Helcim selected as Calgary Chamber of Commerce preferred credit card

CALGARY, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Helcim Inc., a Calgary-based credit & debit card processor, is proud to announce the Calgary Chamber of Commerce selected it as its preferred payment processor. Chamber members will enjoy discounted processing rates, allowing them to reduce their card acceptance costs.

"It's a great fit," says Nicolas Beique, Helcim's Director of Business Development. "We are honoured to have been selected by the Chamber, especially considering its long history of small business advocacy. We believe Chamber members will benefit from our affordable payment services and transparent rate structures."

In the wake of processing rate hikes by the major Canadian payment processors and the recent impact of higher costs for premium cards, Helcim is committed to educating business owners on industry practices. The company will show them how to avoid hidden processing fees and offers online tutorials to decipher competitor statements.

"We are very excited to have a local company onboard," says Craig Finn, Chief Financial Officer of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. "We are always looking to improve the benefits that our members receive. We believe that Helcim's solutions will do just that."

About Helcim

Helcim Inc. is a credit card processor and merchant account provider with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. Since 2006, Helcim has been providing Canadian retail and online businesses with fast and affordable credit and debit processing services. With a focus on e-commerce, Helcim has become a Canadian leader in the design and operations of state-of-the-art online payment platforms.

About the Calgary Chamber of Commerce

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce has emerged as one of the most progressive and influential organizations in the country. Lead by a dedicated team of volunteers and full-time staff, the Chamber provides a forum for debate on critical issues, an innovative public policy solution provider and a destination for networking with other members of the Calgary business community.

For more information about the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the benefits of becoming a member, visit http://www.calgarychamber.com/ or contact Frank Roberts, Memberships Manager, at 1(403)750-0428.


For further information: For further information: about Helcim's payment processing solutions, visit http://www.helcim.com/; For more information, contact Nicolas Beique, Director of Business Development, at (403) 291-1172 ext. 1157

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