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Registration opens for newly redesigned MDCE

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo kick off the grand opening of registration today with a brand new marketing campaign. The fresh look for MDCE includes an updated logo and new imagery inspired by marine retailers’ passion for the boating business. “MDCE attendees are a pretty diverse group, but what they share in common is a ...

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MICD certification goes virtual

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2015 — With the goal of streamlining the Certification process for North American marine retailers, the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program recently launched a virtual Certification platform housed on MRAATraining.com that dealers can use to complete the entire program. Inside the system, MRAATraining.com/Certifications, dealers will find all the tools they need to get Certified. They can download ...

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MRAA named First Mate sponsor of 2015 American Boating Congress

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has signed on as a First Mate level sponsor of this year’s American Boating Congress. The boating industry’s annual legislative and political conference, ABC 2015 takes place May 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. In each of the last three years, MRAA has escalated its support of ABC. MRAA ...

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Grow Boating Inc. transfers MICD program ownership to MRAA

MINNEAPOLIS — Grow Boating Inc. has transferred ownership of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program to the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. As full owner of the MICD Program, MRAA is responsible for every aspect of managing, operating, marketing and promoting the program for dealers, including conducting dealer certification reviews and consultations. The MICD Program was originally created as ...

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A new Washington voice for MRAA

William Higgins recently came on board as the public policy manager for the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Before joining MRAA, Higgins worked in both the U.S. House and Senate and most recently worked for a consulting firm on state and local issues. Boating Industry talked to him about his role and some of his goals for MRAA. What ...

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MRAA unveils 2015 guides to success

MINNEAPOLIS — In today’s market, being a successful marine retailer means more than simply selling lots of boats; top dealerships excel in all areas of their business, including leadership, marketing, sales and service. That’s why the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is providing its members with the MRAA Rewards 2015 Guides to Success, a series of invaluable guidebooks written ...

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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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