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News   March 27, 2018   by Danielle Oswald

AIA members to benefit from new CFIB partnership

Dan Kelly, CFIB president. 

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has announced a new partnership with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

The two have come together to provide franchise groups and associations that are members of AIA Canada with a better rate for membership in CFIB. The rate will allow members access to CFIB’s business resources and savings programs.

The benefits for AIA members include having business counsellors in every province to answer questions on human resources to regulatory compliance. The members will also be provided with savings around $5,000 or more a year on services they use for their business’ including credit card agreements. Recently, the CFIB negotiated with both Mastercard and American Express for deals for its members that involve payment processing, shipping and payroll services.

“CFIB’s ability to represent the small to medium business community and achieve major victories working with governments of all political parties, alongside AIA Canada’s own lobbying impacts and its commitment to the growth and prosperity of the aftermarket, makes for an excellent working relationship between the two associations,” said Jean-François Champagne, president at AIA Canada.

“This strategic partnership combines the power of CFIB with the expertise of AIA,” says CFIB president Dan Kelly. “With more than 45 years of experience and 110,000 members, CFIB understands the challenges small and medium-sized businesses face and has the resources to help them succeed. This complements AIA’s unmatched understanding of issues facing business owners in the automotive sector and brings tremendous value to their members.”

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