Our VISION is to position the Rhode Island Marine Industry as the leader in our community and our economy.

Become a Member of RIMTA

RIMTA membership provides your business with networking, advocacy, financial benefits, industry insights, environmental and educational opportunities and workforce development support.

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RIMTA Membership Benefits for Your Business

Unlock the Potential of Your Marine Business with RIMTA

As a member of the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA), your business gains access to a wealth of resources, support and opportunities designed to foster growth and success in the marine industry. Here’s how a RIMTA membership can benefit your business:

1. Networking, Marketing, and Member Support:

  • Expanded Networking Opportunities: Connect with other marine industry professionals, suppliers, and potential partners through our Member Directory and exclusive events.
  • Job Board Access: Find qualified candidates for your business through our targeted job board, exclusively available to members.
  • Event Participation: Showcase your business at RIMTA-organized events to increase visibility and reach a broader audience.
  • Promotional Opportunities: Take advantage of exclusive advertising and sponsorship opportunities within the RIMTA network.
  • Collaborative Environment: Join a supportive community of like-minded businesses and professionals committed to the growth and sustainability of the marine industry.
  • Member Support Services: Access assistance on various business-related issues, from regulatory compliance to operational challenges.

2. Advocacy and Representation:

  • Industry Advocacy: RIMTA works on behalf of its members to influence policy and regulations that impact the marine industry at local, state, and national levels.
  • Government Relations: Benefit from our established relationships with key policymakers and regulators, ensuring your voice is heard.

3. Financial Advantages:

  • Shared Earnings Endorsement: Eligible members can receive a Shared Earnings endorsement on their workers’ compensation policy with Beacon Mutual, potentially saving your business money. Learn more here.

4. Education and Professional Development:

  • Workshops and Seminars: Access to a variety of educational programs and workshops designed to keep you informed about industry trends, best practices and new technologies.
  • Training Programs: Enhance the skills and knowledge of your workforce through specialized training initiatives.
  • Grant Funding for Workforce Development: RIMTA provides access to grant funding opportunities aimed at workforce development, helping you to invest in the growth and advancement of your employees.

5. Industry Insights and Updates:

  • Regular Communications: Stay informed with our newsletters, industry reports, and updates on the latest developments and trends in the marine industry.

Join RIMTA today and position your business for success in Rhode Island’s dynamic marine industry. Together, we can achieve more.