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HCA Membership Makes a Difference for Your Business:

Your Products

Our industry faces ever-changing government regulations and inconsistent product safety testing standards. Businesses need to be knowledgeable about current CPSIA regulations as well as what’s around the bend. HCA helps your business by:

  • Providing members clear and concise interpretations of industry news and regulations through communications, webinars and member alerts. 

  • Developing industry standards to eliminate duplication of efforts including our recently developed Best Practices document for Testing of Children's Costumes

  • Working with US Customs and other parties to address the inconsistent classification of costumes. 

Furthermore, HCA retains permanent legal counsel ensuring HCA is prepared to respond when pending legislation is open for comments as well as providing guidance for members.

Your Wallet

HCA membership can actually save your business money! Currently, HCA offers members discounts to exhibit in two of the most prominent Halloween shows in the business. These discounts are often enough to largely pay for your annual HCA membership. 

International Halloween Show
HCA members receive considerable exhibitor discounts at the annual International Halloween Show held in New York City. You're also invited to join fellow colleagues at the annual HCA Members & Buyers Party to kick of the Show. If you're considering exhibiting, then join HCA to save money and take advantage of everything HCA has to offer. 

Halloween & Party Expo
As owners of the Expo, we're able to offer exclusive discounts and benefits at the annual Halloween & Party Expo including:

Discount on regular booth pricing ($100 per 10 X 10)
No charge for corner fees ($250 savings)
Acknowledgment as HCA member in online and onsite show directory
Recognition as HCA member at industry party
HCA member signage at booth
Evolving benefits--As owners of the show, we're always looking to enhance value of HCA membership!

Your Voice

Networking Opportunities

HCA provides a forum for members to discuss social and business issues through committees, e-newsletters and membership meetings.

Publicity 

Is negative press hurting your business? Are you looking to positively promote your business and the industry? HCA can help. HCA provides a united voice for the Halloween industry when hot issues arise and deflects attention from your business. HCA also serves as a point of contact for press opportunities giving all members the chance to positively promote their business. 

Your Halloween 

While the benefits of HCA membership speak for themselves, there is a genuine intangible benefit to joining HCA: one business alone cannot influence government regulations, generate positive publicity or establish consumer awareness. Businesses need one another to have their voices heard in a way that will impact the future of the Halloween industry.

HCA is a not-for-profit organization run by its members for its members. As a member of HCA, you're invited to get involved and play a vital role in the direction of the association and impact the industry.  Dues and show revenue are generated to promote the interests of the industry as a whole which benefits everyone. Your business needs HCA and HCA needs you- together we can make a difference. 

Your Membership

Each company has unique needs and fins value in belonging to the only association solely dedicated to promoting the industry.

HIA offers:

Regular Member

Any corporation, partnership or individual maintaining a place of business in the United States, Canada or Mexico and engage in the manufacture, importation or distribution of Halloween products (accounting for a minimum of 50% of its overall business) bearing its own name and/or trademark for general sale to retail distribution channels, is eligible for regular membership, providing such applicant is not also primarily engaged in the retailing, wholesaling or sales representation of Halloween products.

Regular Annual Dues - Based on Overall Sales
Up to $4,999,999 ‐‐ $1000
$5 ‐ $10 Million ‐‐ $2,500
$10 ‐ $50 Million ‐‐ $5,000
Over $50 Million ‐‐ $10,000

Affiliate Manufacturer Member

Any corporation, partnership or individual maintaining a place of business in the United States, Canada or Mexico and engage in the manufacture, importation or distribution of products (such as party supplies, novelties, balloons, candy, other holidays, etc.) and has an interest in Halloween (less than 50% of overall business), bearing its own name and/or trademark for general sale to retail distribution channels, is eligible for affiliate membership, providing such applicant is not also primarily engaged in the retailing, wholesaling or sales representation of Halloween products. Affiliate members shall not have the power to vote or serve on the board of directors but may serve on committees.

Affiliate Manufacturer Annual Dues Schedule - Based on Overall Sales
Up to $4,999,999 -- $1,000
$5 - $10 Million -- $2,500
$10 - $50 Million -- $5,000
Over $50 Million -- $10,000

Affiliate Retailer Member

Any corporation, partnership or individual maintaining a place of business in the United States, Canada or Mexico, actively engaged in the selling of Halloween products intended for the North American market, providing such applicant is not also primarily engaged in the manufacture, importation or distribution of Halloween products. Affiliate members shall not have the power to vote or serve on the board of directors, but may serve on committees.

Affiliate Retailer Annual Dues Schedule Based on Overall Sales
Up to $4,999,999 ‐‐ $1000
$5 ‐ $10 Million ‐‐ $2,000
$10 ‐ $25 Million ‐‐ $3,500 
Over $25 Million ‐‐ $5,000

Associate Member

The following corporations, partnerships or individuals shall be eligible to become associate members: sales representatives of Halloween manufacturers’ products to whole and retail customers, suppliers of raw materials, consulting or other services to a regular members firm, licensors and publications pertinent to the Halloween industry. Associate members shall not have the power to vote or serve on the board of directors but may serve on committees.

Annual Dues -- $1,000.

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