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Industry groups praise Secretary Zinke in open letter

In an open letter published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, executives from the marine industry joined a group more than 100 outdoor recreation industry companies praised the agenda being set by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. These executives represent many segments of the $887 billion outdoor recreation industry ...

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EHOVE Adult Career Center selects technical scholarship recipient

At the 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo this past December, Erie, Huron and Ottawa Vocational Education (EHOVE) Adult Career Center was one of four schools that were awarded a $3,000 Technical Scholarship from the MRAA Educational Foundation. EHOVE recently announced that they have selected Jarrod Turnbull as the recipient of those scholarship funds. Jarrod currently works for South Shore ...

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Boating industry, outdoors groups meet with administration officials

Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service Monday, for the first of what’s expected to be a series of official meetings to address boating and outdoor recreation expansion and improvements. The ORIR includes several groups in the boating industry, including BoatUS, MRAA and NMMA. Outdoor recreation is ...

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MRAA releases 2017 compensation study results

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it has released its 2017 MRAA Compensation Study results, which detail the compensation ranges for 35 common job descriptions in the retail sector of the marine industry. More than 2,600 position-level responses were collected from a total of 292 retail locations for this in-depth report, which was created in response to ...

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ARI, MRAA schedule Digital Marketing Masters Series webinars

ARI and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced the winter schedule for their annual Digital Marketing Master Series webinars. The Digital Marketing Master Series is made up of complimentary, educational webinars available exclusively to MRAA retail members. These offerings, which take place monthly throughout the winter and fall, are designed to offer marine dealers a clear return on ...

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MRAA announces 2017 board members

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced appointments to several positions on its board of directors for 2017, including a new chairman. Joe Lewis, who had been serving as the MRAA board’s vice chairman, will become chairman. He replaces Randy Wattenbarger, who served two years as the chairman and now moves into the immediate past chair seat. Lewis, ...

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Chaparral, Robalo upgrade to MRAA premier partner members

Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats have upgraded their membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to a premier partner member. Based in Nashville, Ga., Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are one of the longest-standing boat builder members of the MRAA. “Chaparral and Robalo are proud to support and continue our partnership with the MRAA,” said Ann Baldree, senior ...

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MRAA launches retail compensation study

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has embarked on a study of North American retail compensation programs as part of a multi-faceted effort to provide solutions for the marine industry’s workforce crisis. The study, which launched last week, invited more than 3,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada to participate, asking them to provide certain demographic ...

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MRAA releases 2016 workforce assessment

On Monday, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas released the marine industry’s first comprehensive Workforce Assessment, outlining the issues faced by boat and engine dealers across North America when it comes to hiring, developing and retaining employees. Featuring insights from 517 respondents, who represented more than 1,300 individual dealership locations, the 2016 MRAA Workforce Assessment delivers 35 pages of ...

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Priority One, MRAA partner on webinar

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced Thursday that it is partnering with Priority One Financial Services to host an educational webinar on “What You Need to Know about Credit Bureaus,” for MRAA members. Hosted by Eric Craig, senior dealer account executive of Priority One, this webinar, which will be held Thursday, November 3, at 2 p.m. Eastern, will ...

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