Member Cost Savings Programs
As a member of the Austin Chamber you're entitled to take advantage of some fantastic cost savings from these vendors.
Hiring people is one of the most important decisions businesses make. The importance of the decision becomes more significant when a company is small to medium size since each team member has a significant impact on the business. A bad hire can impact morale, customers and ultimately the financial performance of the business. The Affintus hiring solution provides the information companies need to make an informed decision.
Providing an easy-to-use, affordable solution that caters to small business, Affintus helps hiring managers make better hiring decisions. Our technology helps hiring managers hire and promote the people who are likely to be top performers. We do this by matching people to jobs using three dimensions: cognitive, work style and cultural preferences. Businesses using Affintus' solution benefit by lowering turnover and turnover cost, increasing per person productivity, reducing time to "ramp up" when starting a new job, improving morale and employee satisfaction as well as improved reputation as an employer of choice in the Austin market.
Affintus pricing is budget friendly, with no long-term contracts. Chamber members can utilize the Affintus hiring solution at a discounted rate of $250 per job listing per month (retails for $300) using a standard job formula (the benchmark for a position) and $400 per job listing per month for custom job formulas (benchmarks that are based on a company's top performing employees, which retails for $450). Additionally, Affintus offers a 30 day free trial enabling Chamber members the ability to experience the Affintus hiring solution without a financial commitment. Click here www.affintus.com/austinchamber/ to access Affintus' registration page for Chamber members.
The Chamber's Business Connect program places an emphasis on driving more business to our members through the use of an online RFP (Request for Proposal) portal. An easy to use Business-to-Business and Consumer-to-Business service, members can find the products and services they want and have local businesses compete for their business.
Once logged in to our members-only area, you have the option of filling out a simple form to post your Request For Proposal or you have the option of searching for an existing RFP. Remember, it's good business to do business with fellow members. When you are looking for products and services for your business or personal needs, think Business Connect from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Gazelles Growth Institute
In today's fast-paced economy, it's essential to keep learning throughout your career. The life you live and the company you have years from now will be based on the learning you undertake today.
Gazelles Growth Institute delivers the type of education that today's fast growing companies' executives really need. Our All-Inclusive Executive Institute program gives you the power of an in-house consulting firm.
Some of the greatest thought and business leaders of our time such as Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell and Brad Feld are assembled to deliver a cutting-edge educational platform that will enable you to maximize your learning in a minimum of time. Our programs, consisting of more than 30 on-line courses with new ones produced every month, provide skills and knowledge that you can use immediately, allowing you to be so successful. Membership gives access to all of your employees. Austin Chamber members receive 10% off the subscription price to Gazelles Growth Institute. Click here to access the Institute's Chamber specific page.
The Member2Member discount program has been designed to promote business between Chamber members–you can increase awareness of your products and services by offering a discount to fellow members through this program.
Post coupons by logging in to our online members-only area. You select the discount and the length of the offer, which will appear next to your listing in our online business directory within the same business day.
The Austin Chamber Office Depot Program can save 15% to 25% on your total annual expenditures for supplies. Discounts apply on a variety of products and services that businesses buy most. Streamline your ordering with free delivery (on orders of $50+) and four convenient ways to shop: online, phone, fax, or in the store.
Once you have joined the Chamber Office Depot program, an Office Depot account manager will contact you to enroll your card. The account manager will work with you to customize pricing on up to 10 items you buy most. Shop online, order by phone or fax, or visit any of our more than 1,000 store locations.
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Are you interested in sales leads or competitive information? ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing Austin Chamber of Commerce members real-time access to accurate, in-depth business information. Search using the U.S. Business module for data on 24 million US businesses and in the U.S. New Business module for insights on 4 million new and emerging businesses. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find business opportunities, research prospects, learn about companies, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, competitive intelligence and much more. Log in to our members-only area to access this powerful database. Unlimited on-screen access available and discounted pricing on information downloads for members.
Samuel's Diamonds Austin Chamber of Commerce Sparkle Program
Chamber of Commerce members and their employees will save an extra 15% discount on diamond and gemstone jewelry at our Austin locations and on our website at http://www.samuelsdiamonds.com/ . This program will start on 8/1/13 and expire on 7/31/14. Discount Code: 7190
Our history began over 120 years ago...In 1891, Samuels Jewelers and Samuels Diamonds began when Albert Samuels first opened his doors in San Francisco in a three-story building on Market Street that housed over 40 jewelers. The entire first floor showcased their talents. Over our 120-year history our jewelers continue to design and create beautiful jewelry to Albert Samuels’ exacting standards.
However, Albert Samuels not only insisted on master craftsmanship, he also demanded exceptional customer service. Once, when he learned that a customer had been charged for a routine repair that should have been free without knowing the customer’s name, he paid for an apology in the San Francisco Chronicle, requesting that the customer return to the store to pick up the dollar they had been overcharged. Samuels continues that tradition of quality, value and customer service today. Today, Samuels Jewelers Inc. , known as "The House of the Lucky Wedding Rings", operates 104 retail jewelry stores in 22 states in the U.S. and 4 stores in Austin. And we are growing!
Now you don't have to search high and low to find high-quality diamond jewelry at the right price in Austin, especially if you’re a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Whether you are looking for diamond jewelry, loose diamonds or the perfect gift, you can find it on our website 24/7 or visit one of local Austin stores. We also provide in-store professional jewelry cleaning and inspection to keep your precious gemstones and diamond jewelry looking their best. On top of this, Samuel’s Diamonds will also donate 5% of every purchase to the Austin Chamber of Commerce!
Exclusions: Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on these collections as they are Everyday Value Priced: Scott Kay, Ritani, Porrati, Brilliant Fire, Vow to Wow and other Loose Diamonds, Giantti, other select designers, Door Busters, Special Orders, Repairs and Non-jewelry items.
Use of online video in business marketing is booming in popularity and with good reason. Video’s unique ability to increase consumer confidence, enhance search engine rankings, and lead to more time spent on websites, has made it the go-to communication tool for businesses everywhere. Video proFile Austin is a video marketing company specializing in producing affordable, 1-3 minute videos for Central Texas businesses. We offer a model that features a professional shoot environment, reasonable pricing, ongoing customer support, and only a 90-minute time commitment to our clients. Austin Chamber Members are invited to schedule their Video proFile Session and receive a $100 Off Member discount. Call 512-371-4170 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the "Austin Chamber Discount."
The Texas Enterprise Fund is used primarily to attract new business to the state or to assist with the substantial expansion of an existing business as part of competitive recruitment. It is the largest “deal closing” fund of its kind in the country.