ELFA Launches New Networking Tools for Equipment Finance Professionals in Engage App
JUN 30, 2020 - 6:10 am
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association launched new networking tools within its ELFA Engage mobile app that allow industry professionals to easily connect with each other. Users of the app — which launched earlier this year — now have new ways to interact with the ELFA community on their iOS or Android phones or tablets, 24/7.
New features of the ELFA Engage app, which is available here, include:
Engage: Share news, photos and links with the ELFA community on the new “Engage” tab. Click the plus sign (+) in the top-right corner to post messages and get started.
Connect: Access ELFAConnect, ELFA’s members-only, online discussion groups. Click the Connect icon at the bottom (iOS) or in the menu (Android) and access LeaseTalk, AcctgTalk, LegalTalk and TaxTalk to share ideas with peers.
Podcasts: Listen to ELFA’s new podcast series Equipment Finance Matters through the mobile app. Select Podcast under the “More” icon at the bottom (iOS) or the Menu (Android).
Learn: Register for free ELFA Wednesday Webinars under the Events icon at the bottom (iOS) or in the menu (Android).
Plus, users can now filter through posts from ELFA or other users by tapping on specific filters located at the top of the newsfeed. Users may also select specific tags (e.g., #Advocacy) to narrow their results. App users will also enjoy reading daily industry and association headlines, chatting with other app users and more.
“Networking is critical in the equipment finance industry, but it can be challenging during this time of social distancing,” said Martha Ahlers, ELFA Board chair and president of United Leasing & Finance. “I applaud our association for offering new ways for members to catch up with existing contacts and develop new connections through the ELFA Engage app.”
“Since we launched the ELFA Engage app earlier this year, so much has changed due to the pandemic,” said ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta. “But the importance of maintaining and expanding your professional network has not changed. While ELFA members haven’t been able to gather in person, we are finding new ways to get together virtually, and it is heartening to see that the strength of our community is more evident than ever. If you haven’t yet downloaded the ELFA Engage app, I encourage you to download it and join our virtual community today.”
How to Download the App:
Search “ELFA Engage” in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. To log in, users must enter their ELFA credentials (the same credentials used to log into the ELFA website). Those who do not know their credentials may use the username request or password reset to retrieve them. For assistance logging in, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
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