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Some business owners might say their schedule is demanding enough at the moment, and the thought of adding one more activity to their busy calendar is unbearable. So why should they try to cram time into their already-hectic schedules to join an industry association or other professional organization?
Because membership in an industry association offers numerous benefits and will keep business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues, trends and legislation within their marketplace. Many professionals, however, believe the greatest benefit of being a member in an association is the networking and camaraderie that goes on among members. The chance to influence legislation is another great benefit of association membership. Associations let you know what’s going on in your industry, and as a member, you can be a part of it.
Benefits of association membership typically include: opportunities to preside in leadership roles within associations; subscriptions to newsletters and magazines; access to seminars, conferences and association events; and access to members-only offers, among many others.
Associations also extend various educational, training, licensure and certification opportunities to its members.
Membership in trade associations not only benefits employees of your company, but it also projects a positive image of your firm to your customers. Membership in associations shows a business’ initiative, its engagement in a particular trade and its commitment to staying abreast of current developments in the market. According to the PEI, approximately 85 percent of all business failures occur in firms that are not members of their trade association.
Again, one of the biggest advantages of association membership is the networking and camaraderie that takes place among members. However, to benefit from this, you must participate and be an active member within your association. Paying your annual dues isn’t enough to reap the benefits of association membership. You must also make an investment of time and effort in association activities and become involved. Simply put, what you get out of association membership is directly relative to what you put in.
Regular membership shall be open to any business entity, except a public utility or a subsidiary therof, which shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Be licensed as an Alarm Systems Contractor as defined by the Mississippi State Code.
(2) Applicants must be willing and agree to conduct their business in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Association.
(3) Regular members will be entitled to all benefits of the Association and will be given due notice, fair representation and the right to participate in all elections.