Portland MWN Boost Your Business Breakfast
Friday, November 6, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
The Cumberland Club
"Merchant Services 101:
A Crash Course in Setting Up a Credit Card Acceptance Program"
Peggy Miller, Nationwide PaymentsIt's important for your business to accept all the forms of payment that your customers demand -- cash, checks, and credit cards being the most common. However, more and more people carry less and less cash. Credit and debit card acceptance is becoming the most predominant and preferred method of payment. If you decide that accepting credit cards is an important part of your business, then it is important to understand the fees, methods of pricing, contractual obligations, and changes that are taking place in the merchant processing industry. Peggy Miller will cover these topics plus give you a better understanding of how to compare providers, select the best processing method for your business, and avoid costly mistakes.
Peggy Miller was introduced to merchant services in 2006 when she joined Elavon, a large processing company that partnered with KeyBank. After moving from Vermont to Maine two years earlier, in 2011, Peggy went to work with Nationwide Payments, a local processing company located in Scarborough. With all the sweeping changes in the industry -- credit card breaches, PCI compliance, new chip and pin terminals, and the Square to name just a few -- there are many factors to consider when choosing which merchant service to use. Peggy's priority is educating her clients and helping them make intelligent, cost-effective decisions for their businesses.
At this breakfast event at the Cumberland Club located at 116 High Street in Portland, MWN members can share their business literature and briefly (15 seconds) introduce themselves to the group. For members and non-members alike, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with 20-30 other business women.
We love having guests and prospective members! The cost to attend is $10 for members and $12 for non-members and includes a continental breakfast. Please note that this fee is payable at the time of registration. We will not accept payments at the door. Thank you for your cooperation. We appreciate it!
Free parking is available at the Cumberland Club parking lots. The Club's access is on Spring Street, and directions may be found at their website.
Your registration is a commitment to attend, and a meal will be ordered in your name. If you need to cancel your registration, please give us at least a 24-hour notice. You may find someone to take your place, but please let us know who that will be.
Early notification is important because we may be able to find a replacement for you from our waiting list, if we have one. However, in the event you have to cancel and neither party is able to provide a replacement, you will be invoiced for the registration fee plus a $5 administrative fee.
Be a sponsor!
Want to promote your business in front of a roomful of your ideal clients? Get high visibility with your ideal clients and customers by becoming one of our event sponsors.
$100 members, $150 non-members (includes a 1-year membership). Annual sponsorship is also available.
This sponsorship will provide you with an opportunity to speak about your business at the event for up to 10 minutes. Your logo will be displayed on the MWN website and in all communications promoting the event, and you will be able to display your marketing materials, including a banner, at the event.
To become a sponsor or for more information, please contact Mackenzie Arsenault, 1st Vice Chair, via email at Mackenzie@CornerstonePlanning.com.