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Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation (ETS) Becomes Platinum Level SFIA Corporate Program Partner

Date: 2/14/13

SILVER SPRING, MD – February 14, 2013 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is pleased to announce that Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation (ETS) has made a multi-year commitment to support SFIA as a Platinum level Partner in the SFIA Corporate Partner Program. 

The SFIA Corporate Partner Program is a collaborative effort between SFIA and up to fifteen (15) corporate entities who have demonstrated a leadership role within the sports and fitness industry. The program creates a bridge between industry professionals and the companies most closely connected and committed to serving the sports and fitness industry. The monetary commitments made by these select Corporate Program Partners support the broad range of member services and professional development programs developed, funded and offered by SFIA to its members. These member resources include SFIA advocacy and legislative initiatives, the monthly webinar series, National Health Through Fitness Day, Litigation and Risk Management Summit (LRMS) and the inaugural 2013 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit (ILS).
“Millions of sports and fitness related purchases are made each year and the majority of those purchases are transacted via credit card,” said Tom Cove, SFIA President and CEO. “Our new partnership with ETS and the merchant processing services that they provide will appeal broadly to our industry. We are so pleased to welcome Electronic Transaction Systems to the SFIA Corporate Partner Program as a Platinum Partner.”
“Our ongoing goal is to provide the highest quality services and resources to the sports and fitness industry. ETS’ product suite is perfectly aligned with that philosophy and an outstanding fit for our new SFIA Corporate Partner Program,” added Ron Rosenbaum, SFIA Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. “Any sports and fitness company that processes credit card payments would be wise to have a conversation with ETS. The savings could be substantial and that’s not insignificant in an industry where maximizing efficiencies and reducing costs is crucial.”
“ETS is excited to be chosen as the exclusive merchant processor for the SFIA and Platinum Partner in the SFIA Corporate Partner Program,” said Edward Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer of ETS.  “We remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering the most advanced suite of payment solutions available in the market today. Our firm already services more than 9,000 golf courses and private clubs in the United States alone, so we are well positioned to transition into the sports and fitness product and retail industry through our partnership with SFIA. We look forward to working closely with the SFIA and its’ members for many years to come.”
ETS’ Platinum Partnership includes the title sponsorship of the SFIA Industry Leaders Summit. In addition, this relationship provides year-round exposure for ETS via activities connected to SFIA’s webinar series, National Health Through Fitness Day, Litigation and Risk Management Summit and other events.
About SFIA – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association, the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, public policy, and member services. More information can be found at www.sfia.org.
About the SFIA Corporate Partner Program – Over the last few years, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association has recognized a need to create a bridge between its members and the companies who are most closely connected and committed to serving our industry.  In line with our recent strategic planning process and transition from SGMA to SFIA, our organization has established the SFIA Corporate Partner Program to address the need. This invitation-only partnership program is limited to fifteen leading firms and provides them with year-round exposure to SFIA members through customized marketing and sponsorship packages. In return, each selected SFIA Corporate Partner makes a long-term commitment to provide monetary support to the association that will fund, in part, the quality thought leadership, training and networking events that SFIA provides for its members. For more information on the SFIA Corporate Partner Program, please visit www.sfia.org/cpp or call Ron Rosenbaum, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at 301.495.6321 or rrosenbaum@sfia.org.
About ETS – Headquartered in Virginia, ETS offers merchant services to clients in 23 countries across North America and Europe, with satellite offices in Canada and Ireland. ETS has emerged as a pioneer and provider of one of the most comprehensive, PCI-compliant merchant processing solutions in the industry.
We turn complex, multi-vendor components into one robust end-to-end merchant processing solution. We develop innovative products including credit, debit, and gift card processing, electronic funds transfer (EFT), and pay-by-phone solutions that reduce costs, streamline operations, eliminate multiple vendors, enhance security, and improve profitability and customer/member retention. Stand alone or fully integrated, our products and services are the reason we have the highest client retention rate in the industry.
We develop cutting-edge products to deliver meaningful solutions that are customer-focused and results-driven. We do not rely on third-party vendors. ETS customers always come first, and that pledge is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 
Benefits & Features
  • Secure customer data with PCI compliant merchant solutions 
  • Reduce costs with Interchange-Plus Pricing, PMoney Digital Wallet and Surcharge options
  • Accept all electronic payments (credit, debit, gift, EFT, mobile payments)
  • Choose full integration with existing software or stand-alone capabilities
  • Enjoy membership billing, gift cards, membership and loyalty programs
  • Receive 24/7 live support
For additional information on your member benefits please visit us at www.etsms.com or call 800-834-7790.

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