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Visual Media Alliance (VMA) offers membership at two different levels: Company Level and Individual Level. Membership is open to business owners, professionals, and freelancers in the creative, web media, marketing, communications and print businesses in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Our purpose is to deliver business support to help our members become more successful and profitable in their businesses or careers. To accomplish that goal, we provide personal and professional development programs for both owners and employees.


BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Membership
Individual
Membership
Group Discount Suite
Discounts on Xerox, Marathon Solutions Credit Card Processing, Apple, Adobe, 123RF Stock Photography, PaperSpecs, UPS, FedEx, and more.

Cash Management Suite
VMA Cash Management Solutions is designed to help you minimize bad debt write-offs. We help you avoid bad credit risks, on the front end. And we help you collect from delinquent accounts on the back end. Our exclusive Slow Pay program collects delinquent account information anonymously reported by other members and reports it back in our monthly VMA Sheet report. 

Financial Management Suite
Complimentary access to SlowPay bad-debt warning system
Discounts on Experian Credit Reports and AGA Collection Services
Complimentary advice from our on-staff Sales Strategist, Business and Financial Consultant
Member-only access to our Best Business Practices Library
Promote My Company Suite
A complimentary listing and logo ad in the VisualMedia Guide and VMAccess.org.
Two complimentary entries in the Showcase Awards Competition
Discounted ad rates in Storyboard magazine
Complimentary exposure in Storyboard Lookbook online resource guide
Discounted exhibitor rates at our VisualMedia Show
Human Resources Suite
Complimentary advice from our on-staff Human Resources Consultant
Member-only access to our Find-an-Employee program
Agency staffing services for temp, short-term, seasonal, and direct-to-hire with Semper Staffing
Discounts on Payroll with Accuchex and Pension Solutions
Complimentary HR Poster and Wage Survey results
Complimentary access to our Human Resources Library
Career Services
Search and apply for jobs in our Find-a-Job program
Agency staffing services for temp, short-term, seasonal, and direct-to-hire with Semper Staffing

   

EDUCATION
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Individual
Save 15% on VMA Education
Enjoy reduced rates on all VMA Education including webinars, seminars, hands-on-workshops, custom training, and certification on subjects including Adobe software titles, office, programming, web design, graphic design, project and production management, marketing, social media, prepress, print production, estimating, color controls, sales, and more. We offer hands-on classes in three locations: San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Clara, and custom training at your offices. Adobe courses are taught by Adobe Certified Experts.

VMA Webinars & eClasses 
Member-pricing for VMA Webinars & eClasses. Over 30 webinars on numerous topics are offered every quarter.

VMA Hands-on Workshops  
Over 200 half-day, one-day and five-day workshops are included every quarter. Subject areas include Design, Programming, Office and Web and are held in three locations: San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Clara.

Custom Training  
Custom training for companies on-location or online

Scholarships
Scholarships are available to provide funding for qualified community-college and four-year graphic arts programs.

     

NETWORKING & EVENTS
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Individual
Free VMA Networking Events
Your membership pays for your admission to VMA Social Networking Events which include Meet Up, Java & Jabber, Lunch & Learn, and Constructive Cocktails. Meet your peers and learn from mini-presentations in Bay Area and Sacramento region at fun locations with complimentary food and drink. Cost is usually $25-$55 for non-members.

Reduced Rate for VMA Events
Enjoy reduced rate for other VMA Events which include Dinner Meetings, Sales Club, VMA Social Events (Crab Feed, Golf Tournament, Baseball Game and Tailgate at AT&T, Bowling Tournament, and more creative events coming soon). Save 20% at the Visual Media Conference or enjoy free attendance to the show floor and evening celebration, Showcase of Print/Design Excellence, and more.

Special Discounts for Partner Events
VMA members may receive extended discounts for partner and affiliated conferences and events.
Discount to Attend the VisualMedia Show 
Enjoy a special discount at the VMShow, a day-long event which includes seminars and keynote presentations at our annual conference and expo.

     

PUBLICATIONS
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Individual
VisualMedia Guide
The anually updated VisualMedia Guide is Northern California’s most extensive media resource directory with specific info on over 900 creative, web media, marketing and print businesses. This 300 page printed directory can be used to quickly find the right providers who-can-do-which-jobs, complete with company descriptions and web links. It includes buying tips and process explanations.

Western US VisualMedia Guide 
Our 100-page Western US Visual Media Guide shows capabilities from 3,000 print and graphic arts firms in the Western US. This is an invaluable resource for finding who-does-what in the industry, cross referenced by over 500 categories.

Storyboard Magazine
Complimentary Storyboard magazine subscriptions

Storyboard Website
Complimentary access to the Storyboard website

Storyboard Lookbook
Complimentary exposure in Storyboard Lookbook, online resource guide

Connected Newsletter
Complimentary subscriptions to Connected a quarterly newsletter

Digest and eDigest Newsletters
Complimentary subscriptions Digest (mailed monthly) and eDigest, delivered via email twice a month.

Mediawise eNewsletter
Complimentary subscriptions Mediawise emailed monthly

     

RESOURCES LIBRARY
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Individual
Resources Library
Member-only access to our exclusive Resources Library which includes publications in Human Resources, Surveys, and Best Business Practices

Best Business Practices
Publications (handbooks, guides, industry standards, surveys), white papers, green business info, computer MIS reports, Terms and Conditions, Sales & Use Tax info.

Health Care Reform Act Guidance
A complimentary special report and consulting assistance for businesses and individuals on how to deal with the Health Care Reform Act from 2013-2018.

     

NETWORKING & EVENTS
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Individual
Commercial Insurance
Coverage discounts and advice from our licensed Business Insurance experts. Comprehensive packages available: property, liability, auto, workers comp, errors-and-omissions. 401(k) plans, life-and-disability, supplemental benefits and more. 

Group Health Insurance
Access to our own exclusive member-only Health Insurance Exchange. VMA offers 80 plans from Kaiser, BlueShield or Health Net and dental and vision coverage.

Individual Health Insurance
Complimentary Health Insurance guidance and purchase options. VMA's insurance specialist will provide you with PPO, HMO or HSA benefit information along with rates from a variety of carriers selling individual and family health insurance coverage in California.

     

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Key Membership Benefits
Company
Individual
Government Affairs 
• Local, State and Federal Political Advocacy
• Complimentary Tax and Environmental Advice from our on-staff professional

     
Annual Dues
$150+/yr

$75/yr

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Questions?

Call VMA!

contact:

Shannon Wolford

email:
shannon@vma.bz

phone:
(415) 710-0568

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