Businesses that supply services and products directly to licensed beer distributors, such as brewers, importers, vendors and consultants, are eligible to join NBWA as associate members.
NBWA associate membership provides recognition within the industry, marketing materials, industry studies, insurance programs as well as publications and other multimedia to help build and foster strong relationships with beer distributors.
Associate non-voting membership is available to suppliers, supplier-controlled distributors and any other entity, however formed, that supplies goods and services directly to licensed beer distributors.
NBWA associate membership provides unique opportunities to access beer distributors and connect with the entire beer industry. Membership provides highly regarded recognition within the industry, marketing materials, industry studies and publications to help build and foster strong relationships between your company and beer distributors. Vendors, consultants and firms that supply services and products to beer distributors are encouraged to invest in the future of the industry by becoming part of the association that has promoted America’s beer distributors and their partners for more than 75 years.
Attend and exhibit at NBWA’s Annual Convention & Biennial Trade Show where associate members have access to 4,000 beer industry insiders. Your name will be placed on a priority mailing list to receive an advance opportunity to secure booth space for the industry’s most prestigious show as well as exclusive sponsorship opportunities. In addition, only NBWA associate members have the opportunity to participate in the Product Demonstration Showcase, which is held during NBWA’s Annual Convention in even-numbered years.
The Who’s Who in Beer Distributing directory is an annual publication available to all members. This valuable industry publication lists all beer distributors throughout the country, along with the brewers and/or importers they represent. The Buyer’s Guide section of the directory lists NBWA associate members along with the products and/or services they provide to beer distributors. Associate members also have the opportunity to advertise in this valuable marketing tool.
This online guide allows distributors to search easily for products and services to grow their businesses. The online guide provides members and other industry professionals with quick access to an extensive directory of industry-specific products and services.
NBWA provides associate members with contact information for beer distributor members throughout the country. Lists are available in electronic format and can be customized to fit your company’s needs.
Associate members have access to the Distributor Productivity Report, which is published biennially. This benchmark “cost of doing business” study contains invaluable, industry-wide financial and operational analysis gathered by comparing a company’s financial standing with other beer distributorships across the country. Additionally, the Compensations and Benefits Study is a comparative analysis published biennially to give beer distributors a priceless management tool for measuring a company’s compensation and benefits practices against industry peers.
NBWA offers its associate members special member logos to affix to approved emails, direct mail pieces or other marketing materials sent to beer distributors. This is a great way to show your support of the beer distribution industry. (Any use of NBWA logos must be reviewed by NBWA membership staff prior to printing and mailing.)
NBWA members also are eligible to advertise in NBWA publications, including both print and digital advertising opportunities.
To find out if you're eligible for associate membership, or for more information on NBWA, contact the Meetings and Membership Department at 800-300-6417