Steve McClatchy named MDCE opening keynote speaker

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
May 7, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Steve McClatchy has been named opening keynote presenter at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November. Author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example,” McClatchy uses high energy and humor to deliver strategies... Read more »

Retail registrations for 2015 MDCE up 77 percent

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
May 1, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Marine retailers across North America with the drive to be the best have committed to attending the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Fla., in record numbers. The total number of marine retailers who have registered since MDCE registration opened on April... Read more »

Brunswick launches online dealer certification for all Brunswick boat dealers

Brunswick Corporation
April 30, 2015

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation’s (NYSE: BC) dealer services team, Brunswick Dealer Advantage, announced continued improvements to its dealer certification program in an effort to provide greater value and challenge to the Brunswick marine dealer network. In partnership with the Marine... Read more »

MRAA launches online marine industry directory

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
April 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has made it easier than ever for marine industry suppliers to increase visibility in the marine marketplace and for dealers and retailers to locate potential business partners by launching a new online business directory, mraaindustrydirectory.com. The... Read more »

Diverse factors driving upstate NY boating industry optimism for 2015 season

Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York
April 6, 2015

Syracuse, N.Y. – Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing. Boating Industries Association of Upstate... Read more »

MRAA names certification development manager

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
April 3, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has brought Gerald “Jerry” Lofberg on board as its certification development manager to oversee recruitment of new participants in the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program. In his role, Lofberg will reach out to marine retailers... Read more »

Registration opens for newly redesigned MDCE

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
April 1, 2015

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... Read more »

MICD certification goes virtual

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
March 31, 2015

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... Read more »

MRAA named First Mate sponsor of 2015 American Boating Congress

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
March 23, 2015

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... Read more »

Grow Boating Inc. transfers MICD program ownership to MRAA

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
March 18, 2015

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... Read more »

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