundation raises more than $20,000

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has exceeded its goal of raising $20,000 in 2014 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. The foundation hit its fundraising goal during the recent Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which took place Nov. 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Centre Hotel in ...

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Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program sees huge growth

The recently revamped Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program has made great strides since its soft launch in November of last year, and has already seen a 33-percent increase in the number of participating dealers, according to Sonja Moseley, Director of Certification and Benefits at the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, who administers the program on behalf of the Grow ...

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MDCE 2010: A trip worth taking

One week from today, everyone here at Boating Industry should be breathing just a bit more easily as this magazine’s busiest week of the year will have just concluded. Sitting here this morning, however, next Friday still seems miles away. The 2010 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo officially opens Monday afternoon, but preparations have been going on since not long ...

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No confusion in industry’s response to E15 ruling

The National Marine Manufacturers Association distributed a release yesterday in response to a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant limited approval for the sale of gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer motor vehicles.  NMMA said the decision specifically excludes marine engines and other non-road engines such as snowmobiles, lawn and garden ...

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MDCE early-bird registration about to expire

This Sunday there will be exactly six weeks left until the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo begins at the Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza hotel in Orlando. Not coincidentally, Monday is the last day attendees will receive the "early bird" registration rate of $399 ($349 if you’re an MRAA member). If you haven’t considered going to the conference, ...

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