To All of our valued Customers, Manufacturers, and Sales Representatives – Welcome to 2019!

When I think about transitioning from one year to the next, I can’t help but think of that word we at first embrace and then sometimes later regret – Resolutions.  By definition alone, resolution means:  Firm decision to do or not do something.

Do exercise more.  Do hold to your diet.  Do spend more time with loved ones.  Do take those vacation days.

Don’t eat so much chocolate.  Don’t drink as much or don’t drink at all.  Don’t be a workaholic.  Don’t curse.  And on and on and on.

There are so many resolutions we can choose from but at the end of the day, it is a firm commitment to ourselves and to others to do what we hope will make us happier in our lives.

The MinneapolisMART community resolves ongoing to work hard to be your favorite regional MART in the country.  We resolve to treat you like family, not like outsiders or strangers.  We resolve to provide knowledgeable staff and experienced sales representatives to help you navigate your retail landscape whether at the MART or in your stores.  We resolve to work closely with our manufacturers to help you grow your businesses.  And we resolve to do whatever is necessary to give you a local buying experience that you will remember and want to come back to for years to come.

I am thrilled to be the new President of the Board of Directors of UMAGA and welcome your thoughts, praises, and criticisms in an effort to help us do the best job we can do for you.  We resolve to be your favorite regional MART in the country and hope to see you soon.  We can assure you that 2019 will be full of great events and even a few surprises.


Damian Abernathy

President – UMAGA Board of Directors