Tag: matt gruhn

Webinar: Mastering the Waves — Navigating a Dealership Exit During Uncertain Times

• Webinar and panel discussion with host Performance Brokerage Service, Morgan Stanley and Matt Gruhn, MRAA President By Jon Couwenberg, Partner & Director Marine Division, Performance Brokerage Service, an MRAA Platinum Partner Member Are you contemplating the future sale of your marine dealership? Like many of your fellow dealers, you might find yourself with more […]

Jeff Strong, MRAA Board Chair, Testifies on Capitol Hill

• Testimony Highlights Benefits of MAPOceans Act and H.R. 8704 for Marine Retailers, Emphasizes Concerns Over Right Whale Vessel Speed Rule WASHINGTON, D.C, June 27, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announces that Jeff Strong, MRAA Board Chair and President of Strong’s Marine, testified before Congress on Capitol Hill regarding the MAPOceans […]

MRAA Represents Voice of Dealers at American Boating Congress

Last week the recreational boating industry, including the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), visited Washington, D.C., for the annual American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). MRAA staff, certified dealers and members of the MRAA board of directors met with lawmakers to discuss the contributions of the marine […]

House Passes Historic Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Package, Eyes on Senate for Swift Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2024 — In a landmark bipartisan achievement, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. This critical step demonstrates the powerful momentum Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members and industry partners have helped generate in promoting policies that expand access and transform outdoor recreation […]

Travis Hyde Named MRAA Integrator

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced that Travis Hyde has been hired as MRAA’s VP of Operations & Integrator and will work closely in partnership with MRAA President Matt Gruhn and the MRAA Leadership Team. In this role, Hyde will work to ensure MRAA achieves its […]

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, […]