Member Services

 

 

iHobby Expo™
The iHobby Expo is the annual trade/comsumer show sponsored by the HMA. HMA members will receive a FREE 5×5 booth space. Please visit the show site at www.hmashow.com for more information.
Retailer Education
 

Dealer Search

HMA maintains a consumer website at, www.myhobbyfun.org that serves as a research vehicle for consumers and industry members to identify hobby retailers and products related to their favorite hobby activities.
HMA Member Benefit
Legislative Advocacy

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HMA communicates with local and federal agencies, as well as legislators, to bring members updates information on current issues and trends that impact the hobby industry.
Industry Promotion Professional Education
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HMA promotes the positive benefits of participating in hobbies through a variety of proactive efforts.
These include media relations, brochures for retail distribution and a consumer website. HMA will continue to promote the World’s Greatest Hobby campaign. More info here!
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HMA sponsors seminars and workshops at the iHobby Expo™, bringing in leading experts on a variety of business topics.

The Model-Hobby Industry
Credit Association
Networking Opportunities
Making good decisions about extending credit
to customers is important to the survival of every business. Getting timely, reliable credit information can be time-consuming and expensive. This page will introduce you to the Model-Hobby Industry Credit Association (MICA). For more information please click here.
The wealth of experience in HMA’s professional membership is a unique and valuable resource for members of the hobby industry. HMA encourages networking by connecting members through our member directories, events, websites and publications.
Bank Services
Industry Research
Bank of America Merchant Services has a competitive program offering credit card processing services with rates specifically negotiated for HMA members. For a FREE cost-comparison analysis, please contact Carmela Giliberto at 909-899-6223 or email: carmela.giliberto@bankofamericamerchant.com Click Here for more information HMA conducts research specific to the hobby industry. Size of industry research as well as studies of consumer buying habits provide members with valuable and comprehensive statistical information on the industry.
HMA Freight Savings Plan
Communications
 The HMA Freight Savings Plan is a valuable member benefit that helps reduce your shipping costs. For small parcel shipping, take advantage of new discounts with the United States Post Office and DHL, plus outstanding savings with Other Major Carriers. If you have heavyweight shipments, the HMA Freight Savings Plan offers exceptional pricing with an extensive network of less-than-truckload carriers. For more information, call service provider Siriani at 800 554-0005 or email solutions@siriani.com. Enrollment is free! Sign up at www.siriani.com/hmafsp.
HMA communicates with its members and the industry at large through a variety of media including a monthly membership memo, our website and email newsletter.
Exclusive Health and Business Insurance Programs

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