a not-for-profit voluntary membership organization that represents a group of companies having a business or trade in common. Companies work together to accomplish goals that no single firm could reach by itself. Activities include promoting business for the industry, encouraging ethical practices in the industry, setting of industry standards, conducting research, cooperating with other organizations, and holding conventions.
Organizations that represent groups with a common interest or objective; the representation is most prominent in legislative and regulatory arenas. In the dairy industry, the most notable trade associations represent producers or processors. In California, the leading producer trade organizations are Western United Dairymen, the Alliance of Western Milk Producers, Milk Producers Council and California Dairy Campaign. The leading processor trade organization is the Dairy Institute of California.
Individuals and companies in a specific business or industry organized to promote common interests.
a group of businesses within an industry that work together to build industry awareness, advocate certain political goals and provide services to members
an independent third party that is financially underwritten by participating organizations
an organization of people having common interest and goals
a private organization of firms in one industry, whose purpose is to organize competition, sharing information and defining rules and standards of conduct
a voluntary, nonprofit organization of independent business units engaged in the same industry or trade
An organization dedicated to promoting the interests and assisting the members of a particular industry.
This organization comprises member firms and performs a number of service for them, one of which is lobbying the government. The names of many trade associations begin with National Association of… .
an organization representing the firms in a particular industry, acting on their behalf on important matters, doing industry research, disseminating newsletters, periodicals, and other items of current interest to the members, organizing meetings, trade shows, and a variety of other activities for the better of the industry and its members; see Encyclopedia of Associations.
A trade association is an organization of businesses in a particular category of the economy (for example, the American Seed Trade Association or the Society of the Plastics Industry), or more broadly, a grouping of businesses (e.g., the National Association of Manufacturers). Trade associations and individual businesses are typically the most numerous, and often the most powerful, lobbyists in Washington and in state capitals.
An organization with members with a common interest that utilize Conventions and trade shows to promote products and/or services.
A nonprofit group that serves the information needs of a particular industry and represents its mutual interests, e.g., education, legislation, media relations.
A group of food-service businesses that band together to promote food service and keep members informed about important matters and legislative developments.
An association of firms that operate in a specific industry.
A professional organization of manufacturers or other businesses formed to promote and industry or adopt uniform standards.