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Lead Story

Learning the ISO lingo


GS Online: 4.2 million and climbing ...

MWAA 2007: Security, depth and rock-and-roll

VeriFone corners NYC taxi business

Who's minding the small-business store, Visa wants to know

TMS, AMS settle their grudge

Congress grills warring parties on interchange


David E. Hanlin Jr.

Dark cloud shrouds ATM ISOs in Sunshine State

Missy Baxter

Prepaid cards: An obsolescent evolution?


On queue: Self-service card payments come of age

Paul Rasori

Breached security: The buck stops where?

Grant Drummond


Street SmartsSM:
Demand defrays doubts about costly cash advance

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Perfect storm of acquirer liability averted

Theodore F. Monroe and Bradley Cebeci
Attorneys at Law

Size up your sales pitch

Marcelo Paladini
Cynergy Data

P-cards: The payoff is palpable

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

Small shops under the PCI gun

Michael Petitti

Company Profile

Money Movers of America Inc.

New Products

It's hues to you

POS Supply Solutions Inc.
Colored paper rolls

Outsource the chargeback confusion

ChargebackAudit LLC
Chargeback Dispute Management System


You are the sunshine of your life



Industry Update

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 13, 2007  •  Issue 07:08:01

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MWAA 2007: Security, depth and rock-and-roll

Cleveland isn't America's most exotic vacation spot. Yet, the Midwest Acquirers Association (MWAA) leveraged hip music attractions to draw a crowd to the city on Lake Erie for the organization's 2007 conference.

The highlight of the event, which took place July 24 through 27, was an evening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Attendees were free to wander six floors of music, videos and memorabilia, or dance the night away to rock classics, thanks to the event's generous sponsors. But it wasn't only rock-and-roll that brought approximately 400 people to the fifth annual MWAA conference.

Like other regional conferences, the MWAA meeting brings together a cross section of the acquiring space -- from executives of large ISOs to newbie feet on the street -- to network and share experiences.

Educational offerings focused on business relationships and security. They featured industry veterans like National Processing Co. President Tom Wimsett, who discussed industry trends, past and present.

Between sessions, the exhibit hall offered an array of technologies and experts on all aspects of transaction acquiring. Here are a few insights we picked up about security issues.

Good vibrations

Mike Ponder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Payment Systems, was honored during the event with the MWAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

United Bank Card Inc., meanwhile, used the occasion to hold a charity poker tournament -- the latest in a string of Texas Hold 'Em tourneys held during regional acquirers association conferences.

The event brought in over $3,000, one of the biggest takes yet, said UBC CEO Jared Isaacman. The money will be donated to the National Cancer Coalition.

Next year, the MWAA annual conference moves to St. Louis, and will be held during the third week of July. For more information about the MWAA, visit its Web site at

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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