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  July 2017


"The Show for the Tenting Professional"  2017 will be held at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino,  from November 6th - 9th.  Join us as we celebrate MATRA's Diamond Anniversary in the tent rental industry. Registration is Open. Tent installations will all take place on Monday, November 6th.  Our Education Committee has created a NEW format this year. All educational sessions will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The Schedule of Events link below will be continuously updated.



2017 Scholarship Recipients Announced

by Michael Fitzwater, Chair

As Chair of the Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce that MATRA has awarded two scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018 in the amount of $2,500.00 each to Ms. Olivia Cianciulli and Mr. William "Daniel" Sing.

Olivia Cianciulli attends Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey where she is a Business/Marketing Major and is scheduled to graduate in May, 2019. Olivia has worked for her father....

MATRA Nominations are OPEN
Rental - Board Nominations

As an Active Member of MATRA, you are eligible to participate in our Annual Nomination process for Board Elections. Each year, MATRA accepts nominations for either the Rental Member Board positions or the Vendor Member Board positions.  This year we are seeking qualified candidates for the RENTAL Member Board positions.



 Download the Nomination Form if you would like to be considered for a TWO Year Board position as a Rental Board Member. All necessary information is located on the form.  All nominees must be current, Active Rental Members of MATRA.  An Election Slate will be presented at our November 9th Annual Meeting! Help this Association continue to grow and participate on the MATRA Board of Directors.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017!!

Mohegan Sun Hotel/Casino will host The Tent Show 2017

Uncasville, Connecticut

MATRA is returning to this beautiful New England area after a twelve year absence. We will be located in a new space, housed in the new Earth Tower with all new rooms! Conference rate is $129 plus tax/resort fee, per night for a Standard Room.  Online Reservations for your hotel room is fast and easy or call 866-708-1340, ask for reservations referencing Group Code "MATRA17".   MATRA's room block expires on October 12, 2017 so book now before the block is full.

Online Reservations

2016 Scholarship Recipient Update!

Christopher Whitesell working in Industry


Christopher Whitesell, a 2016 MATRA Scholarship Fund recipient has graduated and returned to the tent rental industry! When Chris applied for scholarship funds, he had spent over seven years working in the rental side of the industry with his father at Grand Rental (Greensboro). During that time period, he began by setting up smaller 20 x 20 tents and by the end of his tenure, he had the ability to install 50-wide structure tents.

Chris' father Mark, a MATRA member, was responsible for encouraging...

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The mission of MATRA is to uphold safe practices and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, networking and leadership development.