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NMRA elects new leadership

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) recently elected its 2019–2020 officers and board of directors. All are independent manufacturers sales reps who work in the commercial and recreational marine markets. Patrick Churchman of Midwest Outdoor Marketing became NMRA president and Scott Kolodny of ComMar Sales is vice-president. Aaron Freeman of Tideline Marketing is the new treasurer and Mark Goodman of ...

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NMRA opens applications for 2019 scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. Past recipients have gone on to vocations in a wide range of fields, including boatbuilding, logistics, naval design and the merchant marines. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply. The application ...

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NMRA announces record membership growth

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) added 30 new members in 2017. This record growth reflects increased awareness by manufacturers of the benefits of using independent sales reps, as well as the overall rebound of the marine industry. "We're pleased to welcome this diverse group of new members," said Neal Trombley, NMRA president. NMRA member independent marine reps have strong ...

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Ron Schmitt wins NMRA Mel Barr Award at IBEX

The National Marine Representatives Association presented its 2017 Mel Barr Award to Ron Schmitt, president and CEO at G.G. Schmitt & Sons. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the improvement of the industry and is named in the memory of marine rep Mel Barr, one of the founders of NMRA and its first president. Tim Hennagir, editor ...

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NMRA awards boatbuilding student $3,000 scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association awarded its 2017 NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship of $3,000 to Rowan Schatz of Bennington, Vt. Established in 2008, the scholarship is given to an outstanding student pursuing education that will lead to a career in the marine industry. Schatz is a recent high school graduate and student at the Community College of Vermont. This autumn, ...

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NMRA offers scholarship to student of the maritime trades

Contributing to the future of the marine industry, the National Marine Representatives Association announces it is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding individual pursuing education and a career in the maritime trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply. "Bringing energetic, talented young people into the marine trades is vital to the collective health ...

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Landings School student wins NMRA scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association presented its second 2016 scholarship of $1,500 to Lane Peterson. The annual award is given to an outstanding student pursuing education in the marine trades. Peterson is a yacht design and boatbuilding student at The Landings School in Arundel, Maine. Growing up in Arizona, 7,000 feet above sea level, he learned woodworking while making model ...

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NMRA Ask A Rep sessions return to IBEX

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is again hosting its "Ask A Rep" sessions at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida, October 4–6. Independent sales reps play an important function in the overall marine sales chain. Yet many manufacturers, especially those new to the industry, have only a cursory knowledge of the work reps do and ...

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Entreprenuer Kevin Harrington to keynote 2016 IBEX industry breakfast

Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial and original "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank, will deliver a motivational keynote presentation at the IBEX Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel across from the Tampa Convention Center, where IBEX will be held. During the breakfast, attendees will also hear about the State of the Industry in a ...

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NMRA announces new officers and board members

GURNEE, Ill. – The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its officers and board members to head the organization in 2015–2016. Two new officers and two new board members joined its leadership group. Rob Gueterman of GSW & Associates in Tampa, Fla, was elected NMRA president, and Keith LaMarr of Macaroni Marketing in Watsonville, Calif., is vice president. Neal ...

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