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Giving back to Autism Speaks

First Financial Merchant Services, Giveback Program has been helping nonprofits in all 50 states for over 15 years.

This week, we are featuring, Autism Speaks in New York. 

The mission of Autism Speaks is to promote “solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.”

We thank Autism Speaks for all the good they are doing in their community and feel honored to help such a worthy organization through our Giveback Program.

To find out more about our Giveback Program, please watch this video with our CEO, John Eliason.

To learn more about Autism Speaks or to find out how you can donate, click here.

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Happy New Year from the FFUSA team!

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Happy New Year from the FFUSA Team! We hope everyone has a great 2017. We are definitely looking forward to all the great things that are happening at FFUSA!

We celebrated the Holidays at our annual Christmas party last week, which included some white elephant gifts, great food and lots of laughs.

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the FFUSA team! We hope everyone has a great 2017.

Are you interested in joining the FFUSA team and getting in on the fun, visit our career page for a list of openings!

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Giving back is easy with the Giveback Program

First Financial Merchant Services, Giveback Program has been helping nonprofits in all 50 states for over 15 years.

This week, we want to feature the Annandale Community Food Shelf, MN 

The mission of the Annandale Community Food Shelf is serving our community by providing a valuable service to the community. They continue to distribute record amounts of groceries to needy families.

We thank the Annandale Community Food Shelf for all the good they are doing in their community and feel honored to help such a worthy organization through our Giveback Program.

To find out more about our Giveback Program, please watch this video with our CEO, John Eliason.

To learn more about Annandale Community Food Shelf or to find out how you can donate, click here.

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We love giving back, especially to our fury friends

First Financial Merchant Services, Giveback Program has been helping nonprofits in all 50 states for over 15 years.

This week, we want to feature the San Diego Humane Society in California. 

The mission of the San Diego Humane Society is to “provide vital services to animals and people by sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, presenting education programs for youth and adults, and much more.”

We thank the San Diego Humane Society for all the good they are doing in their community and feel honored to help such a worthy organization through our Giveback Program.

To find out more about our Giveback Program, please watch this video with our CEO, John Eliason.

To learn more about The San Diego Humane Society or to find out how you can donate, click here.

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We are happy to giveback to A Special Wish Foundation of NW, Ohio

The Giveback Program allows merchants to take part of the fee that they already pay and give to an organization of their choice.

This week we want to feature A Special Wish Foundation of NW, Ohio.

The Ohio Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation is dedicated to “granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 and diagnosed as having a life-threatening disorder.”

We thank the Ohio Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation for all the good they do in the community and all the children they help make smile every day.

To learn more about A Special Wish Foundation, click here. 

To get more information on the Giveback Program and how your organization can get involved, click here.

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The Giveback Program gives back to Alzheimer’s Assocation

The Giveback Program allows merchants to take part of the fee that they already pay and give to an organization of their choice.

This week we want to feature the Alzheimer’s Association in New York, New York

The New York Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association helps people and their families every day through their wide range of programs, 24-hour helpline and library full of helpful resources.

We thank the Alzheimer’s Association in New York for all that they do for families each day. We are happy that the New York Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association can be one of the nonprofits who benefits from the Giveback Program.

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, click here.

To get more information on the Giveback Program and how your organization can get involved, click here.

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A Peek Inside an Advisors First Deal

If you were to ask Charles Breese what he first expected when he started his career with First Financial, he would have told you how daunting the whole experience seemed to him, because of his lack of knowledge in the electronic card industry.

Charles first deal with First Financial challenged him, revealed his character and solidified that he was in the right place.

Charles felt connected with First Financial right away because he saw the many advantages that First Financial could provide him. He felt that First Financial would allow him to “prosper personally and professionally” and that few other companies would be able to match that type of opportunity.

One of the things that he most enjoyed about joining the First Financial team was that he was in the “driver’s seat the first day.” Charles feels that “sales is a profession that will reveal and challenge your character,” which is something he can testify to after his first deal. He was grateful to have his Agent Director, Mike Novitski guiding him through all the twists and turns that he was challenged with during the process.

Charles first deal was at a Vegan Restaurant in his community. He was able to connect with his prospect immediately by telling her that he was her neighbor and also a frequenter of her restaurant. 

Charles was able to connect with his client through common interests, like vegetarian food and establishing a healthy lifestyle. These basic, common interests helped Charles gain a long-lasting relationship with his customer.

Charles ended with saying, “First Financial is not a job to me. It is my personal journey to empowerment, professionally. It is my business, and I will treat it as mine personally.” He also mentioned knowing why you want First Financial to engage with you as a business owner is critical and to simply let the First Financial team show you the way.

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The Giveback Program gives back to the Arts

The Giveback Program allows merchants to take part of the fee that they already pay and give to an organization of their choice.

This week we want to feature the Westport Arts Center (WAC) in Connecticut.

WAC is a visual and performing arts organization dedicated to creating arts experiences that enrich the lives of area residents and the entire community.

We thank WAC for bringing so much joy and doing so much good for your community. We are happy that WAC can be one of the nonprofits who benefits from the Giveback Program.

To learn more about WAC or see how you can donate, click here.

To get more information on the Giveback Program and how your organization can get involved, click here.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the FFUSA team!

Happy Thanksgiving from the First Financial team! We hope you have a fantastic day with your loved ones. 

All last week the office was buzzing with reasons we LOVE Thanksgiving. Find out some of our teams favorite parts of Thanksgiving and also what yummy side dishes are our favorites.

Chad Churchill

Favorite Side Dish: Sweet Potato Pie and White Castle Dressing (see pictures below from Chad’s last Thanksgiving)

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Colin Kraker

Favorite side dish: Grandma’s buttered carrot recipe.

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Passing out in a food coma, watching football.

Lynn Creighton 

Favorite side dish: Collard greens

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Playing games with the kids (especially pie face) and of course, drinking.

John Lavrenz (Weasel) 

The food is great, but getting together with family is one of my favorite parts of thanksgiving.

Tim Severson 

Favorite side dish: Wine

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Spending time with family

Mike Novitzki 

Favorite side dish: Uncle Ken’s stuffing (with Jimmy Deans sauce)

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: The Turkey Ball. The Turkey Ball is something that Mike’s friends family has been doing for the past 60 years on the morning of Thanksgiving. They rent the field at Sibley High School and hire refs for the game. The winner of the game wins a big bottle of alcohol as their ‘trophy.’ Good luck this year Mike!

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Chuck Fowler

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Being able to spend low key, unencumbered time with family Favorite side dish: Sweet Potatoes

Theodore Pound (Joe) 

Being able to start cooking on Wednesday night and continuing to cook all day on Thursday. In the past, we have made pumpkin tortillas and chili sauce.

Amy Godlewksi 

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Being with family                                                                                       Favorite side dish: Homemade dressing

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Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Having a full house                                                                                   Favorite side dish: Cranberry sauce

Allison Ramey

I love having my family all back under one roof and having a day where we all get to be together and indulge in stuffing and wine.

Kelli Staut 

Favorite side dish: Dressing

Favorite part of Thanksgiving: Every year, when her kids make a veggie tray in the shape of a turkey, that they can snack on while they wait for food to be done.

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The Giveback Program gives back to Special Olympics

First Financial Merchant Services, Giveback Program has been helping nonprofits in all 50 states for over 15 years.

This week, we want to feature, Special Olymipics Alambama, Inc.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide “year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.”

We thank the Special Olympics for all the good they are doing in their community and feel honored to help such a worthy organization through our Giveback Program.

To find out more about our Giveback Program, please watch this video with our CEO, John Eliason.

To learn more about Special Olympics Alabama, Inc or to find out how you can donate, click here.