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Friday, December 03, 2004
Blackstone To Process Chain’s Gift Cards, Credit Cards and Checks Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry and the nation’s leading PIN distributor, announces that World Class Footwear has selected Blackstone to provide merchant processing for the South Florida chain. According to Janet Sancho, Blackstone’s vice president of sales, “In addition to processing World Class’ credit cards and checks, we will also be issuing, managing and processing their gift card program. Furthermore, we will be cross marketing and selling the gift cards in other South Florida retail locations via the Blackstone Touch-N-Buy and Prepaid Stops”. Barry G. Hanna, president and founder of World Class Footwear said, “World Class Footwear and its stores look forward to a long, lasting relationship with Blackstone and sincerely hope the alliance will be beneficial and profitable for both companies”. World Class Footwear, Inc. owns and overseas eleven major shoe stores throughout the state of Florida. The stores – some of which have been in business for over 27 years – include such well-known names as “Battaglia”, “Balizza” and “Battaglila Outdoors”, locate in major malls throughout South Florida. World Class offers top designer brand name dress and casual footwear and apparel from Europe, South America and the United States for men, women and children. Barry G. Hanna, president and founder of World Class Footwear became the first US citizen to receive the prestigious MICAM Moda Calzatura award in Italy, an award presented by an agency of the Italian government. For more information on World Class Footwear’s products and services call 786-331-7665. A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services with thousands of retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1994, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential – from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks – Blackstone’s licensed products offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590.