Industry Affiliations

Local, regional and national industry associations offer a wide range of opportunities that can lead to enhanced business relationships and, ultimately, greater success. For entrepreneurs and business owners, visibility and networking are key, but these are just a couple of the many reasons it's a good idea to join industry associations.
To discover why networking is well worth the time and effort, read CrossCheck's 10 Reasons to Join an Industry-Related Association, written by Senior Vice President, Charles Dortch III.

AAACT logoAutomotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas and Tennessee (AAACT) (formerly N.C. Automotive Wholesalers Association and Automotive Parts Association of the Carolinas) was chartered in 1952 as a non-profit corporation. We are facing many challenges, from the economy to health care reform, but you can be assured that the Association is still very strong and is doing everything possible to represent our members in an effort to give you the tools for your business to survive. For more information about AAACT, visit: www.aaactonline.com.

 

The Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS), Inc. is a nonprofit trade association representing the automotive parts manufacture, distribution, service and repair industry. We serve automotive aftermarket businesses in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. Our membership consists of parts manufacturers, distributors, jobbers, service facility specialists (paint & body, general repair, transmission, muffler shops, etc.), engine rebuilding and machine shop specialists. For more information, visit: www.aaas.us.

describe the imageThe Association of Credit & Collection Professionals (ACA) is the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for success in the credit and collection industry. Founded in 1939, ACA brings together 5,000 members worldwide, including third-party collection agencies, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendor affiliates. The association establishes ethical standards; produces a wide variety of products, services and publications; and articulates the value of the credit and collection industry to businesses, policymakers and consumers. For more information about the ACA, visit www.acainternational.org.

 

The Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Inc. (ADAA) is a non-profit trade association representing and serving the interests of Alabama's 300 franchised new car and truck dealers. For more information, visit: www.adaaweb.com.

AOCA logoThe Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA)
is a non-profit trade organization representing the convenient automotive service industry. The association was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. AOCA is dedicated to enhancing the competency of fast lube owners, educating the public about the benefits of preventive automotive maintenance and maintaining a favorable business environment for the industry. For more about AOCA, visit: www.aoca.org.

 

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Automotive Parts & Service Association (APSA) is a trade association made up of members who are engaged in the automotive aftermarket industry throughout the chain of distribution from the manufacturer to the ultimate consumer. APSA operates in ten states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texans and Wyoming. For more information about APSA, visit: apsassociation.com.

asaazThe Automotive Service Association of Arizona (ASAAZ) was founded in 1963 to help automotive shop owners statewide through resources, training, legislative representation, networking, communication efforts and more. Since our inception, our members have come to count on us to help them maintain the highest level of professionalism as their shops grow and change as new technology is introduced. For more about ASAAZ, visit: www.asaaz.org.

 

describe the imageThe Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry. Located in Oxnard, CA, ATRA has over 2,000 members worldwide. Our membership consists of more than 2,000 repair specialists, students, schools, and suppliers, all supporting the training, research and improvements for transmission repair. For more information about ATRA, visit: www.atra.com. 

The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) represents 2,200 companies and organizations in the acoustics systems, ceiling systems, drywall systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, fireproofing, flooring systems, insulation, and stucco contractors, suppliers and manufacturers and those in allied trades.  Our mission is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance the members' ability to operate a successful business. For more information, visit: www.awci.org.

 

VMA AZThe Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA) is a statewide professional membership organization for veterinarians and business professionals who provide products and services to veterinary practices. Established in 1941, the AZVMA promotes excellence in veterinary medicine and provides many resources for its members to assist them with their professional development and practice success. Fore more about AZVMA, visit: www.azvma.org.

CrossCheck, Incorporated, Point of Sale Systems, Petaluma, CAThe Better Business Bureau (BBB) is an unbiased non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. For more about CrossCheck on the BBB, visit www.goldengate.bbb.org

 

CABA logoThe Chesapeake Automotive Business Association (CABA)
is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade association of aftermarket businesses in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC. CABA is dedicated to the development of locally owned auto repair & tire service centers, their jobbers and the aftermarket professionals that supply them. The focus of CABA efforts are on programs and services that enhance our members competitive skills, lower their business operating expenses and help them attract, motivate & keep the best employees. CABA is the exclusive affiliate of AASP-National for mechanical service centers in Maryland, DC & Delaware. For more about CABA, visit: www.caba.biz. 

CalcollectorsThe California Association of Collectors (CAC) Has served and protected the interests of the collection industry since 1917. CAC is pledged to promote, increase and improve the educational, social, economic, and ethical welfare of the collection industry and the public which it serves; and to apply the collective knowledge and experience of its members toward maintaining an ethical standard of collection service. For more about CAC, visit: www.calcollectors.net.

 

CATA logoThe Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) basic tenets are to promote honesty and dependability in business operations; employ truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; standing by guarantees; improve business methods and ethics and keeping competition fair so that dealers and the public are well-served; and refraining from practices detrimental to the industry or contrary to the public interest. Currently, CATA dealerships employ more than 20,000 people in Chicagoland. Over the past century, these locally based small businesses have provided good paying jobs for their employees, who, in turn, contribute to their communities. For more information, visit: www.cata.info

CFMA LogoCalifornia Furniture Manufacturers Association (CFMA) Established in 1911, the CFMA is one of the oldest trade associations in California serving the interests of the furniture industry. The CFMA takes a pro-active role to keep manufacturers thriving, increasing sales and lowering operational costs. For more on CFMA, visit: www.cfma.com. 

 

describe the imageElectronic Transactions Association (ETA) is an international trade association that serves transaction processing products and service providers by providing education, advocacy and a forum for the exchange of information. The ETA provides industry leadership by hosting a number of meetings and trade shows every year, providing education and communication tools and programs. For more about ETA, visit: www.electran.org.

The Ford Minority Dealers Association (FMDA) goal is to improve the quality and quantity of Ford Motor Minority Dealers Association dealerships through effective leadership and participation from a unified organization whose goal is parity. For more information, visit: www.fmda.com.

 

GIADA auto dealer associationGeorgia Independent Automotive Dealers Association (GIADA)
is a not-for-profit industry trade association that has been the voice of Georgia’s independent auto dealers since 1955. GIADA is committed to representing, educating, and informing Georgia’s most successful independent motor vehicle dealers. Dealers turn to GIADA to provide them solutions and answers to business related questions and consumer related questions. For more about GIADA, visit: www.giada.org.

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) encourages people to buy their vehicles here in the greater Lehigh Valley region, where their purchases benefit our local economy — keeping people employed, dealerships growing and business taxes flowing into municipalities. For more information, visit: www.glvada.org.

 

GMMDAThe General Motors Minority Dealers Association (GMMDA) serves General Motors minority-owned automobile dealerships who sell and service new and used General Motors vehicles. The GMMDA works closely with General Motors Corporation, federal, state, and local government agencies, and other private entities to promote the success, viability and profitability of existing and future GM minority-owned automobile dealerships. The GMMDA represents over 100 minority owned GM dealerships in the United States. For more about GMMDA, visit: www.gmmda.org.

The Hawaiian Auto Dealers Association (HADA) helps auto dealers comply with the laws to make car buying by the public trouble free. For more information, visit: www.hawaiiautodealer.com.

 

The Houston Auto Dealer Association (HADA) is comprised of approximately 170 franchised new car and truck dealers employing over 30,000 people in the Houston area alone. HADA is proud to serve as the local backbone for Houston’s automotive industry. By providing educational seminars and workshops, legislative representation, community service programs and services designed to assist franchised new car and truck dealers, HADA is committed to promoting and maintaining a competitive automotive industry in Houston and the individual communities their members serve. For more about HADA, visit: www.houstoncardealers.com.

describe the image The Iowa Automotive Dealers Association (IADA) is a non-profit voluntary membership organization established in 1919. The mission of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association is to protect, preserve, and increase the value of the motor vehicle franchise system and to provide support and services to all member dealerships. For more information about IADA, visit: www.iada.com.

 

Lumbermens Merchandising GroupLumbermen's Merchandising Corporation (LMC) is a collective buying force of independent lumberyards procuring quality products & solutions for LMC dealers servicing professional builders. The network includes independent lumber dealers with over 1200 locations across 49 states plus the Bahamas. LMC offers members a collective buying force of forest products and building materials and procures quality products and solutions vital for independent lumberyards to service the professional builder's every need. For more about LMC, visit: www.lmc.net.

MADA auto dealer associationThe Michigan Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) is a statewide non-profit trade association that represents the unique interests of the more than 700 franchised new-vehicle dealerships in the state. For more about MADA, visit: www.michiganada.org.

 

MLBMA affiliate logoThe Michigan Lumber & Building Materials Association (MLBMA) is a statewide trade association providing industry dealers and suppliers with strategic solutions for business enhancement, professional development, human resource enrichment, government relations advocacy, and multi-level networking opportunities. Our purpose is to expand the influence and impact of independent, community-based building material supply businesses on the residential construction industry in Michigan. For more information about MLBMA, visit: www.mlbma.org.

NACHAThe Electronic Payments Association (NACHA) More than 12,000 financial institutions are represented. NACHA develops operating rules and business practices for the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network and for electronic payments. For more about NACHA, visit: www.nacha.org.

 

describe the imageNational Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. The organization’s membership encompasses more than 10,000 stores in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Providing a unified voice, the organization will allow those in the industry to work more cohesively as well as increase negotiating power and cost efficiency. Three offices serve the organization with locations in the East, West and Central United States. For more about NAHFA, visit: www.nahfa.org.

 

New England Tire & Service Association (NETSA) purpose is to benefit the public by supporting independently owned tire dealerships and automotive service centers. They’ve been a vibrant Association for over 60 years, starting in 1952. They have over 470 members of independently owned businesses. They provide these tire businesses with information, training, tire industry-related events and other benefits. For more about NETSA, visit: www.netsa.org.

 

NHLA

National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)
NHLA's Mission is to serve its members engaged in the commerce of North American Hardwood Lumber Industry by: maintaining order, structure, rules, and ethics in the changing global hardwood marketplace; providing member services unique to the hardwood lumber industry; driving collaboration across the hardwood industry to promote demand for North American hardwood lumber and advocate the interest of the hardwood community in public/private policy issues; and building positive relationships within the global hardwood community. For more about NHLA, visit: www.nhla.com.

Oregon Automobile Dealers Association (OADA) Since its founding in the 1930s, OADA's primary mission has been to represent and promote the retail automobile business in Oregon. Through a wide range of community programs and events, public policy and industry representation, and ongoing dealership management and benefit programs, OADA and its franchised new car and truck dealer members are well positioned to meet the 21st century challenges of a changing economy and an industry in transition. For more about OADA, visit: www.oada.biz.

 

SBMA logoSouthern Building Material Association (SBMA)
Our mission is to serve the lumber and building material industry by offering programs and services to help our members better manage their business and help train them and their employees in industry specific areas. to act as their voice in all industry related issues, legislation and regulatory matters. For more about SBMA, visit: www.southernbuilder.org.

South Dakota Auto Dealers AssociationThe South Dakota Auto Dealers Association (SDADA) represents over 150 dealerships throughout South Dakota. The mission of SDADA is to encourage fair and open competition among all dealers and to provide consumers with the highest level of value and service for their automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. SDADA works to support and enact legislation that protects members from unfair manufacturer restrictions. The association provides access to a variety of services, including insurance, group purchasing and financing. For more information about SDADA, visit: www.sdautodealer.com.

 

describe the imageTire Industry Association (TIA) is an international association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, and also those suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment, material or services to the industry. TIA was formed by the July 2002 merger of the International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA) and the Tire Association of North America (TANA). The association's main office is in Bowie, Maryland, and has over 6,000 current members. For more information about TIA, visit: www.tireindustry.org.

 

 

The Texas Tire Dealers Association (TTDA) is an organization of tire dealers and suppliers who have an interest in the tire industry in Texas. The mission of TTDA is to promote growth and enhance the image of the industry through high ethical standards and successful business practices. For more about TTDA, visit: www.texastiredealers.org.

 

The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) represents franchised new car and truck dealers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to advocacy on behalf of dealers in the legislature, with regulators, and with manufacturers, the second key component of association's vision is join Virginia dealers together to obtain economies of scale in the purchasing of products and services such as insurance. For more about VADA, visit: www.vada.com.

 

 


The Wyoming Automobile Dealer Association (WADA) is a statewide membership organization of Factory Authorized new car and truck dealers whose purpose is to promote an ethical, favorable business climate and to serve the common needs of it's members through services, education and representation. For more about WADA, visit: www.wyoautodealers.org.
 
 

WesPay payments associationWestern Payments Alliance (WesPay)
In addition to providing a strong voice for Western payments companies in regulations and rules-making processes, WesPay provides publications, check clearing services, professional certifications and marketing support for members. For more about WesPay, visit: www.wespay.org.

 

 

Wnet payments associationThe Women's Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) is the premier electronic transactions organization dedicated solely to women in the field. From its very beginnings and through today, W.net’s goal has been to provide a forum to inspire and empower women in the electronic transactions industry through networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and the overall promotion of women in the industry by enabling them to maximize their potential and position them for greater success. For more about Wnet, visit: www.wnetonline.org.