Small Business Highlights

Business Name: CASI Church Affinity Services Inc.
Business Type:
Fundraising
Principals
: Myron D. Howie, Chairman; Michael B. Howie, President & CEO
Years in Operation: 1 year

Services:

We offer a card loyalty program, an on-line donation center and on-line shopping.

Recent business highlights:

On June 26, 2002, we launched Harbor Banks’ VISA Three-in-One Check card. The program allows Harbor Bank of Maryland VISA check cardholders to receive a discount at 150 companies and 7,500 restaurants. There is no cost for merchants to participate. They receive free advertising that helps to increased store traffic while lowering advertising costs. Interested merchants should contact CASI at 443.498.0054. Harbor Bank VISA Check Cardholders have the unique feature of being able to donate a portion of the discount dollars they receive to their church or charity of choice. CASI developed and manages this program for the Harbor Bank of Maryland.

Future goals for business:

To be the leader in developing and managing affinity programs that benefit churches and charities. Increase participation in the Harbor Bank of Maryland Three-in-One VISA Check card program. Broaden our services and continue to foster our brand.

Struggles and How We Overcame Them:

Designing our e-commerce enabled website took a lot longer than we first anticipated. It is quite a challenge to get the features and functionality you want from utilizing third-party networks. We eventually made the decision and the financial investment to build the site from the ground-up.

Contact Information:

Myron D. Howie
Tel: 443-498-0054
Fax: 443-498-0055
Email: michael@churchaffinityservices.com
Web: http://www.churchaffinityservices.com

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