The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas launched a new online business directory.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American trade group dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers in North America. Under MRAA Rewards, the association offers its members cost-saving, revenue-generating, business improvement and professional development benefits.
Dealerships certified under the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program are now entitled to business insurance through CNA Financial, the exclusively endorsed insurance company of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.
When boat dealers contemplate training, the time and expense commitment can quickly snowball in their minds. They have to get their staffs to appropriate venues for training — service to technical sessions, sales staff to different events and possibly another training ground for the managers.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas hired Gerald “Jerry” Lofberg as its certification development manager to oversee recruitment of new participants in the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program.
Training — it’s a word that can excite or illicit groans, depending on a person’s perspective.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas tapped Washington, D.C., veteran Will Higgins to lobby for the group on Capitol Hill.
MarineLab, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ exclusively endorsed warranty service provider, will expand its operations nationwide and appointed Scott Donovan to head the organization.
Dominion Marine Media and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas are partnering for a third consecutive year to bring their Marine Retail University to Brockton, Mass., on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MRAA president Matt Gruhn
The MRAA Educational Foundation said it exceeded its goal of raising $20,000 this year to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades.