Tag: MRAA In The News

Comparion Insurance Agency Commits to Supporting MRAA as Partner Member

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces the addition of Comparion Insurance Agency as a new Partner Member. Marine manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, through Partner Membership, commit to aligning their brands with the programs and opportunities that MRAA offers in its efforts to fuel the success of the marine industry. […]

Arizona House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Passes Boater Education Legislation

• Paves the Way for a Culture of Safe Boating in the Grand Canyon State Minneapolis, MN, February 15, 2024 – Wednesday, Feb. 9, the Arizona House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted 9-2 to pass H.B. 2149: Watercraft operation; minors; safety education. This marks the first step toward adopting boater education in the Grand Canyon […]

MRAA’s ‘Aimie’ Technology Earns Best Use of AI 2023 Neptune Award

MIAMI, February 15 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced that Aimie (AI for Marine Industry Education), its artificial intelligence-powered content delivery system for boat dealers, has earned the Best Use of AI 2023 Neptune Award. “It’s inspiring for the MRAA to receive a Neptune Award for Aimie because she delivers […]

MRAA Board Approves 2024 Advocacy Priorities

Minneapolis, February 14 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ (MRAA) Board of Directors recently approved its 2024 legislative and regulatory advocacy resolutions as recommended by the Advisory Council of Marine Associations (ACMA). The advisory council and its annual resolutions are an integral part of the MRAA’s advocacy efforts. ACMA was created to advise […]

Meet Nichole Wishart, MRAA Business Development Specialist

MINNEAPOLIS, January 30, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces that Nichole Wishart has joined the MRAA team as MRAA Business Development Specialist. “We are delighted to add Nichole’s unique talents and entrepreneurial acumen to the MRAA team,” says Allison Gruhn, Vice President of Business Development. “She possesses great leadership abilities […]

Strengthen Your Service Department

Service Managers face tremendous challenges every day.  They confront workforce shortages, wavering efficiency and concerning proficiency numbers, increasing repair event cycle times, teamwork issues, quality control problems, lowering customer satisfaction scores and so much more. And to make it even more painful, there just hasn’t been a true training pathway to help them to overcome […]

The Magic of Dealer Week

The 2023 MRAA Dealer Week Conference and Expo was the largest Dealer Week on record, from its attendance to its sheer size! I feel honored to play a role in helping make the annual event happen. But, as some of my co-workers have stated, Dealer Week 2023 just hit differently. Maybe it’s because of the […]

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,” […]

MRAA Joins National Safe Boating Council Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 28, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that Chad Tokowicz, MRAA Government Relations Manager, was appointed to the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Board of Directors. Founded in 1958, the NSBC serves as a national catalyst for developing a safe boating culture by providing education, programming and […]