People in the marine industry have been hearing anecdotally that there is a shortage of skilled workers, but to date there has been no data to make the case.
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.
A pair of veteran consultants joined the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program, bringing more than 60 years of combined experience to the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management formed an online education partnership, resulting in the launch of three new courses within the MRAA Interactive Virtual Training System.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association merged their political action committees to form one voice for recreational boating on Capitol Hill.
The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas was recently named the 2015 Association of the Year by the Midwest Society of Association Executives.
ORLANDO, Fla. — During the final afternoon of the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, industry educational leaders highlighted the current shortage of marine technicians, calling upon the entire industry to help recruit the workforce’s next generation of students.
Bob McCann was named lead consultant of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program.
Norman-Spencer’s Marine Insurance Services division announced record third-quarter results for its Marine Retailers Association of the Americas member customer referral program.
The non-profit MRAA Educational Foundation set a goal of raising $25,000 this year to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades.
Phil Keeter, the retired president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, says he was fired only once in his career — by me! That’s right. Phil says I fired him. And he kids me about it each time we talk. As the owner of Romer Marine in Tulsa, Okla., Phil was an outstanding…more