Member Benefits

BAMA Offers:

  • Support in the development and growth of manufacturing in the Tampa Bay Area (Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas)
  • Network opportunities where members and others can exchange ideas and information
  • Expert speaker presentations and/or panel discussions at our dinner meetings
  • Seminars and workshops on a variety of topics at discounted rates
  • MAF newsletter with informative articles on topics relevant to your business
  • Plant and facility tours of local manufacturing establishments
  • Complimentary listing of your company’s products and services, along with all contact information – including a link to your company’s web site
  • Up-to-date and archived information and articles in one location – on the BAMA web site
  • Scheduled social outings with colleagues, such as golf tournaments, baseball games, and holiday parties
  • Support of STEM programs, which are funded through the annual BAMA Golf Tournament
  • Access to professional service providers to help your manufacturing company increase sales, decrease costs and improve customer service.
  • Help Line offering members free phone support for:
    • Employment Law
    • Marketing/Sales Advice
    • Commercial Banking
    • And Much More

Dinner Meetings

BAMA holds dinner meetings where manufacturers have the opportunity to work together and exchange ideas and information on a one-to-one basis. At each meeting, BAMA also presents a speaker, panel discussion, or other presentation on a wide variety of pertinent topics. These are presented by experts in their field who are also available to answer questions from individual members. The BAMA dinner meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month.

Plant Tours

There is a large concentration of manufacturers in the Tampa Bay area; more than most people realize. At various times during the year, BAMA members are invited to tour other manufacturing facilities in the area. These informative, guided tours allow members to become better acquainted with the resources available from other local manufacturers, see what technologies or processes are in place and working for them, and give members a better sense of the local manufacturing community.

* BAMA's goal is to alternate monthly between dinner meetings and tours!

Seminars

During the year BAMA holds seminars or workshops on a variety of timely topics… in-depth presentations by experts, featuring an agenda designed to provide detailed information on the subject.

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