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Soundings Trade Only continues as MRAA Partner Member

Thursday, October 17, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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MINNEAPOLIS — Soundings Trade Only, a leading news source for the boating community and marine industry professionals, has renewed its membership with the MRAA at the Partner Member level.

"Soundings Trade Only is a leading source for up-to-date news and information about the marine industry, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to advance the opportunities we provide the industry,” says Matt Gruhn, President of the MRAA. "In addition to their support of the association and the work we do on a daily basis, Trade Only stepped up its support of our annual conference, the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, helping to expand the potential of this event and attracting new attendees.”

Soundings Trade Only, owned and operated by Active Interest Media (AIM) prides itself on keeping the industry up-to-date each day with fast reporting on breaking news. Its news and feature coverage focuses on the people, events and trends that affect boat manufacturers, boat dealers and retailers, marinas and boatyards, engine and electronics manufacturers, accessory makers and sellers, and the full array of marine related service companies.

"We enjoy the opportunity to connect with MRAA members through our news and feature coverage of the industry,” says Bill Sisson, Editor-in-Chief of Trade Only. "The partnership we’ve developed through our Official Sponsorship of the MDCE has helped us connect with the association and its members at a deeper level, and that’s been part of our core strategy with all of the industry’s trade shows.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. The MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit

About Soundings Trade Only

Soundings Trade Only is part of the AIM Marine Group, which also comprises Yachts International, PassageMaker, Soundings, Sail and Power & Motoryacht magazines, as well as and Show Management. Parent company Active Interest Media publishes some of the country’s leading consumer enthusiast magazines, includingYoga Journal, Backpacker, Vegetarian Times, Ski, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Oxygen and more, reaching more than 10 million readers in 85 countries.

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