MICD program wins MSAE 2015 Award of Excellence

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
August 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program received the 2015 Award of Excellence from the Midwest Society of Association Executives on June 11 at a special ceremony held during the association’s 59th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. MSAE recognized the MICD program for its continued... Read more »

CDK Global and MRAA partner to provide monthly dealer profitibility reports for members

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
August 17, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS —The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, in collaboration with CDK Global Recreation, is making key retail sales data available at dealers’ fingertips through CDK Recreation’s Lightspeed dealer management software. CDK Recreation uses data from Lightspeed to supply MRAA with... Read more »

Applications for Kevin Lodder Scholarship open until September 30

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
August 17, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2015 Kevin Lodder Scholarship. The deadline for applications is September 30. The Kevin Lodder Scholarship Fund, which was founded in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder’s Marine in Fairfield, Ohio, provides a full scholarship... Read more »

2015 Darlene Briggs Award application and nomination process kicks off

MRAA
August 7, 2015

The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking nominations and applications for the 2015 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award. The late Darlene Briggs, of Wayzata, Minn., was admired for her tireless dedication to the marine industry. To honor her memory, the Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year Award was... Read more »

MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

MRAA
July 14, 2015

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost... Read more »

Data indicates certified dealers outperform non-certified dealers

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
June 17, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Recent data indicates the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program is having a positive impact on the overall health and financial success of dealerships across North America. Data collected from dealerships in the United States and Canada by the research division of Robert W. Baird... Read more »

Special session added to MDCE agenda

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
June 11, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — In a special session preceding the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo opening keynote address, marine service expert Valerie Ziebron will lead a panel discussion on solutions to the current shortage of marine technicians. This one-hour special session is part of the Marine Retailers... Read more »

MDCE 2015 expands Pre-Conference Workshops

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
June 3, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — In response to record-high ratings from attendees in 2014, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo has expanded the number of Pre-Conference Workshops offered at this year’s event from seven to 12. “When we consider where to invest in growing MDCE, the most important consideration... Read more »

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 Dealer Conference & Expo
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 »

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