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Membership Benefits & Exclusive Deals


AACS offers a host of value-added benefits to members that you can get no where else. In addition to key benefits, we have built partnerships to serve our school members. Our Affinity Committee has not only ensured these companies offer quality service in their fields of expertise, but have also dedicated themselves to offering our members special pricing/discounts. As an added bonus, these partners also give back to the association each time our members do business with them. So, not only are you getting a top-notch service for a great price, but you are also benefiting the association as a whole. If your company would like to participate as an exclusive partner, please email (Please note, AACS does not endorse or certify anything about the capabilities, performance or character of these companies.)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Member 2017Through our relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s small-business leader, we’ve teamed up to offer AACS members in good standing a Dual-Membership* in both AACS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at no additional cost to you. Through your membership with AACS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, you will have access to the many valuable benefits designed specifically for small businesses, including, but not limited to:

• Complimentary membership to Rocket Lawyer. Valued at $399.95 a year, Rocket Lawyer membership includes access to nearly 500 legal documents, plus thousands of legal articles, online signature verification, and legal advice in minutes from Rocket Lawyer’s On Call® attorneys**.
• Discounts on Programs and Services. Discounts are available through the U.S. Chamber’s affinity partners, FedEx and Sam’s Club.
• Small Business Toolkits. Access to the U.S. Chamber’s online Small Business Nation, home to tips and tools on topics such as healthcare and taxes. These are designed specifically for small businesses.
• Online Subscriptions. Access to and Above the Fold, the Chamber’s online properties highlighting policy initiatives and stories of free enterprise and entrepreneurship.
• Networking and Events. Access exclusive networking and policy events and conference calls through the U.S. Chamber.
norton norris logoNorton|Norris, Inc. (Nn) has been dedicated to working exclusively with educational institutions since 1998.  They specialize in assessment services, (mystery shopping) ground-breaking admissions training, and innovative marketing and inquiry generation/conversion campaigns! In 2011 Nn introduced the FIRST and ONLY admissions training program endorsed by legal counsel and proven to improve student satisfaction, enrollment and retention (visit  To learn more about other services and AACS special discounts, please call 312-262-7400 or visit


MaxKnowledge is the leading employee training provider for career-oriented, higher education institutions. Specifically tailored to AACS members' needs, MaxKnowledge offers professional development and continuing education needs for your faculty, staff and administrators at a reasonable price. Check it out: AACS OTC Training
FREE Strategic Marketing Assessment with Enrollment Resources

Enrollment Resources specializes in helping you become as prepared as possible to face the difficult enrollment issues challenging Cosmetology, Esthetic and Beauty Schools in today’s competitive market. They will personally walk AACS members through their tested “12 Pillar” Marketing Assessment Process and then benchmark your entire marketing plan, highlighting areas where you can re-allocate money and resources for the highest possible return. (A $1,400 retail value)
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Healthy VendingHUMAN celebrates beauty and wellness for students and clients. One Paul Mitchell school location in Houston raised $4,000 in commissions from its healthy vending machines. Click here for a full Press Release about this partnership with AACS. It is their vision to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. This could be used by your employees and students.  For more information about Healthy Vending by HUMAN, visit their website or call 310.845.7745.


Staples Advantage is the preferred office supplier of AACS. As a member, you’re eligible to save on all your office supply purchases. Staples can help you grow revenue and reduce expenses through our competitive prices on more than 23,000 products. You can count on Staples to provide you with easy online ordering on office products, breakroom supplies, janitorial supplies, IT supplies, furniture, green products and more. It also includes free next day delivery to all 50 states! For more information about how you can save by ordering all your supplies from Staples, contact Bennett "Sandy" Masin at or 888-224-3784 x4475.

Liability Insurance Discount

The NAIU Student Accident Plan, from V.W. Brown Insurance Service, LLC, provides an Accident Medical Reimbursement plan which provides $10,000 of Medical Reimbursement for Accident Injury (No Deductible and Primary Coverage; $10,000 Accidental Death; and, $10,000 Accidental Dismemberment. Also, we have an AACS exclusive Directors & Officers, Employment Practice and Educator’s Legal policy for beauty schools (limits available $250,000 or $500,000; $1,000,000 or $2,000,000) – these are AACS Exclusive Programs that no other agents can sell. V.W. Brown Insurance Service, LLC, is also one of the few companies selling beauty school malpractice liability for estheticians.
NaylorSearch orange ball filler adFinding it difficult to compete for the attention of potential customers? NaylorNet Member Marketing Solutions can help you connect with your target market in efficient and measurable ways through online search and video marketing. They offer a variety of solutions to help businesses take advantage of the growing digital media channels through a dedicated team of online experts and the highest degree of technology for optimized results. For more information please contact Patricia Nolin 1-800-369-6220 x 3398. Learn more about NaylorNet Member Marketing Solutions.

* Small Business Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for this program, small businesses must:
• Be an active member of the participating parent association (AACS)
• Have under $10 million in annual revenue
• Not be a current member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
• Not be a publicly-funded organization (i.e., government, education, etc.)
** Not post-secondary education specific.

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