Membership Benefits - Community





Member Receptions

Members are invited to attend networking receptions at all major industry trade shows. Meet up with existing colleagues or find new industry connections at these well-attended events.


Delegation Trips

Each year, members are given the opportunity to travel to international stone events as guests of the Natural Stone Institute. Gain invaluable exposure to the global stone community and make new business contacts in these one-of-a-kind trips.


Women in Stone

This group of passionate industry members is powered by the Natural Stone Institute. Their mission is to recruit, retain, and advance women in the natural stone industry by coordinating opportunities to connect and learn from each other.


Advocacy Groups

Membership groups with similar interests are given opportunities to meet, network, and discuss common goals at industry events and through virtual meetings throughout the year. Get involved to get connected.


Natural Stone Foundation

The charitable arm of our association makes it easy for companies and individuals to give back to the stone industry. Donations to this 501(c)3 charity create, fund, and support programs to provide education to the architecture and design community, consumers, and industry professionals about the features and benefits of natural stone. 



The Natural Stone Institute is proud to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, which provides specially adapted smart homes to severely wounded veterans and their families. Members are generously supporting this effort by donating natural stone and fabrication services for each home that is constructed through this program. 





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