We are striving to provide our members with money saving opportunities. Our current member benefits include:
General Liability Insurance: This insurance is automatically included for all Primary and Secondary Event Owner Members. General Aggregate $2,000,000, Personal & Advertising Injury $1,000,000, Each Occurrence $1,000,000, Damage to Premise Rented to You $100,000, Medical Expense $5,000. Certificate of Coverage with an additional insured listed is $50 per additional insured named, per year. Additional COC can be issued for $50 each. Deductible is $250.
Trinity-HPSI Discount Program: Discounts at Staples, Office Depot, Lowe's, and many more stores.
Partnership with a National Leasing Company: Take the stress out of finding and securing a new location.
Virtual Trainings and Summits: We have trainings available on Canva, Instagram, and more.
Member-Only Facebook Group: Ask questions and connect with other sale owners around the nation.
For more details and how to obtain the offers, please log in to the Members Only section. Not a member yet? Scroll down and join today!
Primary Event Owners: Any person who independently owns at least 25% of an active consignment sale event free and clear of a franchise agreement. Only one primary event ownership membership is allowed per company. Initial Membership Fee $50. Annual Dues are $175 per year. Has access to member contact information. Member has full voting rights.
Secondary Event Owners: Any person who independently owns at least 25% of an active consignment sale event free and clear of a franchise agreement that works with a sale that already has a primary membership in place. Initial Membership Fee $0. Annual Dues are $25 per year. Member has no voting rights. Member has access to member contact information. Membership renewal date will be adjusted to the same date as the Primary membership.
Event Organizers: Any person who manages and/or operates an active consignment sale event free and clear of a franchise agreement but has no ownership interest. Initial Membership Fee $50. Annual Dues are $175 per year. Member has no voting rights. Member has access to member contact info.
Contingent Membership: Offered to any person who is in involved in the process of starting or considering the start up of a consignment event business model without a franchise component. Conversion to another membership category with the start of an active consignment sale would occur upon membership renewal. Initial Membership Fee $50. Annual Dues are $250 per year. Member has no voting rights. Member has access to member contact info.
Industry Partners: Any person who currently offers supplies, services and/or advice to the consignment event industry. Initial Membership Fee $50. Annual Dues are $250 per year. Member has no voting rights. Will be included on vendor page of website. No access to member contact information.
An active consignment sale is defined as a sale that has hosted an event within the past 12 months.
Memberships follow the person, not a business. There is a transfer fee of $25 to transfer a membership due to change of ownership or management.
If a membership lapse occurs the member is subject to another membership fee in addition to dues payment.
Voting Rights include votes on the following:
1. Who is on the Board of Directors
2. Changes to the Articles of Incorporation and/or Bylaws
3. Approval of a merger with another association or if/when to dissolve the association
STEPS TO JOIN:
1. Register Below (it's pretty quick and painless!)
2. Pay the membership fee online
3. We will confirm your payment and membership (this is a manual process so your patience is appreciated.)
4. Print your paid invoice for your records (sent via email).
Bylaws for Membership Consideration: CEA - Bylaws REDACTED.pdf