Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association hosting events, webinars and industry programs throughout the month of May

May 10, 2022 CONRIC PR

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) is hosting several events, webinars and industry programs throughout the month of May. The SRMA works to bring manufacturers together to promote industry and individual growth through networking opportunities, making connections, sharing resources, and community involvement.

SRMA is hosting a Use and Sales Tax for Manufacturers Webinar, sponsored and presented by CLA, on May 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Do you know when manufacturers need to pay sales tax? Equipment? Raw materials? Consumables? If you did not get charged sales tax, do you need to pay use tax? The answers are not as black and white as you think! Let the experts at CLA explain the various scenarios and provide answers to your specific questions during this in-person seminar.

On May 21, SRMA invites members to join in the Manufacturer’s Night Out with the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 7 p.m., at Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street SE, St. Petersburg. This event is in conjunction with SAMA (Sarasota/Manatee) and BAMA (Tampa/St. Pete) manufacturing associations (RMAs). The Rowdies are an American professional soccer team based in St. Petersburg. Since 2017, the Rowdies have been members of the USL Championship in the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. The cost is $85 per ticket, to include access to a private dugout suite, catered food, beer, wine, and soft drinks.

A new member-only forum has launched – a great member benefit, and another reason to join the SRMA. Post questions, best practices, suggestions, and more and have fellow SRMA members chime in with answers and responses. The SRMA will also be posting resumes of candidates looking for employment within the manufacturing industry, and the forum will be used as the method of communication when the SRMA sends member-only messages going forward.

The new Connex Florida platform has launched in addition to a new Supply Chain Florida website. Log into Connex, get tutorials, and find supply chain news and resources. Request a free account for access to this invaluable supply chain tool. For more information or assistance, please email

Enterprise Resource Planning software is the key element to capturing data from various sources and entry points, from quote to cash. Easy to use front-end, and informative reporting helps to gain insights on labor, overhead, and material costs. Get access to real-time data to make predictive and proactive decisions to decrease bottlenecks, waste, and machine downtime. The eci|M1 ERP Software webinar is available online here.

The Southwest Florida Manufacturers Association (SRMA) in collaboration with Lee County Economic Development Office, is offering a Small Business Technical Assistance Program to assist manufacturing businesses in response to COVID-19, and their continuing efforts to recover from the negative impact. To find out if you qualify for the Small Business Technical Assistance Program, or if you would like more information, click here.

For more information, to register for events, or to see a full calendar of events, please visit

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers, promoting industry and individual growth, by providing networking opportunities, resources, and the collective voice of manufacturing through advocacy. It encourages cooperation, information sharing and mutual aid, fostering social relationships and community involvement. Learn more about the SRMA by visiting, or email

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