Trade associations often provide a variety of services, such as discount offers, to their members.
In the case of manufactured housing, you also have the group’s lobbying and advocacy activities.
But with most state associations limited to a few hundred companies, beyond the basics of an annual meeting, networking, some education, etc., it’s difficult for a state association to afford to do more.
Beyond what state associations do for industry professionals, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) may provide other options to leverage the influence of an organization of some 325,000 members, several hundred of home are in factory built housing.
The NFIB has been a strong and effective advocate on issues that impact businesses, such as tax reform. VP Mike Pence, is among the Trump Administration officials who have shown their open ears and minds to NFIB in substantive ways.
Part of what those dues dollars yields are how to videos and tips, like the one shown in this post on protecting company secrets.
These legal tips are less than 2 minutes, and may prove useful to many industry companies. Sr. Counsel Beth Milito, JD, provides this introduction to tips for protecting your companies confidential information.
Because the video offers generic tips in under 2 minutes, thoughts or ideas you pick up from this video should be double-checked with a legal expert in your market. © ## (News, tips, and commentary.)
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