Money-Saving Programs

As a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, you have access to many great products and services offered by PA Chamber Money-Saving Programs. Bringing together the strength of numbers for Pennsylvania business, PA Chamber Money-Saving Programs offer exclusive discounts and additional services so that you can save on day-to-day operations.

To learn more, click on the links below or contact: Lori Renne, 717.720.5564 | lrenne@pachamber.org

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Business Succession Planning

Your success or failure will be dependent upon the plan that you make today.

Whether you plan to sell to a third party or transfer your business to insiders — including employees or family members —Legacy Business Advisors has a proven process and is recognized as an industry expert for being best in class in delivering a customized plan that will position you to exit your business in a manner that preserves your legacy and on financial terms that allow you to meet your retirement goals. Our process focuses on the intersection of your personal and business objectives to facilitate a transition that helps minimize tax burdens while maximizing and protecting the value of your business.

PA Chamber members receive a member-only discount of 20%.

Contact Devin Langan at Legacy Business Advisors, 717.288.1880 for more information or visit www.thelegacybusinessadvisors.com.

Crisis Management Solutions

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has partnered with Close Quarters Defense® (CQD®) to underscore the importance of being prepared for critical active threats that impact your business and employees.

CQD provides companies with the necessary knowledge and skills to respond appropriately to active threat situations. From assessments and crisis planning to hands-on response training, our programs provide comprehensive solutions to enhance the overall safety and security of your organization.

For over 30 years, CQD has been relied upon by our nation's elite military and corporate security teams, and is recognized as the gold standard for active threat planning, realistic training and employee protection.

Our services include:

  • Threat Management programs that identify and mitigate risk
  • Comprehensive training and preparedness solutions
  • Facility audits, asset protection
  • High-performance team building

To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact Margo Madden at Close Quarters Defense, 410.749.9017.

PA Chamber members receive a 20% discount

Educational Programs

Invest in your future!

    Eastern University offers PA Chamber members, their employees and their immediate family members a 20% tuition discount or a $2,500 stipend for the following programs of study:

  • FAST-TRACK MBA IN MANAGEMENT (residential)
  • FAST-TRACK MBA IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (residential)
  • BS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (residential)

Courses are available in Harrisburg, PA.

For more information contact Kerry Miller, 717.565.1950 ext. 17 | kerry.miller@eastern.edu

Learn more at http://www.eastern.edu/harrisburg

IT training solutions to fit any business

New Horizons offers IT and Applications training and certification with a variety of delivery methods and PA Chamber members receive a members-only 20% price reduction.

Training and certifications include: Business Development and Professional Development classes such as Project Management and Six Sigma; Room rentals; and Learning Passes that allow companies to purchase advanced training at a reduced rate. The Learning Passes have NO expiration date.

New Horizons firmly believe that fulfilled employees lead to stronger companies, and stronger companies build stronger communities. To that end, we help companies retain and develop their talent. Research has shown that our training has a 4:1 ROI!

New Horizons also assists our veterans with a "Troops to Technology" program. This initiative helps veterans leverage their military experience and add additional training from New Horizons to secure a career in the IT field.

For more information contact Steve Shinham, 717.591.3704 | sshinham@nhharrisburg.com

Employee Benefits and Insurance Solutions

A LOT more than a Broker. We’re a partner that cares about the health and prosperity of your business.

When you work with PA Chamber Insurance, you not only get the best in benefits solutions — you get the power of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry's pro-business advocacy efforts and our commitment to your company's economic growth and stability.

Medical Plan Options
We offer medical plans from every major carrier, varying deductible coinsurance levels and cost controls to give you a benefit program that is best for you and your employees.

Supplemental Benefits
Create the employee benefit plan you want for your business. Choose from our many coverage options to round-out your employee benefit portfolio: dental, vision, life, disability, accident and critical illness.

Benefits Consortium
Businesses with 26+ employees can now take control of healthcare costs with our self-insurance benefit solution. Keep your current carrier, network and plan design and gain greater control of costs with minimal risk exposure.

Value-Added Services
Valuable benefit options offer choice, flexibility in coverage and time-saving administrative services for companies of all sizes, including COBRA compliance; HRA, HSA and FSA plans; ThinkHR Comply; Employee Assistance Program and drug-free workplace policies.

Credentialed In-house Human Resources Consultant
Compliance. Healthcare reform. Benefit changes. Mandates. Your challenges are our strength! Dee Yingst, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, GBA, CMS, our credentialed in-house consultant, can assist you with a variety of services to help you with your most pressing HR needs.

Energy Solutions

Data-driven procurement and consulting

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and utilizes that data to provide the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. APPI Energy now offers a full array of efficiency measures to reduce and track your consumption.

To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact Carrie Shepard at APPI Energy, 800.520.6685.

Human Resources Solutions

Use our team of professionals in helping your business acquire the Resources for Success.

CBY Systems provides nationwide employment background checks including various criminal searches, driving records, education/employment references, credit checks, drug testing, Act 153 for working with minors, PA Medicheck for healthcare and more.

Most searches are from primary sources but database searches are also available. PA Chamber members receive CBY Systems most discounted rates so there are no minimums to receive the best pricing.

Contact Steve Gohn at CBY Systems, 800.717.4229 x231 | info@cby.com

International Trade Solutions

Helping Chamber Members Increase Their Exports

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has partnered with Stevens & Lee/Griffin International (SLGI) to underscore the importance of maintaining a strong and growing export sector within the Pennsylvania economy.

The International Trade Assistance Partnership Program (iTAPP) is designed to assist Chamber members to increase their international sales to selected markets around the world, beginning with BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, CUBA, PERU, NIGERIA, GHANA, THE IVORY COAST and JAPAN. Other future target markets include countries in EUROPE.

Why Your Company should participate in iTAPP

  • iTAPP offers the most cost-effective way for a Pennsylvania company to receive ongoing trade support in important, growing export markets. To join our program in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Japan, or West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast), the fixed monthly fee for Chamber members starts at $500 per country – a 20% discount over the non-Chamber member fee of $625. Reduced fees for combined assistance in several countries, annual payment savings, and customized quotes for more specific (short- or medium-term) export needs can be obtained by contacting Wilfred Muskens, whm@slginternational.com.
  • The program is led by the Commonwealth's longest-serving Deputy Secretary for International Business Development, Wilfred Muskens, and the former Secretary of DCED, Sam McCullough, who was responsible for making international trade a strategic economic development priority for Pennsylvania.
  • The state no longer offers free or low-cost trade support services in any of those markets.
  • Participation will also help you stay abreast of changes in federal policy, law, rule and regulation which impact international trade.

For more information on how Stevens & Lee/Griffin International can assist you, visit our website or contact Wilfred H. Muskens, 717.399.1728 | whm@slginternational.

IT Data Security

Reclamere provides managed information lifecycle and security compliance, risk, and audit solutions to organizations of all sizes that help them achieve, maintain, and demonstrate security compliance while significantly improving their security posture. By acting as a strategic partner, we provide a critical human component that sets us apart. PA Chamber members receive a members-only (10%) price reduction.

Services include:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Data Security Consulting
  • Managed Security Services Plans

Reclamere firmly believe that helping our customers to be proactive in protecting their data is our mission. To that end, we work with clients in all stages of the information lifecycle. The 2017 Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach Study sponsored by IBM reports "The average size of the data breaches in this research increased 1.8 percent to more than 24,000 records." Reclamere's seventeen year service time estimates that a reactive spend compared to a proactive investment in your data security posture may cost as much as 10X a proactive spend.

Reclamere is also pleased to offer qualified PA Chamber members a No-Cost Network evaluation. For more information contact Joe Harford, 814.684.5505 ext. 101 | joseph@reclamere.com.

Members Only Special: No Cost Network Assessment and Risk Review

Profitability Solutions

Bottom Line Savings

Most vendor bills that organizations receive have errors in them, are difficult to decipher or are not transparent. Whether finding the mistakes, or showing where hidden vendor profit margins are, Bottom Line Savings gets to the bottom of where money can be uncovered and to make sure that customers are receiving the highest quality product or service for the least amount of cost.

Bottom Line Savings is a no risk, contingency-based cost savings company. They will negotiate on behalf of PA Chamber members to get the best prices possible from their existing vendors. They will also audit old invoices for errors, getting clients refunds and credits. Bottom Line Savings also works to increase the profitability and overall valuation of their client’s organizations.

Contact Josh Fox at Bottom Line Savings 212.668.1111 | info@bottomlinesavings or fill in the online form to get started.

Shipping Solutions

Eliminate your paper-based processing of Certificates of Origin and start saving time and money today.

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry provides processing of International Certificates of Origin for Pennsylvania businesses shipping goods to countries that require this documentation. PA Chamber members receive a significantly reduced rate.

For more information, please visit https://www.pachamber.org/Certificates_of_Origin/ or contact Sharon Eslinger, 717.720.5427 | seslinger@pachamber.org

UPS took the guesswork out, and put the easy in.

Get the flexibility you need to capture the full benefit of growth opportunities: UPS' logistics expertise and tools can help optimize your supply chain and let you react quickly to shifting market needs.

Pennsylvania Chamber members now have access to new and improved flat rate pricing - no matter how much you ship, when you ship, or where it’s going.

Members-Only Savings Include:

  • 10%* on UPS Next Day Air® Early
  • 45% on Domestic Next Day / Deferred
  • 25% on Ground Commercial / Residential
  • International: 50% on Export / 40% on Import / 25% Canada Standard
  • Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.
  • In addition, members can take advantage of UPS Smart Pickup® service for free.

Open a new account, or if you are already taking advantage of our UPS savings program, re-enroll and apply the new discounts to your existing account by visiting: www.savewithups.com/pcbi | 1.800.MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377), M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., ET.

*Visit www.savewithups.com/pcbi for specific services and discounts.

Receive enhanced protection.

Minimize financial setbacks with insurance through UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc., by protecting your shipments. Members can save up to 17% over their current declared value and get broader coverage in the event of a loss or damage. There is no fee to sign up and charges are incorporated automatically into your UPS® invoice. Simply enter the value of your goods in the declared value field of the shipping system.

Call: 1.800.MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377) M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET to confirm your participation. Click here for additional information.

Print and produce a wide variety of marketing materials online.

The UPS Store® provides members with quick, affordable and effortless digital printing solutions with easy online ordering and expert customer service.

First time users, visit: meridianone.upsstoreprint.com/offer/pcbi
Returning users, visit: meridianone.upsstoreprint.com

Yellow and Roadway have integrated to give you YRC — the genuine heavyweight expert with the most comprehensive network available. PA Chamber members can receive competitive discounts on qualifying less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. YRC offers flexible, efficient solutions, including comprehensive regional and national coverage with a full suite of guaranteed, expedited and specialized services.

  • Expedited Precision™ offers you expedited, time-definite, air and ground service backed by our industry-leading customer satisfaction guarantee.
  • Guaranteed Precision™ will get your goods to their destination with a guarantee, ensuring delivery, on or before the standard service date by noon, 5 p.m., or within a customer-defined window, or you don't pay.
  • Exhibit is a single source to satisfy your shipping needs to, from and between trade shows — including air and ground, expedited and guaranteed.
  • Cross-border dedicated service to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
  • YRC.com allows users to easily access shipping information 24/7.

For more information or to enroll in the YRC Program, please go to www.1800members.com/PCBI or call 1.800.MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377), 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST, M-F.