American Foundry Society – The society is considered an international organization consisting of 9,000 members across 48 countries, organized into 48 local chapters and 34 student chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The AFS promotes the interests of the foundry industry to the federal government and consists of a professional staff and volunteer committee structure. Activities of the AFS include committee work, education, organization of regional and national conventions and other work in support of the metalcasting industry.

National Association of Manufacturers – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the preeminent US manufacturers association as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 12 million workers, contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation and accounts for the lion’s share of private sector research and development.

The NAM understands that its role as the most influential U.S. manufacturers association is to be the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers create jobs. The NAM – a manufacturers association consisting of 11,000 manufacturing companies – is a strong force for sensible government policies that will reduce the cost of production and tear down barriers to exports.

MRA – This association helps organizations thrive by creating powerful workforces and safe, successful workplaces. That’s been their goal for over 110 years. As one of the largest not-for-profit employer associations in the nation, today they serve 4,400 employers covering 800,000 employees in the U.S. and abroad. They believe longevity and member satisfaction says something about their ability to deliver on that goal.

Organizations join MRA as corporate members and receive access to expert guidance, best practices, professionally facilitated roundtables, essential tools, and dozens of business services in the areas of human resources and training. To fit their unique business needs, each of our members gain access to dozens of member services that run the gamut from affirmative action to reference checking to training in HR topics, business skills, and management and leadership effectiveness.

Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation – HEDC was born from the Havenwoods Business Council in 2000, a group of business owners with the common goal of strengthening our business community and the surrounding neighborhood.

Since 2000 the group continued to grow to become a leader in the movement to revitalize Havenwoods. In January, 2002, they had evolved to have a more economic mission, and adopted a new name, Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation.

The evolution continued as they formed a nonprofit economic development corporation whose mission is to bring new investment into the Havenwoods community. In 2004 they established Business Improvement District #31.

After fulfilling their strategic plan goals of 2003, they launched a new strategic plan in 2009 to identify objectives to continue to improve the Havenwoods community.