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The Commercial Development and Management Association (CDMA) was a non-profit chemical industry association. It was the product of a 1999 merger between the Commercial Development Association (CDA) and the Chemical Marketing Research Association (CMRA).
The Commercial Development Association and The Chemical Marketing Research Association long held joint meetings because of their commonality of interests. In 1998, the potential for a merger was investigated and the motion was approved by their respective memberships. In 1999, the merger was consummated, and the CDMA was founded. The merger occurred because of the recognized need for a unified, international organization dedicated to strengthening the ability of business professionals to build and grow companies.
The Commercial Development and Management Association provided its members with professional skills and business networking opportunities. There were several regional chapters that hosted meetings and speaker events for its members. The Commercial Development and Management Association held two national meetings every year for all members to attend. Members also received access to newsletters, educational programs, and programs facilitated in collaboration with partner organizations. In 2009, the CDMA joined with the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) as a Special Interest Group.
Records of the Commercial Development and Management Association, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Records of the Commercial Development and Management Association consist mainly of administrative materials documenting the activities of the association. The files in these records consist of meeting materials, membership information, and financial records. The records are arranged into the following two series:
- Commercial Development and Management Association Meetings and Symposia
- Commercial Development and Management Association Administrative Files
The Records of the Commercial Development and Management Association were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly known as the Chemical Heritage Foundation) in two accretions: by William Tuszyinski on behalf of the Commercial Development and Management Association in February 2004 and by Wayne Turnblom on behalf of the Commercial Development and Management Association in September 2009.
The Records of the Commercial Development and Management Association were processed by Andrew Mangravite in 2017. This finding aid was revised by Birch Mezzaroba in April 2022.
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- Finding aid created by Andrew Mangravite and encoded into EAD by Birch Mezzaroba.
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- Access Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the materials and the collection is open to the public.
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The Science History Institute holds copyright to the Records of the Commercial Development and Management Association. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Arranged in its original order, this series consists of materials documenting the meetings and symposia of the Commercial Development and Management Association. The files in this series contain seminar and meeting materials, attendee information, and meeting evaluations. Also included in this series is a membership directory and photographs from CDMA's Fall 2000 meeting.
Photos have been transferred to the Image Archives.
Arranged in its original order, this series consists of administrative materials generated by the Commercial Development and Management Association. The files in this series contain member information, financial documents, election materials, and meeting minutes. Also included in this series are the association's by-laws, an audit, and a small amount of correspondence.