WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pride Card Services has joined the LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC). As an industry-leading, gay-owned-and-operated payments processing company, Pride Card Services considers its membership in the LAGLCC as a natural step in its mission to support community, HIV/AIDS, civil rights and equality-focused charities.
The LAGLCC’s mission is to promote business networking among its members and within the LA community. The organization encourages sharing of information and ideas, contacts, and products and services, to strengthen and expand businesses, careers, and the LA gay and lesbian community.
Pride Card Services has carved out a unique niche within the payment processing industry. In addition to offering custom payment solutions and advanced technologies, the firm actively works with organizations that make a difference in the LGBT community. For every new merchant that signs on with Pride Card Services, the firm donates $250 to a LGBT-friendly charity. Every month thereafter, Pride Card Services supports the charity by donating 20 percent of net income earned on that merchant’s account every month for as long as the merchant maintains the account with Pride. And because Pride guarantees processing cost reductions of up to 20%, the company brings considerable benefits to both its merchants and the community.
“This is really a no-brainer for us,” said Cliff Teston, Pride Card Services co-founder and CEO. “I can’t think of any organization that better aligns with our mission than the LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. This partnership is a great example of Pride Card Services’ commitment to supporting LGBT causes. We look forward to being an active member of the Chamber and strengthening relationships in the gay and lesbian business community.”
Pride Card Services is also a proud partner of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and has already seen the positive impacts that charitable giving has produced thus far. They will continue to take steps forward in establishing a system of constant giving to organizations that serve the community.
For more information about Pride Card Services, visit www.4pride.com or call 1-888-590-4977.
About Pride Card Services
Pride Card Services is a gay-owned-and-operated, full-service payments processing company, founded in 1997 to provide opportunities for merchants to support charities focused on the gay and lesbian community, HIV/AIDS, civil rights, and equality. The company processes $500 million in transactions annually and is a registered ISO and MSP for HSBC, Merrick Bank, and Westamerica Bank, accommodating most businesses in retail, Internet, mobile and mail/telephone order environments. To learn more, visit www.4pride.com or call 1-888-590-4977.
The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC) is a 501(c)(6) organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay-allied businesses, professionals, and individuals. Since the organization’s founding in 1979 as the Valley Business Alliance, it has become an important voice in LA’s GLBT community, promoting gay and lesbian-friendly businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.laglcc.org/”>http://www.laglcc.org/.