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Friday, December 14, 2001
ILLINOIS STATE FABRICARE ASSOCIATION ENDORSES BLACKSTONE MERCHANT SERVICES
Blackstone, one of the nation’s leading providers of electronic prepaid products and services, was recently endorsed by the Illinois State Fabricare Association (ISFA). The Illinois State Fabricare Association was established over 86 years ago to assist fabricare professionals in Illinois at the state and national level. Commenting on the endorsement, ISFA board chairman, George Vaselakos said, “We are always looking for ways to help our members expand their operations in ways that are cost-effective. That’s why we’re excited about Blackstone and Blackstone Merchant Services.” The Blackstone POS is a truly innovative point-of-sale system. By successfully integrating the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover Card) and ATM/Debit/EBT cards with the sale of prepaid products and utility payments, into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, Blackstone POS, is revolutionizing the electronic transaction industry Blackstone Prepaid Systems Group president, John Marshall says, “It’s a Win-Win for everyone. Blackstone is offering ISFA members the ability to attract new customers by offering a choice of payment options at the register. Plus, we are providing ISFA members with special savings and value-added benefits that would normally be offered to larger customers.” Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone is privately owned, and managed by a team of executives experienced in payment processing, networking, information services, oil & gas and prepaid telecommunications. Under their direction, Blackstone has developed ongoing distribution relationships with internationally recognized companies such as AT&T, VoiceStream, ADMA, Americatel, Cingular, Embratel, Hypercom, Qwest and Universal Savings Bank. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, into one terminal to the benefit of merchants across the United States. For more information on Blackstone please call 1-800-639-9590 or visit our website at www.blackstoneonline.com. Blackstone POS and Blackstone ISP are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.