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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 Retailer's Association of the Americas
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 »

A new Washington voice for MRAA

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Jonathan Sweet
March 16, 2015

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... Read more »

MRAA unveils 2015 guides to success

MRAA
February 26, 2015

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... Read more »

MDCE 2015 issues call for presentations

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
February 23, 2015

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.... Read more »

Digital Marketing Master Series returns for second year

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
February 18, 2015

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... Read more »

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