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ADA Member Credits Mercedes-Benz Car with Saving His Life

Dr. Menke with his two Mercedes

Dr. Stephen Menke of Joplin, Missouri, is a strong believer in two things: his love of Mercedes-Benz cars and his gratitude for the huge amount he saves on them through ADA Business Resources, the program of endorsed products and services available to ADA Members. Through the program, ADA members are entitled to an incentive ranging between $500 and $3,500 toward the purchase of a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The incentive is applied to the agreed-upon price of the vehicle, giving a true savings off the bottom line.

“I’ve bought two Mercedes-Benz cars through this plan,” Dr. Menke said. “The first one I bought not only saved me money, it may have actually saved my life.”

Dr. Menke explained that after purchasing his first Mercedes-Benz vehicle through the ADA Business Resources deal, he and his family found out just how reliable the car really was.

“We were driving home in Joplin when a large tornado tore through our town,” he explained. “We made it home, but could not get into our house before the tornado hit, so we had to ride out the storm in our car. Although it was badly damaged, we were all safe and I truly believe that the solid Mercedes-Benz vehicle may have saved our lives.”

Tornado damage to Dr. Menke's car    Tornado damage to Dr. Menke's office

When it came to replacing that car, Dr. Menke knew just what to do. “I went back to my dealer and he told me the ADA Business Resources deal was still available,” he said. “Buying my cars through this deal was like having a nice stash of money fall into my lap.”

Dr. Menke said that in addition to saving so much money, he appreciates that the process is simple and straightforward. “I just filled out and submitted a one page form online and the dealer took care of the rest.  I love that the discount comes off of the negotiated price of the car so it is a true savings,” he said.

Dr. Menke said that when he attended ADA America’s Dental Meeting this past year he noticed that ADA Business Resources also endorsed some other brands he was interested in, including Whirlpool, UPS and Lands’ End.  He is looking into how to use those products and services in his home and practice and save even more.

“I know I can get good deals through these endorsed companies and it makes me have extra confidence in them knowing that ADA Business Resources has checked them out and recommended them.” 

“I tell all my peers about it,” Dr. Menke said. “Between my two cars I saved almost $8,000. That certainly more than pays for my ADA Member dues.”

In 2015, ADA Members saved over $2.1 million on cars purchased through the ADA Business Resources program, with the savings per member averaging $2,300.  Mercedes-Benz manufactures a wide range of vehicles with prices starting at $32,050. For more information and to sign up to get your incentive, go to

ADA Business Resources is proud to serve as a connection to exceptional business resources, preferred pricing, and great products. To learn more about all of the endorsed products and services, go to