By Katie Cramer and Jodi Oliver, SCAA
If you’ve ever thought about joining SCAA, now is the time. We’re here to answer all your questions in person, and you can receive 10% off your membership onsite at The Event!
Many do not realize that in addition to discount prices on Event attendance and exhibitor fees, SCAA has additional benefits to help your company succeed throughout the year.
One of the most popular questions we hear at The Event is, “What do I get when I join?” We could talk your ear off about the endless educational resources, access to the SCAA online member directory, and discounts on classes, events, and SCAA store purchases, as well as member-to-member discounts and offers from a variety of benefits partners. Perhaps most importantly, SCAA membership lends itself to unending opportunities to network with other coffee professionals who are just as excited and passionate as you about this wonderful industry.
And we are constantly working on new ways to improve your experience in this wonderful community. For example, last year we brought on a research analyst, Heather Ward, to the SCAA staff, because we know how valuable data is and we want you to have access to the data of special interest to you that no other organization is providing. Heather has produced two reports so far, The Specialty Coffee Retail Sentiment Index and the 2014 Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain. These reports, as well as our coffee science reports, are free for members to download in the SCAA online store. It is our goal to ensure that you know of everything that’s available to you through membership, because your support is necessary for us to produce the resources you want.
We can help you determine the best membership type for your needs and make sure you know how to access to the many member benefits available to you. Just getting started in the industry and want to get your toes wet? We have a cost-effective individual membership as a great option to take advantage of full SCAA member benefits—the same benefits as any company that belongs to the SCAA. As your business grows, or if you’re already an established company, we have a variety of membership categories to choose from. Member benefits extend to everyone in your organization under your company’s membership.
Be sure to come see us before you leave today. We’re located in the Atrium lobby near Registration, just outside the South Exhibit Hall entrance. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to SCAA!
Katie Cramer and Jodi Oliver work in the membership department for the Specialty Coffee Association of America.