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Membership Programs & Services

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association is the voice for the region’s manufacturing industry.  Since 1934, DRMA has served manufacturers throughout the Dayton Region and beyond as an active advocate, effectively advancing the interests of members and associated businesses.

Peer-to-Peer Connectivity
DRMA provides many ways for members to get connected and stay engaged with the thriving DRMA community in order to build a network of peers who face the same challenges, opportunities, and solutions and to foster a sense of mutual support among members.

Evening Member Events – These networking/dinner/speaker events offer the opportunity to stay current on issues facing the industry and a ripe environment for connecting with your DRMA peers. ($)

 

MFG Mixes – The Mix is a casual, 2-hour networking event held at member locations. These events offer a great opportunity for DRMA members to share best practices, mingle, solve problems, and find new avenues for business growth. ($)

 

Breakfasts with DRMA – Breakfast events are a great way to start the morning by diving deep into topics relevant to the industry. Lasting only 90 minutes, you can get to work at a reasonable time. ($)


Meet Ups – Meet with members who are interested in the same topic area, learn from them, and strengthen your business in a casual setting. Meet Up topic areas: Additive Manufacturing, Operations, Safety, Workforce/HR, Government Relations, and Young Professionals. 

 

DRMA Special Events –DRMA features several special events throughout the year, like the Golf Outing, workshops, and seminars. ($)


Linked In Group – Ask and answer questions and start or join a conversation with other DRMA members. Join our group and follow our company pages.

  

Committee InvolvementCommittees drive initiatives that strengthen the region’s manufacturing industry.  You’ll build business and personal relationships, and you’ll experience personal and professional growth.

 

Growing the Workforce Pipeline
DRMA drives and supports numerous initiatives to increase the awareness of careers in manufacturing in order to attract more workers to the pipeline.

MFG Day – DRMA is the local organizer for Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event where students tour manufacturing facilities teaching them about potential careers in the industry. The Dayton Region had one of the most successful MFG days in the nation in 2016.


Power Lunch - DRMA sets up an exhibit at middle and high schools during their lunch time, career fairs, or other events, designed to pique students' curiosity about a career in manufacturing.

Certified Production Technician (CPT) Training - DRMA is working to stand up several short-term CPT training programs that prepare students and adults for entry-level manufacturing jobs.

Summer Camps - DRMA works with the City of Dayton to conduct a week-long activity to teach young children what manufacturing is all about and plant the seed for future careers in manufacturing.

Dream It. Do It. - DRMA holds the Dayton Region license for Dream It. Do It., a national network of like-minded organizations focused on attracting talent to the manufacturing workforce.

Training/Education Program Advisory Committees - DRMA volunteers serve on advisory committees to convey the needs of manufacturers and to ensure their curriculum produces graduates with the skills needed by manufacturers. 

 

Workforce Collaboration - DRMA collaborates with numerous organizations and schools to advocate for members' workforce needs. We are at the table so that you can stay focused on your business. 


Advocacy
DRMA advocates with public officials, legislators, educators, parents, the business community, the media, and many other regional stakeholders to advance the interests of our members.

Top Issues List – DRMA surveys its members and produces an annual list of their top issues and concerns which provides direction for programming and advocacy initiatives. Learn more by emailing Zannah

Community Relations – DRMA builds strong relations with other community organizations for advocacy purposes.

 

 

Business & Economic Development
DRMA provides programming, industry-pertinent information, and connections with organizations to help members strengthen and grow their business.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show – Explore the future of the industry with the latest technologies, trends, products and solutions, all in one spot. Members receive booth discount. To gain information on having a booth, contact Shelley. ($)

 

Business Leads – Members receive emails regarding prospective customer and business opportunities. Do you have a current need and would like to request more information? Contact Shay


Newsletter – The DRMA Newsletter, published monthly, is full of industry-pertinent information. To read past issues or join the mailing list, click here.

 

Legal Services Plan - As a DRMA member, you get one free call a month with Bob Dunlevey, employment law expert. 

  

OSHA Training - Members receive a discount on OSHA training for their employees. ($)

 

Workers' Comp Group Rating Program - Save money on your workers' compensation premium through DRMA group (administered by CareWorksComp). ($)

 

Wage & Benefits Survey – Use the survey to compare your wages and benefits with other regional industry companies; free to participants.  (Produced in partnership with Manpower) To purchase a copy of the Wage & Benefit Survey, contact Hadassah. ($)

 

Speakers, Programs, and Seminars - Member events provide information and connections to help you run your business more effectively. 

 

Promotional Tools

DRMA provides various opportunities to get your name in front of members through advertising and sponsorships. The member list is available for rent. Contact Hadassah for a full list of opportunities. ($)

 

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