- Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association serves the St. Cloud, Minnesota region.
- CMMA offers four categories of membership including manufacturers, distributors/suppliers, professional services, and K-12 education.
- Breakfast meetings are typically held on the fourth Thursday of the month, either virtually or in-person. Both types of meetings feature a brief business meeting and speakers on topics of interest to manufacturers, while the in-person meetings typically include informal networking and a manufacturing plant tour.
- See Events for upcoming meetings and events.
Recognizing the lack of a manufacturing voice in Central Minnesota, manufacturing leaders began exploring a partnership with Midwest Manufacturers Association in early 2006. They met several times throughout 2006 and 2007, laying the groundwork for the first ever CMMA meeting in January, 2008. Over 100 people from almost as many firms attended that initial early-morning meeting despite sub-zero temperatures! CMMA was born.
The number of members has surpassed 190 and is steadily growing. This growth and the energy found at the meetings suggests that CMMA is a valued grouping of similar interests and goals.
Located in Elbow Lake, MN, Midwest Manufacturers’ Association [link to new MMA page] is a “shared office” that provides services, programs and staffing to manufacturing trade associations. Members have particularly benefited from the Employer Health Plans and the other MBiz Solutions.
CMMA members enjoy a reciprocity agreement with AMFA and TSMA and may attend their meetings and events; call the office to learn more.