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Archives: August 2017

August 30, 2017

What is White Glove Service?

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You probably have seen us mention White Glove Service in numerous messages.  It isn’t just a motto at Chosen Payments.  It is a way of life for us.  It is what we aim for in every single interaction we have with vendors, partners, clients, prospective clients and really, anyone we talk to. It is a mantra driven by our CEO, Jeff Brodsly who founded Chosen Payments with the intention of being different than any other credit card processor in the country.  Jeff didn’t just want to start signing up people to process credit cards with him as a one-man show. ...Read more


August 25, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Funeral Home Gives Mom Dog Cremains Instead of Daughter Jennifer Dailey discovered last week a box she believed to be holding her daughter’s cremated remains actually contained dog remains. Her still-born  baby was cremated and the funeral home gave the grieving mother a white box with a bag that was supposed to contain the cremains. Dailey said when she looked in the urn there was a metal plate that read, Butler Pet Cremation.  The funeral home immediately apologized to Dailey and said the mix-up happened when another funeral home it works with accidentally swapped the cremains. Chick-Fil-A Makes News Again! Atlanta Falcons...Read more


August 23, 2017

Chosen Named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List

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Launching a business is a big decision.  Growing a business is a labor of love.  When Chosen Payments CEO, Jeff Brodsly launched Chosen Payments, it was done with a plan.  A plan to be different than any other merchant service provider on the planet.  Chosen Payments would not just be a credit card processor but a true partner to those we serve.  That means assisting our merchants with marketing.  It means assisting our referral partnerships with growth of their association members.  It means specializing in vertical markets by walking the walk and talking the talk of those we serve.  We...Read more


August 18, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Dead Bodies Stored In NYC Break Rooms Employees in the New York City subway want MTA officials to stop storing dead bodies in their break rooms.  When someone dies on the subway or on a train platform, the body is removed quickly to resume service.  Transport Workers Union Local 100, told the New York Post that bodies are taken to the nearest room.  A lunch room, breakroom or employee bathroom.  Deputy Police Commissioner Peter Donald said, “We bag the body and stay with it until the Medical Examiner arrives, however long that is: one hour, two hours or three.”  Union official Derrick...Read more


August 16, 2017

Technology – Watch It, Use It, Grow With It

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Transportation companies, newspapers and video stores are just three examples of industries who have seen sweeping changes in the way they do business, or don’t do business at all anymore.  Companies which were once giants in these fields such as Blockbuster have either gone bankrupt or seen a massive loss in their profits.  Yet the demand for the services they provide is still here!  People will always need a ride.  They will always want to keep up with current political events and watch movies. Since this is the case, what happened? The answer is simple: other companies are doing the...Read more


August 11, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Gurney Falls With Dead Body Falls Out of Van Police say a gurney holding a dead body fell from the back of a coroner’s van at an Olympia, Washington intersection.  The coroner’s van was heading back to the county coroner’s office after responding to a home death.  Police say two gurneys fell out of the van at an intersection.  The gurney holding the deceased person was found in the intersection, while the second gurney rolled down the street and was found in a parking lot.  Police say there was no trauma to the body and the family was notified. Burglar...Read more


August 9, 2017

How You Hold Your Mouse Might Prevent Online Fraud

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As fast as new security tools are implemented to combat online credit card fraud, criminals devise new ways to beat the system or find new weak spots in how online credit card processing works.  Chosen Payments constantly monitors solutions that keep our merchants safe from experiencing a fraud loss. Many of our clients such as home housewares, limo operators, uniform retailers and trade associations conduct the majority of their business through online transactions so improvements in fraud disruption are an important consideration. If we go back in time to the early 90’s, we were pretty easily duped by phishing emails...Read more


August 4, 2017

Friday Fun Facts

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Searching For Donald Trump Look-A-Like – $66,000 Salary Team Tactics, a corporate hospitality company is searching for   someone who resembles Trump to appear at corporate functions.  The     company does Apprentice themed team building events. The look-a-like will have to undergo weekly spray tans and daily hair   appointments, and agree to remain “in character” throughout the assignments for a salary of $66,000.  Security is NOT included. Rescued Snake Wraps Around Rescuer’s Neck and Bites Nose A woman had to call 911 after a 5-foot-long boa constrictor snake wrapped itself around the woman’s neck and clamped on to her...Read more


August 2, 2017

Chosen Payments – So Much More Than Just A Credit Card Processor

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We often say, “We are so much more than just a credit card processor”.  Without a doubt, whether you are in the funeral care industry, the jewelry industry, the ground transportation industry or one of the many other vertical specialties we serve, you have seen Chosen Payments at one of your industry’s events. Our motto is, “Your Partner In Success”.  It’s not just a motto.  It’s a way of life.  It is the way we conduct business.  From sponsoring a clambake on the shores of Monterey Beach for the California Funeral Directors Association to organizing a casino night for the...Read more

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