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Affinity Program powered by Business AdvantEdge exclusively for CFA MEMBERS

A way of making your membership value even more real is growing the list of immediate and tangible benefits you have access to, given our industry-wide buying power and reputation.  Our latest program involves a relationship with Business AdvantEdge, Inc., to begin saving member organizations thousands of dollars annually simply by maintaining an active CFA membership and registering for specific services.

Mary Hazzard of Business AdvantEdge states, “We do the work of negotiating with national organizations to deliver savings to individual company users through their affiliation with key organizations like the Concrete Foundations Association. In so doing, an average company using a handful of the services provided through this relationship can easily generate more than $4,000 of annual savings over independently negotiated contracts with these providers.”

Business AdvantEdge is designed to bring BIG business discounts to SMALL businesses. A member benefit driven organization, they offer small business owners and trade associations discounted business inventory and services. “We hold contracts with major supply companies that allow us to pass along savings and other value added in the form of member benefits,” states Hazzard.

“During each Board meeting, our directors discuss ways of entering into agreements with large national firms to leverage our combined buying power,” states James Baty, CFA Executive Director. “Business AdvantEdge approached us with a universal solution and a diverse directory of services we felt was an automatic step in the right direction. Not that the value of membership needed further justification but this is one of those connections that pays you for becoming a member.”

The suite of service providers offered to CFA members beginning this December includes ways to save money on:

  • Fleet Fuel and Propane
  • Waste and Recycling Management
  • Office supplies and Technology
  • MRO – Maintenance, Repair and Operations
  • HR – Payroll Processing and Employee/Drug Screening
  • Shipping
  • Workwear and Facility Services
  • Truck and Vehicle Rentals
  • Telecom – Land and Mobile phone services

"During the second program year of opportunity for CFA Members, two of your members generated more than $4,200 in fuel savings through Fuel Fleet Program," states Hazzard. "There are multiple companies involved in this segment alone, giving power to CFA Members to choose a merchant that fits their region and interests more easily." 

Beginning in the fall of 2020, several new benefit opportunities can be found among the providers. They include:

  • New ADP payroll processing program starting at only $99/month
  • Batteries + Bulbs including back up batteries, LED bulbs, plus smart phone, laptop and tablet repair
  • ACE Hardware – 10% discounts on a host of inventory
  • Cintas PPE and First Aid supplies
  • Lower overnight, freight and international shipping rates with UPS
  • Fleet Fuel savings on gas with Shell, ExxonMobil, Philips, Conoco, etc.

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