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Dominion Marine Media named MRAA Supplier of the Year

Wednesday, November 28, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Liz Walz
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MINNEAPOLIS — 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.

"We’ve 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.”

DMM 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.

"It 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.”

The 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.