Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A year of change and progress

A year ago, SIMA launched a new vision for membership for our customers. We worked hard to listen to the market and to provide more tangible value members joining and renewing their membership each year.

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the revamped membership structure, it’s a good time to update our progress and outline where we hope to go in the future.
We’ve made good inroads toward building resources that add to the value of your SIMA membership, and we remain focused on continuing to do so in 2017-18.

Adding membership value with tools and savings

Training Commitment: $200 annual training commitment for each member organization for use toward ASM or CSP training. 
Results: As of 9/1/2017, over 40 member companies have used this commitment.

Business Operations Tools: SIMA added the Advanced Contract Clauses, created and vetted by a task force of industry stakeholders, as a downloadable document. Along with the template contract, these clauses can help insulate companies from unique situations that snow and ice industry professionals face.
Results: Over 700 people have downloaded contracts/forms since the new launch.

Training: Five members-only courses were created to help your business with key challenges and annual individualized safety training.
Results: By the end of the year, we estimate over 500 people will have completed one or more of these courses.

Looking ahead to 2018
We are looking to invest in technologies to help empower members and suppliers to connect. We will seek to build a more direct connection between our members and their benefits. We will continue to deliver resources, training, and marketing opportunities for snow professionals. We value your input on how we can make SIMA membership a game-changing investment for you.

If you have suggestions on how we can deliver additional value, please email Brian Birch at brian@sima.org