CHARLOTTE, NC – The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has named the Northwestern PA Chapter NTMA the Chapter of the Year.  This prestigious award is given to recognize the Chapter that excels in the areas of Chapter Organization, Chapter Operations & Practices, Board Development, Chapter-National Relations, Organizational Excellence, Marketing & Membership, Volunteer Involvement, Chapter Local Influence, and Membership Retention.  Since the inception of the award, Northwestern PA Chapter has been named Chapter of the Year three of six years.

The Northwestern PA Chapter NTMA is one of 21 Chapters who received Star Chapter status for high scores on the Chapter Organizational Excellence Survey designed to create awareness in chapters of practices that ensure a well operating organization.  The top scoring Chapter is named Chapter of the Year.  The NWPA Chapter’s Executive Director, Tami Adams, was present at the NTMA Fall Conference to accept the award.  Tami Adams, states “The Northwestern PA Chapter is very proactive and engaged in many activities to promote our trade and provide business growth opportunities to our members.  The Chapter of the Year Award is truly a collective effort.”