Dominion Marine Media named MRAA Supplier of the Year
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Posted by: Liz Walz
— The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has named Dominion Marine
Media (DMM), the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld,
Boat Trader and boats.com, as its 2012 Supplier of the Year.
been extremely impressed with the steps Dominion Marine Media has taken to
support the dealer body,” says Matt Gruhn, MRAA President. "From its financial
support of events like the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo and Boating
Industry magazine’s Top 100 Dealers Program to its co-production of the Marine
Retail University, Dominion Marine Media has proven it is a very dealer-centric
organization that continues to make outstanding contributions to the
industry. It is always willing to share
data points that make dealers smarter.”
received the recognition from the MRAA for being the manufacturer or supplier
that did the most to support the dealer body in 2012. DMM has focused its
efforts on providing relevant and essential industry information for dealer and
broker education. These initiatives include the Marine Retail Universities,
Boat Trader Market Index reports, Yacht Brokerage Universities, and YachtWorld
Market Index reports. In addition, DMM launched a number of well-attended
webinars, social media seminars and training programs throughout the year. DMM
joins past winners going back to 1980, including Sea Ray Boats, Grady-White
Boats, Yamaha Motor Corp., Cobalt Boats, The Spader Companies, Volvo Penta,
Norman-Spencer and Bellavia, Gentile & Associates, among others.
is a real honor to be selected as Supplier of the Year by the MRAA and to be
among such prestigious companies that have earned this distinction,” said
Courtney Chalmers, director of marketing for Dominion Marine Media. "We value
our partnership with the dealer and broker communities and will continue to
provide education and information resources to advance their success.”
2012 MRAA "Supplier of the Year” award was presented to DMM at the Marine
Dealer Conference & Expo, held Nov. 11-14 at the Orange County Convention
Center in Orlando, Fla.
About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
Celebrating its 40th
anniversary in 2012, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the
only North American association dedicated to furthering the interests of boat
and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers throughout North America.
Under the umbrella of MRAA Rewards, the MRAA offers a host of cost-saving,
revenue-generating, business-improvement, and professional-development benefits
exclusively for its members. MRAA is the united voice of marine retailers. For
more information, visit www.MRAA.com.