ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff and Membership of Atlanta Retailers Association, thanks for visiting! Our theme is “Building your success”! How does the Atlanta Retailers Association help you build your success through membership programs and services?
People do business with people they know and trust”. The association is one of your best opportunities for building success by building relationships with people and businesses that are critical to your success and the success of your business.
How do you build relationships? Networking. We offer a variety of quality networking opportunities, both large and small. From the “LARGEST ANNUAL GALA BANQUET” held each year in the first quarter to our smaller Town Hall Meetings and various training programs and seminars, the association is perhaps best known for networking. How do you translate that networking into business? By building relationships with people, by doing business with our endorsed vendors, by developing a reputation for quality service and products with an influential business community, and by sharing your expertise and access to others.
How else do you build your success through the association? Access to experts and information you need to be successful from our Human Resource Committee, best deals at better prices and margins, program incentives, rebates and savings on invoices from our marketing and promotions committee.
How do you build your business? Marketing. The association has many opportunities for marketing your business to our endorsed vendors. Getting you the best program, latest industry updates and much more. We only refer endorsed vendors to our members! Our referral system assures that when the association office signs a program – you our member is serviced with the best available program and prices! All just part of the return on your trust and unity in the Atlanta Retailers Association.
You can also serve on a committee and provide expertise to the Atlanta Retailers Association. We are the complete business resource. If you have comments or would like to learn more – simply contact us.
ARA team of directors works hard to get you the best deal ever, year after year. Directors and staff are always there to help you with your business needs. ARA also conducts free training for Stage II, Beer and Wine training, C- Store management Training, Risk Management Seminars. ARA also undertakes to update its members with the changes in State Laws and Federal Laws and provide them labor posters for workplace displays. We urge our members to participate in all programs and take advantage of all the benefits available that will pay off our team’s hard work.
Members receive quarterly rebate checks and program incentives through ARA from most of our vendors. Members also receive off-invoice rebates from various vendors.
Members also enjoy Special ARA discounted services and special rates from vendors.
The ARA office updates vendors about new ARA member-stores on a regular basis. Once the members are ready to order products from vendors, they inform the vendors of their ARA enrolment numbers and should make sure their invoices show their ARA numbers. Any questions or concerns regarding this process can be addressed by calling the ARA office at 770-455-4455 ext: 102.
If a member participates in a program and does not receive timely rebates, please call ARA office so we can track the problem and help you get maximum benefits.
ARA was established 20 years ago and is regarded as the 1st ever Ismaili trade association within the U.S. community. As it has numerous Vendors with benefits for Associate Members, it is evident that what it has done for C-store industry can also be done for other industries. It has created an alliance for each business sector.
In the words of Carnegie, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
If you are in any of the following businesses and are looking to grow your business, expand your client base, maximize your profits, & reduce your operating costs…