Welcome to the official web site of the HMA! The Hobby Manufacturers Association (HMA) was created in 2005 through the unification of three associations within the hobby industry: International Model Hobby Manufacturers Association, Model Railroad Industry Association, and Radio Control Hobby Trade Association. Our members consist of manufacturers from across the hobby industry – General Hobby, Model Railroad, Plastic & Die Cast and Radio Control.
The Hobby Manufacturers Association is pleased to again offer retailers the exclusive opportunity to purchase a bundled package worth over $1,900 in MSRP value for the low cost of only $600! A complete listing of items included in these packages can be found here. If you are interested in purchasing one of these packages, please contact Heather Stoltzfus, HMA Executive Secretary, at 267-341-1604 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to act on this great offer fast as there are only 25 packages available for purchase!
Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo
Consumer and Trade Show
October 25th-28th, 2018
Denver Mart – Denver, Colorado
Mark your calendar and make room in your budget for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo to be held October 25th – 28th at the Denver Mart in Denver Colorado.
2018 Trade Exhibitor Information-
Manufacturers and Wholesalers Only
Thursday October 25th- Trade setup
Friday October 26th- Trade floor open to retail buyers
Saturday and Sunday October 27th & 28th- Show open to consumers and retail buyers
10 x 10 booths $895, $800 prior to 5/1/18 HMA members receive an additional 10% discount
1/2 Due with registration, balance due 7/31/18
We will once again offer a consolidated shipping program for manufacturers who will be exhibiting at Trainfest.
The show is being promoted to over 2,000 brick and mortar hobby stores as well as gaming and specialty toy stores. The 2018 event will offer a stellar education program for retailers as well as demos and workshops sponsored by manufacturers.
Internet retailers are invited and will have Internet Only retailer identification.
2017 manufacturers included AirPixel Technologies, Bachmann Trains, Caboose Industries, Castle Creations, The Coach Yard, Evan Designs, Garrett Metal Detectors, Grex, Horizon, HRP, Iwata-Medea, Kadee, LGB, Marklin, Minicraft, Piko, Supertite, VP Racing Fuels, UGears, Xuron, Wattsapalog Games and Woodland. Additional manufacturers have already signed on for 2018.
2018 Vendor Exhibitor Information-
Retailers selling directly on consumer days
Friday October 26th- Vendor setup
Saturday and Sunday October 27th & 28th- Show open to consumers
10 x 10 booths $495, $400 prior to 5/1/18 1/2 Due with registration, balance due 7/31/18
The show is being promoted throughout the Rocky Mountain Region through over $60,000 of TV, Radio, Outdoor, Newspaper, Direct Mail and Social Media promotion.
The show features a large number of hands-on activities for consumers as well as workshops and vendors- promoted as “Learn, Try and Buy!” Show timing provides an excellent market of families beginning their Christmas shopping.
Exclusive New Member Benefit
The Hobby Manufacturers Association (HMA) is excited to announce that we have partnered with Jerry Conley from AP Solutions for our Merchant Services. Jerry is a 25-year veteran of the hobby industry and is the premier representative for the hobby industry. In addition to representing the HMA, AP Solutions has also partnered with NRHSA and HobbyTown USA for their processing needs.
AP Solutions is offering our members an exclusive flat rate of 10 basis points or $0.10 per swipe. These exclusive negotiated rates for HMA members are 75% cheaper than industry averages. Unlike most other processors, AP Solutions does not charge a higher fee for not having the credit card in hand. All swipes regardless of card type or physically having the card in hand are 10 basis points or $0.10 per swipe.
AP Solutions also offers a wide array of Merchant Services including EMV/PCI compliance, marketing, SEO, and payment processing. AP Solutions is able to work with each member to meet their specific needs.
The first ten companies to sign up with AP Solutions before May 7, will be entered into a running to win a free terminal. The terminal is a state of the art EMV, Chip ready, Apple Pay and Pin Debit worth $1,000.
For more information on the Merchant Services through AP Solutions, CLICK HERE
Contact Jerry at email@example.com or at 859-312-5955 to get signed up today!
Do not miss out on this great opportunity that could potentially save your company hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year!
Questions? Contact Heather Stoltzfus – firstname.lastname@example.org