The Ceramic Tile and Stone Association Of Arizona (CTSAA) acts as a representative body for our members. As your ‘industry voice’, we speak on behalf of our members to government agencies, regulators, the media and other stakeholders.
Joining the CTSAA provides many benefits. Membership enhances your network. Creating professional relationships is important, and being a member of a trade association provides you with a sense of security and trust. This enables to support and help one another reach your professional goals. Networking opportunities and the opportunity to influence legislation are two of the greatest benefits to be an association member.
The Ceramic Tile and Stone Association of Arizona keeps our members informed about the latest developments in our industry. As a member, you will receive these important updates.
Membership in the CTSAA not only benefits employees of your company, but it also projects a positive image of your firm to your customers. This demonstrates your business’ initiative, your engagement in the tile and stone industry, and your commitment to staying abreast of current developments. According to the latest statistics about trade association membership, approximately 85 percent of all business failures occur in firms that are not members of their trade association.
We can’t overstate how critical the value is of the networking and camaraderie that takes place among members. The greater your participation and activity within the association, the greater the benefit you will receive. Paying your annual dues and just reading our bulletins isn’t enough to reap the benefits of association membership. You must also make an investment of time and effort in association activities. The classic adage still holds very true; what you get out of association membership is directly relative to what you put in. Belonging to a group of peers that can relate to what you’re experiencing in your career, at all levels and specialties, is truly priceless.
Other benefits of membership include:
- Continuing education and growth of professional knowledge
- We have a monthly dinner meeting featuring industry experts as our guest speakers.
- Strength in numbers
- Because we have strength in numbers we are able to effectively advocate to the benefit our members and our industry.
- Access to resources
- We are constantly making the latest industry resources and information available to our members
- As a member of the CTSAA, you are part of a recognized trade organization. This shows clients and colleagues that you are an expert in your field.
Not only do you get all of the above when you belong to a professional association, but you will also enjoy a lot of good times. You will be among peers and like-minded individuals, so naturally friendships form and you gain knowledge and support from your peers. In a field where others may not understand what you do, it’s invaluable to know people who share your experiences and interests. This is a source of support, laughter, venting, and new ideas for your next project or initiatives.
The Ceramic Tile and Stone Association of Arizona is uniquely positioned to serve the common needs of our industry. Without the support of a trade association, our industry is open to increased government intervention and public scrutiny. Simply put trade associations are needed.
A trade association can be loosely defined as a group of people or companies who voluntarily come together to solve common problems, meet common needs and accomplish common goals. Common is the key word here. We are uniquely positioned to serve the common needs of our industry.
Why aren’t you a member? Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Executive Director: info@CTSAA.com Cell: 623 210 6375