MRAA News

MRAA Dealer Week Conference & Expo Smashes Attendance Records

• More than 1,500 Dealers and Industry Members Attended the 4-Day Marine Event, Hosted Dec. 4-7, at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11 – More than 1,500 marine industry professionals attended the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) 2023 Dealer Week Conference and Expo, held Dec. 4-7 in Tampa, Fla., establishing […]

22 Dealers Named Great Dealerships to Work For

• Marine Industry Awards Honor Dealers at MRAA’s Dealer Week MINNEAPOLIS, Thursday, Dec. 7 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has named this year’s marine industry Great Dealerships to Work For. The dealerships were honored on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Dealer Week 2023, the association’s annual conference and expo, in Tampa, Fla. […]

Jennifer Haning Named 2023 Kevin Lodder Scholarship Recipient

TAMPA, FL, December 6, 2023 — The MRAA Educational Foundation announced today that Jennifer Haning, Business Office Manager at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park, Iowa, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Kevin Lodder Scholarship. The scholarship recipient was honored today at the MRAA Educational Foundation’s awards luncheon at Dealer Week, the […]

Zachary Meyer Named Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship Recipient

TAMPA, FL, December 6, 2023 — The MRAA Educational Foundation announced today that Zachary Meyer, General Manager of Mark’s Leisure Time Marine in Canandaigua, N.Y., has been selected as the recipient of the Foundation’s 2023 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipient was unveiled at the Foundation’s awards luncheon as part of Dealer […]

MRAA Educational Foundation names Michele Goldsmith the 2023 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2023 — Michele Goldsmith, Vice President and General Manager of the Soundings Trade Only group, has been named the 2023 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation. The award was presented to Goldsmith, the 37th recipient, as part of the Dealer Week Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. […]

MRAA Introduces AI-powered Content Delivery

DECEMBER 5, 2023; TAMPA – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas introduced an artificial intelligence-powered content delivery system that will revolutionize how MRAA Members can find answers to their most pressing challenges and opportunities — and will do so faster than ever before. Introduced Tuesday at Dealer Week as part of MRAA President Matt Gruhn’s […]

Lightspeed Announces Marine Dealer RECT Excellence Award Winners

• Award recipients honored for timely and exemplary customer service during MRAA Dealer Week Conference and Expo. TAMPA, FLA.  – December 5, 2023 – Lightspeed, a leader in dealer management solutions for the marine industry, announced its Marine Dealership RECT (Repair Event Cycle Time) Excellence Award winners during the Marine Retailers Association’s (MRAA) 2023 Dealer Week […]

MRAA Promotes 3 to Support Strategic Growth in 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces that Liz Keener, Stevie Cook and Sherri Cuvala have been promoted for exemplary work helping the MRAA and dealers find greater success. The promotions reflect their hard work and dedication and allow MRAA to pursue its strategic goals to provide increasingly […]

2 New Hires Strengthen MRAA Dealer Education Team

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announced today that it added two new employees to its Education Team: Senior Education Developer Bernie DeGraw and Education Coordinator Carolyn Howell.   “Adding Bernie and Carolyn will help us enhance our educational initiatives and deliver on our mission to fuel dealer success,” […]