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New Benefits, Perks and Discounts to Maximize Your Metro Chamber Investment

Return on investment guides most major business decisions: hiring employees who can represent the brand well, choosing the most qualified service providers and deciding how to invest in the community. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce recently asked its members what would help boost their bottom line, increase their exposure in the marketplace and create opportunities for their business to grow – in short, what would help them see more return on their everyday business investment.

The Metro Chamber is excited to introduce new benefits, perks and discounts to help its members cut costs and spend more efficiently, protect their business investment, and spur growth for the local economy. As the leading business organization in Nevada, the Metro Chamber member experience is comprehensive and well-rounded. Members of the Metro Chamber are represented on the local, state and federal levels by a full-time government affairs team, who are now on the ground every day during the 2015 legislative session to protect the interests of a robust, dynamic and diversified business community. And now, members receive even greater opportunities to build business relationships, access member-exclusive discounts and content, boost their brand recognition and stay informed. Read on to find out what Metro Chamber membership now includes.

EXCITING WAYS TO SAVE REAL MONEY ON BUSINESS EXPENSES

Cost efficiency and cutting expenses on everyday business expenditures are priorities for every businessperson. The Metro Chamber is proud to introduce several new cost-saving benefits to help members manage expenses and boost their bottom line. These benefits are exclusively available to Metro Chamber members and can be accessed through the brand-new Members Only Portal at LVChamber.com or by calling the member engagement team at 702.641.5822.

Through a new program with UPS, members can save up to 30 percent on everyday shipping needs, including next-day, international, ground and freight services. Savings also kick in immediately, and there is no spending minimum to access these savings. Members with existing UPS accounts can link their account to the savings program and begin saving right away. Through UPS’ website, members can also order free packaging materials, reorder frequently-used supplies, access their shipping history, print shipping labels, schedule pickups and manage deliveries.

Since no one can predict when a legal question or matter may arise, the Metro Chamber engaged LegalShield to provide its members with prepaid legal and identity theft services. LegalShield’s services include business or personal advice, letters and phone calls on their behalf, legal document review, a comprehensive video law library and a forms service center. Identity theft services include credit report monitoring (with score and analysis), identity consultations, continuous credit monitoring, and restoration services, including proactive searches of national databases and fraud alert notifications. These prepaid services are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies, questions and issues that occur.

A major expense of many businesses is technology, computer hardware and keeping ahead of the “next big thing” in the marketplace, which can be time-consuming and stressful as updates or replacements occur. The Metro Chamber’s program with Dell gives its members up to 30 percent off select personal computers and tablets, best prices on consumer Windows PCs and tablets, five percent off select electronics and accessories and access to exclusive monthly offers. Metro Chamber members can also sign up for Dell’s complimentary Dell Advantage program to receive five percent back in rewards, free second business day shipping and access to special offers and presales to help them stay current. These discounts and offers can be accessed through a single portal page, saving time and money on one of business’ most necessary expenses.

These new benefits are in addition to the Metro Chamber’s existing cost- savings programs, including the Office Depot deep discount program. Members can save up to 60 percent on office supplies, cleaning and break room supplies, environmentally friendly products, technology, promotional products and furniture, as well as up to 70 percent on copy and print services. Members can shop online or in stores to tap into this exclusive pricing.

In addition, a members-only service from Cox Communications gives Metro Chamber members that are also new customers of Cox a bundle package with business Internet and Cox’s VoiceManager service, keeping members connected to their customers and the public at a reduced rate. Perks include online backup storage, email accounts, and more than 30 call features.

Finally, members can also take advantage of significant savings and special perks through Enterprise and National Rental Car, including set business rates and best rate guarantee, enrollment in the Emerald Club, giving members the power to bypass the rental counter, no change fee in case plans shift, no additional drivers’ fees and flexibility in booking travel by web, phone or in-person.

Explore more about these benefits and access them by visiting the all- new Members Only Portal at LVChamber.com.

NEW PRODUCTS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS AND COVER YOUR EMPLOYEES

The Metro Chamber, through Chamber Insurance & Benefits, has been a leader in providing quality health care choices to businesses for nearly 30 years. It continues to offer group options, as well as individual coverage, through its private marketplace, Chamber Health Options, available year- round at ChamberHealthOptions.com. Medium and large businesses can now take advantage of insurance options with increased flexibility and savings through a shared risk approach. In addition to these continuing benefits, the Metro Chamber is now offering new products to help its members protect their businesses and employees.

Through AmTrust Financial Services, the Metro Chamber now offers its members workers compensation insurance with exclusive members- only pricing. It covers more than 350 eligible classes of businesses, and members taking advantage of the benefit enjoy a five percent discount, competitive advantage with multiple carriers and payment flexibility.

Covering employees with ancillary benefits, such as dental and vision insurance, continue to drive employee retention and engagement, as well as overall workplace productivity. Through a suite of dental and vision products, both employer-sponsored and stand-alone, members can provide an affordable and attractive benefits to keep their employees – and their business – healthy. Features of these products, provided by SecureCare Dental and Vision Insurance, include no benefit waiting period for groups of five or more enrolling employees (in contrast with many leading carriers requiring a 12-month waiting period for major services), multiple plan choices, consolidated bills and ID cards, discounted adult orthodontic services and coverage for dental implants.

To access these benefits, contact Chamber Insurance & Benefits at info@ chamberib.com or 702.586.3889.

BETTER EXPOSURE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH AN SEO-FRIENDLY DIRECTORY

Ninety-five percent of consumers used the Internet to find a local business in the previous 12 months, according to BrightLocal. Having a competitive and engaging online presence is a necessity of doing business today. The Metro Chamber’s brand new business directory gives members more options to customize their profile, giving them more exposure to customers and the community. Members can manage their profile through the Members Only Portal and tailor their listing to give potential customers a glimpse of their business. Features of the new profile pages include:

  • Company name and contact information, including a link to members’ website
  • 50-word description
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Social media links, so customers can check out Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest accounts – and more!
  • Ability to post discount offers and coupons – both public and Metro Chamber member-exclusive
  • Mapping and directions feature
  • Logo (President’s Club members only)
  • “Send a Message” capability so visitors can send emails directly from the profile page

JUST GETTING STARTED...

The Metro Chamber will continue to roll out new benefits throughout the year, as well as exciting new ways to engage and access business information and expertise. The best way to stay appraised of these updates and new features is to look for email updates in the newly designed weekly Metro Chamber email, which will provide you with the latest news, updates, events and need-to-know information about Metro Chamber membership. New benefit information will also be coming in future issues of the Business Voice, so be sure to check your inbox and mailbox regularly.

Membership in the Metro Chamber creates connections – to the community, to customers and to cost-savings. Take advantage of these new benefits, perks and discounts to help your business bloom.

SPREAD THE WORD

The Metro Chamber is now offering a $100 credit toward any member’s annual renewal amount for referring a member who joins the Metro Chamber. Members receive an additional $100 savings each time they refer a business that signs up at any level,

up to the value of their membership. For more information, contact the Metro Chamber’s membership team at 702.641.5822.

Referral awards may be paid up to the full value of your membership. No cash value. The Metro Chamber will not offer vouchers or credits for monies over the total value of the membership. Credits are paid on the referring member’s next annual renewal.

ACCESS THE PORTAL

The all-new Members Only Portal on LVChamber.com gives members access to their member benefits. Through the Portal, members can:

  • Access member- exclusive benefits, discounts and special offers
  • Update contact information and add employees
  • Upload a photo, video, social media links and other profile-enhancing perks
  • Opt in to receive specialized communication on programs, services and points of interest
  • Pay invoices
  • See referrals from the Metro Chamber’s website
  • Post a discount offer

For assistance on the Members Only Portal, contact the Metro Chamber’s member engagement team at 702.641.5822 or