I have been a member of MRA for 6 years and during that time I have had the privilege of working with some of the most resourceful, self determined and honest individuals in the Mansfield community. It is an association based on passing qualified referrals. We have individuals from Accountants to Mechanics to Insurance to banking as well as Critical services and Manufacturing. I would scientifically say that in my 12 years with the group I have averaged an additional 1.75 sales per month or 21 sales per year. The total amount of the sales per year are in the area of $600,000. I would highly recommend this group to any serious individual that wants to keep his or her name in front of potential prospects.
-Tom Thomas, Graham Automall
I have been a member of he MRA for 12 years now and it has been one of the best things I have done with our business. Not only do you have other members of the group referring business to you but also have companies within the group that provide knowledge for a variety of fields. I have had the opportunity to do work for numerous customers that were referred to me through this group. I have met many great people within the group and would recommend this group to anyone looking to broaden their business.
-Jason Stine, Johnny Johnson Sports
I have been a member of the Mansfield Referral Association for the past 11 years. My membership has been the very best form of advertising I have used in my past 21 years of business. I have used radio, television, newspaper, coupon books, and none have compared to the results of being a member of the Mansfield Referral Association. I attend our weekly meeting as if it were a sales call for my company. I have made many great friendships within the Mansfield Referral Association and I have built good business relationships with the members. I highly recommend becoming a member of the totaling over $380,000.00 in gross sales. Membership dues are a drop in the bucket when you look at the return on investment.
– Michael Badamy, Ace Auto Performace
The Mansfield Referral Association (MRA) is a great business networking group in gaining new leads for your business. Our Tuesday morning meetings are the perfect way to meet other business owners, learn about their businesses, and essentially build trusting and valuable relationships that help you establish strong leads and continue to build your business. After coming to our meetings and getting to know our members, you are confident in referring them to clients in need of their specific services and know in return you have 35 other members out selling your business for you. Since we joined the MRA 4 years ago, we have gained and retained over 30 new clients from referrals. The MRA has proven to be an invaluable asset for Lantz Star Graphics and we have developed lasting friendships as well. Interested in joining? We’d be happy to tell you more!
– Natalie Lantz, Lantz Star Graphics
I have been a member of MRA (and BNI previously) since very close to the groups formation. I actually joined the group during the first membership drive around 1998. There would be no way for me to quantify the revenue that being in the group over the last 14 years has meant to my company but I know that group membership has more than paid for itself many times over. That being said, that is not what I find most valuable about being a member of the group. I find the most value in the fact that I have built relationships with the members of the group, that I have a group of trusted advisors that I can call not only to get work done but also just to get advice or assistance in areas that they are experts. It is hard to put a price on the peace of mind that comes from having a mechanic, banker, financial advisor or many other professions in your speed dial that you know have your best interests in mind and not your wallet.
– Chris Campbell, Dearman Moving & Storage