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Why belong to the NMRA as a Full Member?

Support Your Industry and Profession:
Working with marine industry associations and other rep associations, NMRA helps promote the use of independent reps throughout the industry. Belonging to NMRA gives your business a badge of professionalism that can make the difference in adding new lines or gaining new customers.

Member Directory:
When manufacturers seek additional representation, they frequently turn to the NMRA Directory as a source for reputable, highly qualified reps. The directory is given to all Affiliate members annually. As a member, your agency will be listed alphabetically and by territory, along with information on the markets you target and the lines you represent.

The NMRA newsletter "Tidings" contains articles to help you develop sound and profitable relationships with your principals, offers business tips and shares member news.

Information Resource:
NMRA acts as a clearinghouse for information you need to run your business. We regularly invite members to participate in Saleswise teleforums presented by Nicki Weiss, who is a well-respected expert on rep-related sales topics. Through the headquarters, you can also find out what works for other marine reps on subjects ranging from health insurance to rep software.

Marketing Services and Industry Awareness:
NMRA's public relations program keeps NMRA events in the news and promotes the association's benefits to the marine industry. As a Full member, you can also utilize a special individual public relations program to create press releases and promote your company news to the marine trade media. NMRA has hosted workshops and organized Ask A Rep sessions at trade shows to educate the industry on the benefits of using independent reps. NMRA's Rep Night is also an important and successful industry event.

Idea Exchange:
NMRA members have regular opportunities to exchange ideas with other professional representatives with similar goals and challenges,such as through our NMRA member rep-only LinkedIn Group. These exchanges help you develop your business and make it more successful.

NMRA Website:
Information on our members, industry links, available products and publications, and membership information can be found at www.nmraonline.org.

Legal Services:
NMRA's relationships with the firms Schoenberg, Fisher, Newman & Rosenberg, Ltd. and Valentine & Associates PC give member sales reps free telephone consultation on the legal aspects of your business. These firms specialize in working with reps, and can handle any legal matter facing your firm.

Business Leads:
NMRA shares opportunities for new business through its Affiliate New Member Welcomes. These new manufacturing members are actively seeking reps, and we communicate these opportunities to you by email.

For more information about how NMRA can help your company, contact us at 847.662.3167, fax 847.336.7126, email info@nmraonline.org.

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