Your NAMA Membership provides you with the following benefits, products and services (click on a topic to expand applicable information):
NAMA Expos (Registration Fee applies)
See the latest development in equipment, products and services. Participate in education and roundtable sessions to learn what others in the industry are finding most successful. Learn about the latest technology. Network with thousands of your peers to exchange ideas and identify successful solutions.
Exhibitors at NAMA Expos are encouraged to contact NAMA for tips and advice on "How To" successfully exhibit. NAMA frequently holds seminars led by professional trainers.
Member Rewards Program
Members can now save money through our Member Rewards Program. Car rental through Hertz, shipping and freight by FedEx, YRC (formerly Roadway Express), USF & New Penn, fuel savings through Shell, business insurance through Allstate, health insurance quotes through MMIC, automotive services with Meineke, and many others. The Member Rewards Program is continually updated to add even more value to your membership.
Education & Training
In-depth information and practical guidance on a wide variety of training topics covering almost every aspect of running a successful business. Publications are written specifically for NAMA by experts in the field. Materials are available for both novice and experienced operation. Members receive discounts on all publications.
Industry Statistics, Surveys & Reports
The Operating Ratio Report enables you to compare your company's policies and performance with others in the field. Surveys and reports cover a wide range of topics from wage rates to operating costs to industry statistics and much more.
NAMA supports many affiliated state councils, which protect members against unfair legislation on a local level. These councils have regular meetings and provide members with education, training, networking opportunities and many other services.
As a NAMA member you join the united NAMA voice against unfair government regulations and taxation. NAMA legislative support is a fundamental component of our association's charter. As we continue building our membership, this larger base will give us an even stronger legislative voice.
Quarterly News Magazine
Members receive NAMA's InTouch newsletter that is filled with important "how-to" articles, news and information that can help large and small operators alike.
Labor Relations Advice
NAMA retains the firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath SmithAmudsen LLC specialists in the labor relation's field. Members are encouraged to call this firm for personal advice on this important business topic.
Health, Safety & Technology
A wide variety of publications are available to members on topics from maintenance training to microwave oven safety to public health regulations. NAMA also works with machine manufacturers and software firms to establish technology standards. NAMA has an expert in this field on staff who is available to consult with you.
Members are welcome to contact NAMA for advice on Human Resources. Whether a member is ready to establish a new program or revise an existing one, NAMA's staff of professionals are ready to help.
Special committees have developed exciting new materials to assist NAMA members with their own marketing and public relations programs. The firm of Southward and Associates provides basic marketing advice at no charge to NAMA members.
Members receive up-to-date information on a wide variety of Coffee Service topics prepared by dedicated Coffee Service staff personnel and the NAMA Coffee Service Committee. Coffee Service industry specific operations manuals, publications and training & development programs are available exclusively to NAMA members.
NAMA provides many opportunities for networking in a informal, relaxed atmosphere. Members make new contacts and participate in idea sharing sessions to learn what's successful for others.
Members are invited to consult with NAMA's Knowledge Source Partners who are on-call for specific questions or problems related to their own operations. Knowledge Source Partners are on call in the following areas:
- Advertising and Promotions
- Catering Consulting
- Commercial Trucks
- Digital & Social Media Marketing
- Employment and Labor Law
- Family Business Leadership Coaching
- Financial Planning
- Food Service and Hospitality Consulting
- General Business Law
- Health & Safety
- Health Insurance
- Profit Improvement
- Sales Management
- Security & Theft Protection
- Technology Solutions
- Training Development
- Wealth Management Strategies
Consult with our experts
As a member you're welcome to consult with NAMA staff on specific questions or problems related to your operation. NAMA maintains four offices, each staffed with experienced people ready to help you with expert advice.