What’s New At MANA

The Assembly Show October 25-27, 2022, In Rosemont, IL Features MANA Workshop

The ASSEMBLY Show will be partnering with the MANA – Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (www.manaonline.org) to offer a pre-event workshop on Thriving With Manufacturers’ Reps on Tuesday, October 25 from 11 am – 12:30 pm.  MANA’s CEO, Charles Cohon, will share details about low-cost and no-cost practices and programs that will earn more of a reps’ mind […]

MANAcast: Tips on Using MANA’s RepFinder® Directory on May 25

Join us Wednesday, May 25, 2022at 4 p.m. ET · 3 p.m. CT · 2 p.m. MT · 1 p.m. PT MANA manufacturer members use the RepFinder® directory to create lists of prospective manufacturers’ representatives they can contact. On this MANAcast, we will discuss tips on how to create more relevant results, those manufacturers’ representatives […]

Next MANAchat Series Scheduled for the Week of May 16, 2022

MANAchats provide a venue where members meet and exchange knowledge and information with each other on best practices they use to improve how they operate their businesses. For our next MANAchat, we selected the following topic:​Principal Acquisitions We hear from more and more of our members that venture capitalists are buying their principals or that […]

2022 MANA Board of Directors Election Results

MANA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that four MANA members have been elected to two-year terms on MANA’s Board starting May 1, 2022. Sid Ragona was elected to his first two-year term. Keynae Agnew, Marnee Palladino, and Kenneth Russell-Murray were elected to their second two-year terms. Sid Ragona founded Ragona Scientific LLC in […]

Sid Ragona is on the January 2022 MANA Board of Directors Ballot

MANA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sid Ragona, Owner of Ragona Scientific LLC in Pittsford, NY, has successfully applied to appear on the January 2022 MANA Board of Directors ballot to serve a two-year term starting May 1, 2022. MANA’s Board of Directors is also please to announce that Keynae Agnew, Agnew […]

The RepFinder® Phone App Has Been Updated!

The big change is that with version 1.0 you looked at each rep one by one, swiped left or right, and then moved onto the next rep. In version 2.0 you can look at all your search results before you start swiping, so you can compare the reps against each other before you start swiping. […]

Looking for a Way to Network With Fellow MANA Members?

The past year and a half saw a radical change in how we communicate with each other. As time goes on do not expect to go back to the way things used to be. Instead, look forward to new and improved ways to communicate with each other. In addition to person-to-person meetings, members will use […]

Lisa Wilson on Board

MANA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that MANA rep members have elected Lisa Wilson, president of L.S. Wilson & Associates, Inc., Bristol, Wisconsin, to serve on MANA’s Board of Directors ballot for a two-year term starting May 1, 2021. Wilson will replace MANA Director Charlie Ingram, who completes his second two-year term on April 30, […]

Announcing MANA’s New “Rep Members Are Looking for Salespeople” Webpage

MANA rep members who are looking to add sales employees can list their contact information on MANA’s “Rep Members Are Looking for Salespeople” webpage. MANA will list reps’ contact information on this webpage for free.https://www.manaonline.org/mana-rep-members-are-looking-for-salespeople/ To get your contact information added to this page or if you have questions, email ccohon@manaonline.org. Because this page lists […]

Forbes Article Features MANA

“Succession Planning For Your Suppliers, Contractors And Manufacturers’ Reps” in a new Forbes article quotes MANA CEO Charles Cohon. “The specific conversation can involve asking partners how long until they retire? What plans do they have for succession? Will they sell to one of their current employees, to another company, or just close up shop? […]

CPMR Program is In-Person or Virtual for 2021 Says MRERF/IPA Announcement

The CPMR subcommittee with the support of the Board of Directors has determined that participants will be able to select to attend the CPMR program in-person or virtually in January 2021.  Flexibility to Participate  By providing a hybrid experience, MRERF/IPA will be able to provide options for participants to begin, continue, or complete the CPMR […]

Something New — MANAchat Sessions

The current reality, with the inability to meet with people face-to-face, creates a real challenge. We plan to use the current reality to try something different which creates value that lasts into the future, beyond the current reality. Back in the first decade of this century, MANA offered live chapter meetings. As time passed, attendance […]

COVID-19 Resources for Manufacturers’ Representative Members

Questions from MANA members have been pouring into MANA headquarters. Here are the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from MANA members. What kind of programs are available for small businesses like mine?Can I borrow from my IRA account to cover personal expenses while my income is down? www.checkpointmarketing.net/n.cfm/page/e120/key/ 407372157G1367J9226417N9N87153P0P3691T2/ Here is a […]