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January 27, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Best and Worst Movie of 2016 In terms of profitability, the worst movie to debut in 2016 was “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”.  It cost $40 million to make but only brought in $26.2 million.  Oops!  The best movie was Deadpool with a gross earnings of $782.6 million against a production cost of $58 million. We’ll do the math for you.  That’s a profit of $724.6 million.   Ikea Sleepovers Are NOT Okay With Ikea There is a strange trend going happening on social media.  After two Swedish teens posted their escapade of spending the night in an Ikea store,...Read more


January 25, 2017

OADA Partners With Chosen Payments

OADA and Chosen Payments have entered into an exclusive partnership to provide OADA members with discounted credit card processing and other merchant services.  This includes gift card and loyalty programs, merchant loans, marketing support and data breach protection plans.   Chosen Payments joins the OADA community of member suppliers like Flywheel offering an additional benefit to OADA members.  Chosen Payments specializes in providing credit card processing service for auto dealerships around the nation so they truly understand the unique needs of processing credit cards within the auto dealership industry.   OADA works diligently to provide member benefits that will ultimately...Read more


January 20, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Baby It Was Cold Outside Last week we shared a story with you about New York temperatures plunging to 5 degrees and a car froze over forcing New York cops to bust the windows out as it appeared the driver froze to death in the driver’s seat.  When “rescued”, the woman turned out to be a CPR mannequin.  The owner of the car (and the mannequin) was furious that cops broke his window out.  They told him that if he left his mannequin in the driver seat of his car again in a blizzard that they would break the window...Read more


January 18, 2017

Employers Must Adapt to New Trends

One of the biggest challenges of running a business in America today is finding good help.  The workforce is largely comprised of millennials today and most of the so-called baby-boomers are approaching retirement.  The millennial workers prefer to work in a much different environment than their parents and grandparents.  They embrace technology such as instant messaging, emails and working from remote sites. Here are 4-Tips for attracting new talent: #1 – The Traditional Workplace Today’s workers don’t care as much about high salaries as much as they do workplace flexibility.  They care about working from home using new technological tools. ...Read more


January 16, 2017

Chosen Payments Partners With UNA Purchasing Solutions

Contact: Jim Luff 805-427-9180 Jim.luff@chosenpayments.com Moorpark, Calif. – January 16, 2017   UNA Purchasing Solutions and Chosen Payments have entered into an exclusive partnership to provide UNA members with discounted credit card processing and other merchant services. This includes gift card and loyalty programs, merchant loans, marketing support and data breach protection plans. Chosen Payments joins the UNA community of suppliers which include Fed Ex, Staples and Hotel Engine among more than 75 Affinity Suppliers endorsed by UNA. UNA was founded in 2003 by Anthony Clervi, President and CEO with a mission of using the collective purchasing power of many...Read more


January 13, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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West Virginia Addicted to Opiates It would appear that way.  From 2007 to 2012, 555,808,292 doses of hydrocodone and 224,260,980 doses of oxycodone were delivered to West Virginians.  That’s 433 pills for every single person in the state.  1,728 fatally overdosed on them.  Wow!   Baby It’s Cold Outside New York saw temperatures plunge to 5 degrees during the holiday season.  It was so cold that a car froze over forcing New York cops to bust the windows out as it appeared the driver froze to death in the driver’s seat.  When “rescued”, the woman turned out to be a...Read more


January 11, 2017

When Your Bank Asks For Your Merchant Account

From time to time, we receive calls from clients to report that their bank has offered them “special incentives” to move their merchant account to the bank.  As a merchant services provider, we specialize in processing credit cards, providing check guarantee service as well as handling loyalty and gift card programs.  Basically, we handle the processing of how you get paid in a variety of payment methods.  We are experts at what we do.  The truth is, very few banks actually process credit cards.  They contract with companies such as Chosen Payments and then pass the cost of that outsourcing...Read more


January 6, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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South Carolina Bill Adds $20 Tax For Watching Porn Well, not exactly.  The new law would force computer sellers to include porn blocking technology.  Failure to include the blocker would result in the computer store being fined.  However, the end user can pay a $20 fee to the Attorney General’s office to have the blocker removed.  Sounds like a porn tax to us.   18-Year-Old Girl Surfs for 2000 Days In A Row Meg Roh began practicing for a surf competition on June 1st of 2011.  The competition is long past and she didn’t win but decided to keep surfing...Read more


January 5, 2017

Chosen Payments Featured at Gourmet Catalog Convention

Chosen Payments CEO, Jeff Brodsly will be a featured speaker at the Gourmet Catalog & Buyers Group – Beginning of the Year Conference. The conference will be held at AmericasMart in Atlanta beginning 01/11/17 through 01/13/17. Chosen Payments will once again have a booth at this show dedicated to gourmet kitchen products and other housewares. Jeff will be providing an educational session on how retailers can avoid becoming a victim of fraudulent credit card transactions. With the financial liability shifted to merchants, the cost of a fraudulent sale can be hefty. Chosen Payments travels to various trade shows across the...Read more


January 4, 2017

What You Can Expect From Chosen Payments in 2017

Welcome to another year.  As we begin a new year, we offer this refresher on some of the things you can expect from us.  As Your Partner In Success, it is our goal to be much more than your credit card processor.  We don’t simply process credit cards.  We help you in many other ways.  From the financial support we offer to industry associations to assistance with fighting a chargeback, marketing your company, providing merchant education and rolling up our sleeves to play ball, we are dedicated to the success and growth of your company in 2017. Here is a...Read more

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