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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: "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: 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: The Decade of the Dealer

Posted By Mickaela Hilleren, Thursday, July 12, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In 1989, MRAA celebrated its 8th Annual National Conference, with a look ahead to the 1990s, a decade that we called the "Decade of the Dealer.” MRAA President Phil Keeter was quoted in this article as saying, "The retail marine dealer is the linchpin of the industry.” Today, we just consider every decade as the Decade of the Dealer!

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