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The drive to continuously grow and improve is at the heart of the MRAA, our members and our staff. That’s why we’re launching this blog: to share what we’re learning in our work and in our lives with you – and in hopes you’ll share what you’re learning too.

 

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MRAA History: BoatPAC

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, October 25, 2018
In honor of BoatPAC reaching this year’s fundraising goal, let’s throwback to the BoatPAC event at MDCE 2016.

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MRAA History: Shirtsleeve Session Workbook

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, October 11, 2018
The 1977 Dealer Shirtsleeve Sessions Work Book, brought to you by MRAA and the Boating Trades Association of Texas.

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MRAA History: A Year of Firsts

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, October 4, 2018
The 1987 MRAA Conference was deemed a success. The Caesars Palace welcomed a record-setting number of marine dealers, the first Woman of the Year was recognized, and the number of accessory exhibitors increased by 90% over the previous year.

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MRAA History: "Change...for the better"

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, September 27, 2018
The theme of the 1985 MRAA Annual Conference was “Change… for the better.” If you could make one change to MRAA’s Annual Conference today, what would it be?

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MRAA History: Phil Keeter

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, September 20, 2018
The 2011 MRAA Annual Conference celebrated the career of Phil Keeter, who retired as MRAA President. Keeter was one of the founders of MRAA and was employed by the association for more than 20 years.

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MRAA History: Supporters

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Friday, September 14, 2018
We can count more than a dozen organizations that were supporting MRAA and its Annual Conference way back when that continue to support us today. That list of leading members has grown tremendously, but our appreciation remains the same.

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MRAA History: Don Galey

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, August 9, 2018

One of the original founders of the MRAA and of its Annual Conference, Don Galey of Galey's Marine Supply, has collected awards like these at MRAA’s Annual Conference as far back as the 1970s and as recently as last year. Straight-ahead, Don.

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MRAA History: Shirtsleeve Sessions

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, August 2, 2018
MRAA’s Shirtsleeve Sessions, which launched in 1977, represented the earliest days of MRAA’s Annual Conference. Leading dealers discussed and provided insights and solutions on the leading challenges and opportunities facing the marine business.

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MRAA History: Panel Dicussions

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Panel discussion have been a hallmark of MRAA’s Annual Conference throughout the years. This two-tiered panel tackled the problems of the day through these dealer experts.

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MRAA History: MRAA Conference Booth

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Throughout the 40 years of MRAA’s Annual Conference, the MRAA booth has been known by many names — MRAA Info Center, MRAA Rewards Pavilion, etc. — but no matter the name, MRAA’s team has always stood ready to support our dealers — at the conference or otherwise.

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