CAMA is exclusively manufacturing, exclusively member-based. We are united by a passion for manufacturing and have come together as an association to advance and strengthen manufacturing in Colorado.
We are focused on driving business advancement and workforce development in Colorado manufacturing by educating, connecting, and providing strategic resources to our members.
Our members consist of manufacturers from all over the state – startups to multi-billion-dollar corporations, from breweries to aerospace.
CAMA helps our members stay competitive, build connections, keep informed, save time and money, and ultimately advance their business. We would love for you to join our organization as we continue to advance and assist manufacturers’ growth across the state.
With this membership, benefits include: business advancement; workforce development; member programs; networking and connections to manufacturers and trusted advisors, strategic member resources; exclusive member discounts; education and collaborations; advocacy; vendor/supply chain vetting; and more.
10 good reasons any manufacturer should join CAMA
1. Business Advancement
CAMA provides tools, resources, and collaboration opportunities to help manufacturers develop and grow their businesses. Whether it is discovering new, innovative, business practices or connecting with fellow manufacturers, trusted advisors, and allied enterprises to streamline business processes, CAMA is the central location for Colorado manufacturers who want to advance their business.
2. Workforce Development
CAMA is focused on building Colorado’s workforce, ensuring that businesses throughout the state have access to a skilled and qualified workforce. Through strategic partnerships, funding, and student education programs, CAMA is working to fill the workforce pipeline and help members find qualified candidates to fill open positions and advance their business.
3. Member Programs
CAMA offers member programs to promote manufacturer-to-manufacturer business and peer-to-peer sharing. CAMA’s M2M Leads Groups provide an informal setting for sales team members of CAMA to exchange leads to drive business, creating shortened lead times, reduced transportation costs, increase profitability, and industry support. CAMA’s C-Suite Exchange Groups provide a confidential setting that encourages an open exchange of ideas, experience, processes, and best practices among C-Level manufacturers.
4. B2B Networking Events
CAMA runs B2B networking and educational events that provide members the opportunity to connect with fellow manufacturers, develop new business, and learn effective business practices and processes. The B2B tours are regional, quarterly events hosted by one of CAMA’s manufacturing members and give attendees the opportunity to observe operations of different manufacturing facilities helping them discover new processes and best practices. The Tours are followed by the B2B Lounge – a networking reception focused on connecting manufacturers and introducing new business.
5. Industry Events
CAMA hosts annual industry-related events in its three chapter regions with a purpose of bringing Colorado manufacturers together to network, develop new business, share best practices, and stay informed on the latest manufacturing news and innovations. CAMA’s signature events include B2B Lounges and Tours, Summits, Golf Tournaments, Tradeshows, and Legislative Events.
6. Strategic Resources
CAMA gives active members access to myriad strategic resources including vetted, expert advisors and service providers; CAMA’s membership directory which houses contact information of all current members; community posts to engage in discussions on manufacturing-related issues, solutions, and opportunities; Making Colorado web profiles to expand members’ reach and develop new business; committee involvement opportunities; Connecting Colorado – a free and secure resources linking businesses with job seekers; and more.
7. Trusted Advisors
CAMA members have access to a group of vetted expert consultants and service providers involved in Colorado’s manufacturing community. These trusted advisors provide insight and services manufacturers can utilize to effectively function and grow their businesses.
- Associate Members are companies that provide services manufacturers utilize on a regular basis in the Banking, Accounting, Insurance, and Legal fields.
- Specialty Services are individuals or companies that bring unique expertise to CAMA members to help benefit manufacturing businesses.
8. Exclusive Discount Programs
CAMA utilizes it partner relations and combined purchasing clout of its members to leverage strategic partnerships with vendors and service providers that result in discounts and benefits to drive success and reduce operating costs.
9. Informative News and Updates
CAMA provides exclusive access to legislative and industry news, events, updates, information involving key issues affecting members’ businesses and their bottom-line.
10. Member and Non-Member Business Connections
Through CAMA’s networking events, annual summits, conferences, meetings, partnership events, and membership directories, CAMA members have numerous opportunities throughout the year to make connections with fellow CAMA members, advisors, and service providers, as well as non-CAMA members who attend partnered events and meetings with members of manufacturing-related associations to help drive business, find new leads, and develop strategic partnerships and alliances.
“Our membership in CAMA has been well worth the investment. The networking has been invaluable and we have taken advantage of several educational opportunities. Through a referral from Tim Heaton, we earned a new customer, and this business relationship continues to growth. CAMA has done a great job in promoting manufacturing in Colorado and Palmer DCS is proud to be a member.”Lynn Weberg
“Through my involvement with CAMA, I have developed new relationships with other Colorado Manufacturers that have resulted in new profitable business for my company.”Grady Cope