Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) is the largest nonprofit minority business advocacy organization in the region, representing the interests of more than 600,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), serving nearly 1,700 SCMSDC-Certified MBEs and 300 corporate members throughout a 13-county service area.
SCMSDC is one of 36 regional councils in the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network. Visit Their Website
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. Visit Their Website
Caravan Global Inc. is a member of ARA
ARA is a member directed organization, dependent upon a close working relationship between the membership and association. The ARA is the source for industry research, government affairs, information, business development tools, insurance, education and training, networking and marketplace opportunities for the equipment rental industry throughout the world. Whether you are involved in a rental business, a manufacturer or supplier of rental equipment, a customer of our industry, a member of the media or a future employee, ARA Online is designed to help you better understand who we are, what we do and why ARA membership is essential to success within this industry. Visit the website here.
Caravan Global Inc. is a member of ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute, or ASI, has been providing award-winning products and services to the advertising specialty and promotional products industry for over 50 years. ASI publishes print and online business magazines, product catalogs, Web sites and informational directories.
Advertising Specialty Institute – or ASI – is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry. But what, exactly, does ASI do?
To understand that, as well as ASI’s mission, you should know a little bit about promotional products and the major participants involved in the industry.
Promotional products are practical, entertaining, or decorative products imprinted with an advertiser’s name, logo, slogan, or message and given away. Think of all those freebies like mugs and T-shirts you get at trade shows. These products are kept by recipients, offering great exposure for the advertiser’s message.
The two major players in the advertising specialty industry are suppliers (importers, manufacturers) and distributors (sellers). Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to distributor salespeople, while distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources to locate supplier firms and to market services to end-buyers (promotions and advertising buyers).
ASI’s mission, then, is to bring together these participants by providing catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, Web sites and databases, and offering interactive e-commerce, marketing and selling tools. Visit Their Website
Caravan Global Inc. is a member of SIA
SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national not-for-profit, North American member-owned trade association representing suppliers of consumer snow sports with constituents in the retailer, rep and resort communities. Established in 1954, SIA annually produces the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally, while delivering invaluable data/research, support, marketing products, government affairs representation, services and programs. Visit Their Website
Caravan Global Inc. is a member of CADA
The California Association of Directors of Activities began when a few student council advisors got together to share common problems and solutions. Since that weekend in 1957 CADA has grown into the largest statewide support network for Activity Directors in the nation.
The California Association of Student Leaders was developed as a CADA Board project to provide a forum for student expression. Since 1996, CASL has been governed by a regionally elected student board of 14 directors and assistant directors and 3 elected officers, under the sponsorship of CADA with guidance from an adult advisory board. Visit Their Website
Caravan Global Inc. is a member of SEMA
NACS was founded August 14, 1961, as the National Association of Convenience Stores. It is an international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,600 supplier company members. NACS member companies do business in nearly 50 countries worldwide, with the majority of members based in the United States. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 148,000 stores across the country, posted $681.9 billion in total sales in 2011, of which $486.9 billion were motor fuels sales.
NACS serves the convenience and fuel retailing industry by providing industry knowledge, connections and advocacy to ensure the competitive viability of its members’ businesses. In 2007, the association shortened its name to NACS and added a tagline that better defines its presence both internationally and at the retail fueling level: The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing. In 2010, this statement was further enhanced to The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing. Visit Their Website
Caravan Global Inc. is a member of SEMA
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Visit Their Website