Benefits of Being a Member
The Northwest Motorcoach Association (NWMA) is a regional trade association that represents motorcoach and tour operators in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The association provides advocacy, education, and networking opportunities for its members and works to promote the motorcoach and tour industry in the region.
There are several benefits to joining the NWMA. Firstly, membership provides access to a network of fellow motorcoach and tour operators in the region, which can be valuable for sharing best practices and collaborating on projects. The NWMA also provides opportunities for professional development, such as training courses on safety, customer service, and marketing.
Another benefit of joining the NWMA is access to advocacy efforts for the motorcoach industry. The association promotes the motorcoach industry to local and state governments and advocates for policies and regulations that benefit the industry.
In addition to advocacy, the NWMA provides members access to various resources and services to help them operate more efficiently and effectively. The NWMA also provides discounted rates on multiple products and services, such as fuel, insurance, and maintenance.
Finally, membership in the NWMA can provide a competitive advantage for motorcoach and tour operators in the region. By being a member of the association, companies can demonstrate their commitment to high standards and best practices, which can be attractive to potential customers. Additionally, the NWMA offers a directory of member companies on its website, which can help customers find reputable motorcoach and tour operators in the region.
Overall, the Northwest Motorcoach Association is an essential organization for motorcoach and tour operators in the Pacific Northwest region. By providing advocacy, education, and networking opportunities for its members, the association helps to promote the motorcoach industry and ensure its continued success in the region. Membership in the NWMA can provide a range of benefits for motorcoach and tour operators, including access to a network of industry peers, advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry, resources, and services to improve operations, and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
NWMA membership brings you closer to building good business relationships with some of the industry’s most experienced motorcoach travel and tourism people.
NWMA offers opportunities for developing strong business relationships through networking meetings with other NWMA members at events as well as communications through the newsletter and website.
- Professional Ethics
Every Operator member must sign the NWMA Code of Ethics, which says that NWMA members aspire to highest professional standards in the industry treating customers and other members with honesty, integrity, and accuracy; that they will conduct business in such a manner as to promote the industry; and that they will maintain current status for all license, permits, and operating authority required by federal, state, and local government agencies applicable to the industry. Members have the right to display the NWMA logo on company business forms, communications, and advertisements.
- Monthly E-Newsletter
Operator members and associate (vendor) members stay current with NWMA’s monthly newsletter featuring the latest regulatory news, briefs on important legislative developments, coach industry news, and informative travel and tourism information.
- Website Link
Every NWMA member has a web link on the NWMA website making our members easy to find and a valuable resource for the computer savvy customer to find our members. In addition, it creates easy access for communication among members.
- Annual ROADEO/DRIVERS COMPETITION
A great opportunity in the motorcoach industry, the ROADEO brings operator buyers, and Motorcoach industry sellers from all over the United States together for the purpose of gaining insight into our association. Discounted Membership Registration
- Other State & National Associations
NWMA maintains a relationship with other National & State motorcoach associations and tourism entities through meetings and regular communications to stay up to date on issues affecting members. NWMA Also maintains membership with Oregon Trucking Association so that our members now have access to their benefits as well!
- Constant Contact Discount
Members receive 20% off a 6-month prepayment or 25% off a 12-month prepayment!
- Free Legal Counsel
Members are entitled, to two telephone consultations, or one in-person meeting, with NWMA’s General Council Franklin & Prokopik, on a courtesy basis.
- On-Line interactive membership directory
- Legislative Representation
With a local office in the DC Metro area NWMA has the capability to make visits on the Hill in DC to address members concerns on the legislative field
- On-Line Advertising Opportunities
With numerous advertising opportunities supplier members have the capability to connect with NWMA Members and Non-Members when they visit the NWMA Website
- Critical Membership Alerts Eblast Notifications
As the NWMA Office receives critical industry alerts we have the capability of delivering them directly to you email inbox for you to review and act as needed.
- Discounts on employee healthcare program through Healthy-Halo an ABA Affiliate
Members both large and small can now offer benefits to them to their full-time, part-time, seasonal, and non-benefit eligible employees with a full spectrum of healthcare solutions, ranging from:
* Individual supplemental benefits, such as cancer, critical illness, dental, vision, disability, etc. Employees see these as an important part of a benefits plan with 88% of employees viewing supplemental benefits as part of a comprehensive benefits package.
* Free, non-insurance benefits including discounts on prescriptions, dental, vision, and more.
* NWMA Members can provide their employees with free access to a licensed Benefits Advisor that will shop and compare options for them, help them qualify for financial assistance from the government and select the supplemental benefits that make the most sense for their situation.
* Modern Health Sharing Plans that cost up to 50% less than traditional individual/family health insurance
*Both traditional and alternative group medical plans with minimal participation requirements and nominal employer funding.
- Discount program with Bus Advisors for Critical Pre-Audit check up
Bus Advisors has created the ability to manage your safety and compliance departments virtually in their Charlotte office. Part of what they will offer to NWMA Members is a $500.00 credit for a pre-audit checkup when they hire Bus Advisors to do a typical two-day pre-audit checkup. The normal cost of this service is $2000. Check out their webpage at www.BusAdvisors.org
- Membership Loyalty
NWMA Members consistently buy from other NWMA Member
- NWMA’s Member Benefits because we are a member of The Association of Washington Business’s (AWB)
Through NWMA’s association with AWB our members also receive these additional benefits: Please reach out to our office should you have interest in taking advantage of any of the below benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most small businesses don’t have time to keep track of what’s happening in Olympia, and most medium and large businesses look to AWB to help track thousands of business-related bills introduced each session. AWB offers comprehensive advocacy support for all members on the issues that matter most to employers. We serve as your voice in Olympia.
Earn the recognition your company deserves. Each year, AWB shines a spotlight on member companies that demonstrate excellence and model best practices. Our awards program includes prizes for Better Workplaces, Community Service, Environmental Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence.
AWB hosts a variety of professional development and networking events each year. Our workshops, seminars and conferences attract national speakers and industry experts to help members learn, grow and exchange ideas with peers on topics of industry importance.
11. HEALTH INSURANCE
The high cost of health care continues to rate #1 on private employers’ lists of concerns. AWB’s HealthChoice plan offers a reliable solution, providing more than 4,500 employers with access to affordable, high quality health insurance.
12 NEWS & INFORMATION
From our award-winning magazine, Washington Business, to our blog (Olympia Business Watch), e-newsletter (Fast Facts) and social media channels, AWB offers you many ways to get connected and stay informed about what’s happening in Olympia and the world around you.
13. WORKERS’ COMP INSURANCE
AWB’s CompWise Retro Program provides employers with valuable tools for maintaining a safe workplace and running a successful business. Our industrial insurance program returns 100 percent of its refunds to enrolled employers.