What’s New At MANA

MANAcast: Principal Agreement Terminations on October 20

Wednesday, October 20 —2 p.m. ET  ·  1 p.m. CT  ·  12 p.m. MT  ·  11 a.m. PT Most of the time, when principals terminate representation agreements with independent manufacturers’ representatives, they honor terms in the contract. Occasionally they don’t, resulting in a need to take legal action to collect what is owed. On this […]

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 […]

Register Now For WOMENREPS Fourth Annual Conference

MANA is pleased to help publicize this non-MANA event. It is open to all women independent sales reps regardless of whether or not they are MANA members. Arrive Thursday, July 29th, 2021Depart Sunday, August 1st, 2021 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel5601 West 78th Street – Bloomington, MN 5543915 minutes from the MSP airport Thursday, July 29th: Arrive […]

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 […]

Congress Passes Family First Coronavirus Response Act — H.R. 6201

MANA received the following information about the newly enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) from our legal counsel, Dan Beederman, at Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg, LLC (“SFNR”). Please read it carefully, as your company may have an obligation to notify its employees about their rights and obligations under the FFCRA. On March 19, Congress approved […]

COVID-19 Relief Programs Bypass Reps, Says MANA Member

I have been a MANA member since 2016, and have greatly benefitted from your services. My agency, North Central Manufacturing Solutions, represents suppliers of factory automation and test equipment, and sells to Fortune 500 manufacturers in the Upper Midwest. I am sure that many MANA members are feeling the effects that the coronavirus has had […]

Interested in Being Part of MANA’s Private LinkedIn Group?

MANA members have access to a private LinkedIn group. Members can use the group to post questions where they want to get feedback from other members. If you are not a member of the MANA LinkedIn group and want to join, please send a request to connect to Jerry Leth at jleth@manaonline.org. Once you connect, he […]

Congratulations to These Three MANA Rep Members Who Were Elected to Two-Year Terms on MANA’s Board of Directors Starting May 1, 2020

Keynae Agnew, Agnew Pacific Enterprises, LLC, California From the beginning of my career as an independent representative, MANA has been a significant resource for education and training. As an agency owner, I understand the benefits and importance of being connected to a trade association like MANA. I am not only passionate about achieving success for […]