EO Extends Partnership with American Express into Canada

Article by:
EO Global
Staff

Multifaceted new agreement adds value for EO members in Canada,
building on a strong relationship that has existed since 2009.

Alexandria, Virginia, USA (02 September 2011) – The Entrepreneurs’ Organization and American Express are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on a regional partnership in Canada, effective September 2011. Building on the AMEX Partners Plus relationship that has existed since 2009 in the U.S., the Small Business Referral Program will confer benefits to more than 700 Canadian business owners.

“We are very excited to bring the relationship with American Express into Canada,” said Oren Nutik, the Canadian Area Director of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. “EO is focused on helping leading entrepreneurs learn and grow, and we feel that this partnership will provide great value to our entrepreneurs in Canada.”

In addition to providing EO members in Canada with exclusive card benefits, American Express has signed on as a sponsor of the Canadian Regional Conference in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, taking place in January 2012. The sponsorship will help strengthen an event that is aimed on producing business growth learning opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the region.

“American Express is thrilled to continue to grow the relationship we’ve built with EO,” said Abhijeet Rege, Director of Small Business Services for American Express Canada.  “American Express is focused on supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the world, so it made sense for us to expand our partnership to include Canada.  We hope this is another step towards a very successful future between our two organizations. 

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization has been a positive force within business communities throughout the world, helping to fuel economic development and job creation by driving learning and growth within its members’ companies. Globally, EO’s members account for US$138 billion in annual revenues and employ more than 1.5 million workers. Forging a strong relationship with American Express that focuses on providing value to these business owners will create additional opportunities for them to grow and succeed.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization contact:
Ryan Meyer
Public Relations Manager
Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Phone: +1.571.481.2427 
E-mail: rmeyer@eonetwork.org

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About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (www.eonetwork.org) is a dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries.  Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.  Membership in one of EO’s 120 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million. For more information on the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.

About American Express
American Express Small Business Services (SBS) is dedicated exclusively to the success of small business owners and their companies. SBS supports business owners with exceptional service. With tailored products and services, the teamelivers purchasing power, flexibility, control and rewards to help customers run their business. Specifically, business owners can leverage an enhanced set of products, tools, services and savings, including charge and credit cards, robust online account management capabilities and savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners. To obtain more information about SBS visit www.amexforbusiness.ca.


Conditions of EO Membership Application and Renewal:
Every member who applies or renews their membership agrees to comply with the Policies and Procedures, Bylaws and Code of Conduct of Entrepreneurs' Organization. Current members must complete the online renewal form acknowledging review of the organization's Policies and Procedures, Bylaws and Code of Conduct.

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