MRAA plans next Marine Retail University seminar

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Following on the heels of a successful Massachusetts Marine Retail University last month, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Dominion Marine Media are joining with the Empire State Marine Trades Association to bring a sixth MRU to Albany, N.Y.

The Norman-Spencer Marine Retail University is a series of one-day events that offer dealers educational opportunities based on trends and opportunities in their local and regional markets.

The Empire State's MRU will be held March 6 at the Holiday Inn Wolf Road.

In other MRAA news, 11 new dealers signed on as members.

To help promote the growing organization as well as promote the MRU events, the MRAA hired sales professional Meghan Orazen.

Orazen has served in several industries, including marine, and most recently, the medical field. While employed by Boating Industry and Trailer Boats magazines a few years ago, she worked with dozens of marine industry clients and attended many industry events, including Boating Industry’s Top 100 Dealers Gala and the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

In her sales position, Orazen will be focused on promoting sponsorship and advertising opportunities within the association’s current and soon-to-be-announced offerings. She will help to grow the Marine Retail University events and focus on several new projects that MRAA is about introduce, sharing the opportunities with potential clients and supporting the MRAA’s partners.

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