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Thank you for your interest in being our Business of the Month!

Please note: Due to COVID-19 and limited lobby capacity, our Business of the Month program is temporarily on hold. We will update this space with any updates as they become possible!


Business of the Month

Business CENTS is seeking member businesses to be Alternatives Federal Credit Union's Business of the Month. This is a free promotional opportunity to current and potential clients in our lobby. Set up an informational table to raise awareness about who you are and what your business does.

What's Involved:

In addition to lobby space, being Business of the Month creates a spot for your business in our Members Quarterly newsletter that goes out to our entire membership, as well as social media shout-outs to maximize outreach to our community. To be considered for Business of the Month, you will submit a description of your business, photos for social media posts, and have two committed times a month of two hours each for "meet and greets" in our lobby.

Member Business Testimony:

“As ‘ Business of the Month’ and owner of SRS Unlimited Imagemaker, I was able to reach out to Alternatives members who were previously unaware of my services. The lobby display, along with scheduling Meet and Greet member days on two Fridays of the month, enabled members to question and discover that I could transfer their movie files and video tapes on DVD. When members and I sat down at my studio…they always mentioned how happy they were to come upon the lobby display and use the services of an Alternatives local business person.

What’s particularly significant about lobby displays is that members can participate in a raffle and sometimes speak with business owners.  Over one hundred Alternatives members showed interest in winning a 1st or 2nd prize by filling out a raffle. It is also a great form of networking – this personal touch can mean a lot to people.  Members shared that knowing by business was part of the Alternatives community was meaningful for them and gave increased recognition and confidence in using my services. The Alternatives “Business of the Month” program ripples into the larger Ithaca community through friends, family and colleagues who use the products and services of Alternatives member businesses."

-Stephen Singer, SRS Unlimited Imagemaker

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