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Members save time & money with valuable offers: through its robust Affinity Partner Program, OSCPA offers members significant resources and discounts on the programs and services they use in the course of business.

Affinity Partners share the Society's commitment to providing members with exceptional experiences and essential tools for day-to-day business needs. Learn more about how Affinity Partners can help you today. * Rates are subject to change and based on credit approval. For a more detailed description please v s t Membership Benefits online at www ohioscpa.com.

OSCPA's member benefits partners include:

With Agility Recovery Solutions, your business can access simple, affordable and easy-to-use disaster recovery and business continuity services. Agility's ReadySuite membership can keep all OSCPA members in contact with their customers, vendors, employees and community, no matter what the future holds. Contact Agility today at 866.364.9696 or visit www.agilityrecovery.com

Take advantage of special rates on business and leisure car rentals from Avis. By using OSCPA's Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number B655200, members get a special association rate on their reservations. Call Avis at 800.331.1212 for more information.

The Platinum PlusSM credit card is a no annual fee MasterCard credit card program that provides exceptional benefits, service, worldwide acceptance and convenience. This program offers a low introductory annual percentage rate on cash advance checks and balance transfers *. To apply or for more information on the Ohio Society Platinum PlusSM card, call 800.932.2775 or visit www.newcardonline.com and mention priority code FAC3XU. * There are costs associated with the use of this credit card.

CAMICO is the nation's largest CPA-owned and directed insurer with admitted assets of $167.9 million and a policyholder surplus of $51 million, earning it an A-(Excellent) rating from A.M. Best. CAMICO's programs (professional liability and employment practices liability insurance) are available through Oswald Companies, the official administrator for the Society's member insurance. For a premium estimate, contact your agent, Rob Peirce at rpeirce@oswaldcompanies.com.

With the Ohio BWC's recent group rating discount reductions and the impact of a new reserving system, group rating programs administered by Frank Gates Service Company (Avizent) are a great way to reduce your workers' compensation premiums. This program offers significant savings and high-quality service to members. Request a free, no-obligation savings estimate by contacting Julie Younkin at 800.777.4283, ext. 27688 or jyounkin@frankgates.com or visit their Web site at www.frankgates.com.

RESERVATIONLESS Genesys Meeting Center now a part of Intercall (GenMC) is Genesys's flagship service and can be used for audio conferencing alone or in conjunction with Web services for fully integrated audio/Web conferencing. All services are bundled at Gensys' $.06/minute/ participant multimedia pricing. Contact Genesys representative Paula Wharton at 800.399.3942 or Sarah Smith at 888.524.7330.

OSCPA members qualify for a special group discount * on your auto, home and renter's insurance through Group Savings Plus[R] from Liberty Mutual. This unique program allows you to purchase high quality insurance at low group rates. See for yourself how much money you can save with Liberty Mutual. For a free, no-obligation quote call 800.835.0894 to be directed to an office nearest to you or visit us online at www.libertymutual.com/lm/ohioscpa. * Discounts and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverage only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten.

Over the years, thousands of successful CPA candidates have attended the MDS CPA Review classes. Now the MDS Tutor Self Study kit brings the MDS classroom presentation to your computer so that you can prepare at your convenience. For more information, visit www.mdscpareview.com. Receive the 15% discount when you use the Society's code MDSOSCPAS7.

Look no further for your office supply company. This partnership offers benefits and services such as: negotiated discounts, next business day delivery in major metropolitan areas, free delivery on orders of $50 or more, easy-to-use internet ordering and much more. To get started today with a new account contact Brian Vigorito at 973.356.623 or brian.vigorito@officedepot.com. Questions about your existing account contact Abby Rogowski at 800.589.9070, ext. 2227 or abby.rogowski@officedepot.com.

Oswald is an Ohio-based organization committed to helping you. Oswald is endorsed by the Society as the member insurance and risk management resource. Whether you are in industry, public accounting or the education/government arena, a sole practitioner or student, Oswald Companies can tailor products specific to you. They have statewide abilities with solutions for all OSCPA members throughout their career cycle. This includes health and life insurance, disability insurance and much more! Take advantage of their excellent market knowledge and strong customer advocacy focus by contacting Rob Peirce at 888.767.4548 or rpeirce@oswaldcompanies.com, or online at www.oswaldcompanies.com.

Society members are eligible for discounts on wireless phone service from Sprint/Nextel, a national value-added reseller and direct marketer of technology solutions. Members save 10% on both corporate and personal accounts. Sprint's Mobile Broadband network offers the speed and coverage to get what you need when you want it. Contact Chris Riddlebaugh at 614.428.1835 to find out how you can save on a new or existing plan.

The Tech Depot, an Office Depot company, is dedicated to meeting the unique technology requirements of your organization. Tech Depot strives to make the technology buying experience simple and straightforward by offering top brands at competitive prices with the support you demand. Tech Depot offers a 2% discount to OSCPA members. The discount will apply to every order processed through Tech Depot at http://statemember.techdepot.com/. * Prices at this custom Web site reflect the 2% discount.

Since 1938, Third Federal has believed that simpler is better-in your life and your banking. Society members get the guaranteed lowest rate anywhere on a home equity line of credit **.

* The lowest rate guarantee will apply for the life of the line of credit

* OSCPA members will be allowed to reduce their rate even further if they ever find a lower rate

* No closing costs, annual fees, or prepayment penalties and no minimum draw requirement

* Ohio Society members also receive a $200 gas gift card when they open a Third Federal home equity line of credit Society members will also receive a purchase or refinance mortgage with the following feature **:

* The guaranteed lowest fixed rate on a purchase or refinance mortgage. If Society members find a better fixed rate mortgage, Third Federal will either beat that rate or pay them $1,000

Visit Third Federal in person, online at www.thirdfederal.com, or call 800-Third-Fed to apply today. Be sure to say you are an OSCPA member. The offer for a $200 gas gift card cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon or with other discount home loan programs at Third Federal or on home purchase loans or refinances. ** Subject to Third Federal's collateral and credit eligibility requirements.

OSCPA members can save on every overnight letter and package they ship with UPS. Plus receive savings on UPS business services such as copying, binding, laminating, packaging and mailbox services at The UPS Store. Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount off UPS Next Day Air package rates and a 30% discount off UPS Worldwide Express rates (U.S. origin). Society members can also receive a 10% discount on any UPS business service at The UPS Store. For more information call 800.325.7000.

U.S. CHAMBER FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP

OSCPA members can obtain complimentary Federation Membership in the U.S. Chamber, the world's largest business federation. Through this alliance, Ohio Society members receive:

* Access to the members-only sections of the U.S. Chamber's online Small Business Center

* Discounts on products and services

* Uschamber.com weekly e-newsletter

* Chamber's monthly flagship publication, uschamber.com

This partnership leverages OSCPAs' ongoing relationship with the U.S. Chamber to ensure that the issues that matter most to members stay at the forefront of the nation's business agenda. Contact your member service center, CPAnswers, at cpanswers@ohio-cpa.com or 888.959.1212 to sign up.

If you have business challenges that keep you up at night and would like to recommend potential new Affinity Partners to provide additional resources to our members, please contact your Strategic Relationships Team at 800.686.2727 and ask for Denise Ison-Miller, ext. 325, or Wanda Bloch, ext. 311.

If you have questions about accessing any of these affinity partners, please contact CPAnswers, your member service center, at 888.959.1212.
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