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NTMA Announces Newest Affinity Partner – Star Chapter

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CLEVELAND, Ohio and BALTIMORE, Maryland – July 18, 2016 – National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the national representative of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States, and StarChapter, a leading association management software company, today announce an exclusive affinity partnership agreement to provide discounted association management software services for all local NTMA chapters.

The direct connection between NTMA and StarChapter’s decade-long software services would allow local NTMA leaders to manage their chapters more efficiently using the technology, specifically designed for the local chapter needs. Utilizing the StarChapter software to manage membership, event registration, email communication, payment processing, and website content, NTMA chapter leaders are expected to improve overall membership value, revenues, and event attendance. Chapters of all sizes would benefits not only from using the technology but also from accessing the StarChapter expertise in the association management field, working with tens of thousands of board volunteers. After becoming a StarChapter customer, NTMA chapter leaders will also have unlimited access to board webinars, knowledgebase materials such as videos and articles, and industry training – to assist with leadership transitions and improve overall health of the chapters.

As a part of the exclusive Affinity Partnership, NTMA national office has negotiated special pricing of StarChapter’s services setup fee for its local chapters, as follows: chapters with up to 150 members get $50 off (Standard Plan), chapters with up to 800 members get $100 off (Premier Plan), and chapters with up to 5,000 members get $150 off (Elite Plan). For more information about StarChapter pricing, use this link – www.starchapter.com/Plans.

“NTMA national leadership has been looking for ways to assist its local chapters with streamlining their processes and improve membership value. Our leadership has reviewed many software vendors and selected StarChapter to be our exclusive Affinity Partner. We were able to negotiate a special discounted pricing that offers immediate benefits to our chapters to take advantage of,” said Kelly LaMarca, Executive Assistant & Chapter Support Coordinator of NTMA.

Ryan Felps, President of StarChapter said “we look forward to working with more NTMA local chapters and assist their leaders in improving the value they offer to members. Our expertise as a fully U.S.-based operated company helps our customers to grow and become successful for years to come. The StarChapter team is excited to become more familiarized with NTMA leaders across the country.”

About National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)
The NTMA is the national representative of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States. Many NTMA members are small businesses, privately owned and operated, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. Our nearly 2000 members design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines, and precision machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work.
For more information about NTMA – www.ntma.org.

About StarChapter
StarChapter is a member-friendly association management software company serving local chapters in the United States and Canada. StarChapter’s mission is to help local leaders of national associations grow their chapter’s attendance, membership, and revenue. The software combines event registration, membership management, email communication, responsive website layouts, web services, and eCommerce tools. New and transitioning board members have access to dedicated StarChapter specialists, 24/7 online support, phone support, and ongoing board training webinars.
For more information about StarChapter – www.starchapter.com

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