Chamber Announces New Program to Build a Stronger Local Economy

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The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau has always prided itself in providing its more than 525 members with value-added, bottom-line oriented services and programs designed to help their businesses thrive.  Effective today, it is introducing a new member advantage –  Save Local Now, which provides Chamber members access to online technologies and mobile apps that make it easier for them to promote their businesses.  

Save Local Now is unlike any other online savings site.  There are no minimum requirements, no delays in uploading or changing offers or promotions and, most importantly, there are no fees for Chamber members.  All member businesses will be automatically uploaded onto the Save Local Now site.  Those that choose to offer a discount or special promotion may upload it themselves and change it as frequently as they wish.

“We’re very excited to be able to add this benefit at no charge to our members,” said Steve Van Dorn, President & CEO of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau.  “The meteoric rise in the number of consumers using phone apps to access local discounts makes it crucial that retailers have access to the latest mobile technology.  The Chamber is dedicated to continually adding value to its membership, and we feel this newest benefit provides yet another reason for local businesses to either join the Chamber or renew their memberships.”

Unlike other online savings sites, Save Local Now provides total control to the merchants.  Members receive a code through which they can access their directory listing and change their offers or promotions without needing to wait for a third-party administrator.  The offers are immediately made available through the savelocalnow.com site, as well as on the pertinent mobile apps.

“In this tough economy, Chambers are looking for creative ways to market themselves and build their membership base,” said Adam Kimball, national sales director for Save Local Now.  “That’s why we created our program exclusively for Chambers to provide them with a powerful marketing tool.  This program benefits everyone.  The Santa Clara Chamber now has a new tool for attracting and retaining members.   The business members have access to marketing technologies they might not otherwise be able to afford but which are necessary to keep them competitive.  And consumers have a convenient source for searching local businesses and promotions.”

The official launch of the Santa Clara Save Local Now program will be in July.  However, we will be contacting members to discuss this new benefit over the next few weeks.  Watch for more information to come through email and mail.  And for a preview of the program, please visit www.savelocalnow.com.

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