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A compilation of news and information regarding the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas that was published in an industry trade magazine or released from the MRAA itself:

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Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chaparral/Robalo and Wet Sounds Win "Best in Show" at MDCE 2014 »
Chaparral/Robalo and Wet Sounds were each named “Best in Show” at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. The awards...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Awards Three Technical Scholarships »
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Broward College and WyoTech Daytona were selected as recipients of the 2014 MRAA T...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mary Jo Goettling Selected as Duane Spader Scholarship Recipient »
Mary Jo Goettling, sales manager of Blue Springs Marine in Blue Springs, Mo. has been selected as the recipient of the sec...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Martin Boyer and Kathy Bense Receive 2014 Kevin Lodder Scholarship »
Martin Boyer, vice president and general manager of Austin Boats & Motors in Lakeway, Texas, and Kathy Bense, co-owner...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethan Vorchheimer and Frank Didonato Receive ABYC Technical Scholarships »
Ethan Vorchheimer from Ess-Kay Yards Inc. in Brewerton, N.Y., and Frank Didonato from Port Harbor Marine in South Portland...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
BoatUS President Margaret Podlich Named 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year »
Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest boat owners...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDCE Scores Home Run With 2014 Pre-Conference Workshops »
More than 200 dealers signed up to participate in yesterday’s MDCE Pre-Conference Workshops, the unofficial kick-off of th...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA Introduces MRAA Rewards Career Center »
The Marine Retailers Association of the America, in partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council, announced toda...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA to Host Young Professionals Comedy Event at MDCE 2014 »
Bringing the marine retail industry’s leaders of tomorrow together for an evening of levity, laughs and networking is the...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chester Elton Delivers Energized 2014 MDCE Keynote Address »
To succeed as a manager, you need to get your people to fully commit to you and your business; to go “all in.” Whether you...
Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dealers: Save 200 of Certification Program Costs at MDCE 2014 »
Marine retailers looking to renew their Marine Industry Certified Dealership status or get through the next step of the MI...
Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Certified Dealers: Save Big on Custom Videos at MDCE 2014 »
The cost of producing custom dealership videos can be an exorbitant expense for dealerships large and small. A professiona...
Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MRAA to Host Special Presentation on Obamacare at MDCE 2014 »
In order to take care of your business and dealership team members, you need to first understand what’s happening in the g...
Monday, November 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Networking Reception Kicks Off MDCE 2014 »
The 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo officially got underway with much excitement last night during the Opening Ni...
Thursday, November 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDCE 2014 Kicks Off With Opening Night Networking Event »
Organizers of the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will kick off the industry’s premier annual dealer educationa...
Thursday, November 13, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MICD Program Helps Keep MDCE 2014 Attendees Connected »
In today’s business environment, it’s critical that professionals have the ability to stay connected with the people and...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rethink Your Target Market at MDCE 2014 »
U.S. demographics aren’t just starting to shift; they already have. If marine dealerships want to capitalize on the chan...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sell More Parts In-Store and Online »
An efficient and profitable dealership parts department helps customers secure what they need to get back on the water a...
Monday, September 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Young Professionals: Carve a Path to Success at MDCE 2014 »
Today’s young professionals are the future of the retail marine industry. But if the next generation is not ready to face...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDCE 2014 Early Bird Registrations Hit Record HIgh »
Registrations for the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo are at a record high of 683 following the close of the ev...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Explore the Future of Digital Marketing at MDCE 2014 »
In today’s rapidly changing digital marketing environment, it can be a challenge for even the savviest of marine dealers...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plan For Peak Performance at MDCE 2014 »
Everyone seeks to improve and grow their business, whether the focus is revenue, profits, customer loyalty, employee sat...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Encourage Prospects to Buy »
Without being aware of it, many dealerships discourage their best prospects from buying. To stem the tide of runaway sal...
Friday, September 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Glenn Roller to Lead MDCE Manufacturer Rep Training »
MINNEAPOLIS, September 12, 2014 — The manufacturer rep/dealer relationship can be a delicate one. But when a true partne...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Energize and Empower Your Employees at MDCE 2014 »
With day-to-day dealership operations requiring so much attention to detail and focus on the minutia of each individual s...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Build a Service Dream Team »
In order for a dealership to achieve industry-leading customer loyalty and profitability, it must employ a highly effect...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Turn F&I Objections Into Opportunities at MDCE 2014 »
Providing dealership customers with finance and insurance options when they buy a new or pre-owned boat can be a big boo...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learn How to Outmarket Your Competition »
Effective marketing is vital to a dealership’s success. But given the speed at which marketing technologies and communic...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Protect Your Business' Future at MDCE 2014 »
Often, dealership principals are so busy working to stay on top of day-to-day management of their respective businesses...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amp Up Your Profit on Marine Accessories »
Accessories sales can be a solid money-maker for today’s marine retailers. Yet sadly, many dealerships dismiss this oppo...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MDCE 2014 Brochure Available in Digital Format »
Organizers of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, the industry’s premier annual dealer educational event, have take...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sell More to Tech-Savvy Boat Buyers »
Today’s hyper-informed, tech-savvy boat buyers aren’t merely looking to buy products; they’re looking to buy experiences...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learn to Shoot and Edit Boat Videos at MDCE 2014 »
Video has become one of the most powerful marketing tools available to today’s dealers. By learning to use this tool more...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prioritize Strategies for Improvement at MDCE 2014 »
It’s not uncommon to read a great book, attend an eye-opening seminar or finish up a powerful 20 Group meeting and come...
Monday, August 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sell More Boats to Women »
For years, there have been studies that show women typically hold the purse strings in their families. But while almost...

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