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Wednesday
Feb172016

Top 5 Ways ‘Club Business Exchange’ Will Benefit Your Health Club

Club Business Exchange, IHRSA’s newly enhanced industry-specific search engine, member directory, and content website, is connecting health club operators with IHRSA associate members in order to help users discover and learn more about products and services from the industry’s top companies.  

To help give you a better idea of how this resource can work for you, we’ve put together the top five ways the Club Business Exchange can benefit your health club. 

1. Explore Reputable Companies, Products, and Services 

The mobile-friendly web portal allows prospective buyers to search by keyword, company, and featured products and services. Users can also browse 20 categories, from flooring to fitness equpiment, or even see which companies will be exhibiting at IHRSA 2016.  

"I love this—a one-stop shop for industry resources and a truly a usable resource. Well done!" says Bill McBride, president and CEO of Active Wellness/Active Sports Clubs in Sausalito, CA.  

2. Easily Connect with IHRSA Associate Members Through the Site 

Each associate member has a personalized company profile page, which gives more information about their business, showcases their products, links to their social media accounts, and lists their customer representatives. 

Additionally, their website is embedded in their profile so users can browse without leaving the page. And if a user is interested in a product or would like more information, they can use the site’s messaging feature to connect with associate member representatives directly. 

3. Keep Track of Your Preferred Vendors and Companies 

Once you’re logged in to Club Business Exchange, you can add your favorite vendors to your list with just one click. This will help you stay organized and keep track of the companies you’ve done business with. 

4. Get Social Through Embedded Twitter Feeds and More 

We know you don’t have time to scour the internet for your vendors’ social media pages.

That’s why Club Business Exchange allows associate members to link to each of their social accounts on their member profiles. 

There’s even an option for associate members to embed their company Twitter feed right on their page, so you can keep up with their latest updates without leaving the site. There's even a feature that lets you see which LinkedIn contacts you may have in common with a particular company.

5. Succeed with Free E-books and Other Resources 

Like all IHRSA products, Club Business Exchange was created with member benefits in mind. Not only can you use the portal to connect with reputable companies, but it’s a valuable resource center as well.  

You can find free e-books from associate members and IHRSA under the “E-Books” tab. Associate members are also able to upload videos, e-books, and other resources on their profile pages.

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