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MRAA adds new Platinum Partner members

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
May 17, 2013
Filed under News

Bank of the West renews as Platinum Partner Member with the MRAA

MINNEAPOLIS — Bank of the West, located in San Francisco, Calif., has renewed its membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a Platinum Partner Member, the highest level of support for the MRAA.

“We have been a long time supporter of the marine industry,” says Mark Beecher, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Manager, of Bank of the West. “Over the past year, the relationship we have developed with the MRAA has brought that support to a new level. The MRAA has benefited our efforts in expanding our interests in the industry, and we are excited to continue down this path. We are dedicated and passionate about providing well-managed dealers the underwriting opportunities necessary for achieving their financing needs.”

Since 1874, Bank of the West has helped people to build homes, finance farms, and grow their businesses. Over the past few years they have expanded their presence in the marine market. Bank of the West currently serves over 800 marine dealers across the United States, providing a full suite of banking products. Their retail and floor plan lending gives dealers the opportunity to grow their businesses, through competitive rates and terms.

“We are thrilled that Bank of the West has chosen to continue their high level of support for marine retailers,” says Matt Gruhn, President of the MRAA. “Renewing as a Platinum Partner member speaks to their ongoing commitment and support to the industry.”

NMDA named MRAA Platinum Partner

MINNEAPOLIS — The National Marine Distributors Association, a trade association representing wholesale distributors of marine accessories, has signed on as a Platinum Member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the highest level of support for the association.

“Both NMDA and MRAA see tremendous opportunity for industry growth through increased collaboration throughout the supply chain,” says Nancy Cueroni, Executive Director of the NMDA. “In particular, by working more closely together on marketing and education, dealers and distributors can sell more marine accessories to today’s consumers and provide a better boating experience.”

NMDA’s goal is to improve the business conditions of wholesale distributors of marine accessories and of the marine industry in general. It offers seminars, conferences and other educational opportunities to help marine distributors better manage their businesses and develop strategies to meet business challenges.

“We are honored to have such support from the National Marine Distributors Association,” says Matt Gruhn, MRAA President. “Together, we can help both dealers and distributors improve their productivity, profitability and performance, creating stronger businesses and a stronger marine industry.”

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