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Lead Story

The squeeze in merchant cash advance


Industry Update

The VeriFone, Heartland rift

CIT seeks smooth reorganization

Optimizing online holiday sales

LINC-ed up in Sacramento

Remote debit gets a voice


Research Rundown

Taking top strategies to market

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Clinical trial payments on plastic

Rebate chic

Retailer-centric PM lands AmEx deal


Regulatory reforms loom

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Street SmartsSM:
How much do you factor in price?

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang

Timing is everything

Bob Schoenbauer
Capitol Payment Systems Inc.

Hazards of chargeback monitoring

Ken Musante
Moneris Solutions

Protect your investment through non-competition agreements

Sarah Weston
Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC

Scrooge, a lesson in leadership

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

How to grow your merchant portfolio

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Company Profile

LIFT Network

New Products

Assistance with self-assessment

Panoptic Security Inc.

NFC-enabling sticker

Tetherball Tag
ViVOtech Inc., Tetherball LLC


Give props to the POS



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 23, 2009  •  Issue 09:11:02

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LINC-ed up in Sacramento

On Nov. 5, 2009, Women Networking in Electronic Transactions ( held its first Northern California Local Interest Networking Circle (LINC) in Sacramento, Calif. The event, sponsored by POS Portal Inc. and TASQ Technology, was an intimate gathering of just under 20 women at Oshima Sushi, a Japanese bistro and bar.

The cocktail-hour LINC was coordinated by Julie Crouse, Vice President, Regional Sales at TASQ, and Audrey Blackmon, TASQ's Director of Client Relations. It provided an opportunity to relax in a convivial environment, have drinks and enjoy light Japanese fare. The one organized activity offered insight into the event's purpose. Crouse asked participants to line up in order by birth month and day - but without speaking or gesturing. Once all were in line, Crouse told participants they could now speak as they sought their proper places in line. Thus, an approximation of order swiftly became perfect. The point being that we must communicate with one another to get positive results; if we don't we are lost.

Throughout the evening, conversations were animated as women talked with ease about terminal sales and hair stylists in the same breath. They discussed professional challenges, shared industry knowledge, presented fresh ideas and offered mutual support.

Reflecting upon the LINC's benefits, Crouse said, "I believe W-net's Sacramento LINC is giving me the opportunity to create new alliances, which brings individual and collective value to our industry and makes all of us invaluable resources for our own company as well."

The next Northern California LINC will be Jan. 9, 2010, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Details will be posted at's Web site,

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