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ASG works to expand student discount program

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The ASG is contacting local businesses to expand the discount program. File photo.
The ASG is contacting local businesses to expand the discount program. File photo.

The Associated Students’ Government at CSU-Pueblo is working with local businesses to expand the student discount program at businesses throughout Pueblo.

Available for immediate use, the program will impact students, alumni and the newly formed parent discount program.

ASG Director of Public Relations Sydney McIntyre said the program is a viable way for ASG to impact the student body.

By maximizing the student dollar with the participation of local businesses in the program, students can reap the benefits of the program right away, she said.

McIntyre will be collaborating with faculty and other members of ASG to enhance and promote the program. She has been researching the spots that CSU-Pueblo students visit most frequently.

McIntyre said her goal is to attract 50 local businesses to the program by the end of the 2015 spring semester. Once a list is compiled, students will be able to check the ASG website (www.colostate-pueblo.edu/ASG) to find out which businesses offer discounts.

Information would be also available at the ASG corkboard in the Occhiato University Center as well as all social media sites, including the ASG Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

McIntyre said that her job within program is to approach businesses that already offer discounts, and inform them that ASG wants to help build and promote their business through the discount partnership.

The discounts will vary from 10 percent off a meal, service or merchandise, and each discount is different.