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MRAA, Spader Business Management expand relationship

Wednesday, February 8, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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BOCA GRANDE, Fla. – For more than 20 years, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management have partnered to improve the health of the marine dealer body. Today, the two companies announce the expansion of that relationship with two new MRAA member benefits.

Spader Business Management has developed two new products — Profit Production Tools & Resources and its TRUE* Online Dashboards —both of which serve to make dealers more financially sound. The Profit Production Tools & Resources provide dealers with an analysis of their financial statements, assistance building a stronger chart of accounts, and access to an online workshop and budgeting tool, among other items. The TRUE* dashboards take the Profit Production to the next level through ongoing analysis of your results, such as key financial statement reporting, a forecasting system, financial guidelines and a flagging system that alerts dealers when they deviate from the guidelines.

"The MRAA has always enjoyed the relationship it has had with Spader, particularly as it has served as the endorsed 20 Group provider of the association for so long,” says Matt Gruhn, President of the MRAA. "We’re thrilled to able to offer Spader’s knowledge and expertise to a wider array of dealers throughout the industry through the Profit Production and TRUE Online Dashboards programs.”

Spader is offering an MRAA Rewards Member discounted rate of $1,380 for the Profit Production Package, which is more than $1,000 off of the market value for both of the components the package offers; and Spader is also offering an MRAA Rewards Member discount of 50 percent off of the set-up fee for the TRUE dashboards, which is a value of $187.50 off if a dealer sets it up electronically, or $375 off if it is set up manually.

"Our partnership with MRAA has been extremely rewarding for more than 20 years now,” says John Spader, president of Spader Business Management. "We’re happy to be expanding that relationship and to be able to offer these tools at a discounted rate to MRAA members because we know and we’ve heard from our dealers that today’s economy makes access to these resources more critical than ever before.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, 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. For more information, visit

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