As most of you may already know, effective June 1st , CMA’s name changed to Credit Management Association to clearly show CMA’s support to the every increasing function of credit management in business to business relations. Even though the name has changed CMA’s great products and services will continue!
In addition as a follow up to my letter from last month, we as members need to continue to take special care and attention to our Association. Since this is our Association, one aspect that needs constant attention is new membership. This is vital to the continued success and viability of CMA. In view of this I encourage each of you to look at CMA’s new “Refer One” program. CMA is asking each of us to “Refer One” prospect for membership. Good prospects are those companies in your industry, companies with whom you who exchange credit ratings, peers who are credit managers at non-member companies, credit references on your credit applications and customers who sell business to business. In addition to making our Association stronger, your referral will enter you into our Member Referral Program where you can receive a $25 Target Gift card for each one of your referrals that becomes a CMA member. So bring it on and let’s see what we can do together!
Also don’t forget that NACM’s Credit Congress is just around the corner which is a great opportunity to further your education and gain valuable networking contacts for you and your company. I understand the economic drains each of you have regarding travel and many of you may not be able to join us in Orlando this year. In light of this please look toward CMA to help you with you educational needs and industry groups, to add value back to your credit position and to your company. CMA has a wealth of educational programs and seminars right at your fingertips so please take advantage of this opportunity to further your career and save some expense. For those that are traveling to Orlando for the Credit Congress I look forward to seeing you there!