Tag: matt gruhn

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 […]

Dealer Week Industry Celebration – The Rockin’ Good Time You Deserve, Cool Cat!  

MRAA’s Dealer Week is about learning, growing and educating your dealership team for even more success in the year ahead. However, it’s also about having fun, seeing friends, making new connections and celebrating another year of being part of the greatest industry ever!   Last year in Austin, Texas, the MRAA held a 1970s-themed Industry […]

Discover Boating’s Year-Round Campaign, Brand Experience Attracts New Consumers

The past 12 months saw the launch of the new Discover Boating strategy, taking the industry’s collective effort to expand the market for recreational boating from a six-month marketing campaign to a robust, year-round brand experience beginning with winter boat shows and continuing throughout spring and summer. Powered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and MRAA, […]

MRAA Adds New Director of Government Relations to Amplify Advocacy Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS, August 15, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it has added Mike Sayre as Director of Government Relations. As dealers face significant regulatory and legislative challenges to their businesses, the MRAA is ramping up its government relations efforts to ensure the voice of the dealers is represented in the […]

Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Opposes Vessel Speed Restrictions in the Gulf of Mexico

• Collaboration Needed in Conserving Rice’s Whales  WASHINGTON, D.C. July 18, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and other leading organizations representing the recreational fishing and boating industry urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to reject a petition to establish a year-round 10-knot (11 mph) vessel speed limit and other […]

Minnesota Passes Landmark Mandatory Boater Education Legislation

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, May, 31 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) celebrates the successful passage of Mandatory Boater Education Legislation in its home state of Minnesota. This landmark legislation marks a significant step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of boaters and all who enjoy aquatic recreation throughout the Land of 10,000 […]

MRAA Releases 8 Special-Edition Dealer Week Podcasts

MINNEAPOLIS, March 6, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has released eight, special-edition The Boat Biz podcasts. Recorded at MRAA’s Dealer Week Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas, the special-edition podcasts feature eight distinct guests — two MRAA Strategic Partners (Boats Group and Lightspeed) and six MRAA Education Champions (Boatline, Elite […]