SOURCE: Avis Rent A Car System, LLC

Avis Rent A Car System, LLC

March 05, 2009 10:34 ET

Avis Welcomes U.S. Chamber of Commerce Members to Its Corporate Awards Program

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Avis Rent A Car today announced that it has joined forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to offer special savings on car rentals and other valuable benefits to the Chamber's nationwide members. Members will be eligible for free rental days and discounted rates on rentals as well as exclusive services through the Avis Corporate Awards® program.

Ranked among the top five best-known and respected organizations in Washington*, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a leading voice for business," said Michael J. White, vice president of local market sales and small business for Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis. "We are happy to extend the benefits of our Corporate Awards program to chamber members, for businesses large and small. Like their members, Avis understands that innovation and high-quality service are vital to long-term success."

Clinton F. Wheeler, vice president of corporate programs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, "One of our main functions is to help our members be competitive in the global marketplace, and the alliance with Avis is one way we can help our members save money while providing a service that they rely on."

The Avis Corporate Awards program serves the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. Membership is free and companies enjoy benefits such as low corporate rates, free rental day certificates with every 15 qualifying rental days and complimentary Avis Preferred service. For more information on Avis Corporate Awards or to become a member, visit

About Avis

Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at approximately 2,200 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Latin American / Caribbean region. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR). For more information, visit

*A December 2008 public opinion survey conducted by Harris Interactive found that Americans rank the U.S. Chamber of Commerce among the top five best-known and respected organizations in Washington.