Get to Know the IMA – Northern Idaho Region

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

11:00 Pacific / 12:00 PM Mountain


“I co-founded the Alliance because, as a manufacturing company owner and President, I saw a need to connect with other manufacturers and share tools to grow our business and the Idaho Manufacturing Industry.”

Sheri Johnson, Executive Director, Idaho Manufacturing Alliance

The Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (IMA), founded in 2014 as the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWIMA), is a membership organization focused on knowledge sharing, collaboration, and advocacy to influence a manufacturing environment that creates benefits for the industry and the community.

In addition to better connecting manufacturers with each other, partners, and service providers that help their businesses, the IMA provides regular opportunities for learning and networking, member-only manufacturing plant tours, representation in talent pipeline initiatives, and advocacy for and promotion of manufacturing.

Want something more tangible? Our member benefit offerings include discounts on safety shoes and office supplies, free employment and insurance hotlines for your business questions, and a handful of discounted training and service offers. There is a benefit offering bound to be of value to you. You can check out the full list here.

Please consider joining us; we planned it around lunchtime…It’s okay if you’re eating your sandwich while we share about the IMA! I understand how busy you are. I founded this organization with a group who are or have been in the trenches where you are. (I was co-owner and President of a manufacturing business with my husband for over 10 years.) I wouldn’t ask you to take the time if I didn’t feel confident that you will derive value in excess of the time and cost of being a part of the IMA. There’s a reason we have a high growth rate, even with our word-of-mouth marketing and promotion, and have an almost 98% member retention rate year over year.

Don’t forget to register! If you have questions you’d like answered before the event, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help.


Sheri Johnson

Executive Director, Idaho Manufacturing Alliance


PS – We prefer in-person events, so I look forward to meeting you in person soon!