Release date: 7/30/2012

The Greater Memphis Chamber launched a new Chamber member benefit in partnership with Affinity partner, First Data.

First Data provides businesses payment processing secure solutions including debit and credit card acceptance, a gift card program, wireless terminals and cell phone payment capabilities. The exclusive benefits offered to Chamber members include:

• First Data will pay $500* if they can’t meet or beat your current rate
• One convenient statement and money saving price structure
• Reduced risk with full PCI compliance TransArmor
• FREE online reporting
• Personal installation of equipment and training
• $250 pay-to-switch will pay any early termination
• FREE FD35 pin pad with purchase/lease FD terminal (FD30 accepts Google Wallet)

“We’re the world’s leader in electronic payment processing because we significantly invest in cutting-edge technology,” said Harris Coleman, Senior Account Executive at First Data.  “First Data and the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Affinity Partner Program will allow Chamber members to offer the same products that national chains offer, which will set them apart from their competition.” 

The Greater Memphis Chamber Affinity program is made up of useful benefits that are included with Chamber membership such as discounts on office products, shipping, health insurance, IT services and payment processing. The products or services offered by the Affinity partners at exclusive discounts were chosen after surveying Chamber members on what these businesses needed most. 

“The First Data Chamber Affinity program provides our members with a connection to one of the most respected organizations in the payment processing industry,” said John Duncan, vice president of Member Development for the Greater Memphis Chamber.  “With their unparalleled product portfolio and expertise, I am confident that First Data will have a solution that will help grow our members’ revenue.” 

Chamber members can take advantage of these benefits by visiting the Chamber’s website:

If you’d like to become a Chamber member, call John Duncan at 901-543-3502 or visit our website for more information.

*Offer subject to change without notice.  Some restrictions and limitation apply.  Merchant processing cost comparison based on all merchant services processing charges shown on a recent processor merchant statement.  Limit one gift card per merchant, regardless of the number of business locations.  The $500 will come in the form of a Visa® Gift Card.  Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your gift card.  Other fees may apply.  Offer may be extended, modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

The Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.