Belonging to AIM/R isn’t a cost of doing business. It’s an investment that generates immediate results. Your valuable member benefits and services not only quickly return more than the cost of membership also they put you at the threshold of opportunity day after day. As an AIM/R Member, you'll realize these and much, much more!
AIM/R’s Annual Conference is a great way to network with other reps who share the same successes and frustrations as well as a great educational opportunity. The life of a rep can sometimes be a lonely existence at times. Reps who engage and participate during the Annual Conference go back to their businesses knowing that they are not alone. There is strength in numbers!
Whenever you ask a rep, "Are you looking for new lines?" the answer is almost always "I’m always looking for new lines." One way to access new lines is by joining AIM/R and being listed in the RepLocator - the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industry’s leading resource manufacturers use to find reps.
Have a new product that you would like to introduce to rep agencies? AIM/R’s Instant Hotlines (e-promos) are a great communications tool for manufacturers to share new lines - or any of their company's news . As a rep member of AIM/R, you will regularly receive these notices with information about potential new lines that are available. The first Hotline is complimentary to new manufacturer members of AIM/R.
The association's official newsletter(printed and electronic) addresses issues specific to the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industries. It’s a way to stay informed about trends and issues affecting this unique arena.
AIM/R is a sponsoring member of the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF), which enables our members to get discounts on the CPMR and other MRERF programs. Reps will want to check out CPMR and CSP; manufacturers will want to review MBP.
AIM/R has strong relationships with fellow associations, such as the Manufacturers' Agents National Association (MANA), the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the American Supply Association (ASA), and the Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF) to provide the very services and educational opportunities to its members.
If your company has a website, it can be listed on the Directory page of the AIM/R website. A link to your company website will provide prospective principals with additional information about your business.
Why Belong to AIM/R?
The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/Representatives, Inc. exists only for you. It is designed to further the function and professionalism of independent representatives both individually and as a group - and to advance and promote the benefits of multiple-line selling. Its responsiveness to members' needs make it among the most progressive not-for-profit trade associations in the world. When you belong, AIM/R belongs to you!