CLAWSON, Mich., January 14, 2015 — International Bancard, a nationally recognized leader in the payment acceptance industry, today announced an exclusive partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). This partnership provides immediate benefits for SBAM and its members by giving them secure and convenient ways to accept credit, debit, ACH, check, and gift card payments, and by helping them identify new ways to drive business growth through payment acceptance.
“Given SBAM’s history, its dedication to Michigan’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, and its impressive advocacy initiatives, we’re proud to call SBAM a partner,” said David Iafrate, International Bancard CEO. “We have worked to develop exclusive opportunities to help the Association grow, improve its ability to assist its members, and help Michigan businesses focus on serving their own customers and growing their businesses, no matter what industry they’re in.”
Established in 1969, the Association serves more than 23,000 small-business members across all of Michigan’s 83 counties. SBAM’s mission is to help these businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power, and engaging in political advocacy. SBAM is headquartered in Lansing, just a block from the Michigan State Capitol.
“This partnership gives us a valuable new set of tools to offer our members, and it provides our organization with a real advantage,” said Rob Fowler, SBAM President and CEO. “Beyond all of the services we offer and the hard work we do for Michigan’s small businesses, we have one simple goal: Support our members in their drive for success, in this state and beyond. International Bancard has helped a long list of companies find a payment acceptance solution that helps them grow and give customers a memorable experience. Therefore, we believe our relationship with International Bancard will benefit our members in many innovative ways.”