GAMA assures access to an adequate supply of competitively-priced products for members through cooperative collective bargaining and negotiation. The association creates long-standing alliances with its vendors and suppliers in order to provide its members with the benefit of volume pricing.
GAMA negotiates better deals for its members and passes the savings to them in the form of rebate checks and specialty discounts.
One of the objectives of GAMA is to keep abreast of the latest legislative developments in the industry and advise its members accordingly. It provides business counseling and support to its members and seeks to influence governmental action and private sector initiatives for the facilitation of local trade through strategic planning, education, advocacy, as well as research and analysis. It also encourages members to maintain good business ethics through trainings and seminars.
GAMA provides members with opportunities for professional growth through educational and service-oriented programs such as training sessions, seminars, workshops, resources, newsletters, and networking. Contact Us for upcoming events.
GAMA liaises with other trade associations and similar entities to strengthen the member businesses and formulate best practices. A good example is an insurance program like Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA), initiated by all four Texas Trade Associations that is close to completion.
GAMA also holds monthly membership activities to keep members informed of the happening in the industry while allowing them a chance to network.
GAMA produces a quarterly newsletter called GAMA Times that not only covers industry and trade association news but also includes industry tips and trends beneficial to the members. Advertise in GAMA Times.