Reap the rewards of this extraordinary resource. Your MTAM membership offers you unparalleled access to industry information, networking prospects, marketing opportunities and much more!
Representation on marine trades issues before the Maryland legislature, as well as with State and Federal agencies. The MTAM staff and the Association’s lobbyist John Stierhoff introduce and monitor legislative activities. Government officials are kept apprised of the marine industry’s position on various issues prior to the development of laws and regulations. Your membership in MTAM adds to our legislative clout – the size of our membership has direct impact on our legislative representation. Click here for a 10 year history of our Legislative Activities. (should go to Legislative History)
Our members receive discounts on show spaces at the Bay Bridge Boat Show and the Baltimore Boat Show. Often the amount saved is more than the cost of membership.
The MTAM Website
The MTAM website is designed to guide customers to your business based on your name of on the services you provide. With links back to your own site, and to a map, www.mtam.org is guaranteed to increase your business.
The Guide to Marine Services
Your firm receives a free category listing in the Annual Guide to Marine Services. Thousands of these books are printed each September and is distributed through Boat Shows, Trade Shows, Maryland Tourism locations and through our member marinas. Be sure to update us on your changing services and amenities so that we can include them in the guide. Please download the services update form here and fax to us at 410-626-1940.
MTAM Fall Business Improvement Conference
The Conference is a seminar that features something for everyone. Understand the impact of our industry on the State, learn about what we can do to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, learn how the latest national marine industry trend can impact your business. The seminar offers a session that is usable immediately – past topics have included marketing, constructing a contract and dealing with a disgruntled customer. Plus motivation, networking, product demonstrations and good food!
MTAM Winter Legislative Event
Designed for discussion and exchange, this event is meant to engage the member and your elected official in an open discussion on current issues that impact the marine trades. This event is held in February each year.
MTAM Summer BBQ
Just for Fun, the event is all about networking with your friends in the marine industry. This event is held in June each year.
MTAM Holiday Party and Election of Officers
Our annual meeting combines with an evening of fun and networking. This event is held each December.
As a member of MTAM you will not only enjoy communication with other marine business owners but also with legislators, environmental groups, law enforcement, and other state and federal agencies.
New Business and Referrals
There are endless opportunities for new business and referrals from other MTAM members and from the MTAM offices that field calls from boaters and other members who are seeking what you have to offer.
Other MTAM Benefits
Co-Sponsorship of the Annual Boating Industry Economic Impact Study that demonstates the value of the industry to the State of Maryland.
Co-Sponsorship of the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative, promoting voluntary environmental measures instead of compulsory government regulation for marinas throughout the State.