MRAA seeks award nominations


Nominations are being accepted for the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award, the Marine Retailers Association of America announced.

This award is presented annually to an outstanding woman who is actively involved in the marine industry at any level. It recognizes long and devoted service, untiring commitment and the advancement of women in the marine business.

The recipient is chosen for her qualities as a professional businesswoman and commitment to service and the award is given to someone who strives for the advancement of women in the recreational marine industry.

The award is sponsored by the MRAA and Boating Industry magazine and will be presented Nov. 6-9 during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo at the Gaylord Palms resort in Orlando, Fla.

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The MRAA Educational Foundation is seeking applicants for the Kevin Lodder Scholarship, which was founded in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder Marine in Fairfield, Ohio.

Recipients will receive tuition to attend the Spader Total Management Workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D., and a travel stipend of $800 to offset travel expenses.

Two scholarships will be awarded in November during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

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Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

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