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Annunciation Greek Festival Weekend

Annunciation Greek Festival Weekend

By on Feb 24, 2017 in News, News Alerts, Non-Profit News | 0 comments

Curbside pickup and ordering available for lunch on Friday 2/24, 11am-2pm Call in an order: 239.481.2099 Fax an order form: 239.481.0504 Click here for a menu/order form When: February 24-26, 2017 Friday: 11am-11pm Saturday: 11am-11pm Sunday: 11am-7pm Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 8210 Cypress Lake Dr. Fort Myers, Fl. 33919 FREE PARKING Admission: $5 for...

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Protect Your Business From Phishing Attacks and More

Protect Your Business From Phishing Attacks and More

By on Feb 8, 2017 in News, News Alerts | 0 comments

Phishing attacks remain to be just as popular in 2017 as in previous years. Diligence and training for all staff members of how to handle suspicious emails should be an important part of how we do business in the era of electronic communication. Threats can come from anywhere even from what appears to be our very own company. The most recent threat attempt is to...

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A POS will change the way you do business

By on Jan 26, 2017 in Business to Business News, News, News Alerts, Restaurant Industry News, Retail Industry News, Salon and Spa News, Service Industry News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why use a POS (Point of Sale) System? Credit card transactions added $127 billion to the US economy between 2008-2012 69% of millennials will not shop at a business that only accepts cash 55% of the nation’s 27 million plus small businesses do not accept credit cards 66% of all point of sale transactions use credit or debit cards 27% of all purchases are made using...

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Another Great Fundraiser for A Great Cause

By on Dec 8, 2016 in News, News Alerts | 0 comments

Thanks to Dress For Success Southwest Florida for another successful event helping local women get back on their feet! The Haute Tea held on December 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa was a great fundraising success that featured a gourmet brunch, assorted teas, and live entertainment will surely help to move the program forward. Thank you...

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Another Great Event From Dress For Success SWFL

Another Great Event From Dress For Success SWFL

By on Nov 23, 2016 in News, News Alerts | 0 comments

Dress for Success of Southwest Florida to host The Inaugural “Haute Holiday Tea” FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2016) – Dress for Success SW Florida will host its first ever “Haute Holiday Tea” at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Spa on Sunday, December 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Executive chef Andreas Singer will deliver a gourmet plated brunch and the Wisteria Tea...

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Is Your Business Missing Sales?

Is Your Business Missing Sales?

By on Nov 8, 2016 in News, News Alerts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In a recent project we took on the argument for accepting payments online, some of the information and statistics were quite eye opening.  As millennials continue to migrate towards using technology to pay and communicate on a daily basis, the result is more and more businesses are being left behind for technology. According to an article published by CNBC this...

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The Increase of Online Fraud

The Increase of Online Fraud

By on Nov 3, 2016 in News, News Alerts | 0 comments

Recently NBC Nightly News brought to light the growing trend of online transaction fraud, as consumers it is important to take steps that will protect your personal information. With the rise of pin and chip cards, it seems as if some consumers may be letting their guard down. Online transaction fraud is a growing issue as consumers feel a false sense of security...

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Time’s Running Out… Shop For Success 11/2/16

By on Oct 30, 2016 in News, News Alerts | 0 comments

Time is running out – Buy your VIP tickets now by visiting: http://www.dfsswflorida.org/events/ Don’t miss this incredible shopping extravaganza! Shop for Success Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Crowne Plaza 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers Only $50 Includes Early admission (3-5 p.m.) Champagne Sweets by Edible Arrangements and a special gift 5,000...

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The “TRUTH” About Gift Cards

The “TRUTH” About Gift Cards

By on Oct 13, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have ever thought about getting gift cards for your business, there has never been a better time now!   The Holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you know it. The deadline for ordering those gift cards is NOW if you want to reap the rewards this season.  Fortunately, you have another option.  You can deploy gift cards “virtually” through...

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Spontaneous Trips To the ATM Cost More

Spontaneous Trips To the ATM Cost More

By on Oct 6, 2016 in News | 0 comments

According to a recent article from CNN Money  stopping at the ATM may be costing you more than you realize.  According to Bankrate the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM rose to $4.57. This is the tenth straight year of increases as consumers move to using debit and credit cards over making a stop at an ATM. The driving factor of ATM price increases is due...

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Look How Far We’ve Come… One Year After Pin and Chip Card Launch

Look How Far We’ve Come… One Year After Pin and Chip Card Launch

By on Oct 4, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Merchants and consumers alike are becoming familiar with the new EMV, commonly known as  pin and chip, credit card processing procedure.  The deadline for merchants to have this implemented was October 2015. According to Visa, “there are now more than 1.46 million chip-enabled businesses and 363 million chip-enabled Visa cards, making the U.S. the largest Visa...

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Allowing Overdraft Fees Undermines Benefit of Prepaid Cards

Allowing Overdraft Fees Undermines Benefit of Prepaid Cards

By on Sep 2, 2016 in Business to Business News, MLM Industry, News | 0 comments

Paycards are a great tool and will not only benefit you by streamlining operations, it will help pay your unbankable employees and independent contractors. Creating a happier workforce with less turnover.  Do not let the worries of overdraft fees discourage you.  There are Paycards out there that do not have NSF fees associated with them. See what Credit Karma has...

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Great News About Local Business

Great News About Local Business

By on Sep 1, 2016 in Restaurant Industry News | 0 comments

It’s great to see a local businesses transforming and receiving some great press. The Bridge Plaza in Fort Myers welcomes the opening of The Fish and Vine where the motto is Sip it. Get it. Enjoy it. Repeat! A high end restaurant and full liquor bar serving the some of our areas favorite daily offerings of fresh, local seafood. The Fish and Vine combines the team of...

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Visa Alert and Update on Oracle’s MICROS Breach

Visa Alert and Update on Oracle’s MICROS Breach

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Visa’s security  on Friday (08/12/2016) issued a security alert warning companies using Oracle’s  MICROS point-of-sale units to double-check their systems for malicious software or unusual network activity.  Visa highly recommends that companies should immediately change passwords on their systems. Visa also published a list of Internet addresses that may have been...

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Evolve or Die

Evolve or Die

By on Aug 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Macy’s is teaching us a valuable lesson….Evolve or die.  How are you marketing, performing analytics, or mixing it up and catering to our new social marketplace? Are you even collecting your customers email or text numbers?  Do you have a payment gateway to auto-bill or make online ordering convenient?  Have you done a business technology review...

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Oracle/MICROS Breach

Oracle/MICROS Breach

By on Aug 9, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Over 330,000 global terminals were breached through one of the top 3 most popular POS systems, Oracle/Micros.  KrebsOnSecurity broke the story late yesterday.  Keep your customer’s security a priority by locking your front door.  If you are using this system, make sure you are changing your passwords frequently and do your PCI vulnerability scans often....

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SWFL DFS Career Center Opening Enriches our Community

SWFL DFS Career Center Opening Enriches our Community

By on Aug 8, 2016 in News, News Alerts, Non-Profit News | 0 comments

  Once again Barbara Dell has shown her leadership, strength and passion though the opening of the Dress for Success SW Florida Career Center. We are all so excited about the new addition and the impact it will have for the women in need in Southwest Florida.  Thank you Home Depot, Walmart, Entech, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Zonta and a very special thanks to...

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VISA Payment Ring at the Olympics

VISA Payment Ring at the Olympics

By on Aug 5, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Tonight is the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics.  Thank you VISA for your contribution to the Olympians’ experience.  No matter their performance, we are all proud of the US Olympic Team! http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-olympics-tech-vr-payment-ring-ap-bsi-20160804-story.html  ...

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Small Business Hacking Getting More Common

Small Business Hacking Getting More Common

By on Aug 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

This blogpost was originally posted on Instabill’s satellite website, Instabill.info, on June 12, 2015 with the help of Ed Black, a former PCI Director at Comodo, now a Territory Manager at Heartland Payment Systems. Ed Black says the worst thing a small business owner can believe is that his/her company is safe from hackers, simply because hackers don’t target...

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Potential Chargeback Scam

Potential Chargeback Scam

By on Jul 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  We’ve heard from merchants of a potential fraud situation. A transaction has been processed, and then a refund has been requested, but to a different credit card than the original transaction.  Our recommendation is to make a company policy to always refund back to the original card to prevent a chargeback on the original card at a later date.  Refer to...

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Construction Business Showcase Event

Construction Business Showcase Event

By on Jun 7, 2016 in Business to Business News, News | 0 comments

Card Systems is pleased to be one of the sponsors and attendees at the Blue Book Construction Showcase being held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on June 16th from 12:00-6:00pm. Admission is “Free.” If your wholesale business is slowing down this Hurricane Season why not give it a boost and stop by to introduce your business and yourself to new industry...

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Ban the Box

Ban the Box

By on Jun 2, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Another government regulation tying the hands of employers. Let’s hope more cities do not go down this path.  This is just another added layer of complete time wasting for businessess which are already hesitant on hiring.  We do not want to know after going through the time consuming process of interviewing, making an offer and hiring to know a person...

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Look what is on the Horizon…faster EMV transactions

Look what is on the Horizon…faster EMV transactions

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

At the 2016 ETA in Las Vegas today, it was announced that VISA plans to offer the “Quick Chip”.  This will reduce those 20-30 seconds for customers using their EMV chip card at checkout down to possibly 2 seconds or less.  For the consumer, seconds saved for every customer in line means happy customers.  Happy customers are repeat customers. This upgrade is expected...

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Top 3 Reasons merchants are slow to Adopt EMV Cards and why they should re-think this carefully

Top 3 Reasons merchants are slow to Adopt EMV Cards and why they should re-think this carefully

By on Apr 18, 2016 in News | 0 comments

There are over 8 million merchants in the US and less than 1/8 have deployed EMV devices to accept the chip cards.  Consumers are still perplexed to see so many merchants taping up their chip devices…. Why?   Large scale adoption is more complex than the Associations predicted for a number of reasons. Our top 3… Longer checkout times leading to fear of...

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Upcoming Fashion Night

Upcoming Fashion Night

By on Apr 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Dress for Success is going to roll out the red carpet Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples.  Watch as the White House Black Market models light up the runway with the latest fashions all for a great cause….Disadvantaged Women.  Hear about the life-changing success stories that we are proud to be a part of!  Please join us for an...

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Identity Theft – Our Associate’s Story

Identity Theft – Our Associate’s Story

By on Apr 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  When it comes to all the day to day challenges we face and obstacles we have to overcome, I’m sure Identity Theft isn’t top on your list. Until it happens and what a nightmare it can be. Recently, an associate of ours received a letter in the mail from a major credit card processing company: Re: Your Account 1234-5678-9101-1121 Dear X, At our major credit...

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Taste of Freedom 2016

Taste of Freedom 2016

By on Apr 11, 2016 in News | 0 comments

    A wonderful time was had by all at the Inaugural Human Trafficking event at Scanlon Lexus Saturday night. Local business leaders and supporters came out with their wallets open to help with the noble cause and awareness of human trafficking. Carmen Dellutri, of Dellutri Law Group was a fabulous Master of Ceremonies.  Yaro Garcia, Clinical Director at...

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Dress for Success: A Fashion Night in Black and White

Dress for Success: A Fashion Night in Black and White

By on Apr 8, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Dress for Success SW Florida will roll out the red carpet for its annual signature event. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 ~ 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples – 5111 Tamiami Trail N, Naples (map) Purchase Tickets Hors d’oeuvres  •  Champagne  •  Dinner  •  Live & Silent Auctions Master of Ceremonies: Barbara Melvin, Past President of Dress for Success SW Florida...

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Dipping the Chip

Dipping the Chip

By on Apr 8, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

  Merchants need to be aware that not “dipping the chip” is a costly mistake. It is frightening that barely 1/8th of the Country’s businesses are taking this seriously. We understand that the larger POS Systems were not prepared and are still behind in deploying their solutions with the chip peripherals. Merchants can easily add an inexpensive...

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

By on Apr 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Card Systems is proud to support the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition Event on April 9, 2016.  Enjoy champagne and tastings from our local Celebrity Chefs.   Click here to get to the main event page.   If you are in the area, and would like to join us Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6 – 9:30 pm at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers...

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Did your PCI scan fail?

Did your PCI scan fail?

By on Mar 11, 2016 in Medical and Dental News, News, Retail Industry News | 0 comments

  Have you failed your PCI scan?  Here’s a quick tip that may be helpful.  If your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is Comcast or CenturyLink, they have an app you can download to your phone instead of making a phone call to them. Has your modem been updated?  If not, contact your ISP by the app on your phone and ask them to update your modem to the latest...

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