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BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
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. 

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
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.

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

     

NETWORKING & EVENTS
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
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
Resources Library
Member-only access to our exclusive Resources Library which includes publications in Human Resources, Surveys, and Best Business Practices

     

NETWORKING & EVENTS
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.

     
Annual Dues

$150+/yr

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Education and Events!

Members get the Member-Discount Price on all Education and Events. Visual Media Alliance offers over 100 public and customized graphic arts and management classes at our offices or at your company location. Classes are available at every level in print production, prepress, web design, estimating, sales, color controls and production management. Don’t miss our networking, and social events that are scheduled throughout the year (including some just-for-fun, like the ballgame, golf tourney and Constructive Cocktails). Meet your peers and new prospects. And you can increase awareness of your work by participating in VisualMedia360 and the Showcase of Print/Design Excellence.
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Individual Health Insurance

When group benefits are not a possibility, VMA can offer you personal application assistance for Individual Health Insurance. Choose from an assortment of plans and a wide range of benefits.
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Be Part of Our Printed Resource Guide

Our Visual Media Guide (also available online at VMGuide.org) is Northern California’s most extensive media resource directory with specific info on over 900 creative, web media, marketing and print businesses. Use it to quickly find just the right providers who-can-do-which-jobs, complete with company descriptions and web links. It's cross referneced by business capabilities and gepgraphic location. Our full-color 300+ page guide is upadted annually and includes buying tips and process explanations.
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Group Discount for Apple Online

You can save money on most Apple products online..
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Group Discount for Office Depot

Office Depot offers great savings for your company and your employees on office and computer supplies, kitchen / break room supplies, furniture, promotional products, and equipment. Get up to 85% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
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Credit Union

Join this member-owned financial institution for the graphic arts industry. In this banking crisis, the PICU is the secure, safe solution for all you banking needs. Best of all, it’s a better rate story than your regular bank.
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Find a Job Service

VMA’s Find-a-Job Service is a local, free service for all those looking for employment in the creative, web, marketing and print businesses in Northern California. Submit your resume and search local job openings posted on our website by VMA member companies.
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Questions?

Call VMA!

contact:

Shannon Wolford

email:
shannon@vma.bz

phone:
(415) 710-0568

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