Manufacturing Support Resources
Bringing clients, partners, and manufacturing support resources together is another valuable benefit of working with MARN. We have carefully selected and endorsed the resources listed below due to their proven expertise in the manufacturing arena.
MARN continually looks for resources that address manufacturing’s current and future business needs. We are always ready to facilitate new relationships!
MARN’s business resources can help you:
- Implement targeted marketing and sales strategies that expand brand awareness and reduce marketing costs
- Expand sales territory throughout New England via professional, cost-efficient representation of your company
- Improve financial stability through budget planning, investing, grants, and funding
- Reduce expenses through energy management, waste reduction, and lean manufacturing practices
- Improve staff benefits and company protection while lowering costs
- Network with non-competing businesses in your field to gain insight and stay abreast of the latest trends
MARN is a proud member of MANA, with Marnee currently serving a term on their board of directors. MANA, the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association, is an organization that facilitates stronger manufacturer/agent relationships. Educating global and national businesses, industry, and government, MANA promotes the importance of maintaining the integrity that defines a successful relationship between manufacturers and their agents.
Learn more about MANA: www.manaonline.org
MARN assists clients in facilitating an introduction to NETAAC (the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center). NETAAC was formed to aid New England manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by import trade. Qualifying businesses receive financial assistance through a cost-sharing model that helps to fund business-building consulting projects. These projects can include marketing and positioning initiatives, e-commerce, lean manufacturing implementation, and ISO compliance and registration initiatives. Grant Funding is provided to NETAAC by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, under the Department of Commerce, through the national Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Firms program.
Learn more about NETAAC: www.netaac.org
Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
MARN is a proud member of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce—a proactive organization that lives by its motto, “Advancing the Regional Agenda through Business Leadership.” The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce represents the All-America City business community of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and the surrounding area. The Chamber is currently comprised of approximately 600 members, which encompasses a cross-section of our area’s businesses with representation from manufacturing, retail, service, bio-tech, and corporate businesses.
Learn more about the Greater Valley Chamber: www.greatervalleychamber.com
MARN is a proud member of the Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut. Also known as SMA, it was incorporated in 1949 as an organization that served to promote the cause of smaller manufacturing firms in all facets of their business organizations. Today, the SMA provides resources at monthly meetings which bring members topical and relevant information to help manufacturers thrive.
Learn more about SMA: www.sma-ct.com
Profit Miners Business Consulting
Profit Miners is a unique group of seasoned professionals who can help you realize hidden profits through improved productivity, streamlined operations, and reduced costs. Headquartered in Wallingford, CT, Profit Miners offers a diverse pool of expertise that delivers a level of performance typically unavailable from most other consulting organizations. With an average 25+ years of experience in manufacturing, they have proven records of success in a variety of industries. Clients typically realize improvements in productivity, quality, on-time delivery, and cash flow ranging from 15% to 40% or more.
Learn more about Profit Miners: www.profitminers.com
Kroha Direct Marketing & Branding
Kroha Direct boosts the performance of your branding, marketing, website, print, and digital content. They develop integrated, business-building solutions that are creative, engaging, and guided by proven-effective “direct response” strategies. Structured as a virtual agency, the Kroha Direct Team cuts through “big agency” red tape to deliver style diversity, service speed, and cost-savings that traditional “brick & mortar” firms can’t match. And unlike large agencies that focus on generating commission through media placement sales, Kroha Direct focuses on creating quality content that delivers increased leads, boosted sales, and improved ROI.
Learn more about Kroha Direct: www.krohadirect.com