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Maximize Savings in 2019

Posted On: January 7, 2019 by VGM Club in: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, Pro Shop

It is no secret that hiring, training, purchasing and maintaining a club’s operations is a daily challenge. Completing day to day tasks, giving the highest quality customer service and making purchases all while trying to stay under budget is the balancing act most clubs tend to face year in and year out. Knowing how to utilize your VGM Club membership can make everyone’s lives easier in all areas of your club. Make strides to maximize savings in 2019. Invoice analysis At VGM Club, we have the ability to take your invoices and compare them with our supplier partners. This can lead to better pricing for your club. Sending us an invoice doesn’t require you to switch or change your current supplier. All this does is give us the opportunity to show you a comparison between your current partner and our partner, then let you make the ultimate decision on whether switching is the best decision for you. We want to be sure you are receiving the best possible pricing

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