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Gateway Chamber Announces Partnership with Cardagin

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Members of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce received an added benefit to their membership today - one that will bolster the profits and longevity of their businesses using the latest in mobile technology.  Gateway, the largest chamber of commerce in the NYC Metro Area, announced it has tapped Cardagin® Networks Inc. as their official customer loyalty and rewards program for its more than 1,200 members. 

After months of evaluating platforms currently available in the marketplace, the Chamberhand-selected Cardagin due to the company's advanced platform that is designed specifically to grow local businesses by creating one-to-one relationships with customers. 

Through this newly formed partnership, Cardagin will debut exclusively to Chamber members Dec. 1, 2012 and is part of a larger initiative sponsored by the organization to create customer loyalty programs in a bid to cultivate long-term business growth.

"The simplicity of a smart phone app makes Cardagin a superior method of connecting and rewarding existing customers," said chamber president Jim Coyle.  "Businesses need to attract new customers but they must also retain existing customers."

Cardagin is not a "check-in" service or a daily deal program, but rather a two-way communication platform.  Businesses learn about and retain their best customers by setting uprewards and offers that make sense for their unique business goals.  Retailers get the benefit of knowing which of their customers are the most loyal and customers get all the benefits associated with being loyal.  

The introduction of the partnership comes at the perfect time for Chamber members to take advantage of the upcoming holiday season to grow their customer base in 2013 and beyond. 

"Any of our members will tell you the holiday season is their best performing time of year.  However, when the holidays end, so does the boom in sales," said chamber vice president Kate Conroy.  "Cardagin provides the opportunity for retailers to capitalize on all of the transaction data acquired during the influx of holiday shoppers to keep business flowing through the doors all year round.  With Cardagin, every season can be our members' best season.  Their platform can't be beat."

Customers can receive customized deals this holiday season by creating an account at www.cardagin.com or downloading the Cardagin app.  Once an account is active, customers become part of an elite loyalty club that allows them to save at their favorite establishments and earn points for every dollar they spend. 

"My father taught me my first loyalty lesson while operating our small family restaurant for more than 30 years.  He would say ‘we are able to keep our doors open because of the families that come back to our restaurant week after week and month after month.  Get to know them, treat them well and they will return,'" said Rob C. Masri, founder and CEO of Cardagin.  "This guiding principle coupled with modern technology is how Cardagin is helping retailers grow their businesses across the country, and we're looking forward to a strong and lasting partnership with such a nationally recognized chamber like Gateway to keep fueling local commerce."

Since its public launch in early 2011, Cardagin quickly earned the reputation as the premier business solution for mobile loyalty and customer retention amongst the vast sea of competition, collecting more than 560,000 app downloads anddesigning nearly 2,000 mobile loyalty and rewards programs for businesses across the country that currently appear in its location-based mobile virtual mall.  

To learn more about how a business can sign up for Cardagin, click here.  

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