For Immediate Release
PETALUMA, CA. (May 28, 2015) – Employees at Optio Solutions, a fast-growing collection agency, and CrossCheck, came together and made contributions to the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship annually awarded to four worthy students by the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals’ Education Fund.
The non-profit Fund offers the scholarship to students affiliated with the Association and its member companies. Every April credit and collections professionals from across the country hold fundraisers to finance the scholarships. This year, Optio and CrossCheck employees participated in two ways. Many made a cash donation for the fun privilege to wear casual dress to work for nearly a month, and many contributed by buying employee-donated baked goods during lunch. Employees in Petaluma, Dallas and Phoenix enthusiastically participated.
Awarded based upon cumulative GPA and an essay about the importance of consumer credit in the nation’s economy, the four scholars will split a $10,000 award. Winners will be chosen by an independent committee appointed by the ACA. First Place wins $5,000, Second Place $3,000, and two Third Place winners receive $1,000 each.
Optio and CrossCheck employees donated a total of $1,335 to this worthy cause.
“Optio’s culture of focusing on continuous learning and the development of people makes this fundraiser a great match for us,” said Chris Schumacher, Optio Solutions’ President & CEO. “We’re proud to support this scholarship and we will extend our warmest congratulations to the winners.”
“Our employees always come through for a good cause,” said J. David Siembieda, CrossCheck’s President & CEO, “and we couldn’t be more pleased with the support they gave the scholarship this year.”
The 2015 Scholarship winners will be selected in June.
About Optio Solutions, LLC
Operating under a strict ethical code, Optio Solutions, LLC is a SSAE16 Certified and PCI Compliant accounts receivable management and debt collection agency. The company forms strong and lasting partnerships through its consultative and professional approach to providing superior services that meet the unique needs of its customers. Optio Solutions ranks among the elite 2% of agencies nationwide to achieve PPMS certification from the ACA. The company has two ACA certified Credit and Collection Compliance Officers and an on-site Compliance Attorney and performs regular training and testing of all collectors to ensure complete understanding of the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, HIPAA/HITECH, SCRA, Red Flags Rules and all other standards, laws and regulations.
About CrossCheck, Inc.
CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix and Dallas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.
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