The Marina Recreation Association is expanding networking opportunities for its members with the association's entry into Facebook and Twitter.
The MRA is an association of marina owners, operators and trade members throughout the Western states, Baja California, and Hawaii.
"Facebook and Twitter will allow members to network all year-round," said Yvonne Cantrell, of the MRA board of directors, in a statement. "With these commonly understood and available Internet tools, we'll be able to keep up our contacts and share ideas and information more easily and quickly."
The MRA is offering conference discounts as an incentive to encourage members to join the group. Go to the group's Web site, select Marina News and Updates, and follow the instructions for joining the groups. The MRA Facebook name is "yourmra."