It's too bad I couldn't give my readers more notice. It turns out the the annual fee for the American Express Business Platinum card is going up to $499 from $399.
Even if you apply for the card before March 23rd, you're out of luck. The March 23rd date only effects those who have the card already and are up for renewal before that date.
Ewww...still a great card.
The new version of the card comes with Priority Pass membership and lounge access for you and a guest (unlimited). It's a very good feature for those who will use it. For those who won't, hopefully, they can write off the annual fee as a business expense.
You can call 1-888-721-1044 to opt-in to take advantage of this benefit enhancement. Before you had to pay $27USD per person per visit, which you still have to pay for any more people you take into the lounge than one extra person.