NFIB was established in 1943 to be the voice of small business, and each member's ballot vote shapes our focus in Washington and at the state level. That means that our efforts are not only for you, the small business owner, but that they're also driven by you, our member.
And because members are the backbone of NFIB, I'm especially excited to announce the launch of a new NFIB member benefit: the NFIB Business Edition® MasterCard card, a business credit card with rewards, issued by First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha.
This card earns you five points for every dollar spent on your annual NFIB membership dues, plus two points for every dollar spent on qualifying business expenses and one point for all other qualifying purchases. The NFIB Business Edition® MasterCard also comes with 5,000 bonus points on your first qualifying purchase and points earned can be redeemed for travel, gift cards, and even cash back as a credit on your monthly statement.
The NFIB Business Edition® MasterCard is packed with perks for NFIB members. First National Bank of Omaha is a sixth-generation family owned business that has grown into the largest privately owned bank holding company in the United States. The bank is so solid that it was able to decline TARP funding during the economic downturn. And did I mention it's an NFIB member?
Because of this, the NFIB Business Edition® MasterCard is uniquely positioned to offer the maximum benefit to NFIB members who become cardholders. First Bankcard puts the customer at the center of every decision, creating a unique service experience, probably a lot like how you run your own business.
You can get to know more about the NFIB Business Edition® MasterCard in the soon-to-be-published November/December 2013 issue of MyBusiness Magazine, where Stephen Eulie, president of First Bankcard, talks about how to best use small business credit cards, the practice of putting the customer first, and why planning long-term is a must for independently owned companies.
Members can apply now by visiting nfib.com or by calling 1-866-391-5531 and mentioning access code 96290. Remember, the NFIB Business Edition® MasterCard is another way that NFIB adds value to your membership. Make sure you’re taking advantage of all of your benefits of belonging today. We look forward to providing you with this value, and to having you as a member, for a long time to come.
President and CEO, NFIB