SMA Holiday Party, pictured are Mary Pavone, 1st Woman President of the SMA along with Anne Strobel, current SMA Secretary - Treasurer and future SMA President.
In October the SMA screened "American Made Movie" at NVCC Mainstage theater for local students and businesses. Pictured are Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary, SMA President, Douglas Johnson, SMA Education Co-chair Ron Turmel , SMA Executive Director Cyndi Zoldy and Students and teachers from the Waterbury public school system.
SMA Annual Meeting in May 2013, Swearing in of SMA Executive Board members Anne Strobel, Secretary/Treasurer, John Zoldy, Vice President an Douglas Johnson, President.
Annual SMA social event in April 2013 we celebrated members with a Fiesta themed meeting. Pictured are the SMA Board Members.
5:30pm - 8pm
Guest Speaker to be announced, at Watertown Golf Club.
5:30pm - 8pm
1st Annual Wine Tasting. Location to be determined.
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Annual Meeting @ NVCC (Leever Atrium). Guest speaker Mark Andol of American Made Movie.
The Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut, known as the SMA, was incorporated in 1949 as an organization that serves to promote the cause of smaller manufacturing firms in all facets of their business organizations. The SMA provides resources at monthly meetings which bring members topical and relevant information to help manufacturers thrive. Our membership includes over 138 firms representing more than 6,000 employees.
Networking and Programs
Meeting other business owners is a great way to expand business relationships. Our monthly programs offer insight to areas such as marketing, government, lean manufacturing and leadership. All meetings are at convenient locations in the Greater Waterbury Area.
Taxes and Regulations
The SMA has a collaborative venture for legislative purposes with New Haven Manufacturers Association and METAL to comprise Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers (CASM). Lobbying services are provided by MP Guinan Associates of Hartford.
Skilled employees are essential to all manufacturers. With an aging workforce, it is more important than ever to hire quality, skilled employees. In partnership with area technical, comprehensive and community colleges, the SMA continues to support the education of tomorrows technical workforce.
Students of the Month
Each month we select two students as our Students of the Month. Each month we honor them and their hard work.