Chaparral, Robalo upgrade to MRAA premier partner members

Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats have upgraded their membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to a premier partner member. Based in Nashville, Ga., Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are one of the longest-standing boat builder members of the MRAA. “Chaparral and Robalo are proud to support and continue our partnership with the …
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RFA urges members speak out against ethanol mandate

The Recreational Fishing Alliance is encouraging its members to take action on ethanol by participating in a campaign being conducted through Boating United, a grassroots platform organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The announcement was met with dismay from NMMA …
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ABYC partners with MYMIC to offer members OSHA compliance training

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Surprise Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections around the country have cost marine facilities thousands of dollars in violation penalties. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has recently partnered with MYMIC Training Technologies, a company that provides safety audits and training, to help ABYC members comply with OSHA requirements and […]
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NMRA announces new officers and board members

GURNEE, Ill. – The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its officers and board members to head the organization in 2015–2016. Two new officers and two new board members joined its leadership group. Rob Gueterman of GSW & Associates in Tampa, Fla, was elected NMRA president, and Keith LaMarr of Macaroni Marketing in Watsonville, […]
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RBFF board of directors appoints four new members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dale Barnes, Lenora Clark, Jeff Pontius and Colonel Joel Wilkinson have been appointed to its Board of Directors. Barnes, Clark, Pontius and Wilkinson will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission. “Dale, Lenora, Jeff and Joel all represent key opportunities in […]
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MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost profits and bolster their businesses in today’s […]
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Coast Guard Foundation to honor members in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it will honor the men and women who serve in Alaska at its biennial Alaska Awards Dinner at The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on Wednesday August 13th. Geraldo […]
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