Dominion Marine Media (DMM), the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader and boats.com, announced today that the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) has named it 2012 “Supplier of the Year”.
“It is a real honor to be selected as Supplier of the Year by the MRAA and to be among such prestigious companies that have earned this distinction,” said Courtney Chalmers, director of marketing for Dominion Marine Media. “We value our partnership with the dealer and broker communities and will continue to provide education and information resources to advance their success.”
DMM received the recognition from the MRAA for being the manufacturer or supplier that did the most to support the dealer body in 2012. DMM has focused its efforts on providing relevant and essential industry information for dealer and broker education. These initiatives include the Marine Retail Universities, Boat Trader Market Index reports, Yacht Brokerage Universities, and YachtWorld Market Index reports. In addition, DMM launched a number of well-attended webinars, social media seminars and training programs throughout the year.
“We’ve been extremely impressed with the steps Dominion Marine Media has taken to support the dealer body,” said Matt Gruhn, president, MRAA. “From its financial support of events like the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo and Boating Industry magazine’s Top 100 Dealers Program to its co-production of the Marine Retail University, Dominion Marine Media has proven it is a very dealer-centric organization that continues to make outstanding contributions to the industry. It is always willing to share data points that make dealers smarter.”
The 2012 MRAA “Supplier of the Year” award was presented to DMM at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo held November 11-14 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL.