Joining an Executives Association
Membership in an Executives Association belongs to the Firm, and Executives Associations enforce the policy of “One Firm Per Business Classification”. By doing so, a qualifying company is guaranteed exclusivity in that category, a scoop on the competition through leads, and the distinct advantage of promoting their business to a select “Executive Sales Team” — a team that will in turn provide the Member Firm with business leads and referrals, and information not yet released to the public.
Contact the nearest Executives Association in or near your area. (Click on the Chapter Directory)
The Director will tell you if your business category is currently available.
If it is, the Firm applying for membership:
- must qualify as a business or professional firm, including sole productive business activity, and be of excellent business reputation within the community.
- must be sponsored by another Member Firm in good standing in an Executives Association.
Most Executives Associations meet weekly throughout the year. The Firm applying for membership must designate one qualified Representative to attend the meetings that fills an “Executive Position.” The Representative must have the authority to direct the work of other employees, to hire and fire, and to commit the Member Firm to financial or contractual obligation with fellow members.
STARTING AN EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION
The International Executives Association (IEA) encourages the establishment of Executives Associations in new cities and countries around the world. The IEA protects the exclusivity of one “Executives Association” in each city, to insure the high standards of the 80-year Executives Association Movement are incorporated and maintained.
There are more than 110 Executives Associations in existence today. This increases your networking power beyond your local organization to about 5,000 contacts worldwide.
If there is currently no Executives Association in your area, and you would like to start one under the IEA banner, contact the IEA Director.
Does Your Firm Qualify for Membership?
Executives Associations do not necessarily seek the biggest Firms, only the best. Executives Associations seek Firms that will proactively participate in exchanging qualified business leads among fellow members