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Bank of the West renews as Platinum Partner Member with the MRAA.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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MINNEAPOLIS — Bank of the West, located in San Francisco, Calif., has renewed its membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a Platinum Partner Member, the highest level of support for the MRAA.

"We have been a long time supporter of the marine industry,” says Mark Beecher, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing Manager, of Bank of the West. "Over the past year, the relationship we have developed with the MRAA has brought that support to a new level. The MRAA has benefited our efforts in expanding our interests in the industry, and we are excited to continue down this path. We are dedicated and passionate about providing well-managed dealers the underwriting opportunities necessary for achieving their financing needs.”

Since 1874, Bank of the West has helped people to build homes, finance farms, and grow their businesses. Over the past few years they have expanded their presence in the marine market. Bank of the West currently serves over 800 marine dealers across the United States, providing a full suite of banking products. Their retail and floor plan lending gives dealers the opportunity to grow their businesses, through competitive rates and terms.

"We are thrilled that Bank of the West has chosen to continue their high level of support for marine retailers,” says Matt Gruhn, President of the MRAA. "Renewing as a Platinum Partner member speaks to their ongoing commitment and support to the industry.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

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

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