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Who We Are

Join Others to Support Business and Industry

MA offers a diverse range of services to members including:

Insurance Products
The Association offers a wide variety of insurance products which include Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, AD&D, Long-term Care and Vision. Quality products with convenient billing and service.

Education & Training
Courses and seminars that cover issues of importance and special interest to business. The expanding list of programs fill member needs with quality instruction at affordable prices.

Legislative Issues
The Association ensures that the voice of the region's business community is heard in Harrisburg and Washington. Association staff research issues of importance to members, communicates responsible positions on behalf of the membership, and coordinates member participation in the legislative and political process.

Employee Relations Council
A network of individuals interested in sharing ideas and learning about the ever-changing world of human resource management meet monthly in a business friendly environment.

Communication
Keeping in touch with members is essential in this fast environment. The Association issues a monthly newsletter with informative, frequent advertising of training and education classes, News Releases that communicate the position on relevant topics, and member service information.

Committees
Numerous committees provide members to get involved in the activities of the Association. Education & Training, Legislation, Annual Meeting, Programs and Workforce Development are several examples.

Surveys
In addition to a thorough wage and benefit survey, the Association frequently polls members on issues raised in the community or by fellow members.

Annual Meeting
This meeting and dinner has developed into a premier community event where several hundred business executives and community leaders gather to network and enjoy a high profile keynote speaker. Recent speakers have been William Cohen, Warren Rudman, Newt Gingrich and Jack Kemp.

Resume Bank
The Association maintains a catalog of resumes that are submitted by prospective employees. Several resumes are advertised monthly in the newsletter.

Member Advertising
The Association continues to expand the opportunities for members to advertise their business. Placing an insert in the newsletter, providing a "fax" to be issued, sponsoring an Association event are some of the most used services.

Roundtable Discussions
Providing a local, friendly environment for business leaders to share ideas and concerns are the goal of the roundtable program.

Workforce Development
Activities include: Resume Bank, Job Fairs, Referrals to Active Position Openings.

Y.E.S.
Through its educational Foundation the Association supports Your Employability Skills and education program designed to provide life and employability skills to the public.

Assisting our Colleagues in Transition
The Association proudle offers services to assist manufacturing colleagues in finding new employment situations. Services can be provided in a variety of settings: one to one counseling, job search workshops and job fairs. All services are coordinated with the local Career Link and Work Force Development Board.