Associations


Apparel Services Network

Apparel Services Network

ASN’s vision is to be the premier provider of uniform and textile services to businesses throughout North America requiring national service coverage.

Prudential’s President, Tom Watts comments, “ASN’s mission aligns with Prudential’s core values. ASN is concerned with customer loyalty and satisfaction earned by exceeding expectations through inspired people committed to the pursuit of excellence, and relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity.”

The ASN offering highlights include:

  • National account coverage with localized attention and nationalized reporting systems Advanced inventory control
  • Just-in-time repair system
  • State-of-the-art laundry processing facilities
  • National account management team
  • Personalized customer communications
  • Transition Management Team
  • Service Warranty

 

ARTA

ARTA

The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) was formed in 1982 to help the textile services industry compete with the disposable nonwovens industry.

ARTA serves its members in several ways. The association:

  • Promotes the value of and need for reusable textiles through education conferences, seminars, marketing and sales resources, research, and by creating a library of data on the benefits of reusable textiles.
  • Provides a forum for the exchange of information among all interested parties, focusing on key economic and environmental issues that offer opportunities for membership involvement.
  • Promotes ARTA’s concerns to legislative and regulatory decision-makers.

ARTA is committed to position reusables as the first choice among consumers.

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Biocom

Biocom

Biocom is a member driven organization providing unmatched opportunities and resources to help life science companies and their employees fulfill their business goals and improve life through advancements in health, energy and agriculture. Biocom offers member companies meaningful access to the influential drivers propelling the industry forward across all major life science sectors, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, connected health, agriculture and bio-renewable energy.

As a company’s most valuable and trusted partner, Biocom provides a tremendous range of initiatives and programs in public policy, capital development, group savings, professional network building and talent development. Biocom serves Southern California, a region offering the perfect climate for life science innovation because of its uniquely collaborative spirit, high concentration of world-class research institutions and its strong foundation for new company creation and development.
 

BNI

BNI

Our Philosophy
The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of “Givers Gain®”: By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of “What goes around, comes around.”

Our Mission
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional “word-of-mouth” program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you…
…because all of them carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services, they take out your card and recommend you.* It’s as simple as that! It’s simple because it’s based on a proven concept by BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, called “Givers Gain®.” If I give you business you’ll give me business and we’ll both benefit as a result.

Last year alone, members of BNI passed 5.4 million referrals…
…which generated over $6.5 billion dollars’ (U.S.) worth of business for its members! BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.

Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? 
You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!! Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.

BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. 
It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this “formal” relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.

 

California Grocer’s Association

CGA

Since 1898, the California Grocers Association has been the voice of the California food industry. CGA is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing over 500 retail members operating more than 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada, and approximately 200 grocery supplier companies. Retail membership includes chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores and mass merchandisers.

 

California Restaurant Association

California Restaurant Association

The California Restaurant Association provides ultimate access to the resources and support restaurant professionals need to lead thriving businesses, while serving as conscientious, contributing members of an unparalleled industry.

California is home to more than 90,000 eating and drinking places that ring up more than $58 billion in sales and employ more than 1.4 million workers, making restaurants an indisputable driving force in the state’s economy. As the oldest restaurant association in the United States, we have built a powerful slate of advocates and a reputation as the definitive voice of the state’s restaurant and hospitality industry – in city halls, the state Capitol and on Capitol Hill.

 

Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA)

Colorado Restaurant Association

Founded in 1933, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is the leading trade organization for the state’s dynamic food service industry. The CRA represents, educates and promotes an industry comprised of more than 10,000 eating and drinking establishments that provide Colorado with:

  • Over 250,500 jobs – more jobs than any other private sector employer
  • $9.8 billion in annual sales
  • $1.36 in sales for other industries for every $1 spent in restaurants
  • Thousands of appetizing, healthy and nourishing food choices

The CRA has approximately 3,500 restaurant members and over 300 vendor members that provide products and services to the foodservice industry. The CRA offers independently-owned restaurant members a dual membership with the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

A 55-person Board of Directors governs the CRA, a nine-person Executive Committee directs policy and a paid staff of 19 manages the association’s day-to-day operations. The CRA has eight chapters statewide including three student chapters.

 

FAB Owners Association (FOA)

FAB Owners Association

Fab Owners Association (FOA) is an international, nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation composed of semiconductor and MEMS manufacturers, along with our industry suppliers. We are headquartered in Cupertino, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. FOA was conceived to provide a forum for semiconductor manufacturing executives to discuss and act on common manufacturing issues. The association was founded in 2004.

 

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)

IEST

IEST is an international, technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.

 

Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program

Laundry ESP

Laundry ESP is a cost-effective and flexible program designed to raise the environmental performance of textile service and supply companies and improve relations with customers. The program allows large and small companies alike to choose from a variety of initiatives that each participant can tailor to its operations. Performance will be reported on an industry-wide basis. All participating companies can contribute to the overall success of the program. LaundryESP’s success also depends on a strong alliance between the associations, laundries, customers and suppliers. The program includes a statement of environmental principles, a set of program goals, a menu of voluntary initiatives, and marketing promotions.

 

Life Science Washington

Life Science Washington

Life Science Washington is fully-funded through memberships, sponsorships, and event registration fees. Life Science Washington provides these services through representatives in Seattle, Olympia, Eastern Washington, and through coalition partners in Washington, DC.

Our Mission: To support and grow Washington state life sciences through advocacy, collaboration and investment.

We provide value for our member organizations through:

  • Advocacy – Championing public policies and driving awareness to ensure life science organizations continue to grow and prosper in Washington state and beyond
  • Collaboration – Creating a community of diverse organizations and individuals to share ideas and create new innovations
  • Investment– Facilitating access to capital through commercialization and mentoring that grows companies and fosters top talent

Our Vision: For Washington state to become the global leader in life science innovation.

 

North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association

North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association

Founded in the 1930’s, the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA) is a trade association representing franchised dealers in the state of North Carolina.

 

National Cannabis Industry Association

National Cannabis Industry Association

NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. Our industry supports tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions in tax revenue, and billions in economic activity in the United States. NCIA is leading the unified and coordinated campaign to ensure this emerging sector is treated fairly under federal law.

Joining the National Cannabis Industry Association means being represented alongside hundreds of other top companies committed to building a strong and prosperous future for the responsible cannabis industry. In addition to enhanced political representation, NCIA membership offers unparalleled networking opportunities; elevated national brand awareness; exclusive access to submit content to our member blog; discounted or free admission to networking and educational events; and member-to-member discounts.
 

National IPA

National IPA

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) is a cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to serving public agencies and educational institutions nationwide.

All cooperative agreements available through the National IPA program have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state, city, county, public university or school district), utilizing the best public procurement practices, processes and procedures.

The lead agencies are independent of the cooperative allowing the agency to be focused on the best value for the agency. The lead-agency not only prepares the solicitation, but awards, administers and utilizes the agreement for its own needs thereby limiting the award to the supplier that provides the best value to the agency and agencies nationwide.

The National IPA team of tenured certified public procurement professionals, supply chain and cooperative purchasing experts is committed to bringing value to agencies nationwide. National IPA team members are recognized as respected leaders in the discipline and have held key public procurement positions in state government, local government and education.

 

Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)

Parenteral Drug Association

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community.

Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its more than 9,500 members worldwide.

 

Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California

Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California

Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California is the trade association for the graphic arts community in Southern California as well as Clark County in Nevada. Founded in 1935 and incorporated in 1944, today PIASC is the largest graphic arts trade association in the country, serving the interests of more than 1,200 member companies.

Helping You Succeed

PIASC’s mission is simply to do everything possible to help our members succeed.

In addition to providing a great deal of business support, valuable services, extensive buying power discounts, and many other benefits, this also includes improving the standards of our industry, enhancing the public attitude toward it, and bettering the conditions within all segments of the industry.
 

Printing Industries of America

Prudential is associated with the following PIA affiliates:

PIA | SDWSPAVisual Media Alliance PIASC

Prudential is associated with a affiliates of the Printing Industries of America. With over 10,000 members worldwide, the Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with more than 1.2 million employees. Located in Sewickley, PA, The organization serves the interest of its member companies and along with its affiliates delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education research and technical information.

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Printing Industries of America – San Diego

Printing Industries of America - San Diego

We are constantly redefining ourselves. Just as you should be. The world isn’t slowing down; in fact it is changing at a greater rate than we have ever seen. Old ideas don’t work. Your customers want you to be more creative, responsive, resourceful and intuitive. We understand that.

Our vision is to be relevant to all those in the visual communications space. We are passionate about print, design, finishing, web, marketing, cross media and all things that move people to react, learn, buy, join and come together.

PIASD has embraced change and we deliver more, communicate more, connect more and educate more. More discounts, technology solutions, resources and innovation.

Think you know us? Think again.

 

Textile Rental Services Association of America

Textile Rental Services Association of America

TRSA is an international organization representing companies that supply laundered garments, uniforms, linens, floor mats, towels and other products necessary for  businesses to operate safe, clean  facilities, serve their customers and provide a clean, attractive environment and image. TRSA companies are specialists in providing and managing quality textile goods directly to business locations and are experts in determining the most hygienic and cost-effective laundering solutions for facilities and workplaces ranging from small medical practices serving a few patients at a time to stadiums accommodating 100,000 spectators. The largest users of textile rental services are hospitality, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and automotive services.

TRSA supports textile rental services companies by:

  • Protecting and expanding the market for textile services by advocating for fair, balanced and pro-business regulation and taxation
  • Facilitating the sharing of information and best practices at conferences, events and online
  • Conducting research and benchmarking initiatives that improve productivity and customer services
  • Disseminating articles, case studies, information, trends and news

TRSA’s strong, diverse membership represents nearly 90 percent of the textile services market:  national chains to local single-plant operators and associates that provide the products, machinery, supplies and services required by the industry.

TRSA works closely with members and federal agencies to improve employee safety and to develop a sustainable reusable textile services industry by reducing our use of energy and natural resources.

 

TRSA Clean Green

TRSA Clean Green

TRSA Clean Green Certification recognizes companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The program acknowledges a textile service company’s continuing commitment to improving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.

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Visual Media Alliance

Visual Media Alliance

Visual Media Alliance (VMA) and VMA Education are nonprofit trade associations dedicated to providing a variety of benefits and money saving programs to creative, web media, marketing and print businesses in Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada. Our purpose is to deliver what it takes to help our members become more successful and profitable in their businesses. To accomplish that goal, we provide personal and professional development programs for both owners and employees. Dues are based on each company’s employee count.

The Alliance brings Business Services to small and medium media companies and even individual creatives who are typically underserved in insurance and discounted business services.

 

Western States Printing Alliance

Western States Printing Alliance

Western States Printing Alliance (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to providing a variety of benefits and money saving programs to print, creative, web media, and marketing businesses. WSPA is an affiliate of Printing Industries of America.

WSPA proudly serves the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming region.