About Membership/Join

NESMA’s industry and service member companies have access to a wide range of resources that are designed to help them become more connected, more informed, more efficient, and ultimately more profitable. Each year, NESMA sponsors a wide variety of networking & educational events, scholarship opportunities, legislative updates and technical training designed to help our members. Annual activities and benefits include:


  • Educational seminars
  • Annual golf tournament
  • Tradeshow partnerships
  • Association wide holiday party
  • Legislative activities
  • Committees open to all members- focused on key topic areas including
  • Legislative
  • Website
  • Events/Trade Show
  • Board Development
  • Finance
  • Scholarship
  • Education
  • Technical Advisory
  • Holiday Party


In addition to the above, members also enjoy the special benefits from our Exclusive Members. In order to provide a wide variety of educational and informative content, NESMA has partnered with several “Exclusive Members” to provide new value to our membership. These Exclusive Members help provide value and education in areas that are not necessarily core competencies of the overall NESMA membership. The Exclusive Membership categories include legal, banking, insurance, marketing and accounting. Scroll down to learn more about the benefits NESMA members receive from each of our Exclusive Members:


Exclusive Marketing Member:

The Silent Partner Marketing is a full-service agency, offering everything from marketing strategy and web development to video production, graphic design and so much more.  Reyes and his agency are known for filling the role of an entire marketing department for their clients... more efficiently and more cost effectively.

The agency offers special pricing and 30 minute complimentary consultations for all active NESMA members.

Kyle S. Reyes


The Silent Partner Marketing


Exclusive Insurance Member- Fradette Carlson Agency, A Division of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance

Michael Prentiss, Manufacturing Specialist                                                                 

Office: 860.583.0943 |Direct: 860.506.8039 |Mobile: 203.641.6238 |Fax: 860.506.8408 | Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Exclusive Bank Member

Thomaston Savings Bank provides special opportunities to NESMA member companies and their employees. Banking as an employee perk? Who would’ve thought? We did, because you get more when your next door! With a qualifying Thomaston Savings Bank  Bank@Work checking account, and other product offerings, your employees receive valuable benefits at no cost to you, in addition to the peace of mind that banking with a strong, trusted and local partner offers.  Products and services include:


  • Unlimited check writing and no minimum balance plus first order of checks are free
  • Online Banking, Bill Pay, Mobile Banking/Mobile Wallet and Mobile Check Deposit, eStatements, and low balance alerts are free
  • VISA® Debit Card with access to ATMs nationwide through MoneyPass®


  • Premium rates on Savings and CD’s
  • No minimum daily balance requirements or service charges

Health Savings Accounts

  • Free VISA® Debit Card
  • Free Checks
  • No minimum daily balance requirements or service charges


  • $500 appraisal fee reimbursement for new mortgages with Bank@Work checking automatic loan payment
  • No annual fee on a home equity line of credit
  • 0.025% rate discount on fixed rate personal and automobile loans with Bank@Work checking automatic loan payments

Other Benefits

  • Safe Deposit Box – FREE rental for six months.*
  • First-Time Homebuyers Program
  • FHA and CHFA Mortgages with low-down payment requirements


Contact our Commercial Banking Team – Your neighbors who understand how to bank, borrow, and invest in this area.

860.283.1874 LOCAL

855.344.1874 TOLL FREE


*Offer is available to new safe deposit box bearers only.  Does not apply to existing rentals. Offer may be withdrawn without notice. The contents of your safe deposit box are not insured against loss by this financial institution or the FDIC. For your protection you may wish to obtain your own box content insurance from an insurance company of your choice.

Member FDIC

Exclusive Law Office Member

The law firm of Kainen, Escalera & McHale in Hartford, Connecticut provides participating NESMA members free telephone and e-mail access to experienced labor and employment law lawyers who are available to answer general labor and employment questions. To learn more about firm visit:  https://www.kemlaw.com


Exclusive Accounting Member

Slade and Company LLC offers a broad range of services for businesses and their owners, executives and independent professionals. Our rates are affordable. We are experienced and we're friendly. Services include tax preparation, tax planning, tax issues, small business accounting, pay-roll, part time CFO services, Quickbooks set up and training, personal financial planning, estate planning and elder care.  Please call us for a free initial consultation.