250-PLUS! MDCE April registrations set new record!
— With more than six months to go before the opening of the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, more than 250 marine industry professionals have already registered to attend the event. The 251 registrants for MDCE prior to May 1, represents a new record — by a long shot — noting a 173-percent increase over the previous highest number ever registered at this point in the year. Read more.
MRAA notes several new, renewing Partner Members
MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has recently added several new Partner Members to the growing list of companies that are supporting the association. In recent days, Bank of the West renewed its membership as a Platinum Partner member, the highest level of support for the MRAA; the National Marine Distributors Association upgraded its support from an MTA Membership to a Platinum Partner Membership. MasterCraft Boat Co., Dominion Marine Media, Priority One Financial Services and Rinimax, Inc., all joined, upgraded or renewed their MRAA Membership at the Premier Partner level; and Marine Dealer Technologies and Sealine Yachts America joined the MRAA at the Partner Member level. Thank you to all of these great companies for strengthening their support of the marine dealer body.
MDCE 2013 Registration Now Open
MINNEAPOLIS — Registration for the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo is now open, and from now through September 20, 2013, MRAA Members can save $125 off or standard registration rates. All registrants will save $50 through the early-bird discount if they register by Sept. 20, and MRAA Members can add on another $75 in savings because they are members of the association, for a total of $125 in savings. To maximize your savings, login and get registered today!
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MRAA Unveils Resource Center
MINNEAPOLIS — The all-new MRAA Rewards Resource Center,
available within the right-hand nav bar at MRAA.com, gives dealers
first-hand access to hundreds of pages of tools and resources necessary
to succeed in today's competitive business environment. This
members-only area of MRAA.com contains dozens of resources in each of
five topic areas:
• Marketing • Financial Management The
Resource Center also houses MRAA's growing series of guides, including a
44-page Federal Regulatory Compliance Guide, a 40-page Guide to Success
for 2013, and coming soon, 30 Days of Social Media Content. More
Resource Center sections will be announced soon. Learn more.
• Sales • Operations • Finance & Insurance
Boating Industry features MRAA's YLAC members
MINNEAPOLIS — Boating Industry magazine featured the marine industry's "next generation" in its March 2013 issue. On the cover, you'll find the MRAA's Young Leaders Advisory Council chairman and MRAA board member Ryan Hebert of Texas Marine. And inside the issue, you'll also find 14 Q&As with future leaders of our industry, all of whom are currently members of YLAC. This is a great testimony to the success of YLAC, which MRAA formed in 2009. To read more, click here.
Introducing: Your MRAA Guides to Success!
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is thrilled to announce the first two publications in a series of MRAA Guides to Success. These publications are jam packed with information on how to protect, how to strengthen, and how to improve your business for today's (and tomorrow's!) boating market. They are free to MRAA Retail Members! FInd these and all forthcoming guides here.
Federal Compliance Guide
MRAA's Federal Regulatory Compliance Guide offers a wealth of information and is your first and most important step in protecting your business from the numerous federal financial regulations. It is 40-plus pages packed with overviews, how-tos, case studies, a checklist, and all the forms you need to ensure your company is compliant with these regulations. Protect the future of your business with this compliance guide today!
Guide to Success: 2013
Like any year, 2013 offers many unknowns. To assist you in navigating into the new year and beyond, the MRAA teamed with numerous industry experts — MDCE speakers and MRAA benefits providers — to outline more than 100 ideas you can capitalize on. This free member resource will help you amp up your dealership's results in the most critical areas of your business. Download now!
Building off of the success of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, the Norman-Spencer Marine Retail University takes the form of an MDCE-style satellite series. In seven separate events in late 2012 and early 2013, the MRU delivered need-to-know content straight to audiences that averaged over 60 people per event. The MRAA and Dominion Marine Media co-produce the MRU events, delivering market-specific data and trends to state and regional audiences, in addition to advice on how to take advantage of that data. We're busy re-loading the educational line-up for the second round of MRU events. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming events.
Join MRAA today! Wondering what's in it for you? Membership in the MRAA comes with its rewards, literally. We've more than doubled the number of benefits we offer our members and created a membership structure that's easier to understand. If you haven't considered MRAA membership in a while, it's time to look again.