GHTA Member Benefits

Membership Referral Program

To foster the continued growth of our organization, the GHTA is pleased to announce its new Membership Referral Program, effective June 1, 2017. Not only will this program help with our growth, but your company can financially benefit from this initiative!

  • Anytime a member's name is listed in the "referred by" section of the GHTA membership application, his/her company will receive a $50 credit to their membership dues account
  • After five (5) referrals, the company will receive a 1-year GHTA membership for free
  • Members are only able to accumulate $250 worth of credit per membership anniversary year (equal to one membership)
  • At the time of renewal, credits will be applied toward membership and the credit balance will reset to $0
  • Referral program only applies to members in good standing and members with lapsed dues must renew membership prior to earning referral credits

Young Gift Executives (YGE)

The YGE is committed addressing the key challenges facing the sustainability of the industry, and engaging new audiences to ensure a vibrant future. The Young Gift Executives (YGE) benefit is available to GHTA members between the ages of 18-40. This program benefit features a mentorship program, which connects YGE'ers with established centers of influence in the industry to help develop untapped potential and achieve individual performance targets and goals.

YGE is dedicating to support the youth of the industry through:

  • Mentorship program: connecting YGE'ers with established centers of influence in the industry to help develop untapped potential and achieve individual performance targets and goals
  • Events: special events for YGE-level professionals are held throughout the year to foster networking and connections
  • Philanthropic Opportunities: the YGE is passionate about giving back and works hand-in-hand with the GHTA's Philanthropic Committee to create special opportunities 
  • Much more!

To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

office depot

GHTA's partnership with Office Depot allows companies to purchase office supplies and print jobs at significantly discounted rates. To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

UPS

Take advantage of the savings program with UPS, and lower your shipping costs! This specialized program offers GHTA members discounts on customized solutions for all your shipping needs from small packages to palletized freight with UPS . To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

Enterprise
rent-a-car

GHTA's partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers GHTA members 5 percent discount on regular retail rates and unlimited mileage based upon location. To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

Conference

The Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Annual Conference allows sales representatives/agencies, manufacturers, vendors, and other industry resource suppliers to network and share best practices. Educational breakout workshops and keynote presentations allow industry members to address and discuss current industry challenges, encouraging collaboration and the industry’s success. Learn about this year's conference HERE

newsletter

The GHTA e-newsletter is distributed to the GHTA membership, featuring up-to-the-minute news about the industry. If you are a member and not receiving the emails, please contact the GHTA office at [email protected]. To read the latest, and past, issues of the newsletter, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

GHTA-GAIN Credit Interchange

health and business insurance

The GHTA has partnered with Association Health Pros (AHP). AHP is pooled with over 300 national associations (2.5 million members), which allows them the opportunity to provide A-rated insurance companies, knowledge of products, rate stability, buying power, and hands on service otherwise not available.

Offerings include: 

  • Health Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Income
  • Professional Liability Insurance 
  • And more!

To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

Download a comprehensive presentation regarding this partnership here.

GHTA has partnered with the Gift Associates Interchange Network, Inc. (GAIN) to form a new credit reporting interchange. The interchange will give GHTA members access to: 

  • Retailer payment experiences
  • Flash notices
  • Predictive payment scoring
  • Educational resources
  • And more! 

To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

GHTA-GAIN Testimonials:

Lance Hart, President, Demdaco
Our company has been using GAIN for 11 years. Involvement with GAIN has helped streamline our credit process, allowing us to make informed decisions. Avoiding just one negative credit experience has easily covered the cost of membership.

Credit Card Merchant Service

Priority Payment Systems - East [PPS], a credit card merchant bank, provides reduced processing rates based on our aggregate buying power under the GHTA umbrella. The goal of this program is to help your business become more efficient and profitable.

PPS - East is committed to providing GHTA members with:

  • Credit Card Industry Security Changes
  • Efficiency in Processing Software
  • Interchange Management Software
  • Business and Purchasing Cards, Special Pricing Programs
  • Account Review

In addition to the special rates and industry specific discount, the program offers a waiver of most bank fees, including application or
set-up fees, and all software and terminal fees. Plus, if you incur a termination fee from your current merchant bank, you will receive a credit up to $500! 

If you are paying more than B2B interest rates, this program can and will save you money. 

To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.

Terry Stewart, former Executive Vice President of Sales, Midwest-CBK
Our company has been a GAIN member for over 10 years, and we find them to be very affordable, member driven, and informational source for our company. We have found GAIN to
be a great business tool that has diversity of membership and provides immediate, accurate, and reliable customer information from a broad database. In addition to their extensive database of information we find that GAIN is committed to the continued development and education of its members.

ICON HONORS

AmericasMart Atlanta and the Gift & Home Trade Association produce a gift and home industry honors program unprecedented in scope, global in scale and destined to be the annual defining event celebrating extraordinary manufacturing, sales and retail achievement. ICON HONORS: Celebrating Global Innovation premiered in July 2010 at the AmericasMart's Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market. GHTA members receive special early bird sales for the hottest ticket in town - ICON HONORS. Learn more about this year's ICON HONORS, by clicking HERE.

Legal Counsel

GHTA members have access to complimentary attorney consultations with Gerald M. Newman, Partner in the Chicago Law Firm of Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg, LLC. Newman serves as General Counsel to numerous trade associations and participates in GHTA's Expert Access Program, which offers complimentary 15-minute telephone consultations to GHTA members. To take advantage this benefit, log in to the GHTA Members Only section of the GHTA website by clicking HERE.