Top 5 Reasons to Join a Regional Association
Did you know that 27 regional associations in the US and Puerto Rico are solely dedicated to professionals in the promotional products and promotional marketing industry? These associations are independent nonprofits, ranging in size from 100 to nearly 1,000 companies.
Check out these important benefits of joining:
1. Key contacts in your own backyard.
Participate with your regional association and make new contacts. Membership in a regional association gives you the opportunity to get to know your competition on a friendly basis. Share the same concerns and compare notes on business management tools like software.
2. Low cost/high ROI.
The cost to join is just pennies a day, often less than $150 per year. Regional associations offer a robust list of services and benefits including a coupon book which more than pays for your membership.
Regional associations host booth and tabletop shows, providing a marketplace in your own community for area distributors and suppliers to meet face-to-face and generate business. By making new contacts in your own community, you tap into a great pool for sharing ideas and industry knowledge.
4. Professional development.
Membership in your regional association opens the doors for professional development through education and exposure to industry leaders and trendsetters. Alignment with your regional association positions you as a professional in your area.
5. An opportunity to get involved and help shape the industry.
Volunteering for your regional association gives you a chance to get involved in the issues that will affect your business.