Join MPGA

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The MPGA is a trade and membership service organization, rich in its marketer family businesses that represents propane marketers throughout the state. Founded on April 3, 1947, the MPGA has grown in its influence, while maintaining its core principles of education and safety. The MPGA's primary purpose is to maintain high standards of practice within the industry and, in so doing, protect and expand the ability of its members to compete in the marketplace. The MPGA is dedicated to the betterment of the propane industry and to the customers it serves in Michigan. Since its inception, the MPGA has been supported by its many volunteers who dedicate their time for the betterment of the industry.

Please click here for more information on MPGA and to obtain a membership application.

MPGA Membership Benefits

MPGA provides members with a wide range of benefits. First and foremost, MPGA provides members with representation in Lansing to ensure that Michigan lawmakers, regulators and policy leaders are made aware of the concerns and issues that affect the propane industry. MPGA proudly offers our members numerous training and safety resources throughout the State.

In addition to the above items, MPGA also offers a full range of services and programs to meet your company, employee and personal needs with the goal to help you and your company to continue to be successful and profitable. Below are some of the benefit programs obtained through your membership investment in the MPGA:

   

Accounting & Tax Services

Valley Oak is an innovative certified public accounting firm of forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business advisors. We strive to creatively integrate traditional values, practical solutions, and intelligent change by focusing on your unique needs.  Established in June 2006, and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Valley Oak provides accounting, tax planning and preparation, business advising, and wealth strategy financial advising to individuals and businesses.  Contact Valley Oak at (269) 492-7220.  Ten percent discount on all tax related services.

   

 

Credit Card Processing Services

The MPGA has partnered with Vanco Payment Solutions to offer exclusive credit and debit card processing benefits for association members.  Providing options for your customers is important for any MPGA member.  That's why Vanco has put together a suite of payment solutions to provide multiple options that are secure, simple to use and cost effective.  Vanco also provides competitive pricing, innovative payment solutions, mobile technology platforms, and award winning customer service.  Members not currently processing with Vanco will automatically receive a complimentary statement review.  For more information or to get started today, please contact our dedicated member services specialist at 888-599-2209 or visit them on the web.

   
 

Debt Collection

TekCollect specializes in accounts receivable management, collections operations and customer retention services to the propane industry.  Their industry-leading approach reduces the number of accounts ever requiring formal recovery efforts by focusing on early intervention.  Programs include custom verbal and written contacts, electronic database skip tracing, and credit bureau reporting, plus optional advanced recovery efforts for hard-to-collect accounts.  Their service is securely web-based, giving you access to every collection effort plus up-to-the-minute reports.  And TekCollect is committed to non-alienation.  Every effort is designed to preserve the integrity of your customer relationships.  TekCollect's fees are typically less than 10% - the lowest cost per dollar in the collection industry.  Best of all, results are guaranteed!  Contact Lance Rhutasel at 314-308-6853 ext. 1411 or at lrhutasel@tekcollect.com. 

   

Financial Planning

Michigan Wealth & Risk Management is able to provide you with all of the financial planning tools you and your company need.  From investment advice to financial planning to estate planning and accounting services, Michigan Wealth & Risk Management can meet your needs.  Their financial professionals specialize in providing customized plans for commercial clients. 

Greg Hardy, CFP®
2632 S. 11th St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: 866-574-8279 
ghardy@cambridgeresource.com

Registered Representative, securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser.  Cambridge and Michigan Wealth & Risk Management, LLC are not affiliated.

 

   

Financial Planning

Gasaway Investment Advisors, Inc. is an investment advisory firm with a unique expertise in working with small and medium sized companies on qualified retirement plans for their employees.  Our team of experienced professionals will work with your company’s leaders to develop a plan that is tailored to meet your company’s goals and then periodically review the plan to make sure that it continues to meet the needs of your company.  This benefit provides discounted third party administration fees.

   

Financial Services

Fifth Third Bank, one of the biggest regional banks serving Michigan, is able to provide your company with credit card processing services, payroll services, employee benefits, and banking services.  Contact Susal Lake at sue.lake@53.com or 616-653-5091 with questions about any of these services through Fifth Third Bank.

   

Health Insurance

Our agency has put together a team of Insurance, Human Resources and Technology professionals to provide our clients with the necessary resources to survive in today's world of Employee Benefits.  Our background, education, knowledge and experience puts us in a unique position to suggest solutions that are proven to work.

   

Human Resource Services

KeystoneHR, the association's endorsed HR service provider, converts these goals into reality by effectively handling part or all of the human resources functions within a company.  From payroll processing services to providing worker's compensation and unemployment insurance for your employees, KeystoneHR is legally responsible for most of your employee support activities including labor law compliance, tax compliance, worker's compensation, and unemployment claims handling and much more.  KeystoneHR provides your HR management so you and your team can focus your efforts on core business activities that drive profitability.  Contact KeystoneHR at (888) 811-0450 or by email at jmartin@keystonepeo.com.

   

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Insurance Program

The MPGA has teamed with Beckwith Financial Group to offer you complete insurance coverage and financial planning services.  From personal lines to life, health, commercial and everything in between, Beckwith Financial Group can help any MPGA member with their insurance needs.  Simply visit them online at www.beckwithgroup.com and find out how "the big B" can help you enjoy exclusive benefits offered only to MPGA members.  Click here for more information.  To visit the Beckwith Group online, click on the "big B" logo.

   

Insurance Program

The General Agency Company can provide both standard and specialty insurance coverages.  From homes and autos to large businesses, from general liability and worker's compensation, to retirement and long term care plans, we operate as independent agents with access to over 30 companies to cover your commercial, personal or employee benefit needs.  The General Agency, in partnership with EMC (Employers Mutual Companies), our biggest insurance partner, is pleased to offer an exclusive "niche" program to MPGA members.  Contact Dan Scully at dscully@ga-ins.com or 989.773.6985 x 4246.

   

Mortgage Lending

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., the Smithville Ohio division, is a licensed lender in 49 states.  Our division is a full service operation with all the aspects of the loan process being handled by our staff.  Thus eliminating the loan package being distributed to other location for final approval.  Through this benefit you will receive a $1250 discount on your closing costs.  Contact Primary Residential Mortgage at 866-888-7902.