MRAA adds online member benefit

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has added a new member benefit for all Bronze members. It grants free access to one online course annually at

MRAA currently offers over 130 online courses and resources geared toward improving and strengthening marine dealerships and their personnel with topics relevant to leadership, sales, marketing and service.

Delivering education to retailers in our industry is a core function of MRAA. This additional benefit of a free training course of choice is intended to give dealers and staff an opportunity to try online education, as the chosen course will be available to all employees within the member organization for an entire year.

All dealers should be members of MRAA, the national organization that represents the retail segment of the marine industry. Moreover, it offers a variety of benefits including an abundance of downloadable resources designed to help dealerships and marina operations save money while increasing revenue and profits.

To get more membership information or to join, contact: Nikki Duffney at
or 763-315-8043.

Take time to support SHORE Act

Projects that support recreation access in general — and boating access in particular — have been neglected for far too long. But that may be about to change, as the massive contribution of outdoor recreation ($778 billion or 2.2 percent) to the national GDP is finally being recognized.

Specifically, the Safe Harbor for Our Recreation Economy (SHORE) Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress by Representatives John Katko (R-NY) and Anthony Brindisi (D-NY). It would require federal agencies to account for recreation’s economic impact when approving infrastructure projects.

This, in turn, would support job growth, improve access to our waterways and make conditions safer for recreational boaters and anglers.

Projects that impact our access to public lands and waters are up for discussion now, and we need to make sure the needs of our industry are prioritized. Tell Congress to support recreation infrastructure by supporting the Safe Harbors for Our Recreation Economy (SHORE) Act!

Congress is working to update our nation’s water infrastructure and the recreational boating industry has earned a seat at the table. It’s time for dealers and their customers to become vocal. It takes just a few minutes to make you voice heard. 


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