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In the ever-changing world of marketing, today’s professionals must acquire knowledge and skills that allow them to manage their own careers. The American Marketing Association offers a variety of benefits to help members meet new challenges and grow by acquiring the tools to successfully navigate their career. Improve your marketability through membership in AMA.

Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Discounted rates to our monthly luncheons, annual conference, and honors event
  • Members-only mixers throughout the year
  • Access to industry-related online content and publications
  • Professional development webcasts, eLearning, and certifications
  • Finding and posting jobs on our job board
  • Access to AMA.org, offering the latest in marketing news and materials
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AMA Knoxville membership is as easy as it is rewarding. Applications are available online for professionals, educators, and students.

Please note that AMA membership is on an individual basis only and is not transferable between individuals. Membership is carried in the individual’s name, not the company, even when paid for by the company.

Click the appropriate button below to continue. You will be redirected to the national American Marketing Association website. Be sure to list “Knoxville” as your chapter when applying so we receive your forwarded information from headquarters.

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Local Benefits

Discounted Zoo Knoxville Tickets

Zoo Knoxville is Knoxville’s most­-visited attraction, open 363 days a year. You and your family will find plenty of interactive and educational experiences to delight and inspire you. While there, be sure to check out the brand new Boyd Family Asian Trek, a multi-acre habitat and breeding facility for critically-endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes. You will be transported to another time and culture when you pass the towering Sheih Family Pagoda and approach the Tiger Temple, where you will encounter some of the rarest animals in the world. 

Current AMA Knoxville members receive a 25% discount on regular admission tickets. This discount is only accessible via a dedicated website. Members will receive the link via email. If you need more information, or for the link to be resent, please contact VP of Membership.

 Alliance For Better Nonprofits

Through AMA Knoxville’s membership in the Alliance for Better Nonprofits, our members receive all the benefits of ABN membership, including:

  • Up to 75 percent off training classes
  • Invitations to free members-only workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, and networking events
  • Discounted ABN Consulting fees
  • Reduced cost for annual conferences and special events
  • And much more!

Discounted Portraits from Colby’s Photography

As marketers, you know first impressions are crucial. You also know the first content viewers absorb is the visual content. What does your business portrait say about you? Or rather, what should it be saying?

Colby McLemore with Colby’s Photography, our organization’s exclusive photography sponsor, is offering discounted business portraits for our members to help you make a great first impression! Colby is a commercial/advertising photographer who approaches portraits from the customers’ perspective. Pretty pictures are nice, but effective images do more. Many of the board members have already had their business portraits taken by Colby. You can read some of their testimonials below. Colby is offering retouched business portraits for 25% off. This includes three files of one portrait – one geared for internet use, one for social media, and one for prints up to 4 inches. Contact Colby to schedule your appointment or to ask any questions.


Daniel Monday - business portrait“There are a number of words to describe Colby, but just a few would be thorough, detail-oriented, professional and passionate. He’s a true craftsman when it comes to photography, and ensures a fantastic experience from start to finish, and beyond! I recently had a portrait done at his studio, and he made the entire process painless and enjoyable, even from the beginning as he helped set expectations for the day of the shoot. His focus on quality and customer satisfaction is refreshing in a time when I find those two things are much more rare than they used to be. I was pleased with the experience, the final product and the communication – he hit the trifecta from downtown (literally)!”
– Daniel Monday, AMA Knoxville President

“Colby can do it all: events, portraits, advertisements – yobusiness-portrait_richtersu name it. He has blown me away with how he always goes the extra mile for clients, even when it’s volunteer work! He’s not satisfied until you’re satisfied. Colby expertly combines old-school photography techniques with new digital methods. When he’s photographing an event, he puts the crowd at ease, feeling more like an old friend than a paid photographer, which has resulted in him capturing some of the most gorgeous, candid photos I have ever seen. I highly recommend Colby. He has the technical prowess, the old-school knowledge, and the digital age adaptability that make his photographs the works of art that they are.”
– Ana Richters, AMA Knoxville VP of Communications

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