NMA believes that a retailer’s success is largely determined on the strength of their supplier. NMA Supplier members serve as model examples of how an organizations aligns itself as the vital factor before retailer and customer. Our suppliers take extra steps in establishing a relationship with their retailers. A relationship that goes over and beyond that which is expected. NMA suppliers are endowed with certain benefits that distinguish them from others without an associations backing.
A Role Within NMA
When suppliers join NMA they are granted an influential role within the organization. Supplier members have exclusive voting privileges. In addition, these members have the opportunity to nominate themselves, or someone else to serve on the Board of Directors as a Supplier Director. This membership also enables candidate eligibility for our Annual Banquets, “Supplier Member of the Year Award.”
Joining NMA provides the chance for Suppliers to gain more business and connections. Members have an open invitation to any of the Board of Director’s scheduled meetings. This also includes all annual membership meetings. This provides an opportune time to network between businesses and individuals. Another avenue for marketing is also ensured with a partnership with NMA. Your company’s name, phone number, and contact information will be listed in the Supplier Directory in every The Independent Market Magazine, and on the Neighborhood Market Association website.
Supplier members are given superior advantages in terms of pricing, rates, and services. Your company will have guaranteed access to products and services at group discount level rates. This is obtained through numerous companies’ endorsements by Neighborhood Market Association. Our suppliers will also receive special rates exclusive for NMA members. These rates are secured through our quarterly magazine. This magazine is filled to the brim with valuable information on current issues effecting business, as well as state and national legislation updates.
Neighborhood Market Association will represent our Suppliers members’ interests on local, state, and federal levels. Our commitment to your financial needs is relentless and unwavering. In addition, your company will earn a voice in the affairs of not only NMA, but also the business community that surrounds us. Your company can submit articles, press releases, or any noteworthy information to be published with no charges whatsoever. We know that your needs are paramount to the growth of business. Therefore, we got out of our way to protect, and strengthen them with every resource we have available.
Most importantly, as a Supplier Member of the Neighborhood Market Association, you are not simply an associate. But a member of the extended NMA family. We are all brothers and sisters in the pursuit for progress and growth. We are a community united by the necessity of success and ethics. NMA calls on our suppliers with the hope that this relationship grows from strictly business, to something greater.