You Can Lead a Horse to Water

By Tyler Keeney
In February 3, 2015

We’ve all heard the cliché you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. I speak to members every day in search of a solution to a problem. But as a rule, it is not always obvious how members can find the information they need. That is where we can help. As an association, we’re always working hard to improve the value you receive from your membership. Our member affinity programs reward those members that invest the time to explore how they can get the greatest possible benefit from their association. For those member companies that participate, they can realize potential savings from our discount programs that can more than cover the cost of their dues investment.

In today’s economy everyone is trying to find the maximum value for their limited financial resources. When you book a flight you may visit several websites in search of the lowest possible fare. And when you’re online booking a hotel room you may check room rates that offer discounts based on your affiliation with membership organizations such as AAA or AARP.

So, if you’re looking for printing or mailing equipment, doesn’t it seem logical you would turn to a trade association, like Epicomm, to see if there were discounts available? However, every day members are making purchasing decisions without spending a few minutes to research our discount programs to see if they can save their company money. Epicomm members who use programs offered by our affinity partners save their companies thousands of dollars. To name a few:

  • Discounts on Apple products
  • Our programs with Sentry or Bancorp Insurance
  • Printing equipment
  • Shipping and Energy costs

While we may not have programs to meet every firm’s needs, Epicomm has many member affinity programs that have been customized for companies like yours. And if you think there may be a program we may be missing, please let us know. We regularly review proposals from potential partners, so it’s best to check back often and review the discounts available under our Membership Advantage Discount Program.

In today’s world where your go-to resource is the Internet, you owe it to yourself to spend a few minutes checking out Epicomm’s website. If after visiting Epicomm.org you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact me directly at 201-523-6316 or via email at tkeeney@epicomm.org. I’m all about member satisfaction.  I promise you I will do my utmost to demonstrate the value your membership affords your company. And you won’t have to drink a drop…unless you want to.

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