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Why You Should Belong To NMRA.

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

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.

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.

MANA Membership: Your NMRA membership includes membership in the Manufacturers Agents National Association (MANA), with access to online business and educational content, a subscription to Agency Sales magazine, inclusion in MANA's RepFinder database, and business discounts.

Idea Exchange: NMRA members have regular opportunities to exchange ideas with other professional representatives with similar goals and challenges. These exchanges help you develop your business and make it more successful.

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, with information on your markets and lines you represent.

Marketing Services and Industry Awareness: NMRA's PR program keeps NMRA in the news and promotes the association's benefits to the industry. As a member, you can utilize special individual PR services for press releases to the marine trade media. NMRA has hosted workshops and 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.

Newsletter: 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 the information you need to run your business. Through NMRA, you can also find information on subjects from health insurance to rep software.

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

There are 3 categories of NMRA Membership:

Full: For rep groups and their owner(s), director(s) or principal(s).
Associate: For all independent rep salespeople within a rep group.
Affiliate: For manufacturers and other supply chain partners of NMRA member rep groups.

For more information and membership applications, call 804-599-0150 or email info@nmraonline.org.