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Harrison Friedes

Inbound Marketer with Crosscheck, dedicated to giving you clear and informative content that will add to your business practices.

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Check Verification Services

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 08:45 AM

Check verification services provide merchants with recommendations on whether or not they should accept the checks they receive as payment. Check verification services are used to decrease the likelihood of returned checks. It’s an important merchant service because it is impossible to confirm whether or not check writers have sufficient funds to cover checks drawn on their accounts.

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Build Expo Frames the Building Supply and Construction Industries

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

Build Expo, the premier event for the building supply and construction industries, launches its 2019 – 2020 multi-city lineup of shows March 6 and 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Build Expo is attended by a wide variety of industry professionals, including building supply dealers, general contractors, home builders, engineers, and designers.

The expo features over 20 educational workshops and seminars, hundreds of exhibitors, and thousands of products and services. The event allows visitors to attend and take part in workshops and seminars for free.

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Tags: Building Materials, Construction

CrossCheck Hosts Company Update & 2018 Employee Recognition Awards

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:15 AM

CrossCheck presented its Company Update & 2018 Employee Recognition Award Ceremony on Feb. 27 at the headquarters in Petaluma with staff from the Irving, Texas Telesales office attending via conference video feed.

The event looked back on the previous calendar year, addressed 2019 projections and growth, and recognized employees with awards and prizes for their achievements and efforts. The presentation was followed by separate group luncheons in Petaluma and Irving.

Spirits were high as employees received an inspirational introduction by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office Chris Schumacher, who began with the company update.

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CrossCheck Launches Contest Program to Reward Its Salespeople

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 06:45 AM

CrossCheck has launched a quarterly sales contest to reward its best-performing sales people. The inaugural competition began January 1 and ends March 31. Sales teams in CrossCheck’s Petaluma, Calif. and Irving, Texas offices are eligible. Next quarter's contest begins April 1.

"The efforts of our sales people enhances our public image," said Senior Vice President of Sales Charles Dortch III, "and these sales contests encourage longevity and commitment from our highly valued employees."

Salespeople placing first, second and third in the category of highest new revenue generated during Q1 will earn prizes. This contest is a part of a larger effort to recognize employees for their hard work in contributing to the ongoing success of the 35-year old company.

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NRF’s Fall 2018 Report Reveals Increase in Value Shopping

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 08:45 AM

The Fall 2018 edition of the National Retail Federation’s “Consumer View” focuses on the increase in consumers engaged in value shopping. “Beyond the Bargain Bin: The Rise of the Value-Conscious Shopper” was compiled after the organization surveyed over 3,000 U.S. adults to gather data on their shopping behavior and attitudes.

“Consumers’ choices in terms of where, how and why they buy are redefining retail and creating a new playbook for the industry,” stated the National Retail Federation (NRF). Learning the shifts in the consumers' shopping patterns by demographic breakdown is useful for retailers as they search for new ways to increase sales revenue.

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Tags: Retail

The Best Way to Help Customers Pay for the Cost of Auto Repairs

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

According to a AAA survey, “One-in-three U.S. drivers cannot pay for an unexpected car repair bill."

The survey also stated that “64 million American drivers would not be able to pay for an unexpected vehicle repair without going into debt.”

Along those same lines, Cars.com reports “the average auto repair bill comes to between $500 and $600 — and 1 in 3 motorists can't pay it without incurring debt.”

Given that many drivers on the road are unprepared for the high cost of vehicle maintenance and repair — and don't have the cash or available funds on their credit or debit cards — it would be wise for shops to know what they can do to help customers pay for the cost of auto repairs.

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Tags: Auto Aftermarket

2018 International Convention & Expo for Funeral Directors

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is hosting its International Convention & Expo October 14 - 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event has the largest funeral service expo in the world and features a plethora of continuing education (CE) opportunities, pre-convention seminars, general sessions and workshops, product and services exhibits, and social events.

The NFDA launched its first convention in Rochester, N.Y., and celebrated the 100th rendition in 1982. The organization currently has over 20,000 individual members which make up nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world.

Funeral directors from around the globe will participate as attendees and or presenters while exhibitors consist of companies like CrossCheck (details below) that provide goods and services to help funeral directors achieve success and remain profitable.

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Tags: Events / Conferences, Funeral Homes

American Dental Association Holds ADA 2018 Conference in Honolulu

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

If your dentist is in a noticeably cheerier mood this fall, it could be because he/she just attended a five-day conference held by the American Dental Association (ADA) in Honolulu, HI. This year’s conference, ADA 2018, takes place October 18 – 22 and features a wide variety  of educational sessions as well as notable speakers, a tradeshow and networking events.

The American Dental Association exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. Current membership stands near 161,000.

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Tags: Dentists, Events / Conferences

CrossCheck's Brandes Elitch Publishes Book on the Lancia Loraymo

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 06:45 AM

CrossCheck’s very own Brandes Elitch, director of Partner Acquisitions, has written a book, Lancia Loraymo and the Loewy Logic of Industrial Design. The work focuses on mid-1900s designer Raymond Loewy’s career and car designs, particularly the Lancia Loraymo.

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Auto Parts Industry Professionals Pilgrim to SEMA Show 2018

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Sat, Jul 28, 2018 @ 06:45 AM

Auto parts industry professionals from around the country gather each year at the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) to compare notes, practices, and most importantly, automobiles. SEMA is expected to put this year’s newest trends on display at their big event on October 30 – November 2 in Las Vegas.

The SEMA Show contains over 2,400 exhibiting companies and every type of new and hot product that one could imagine. It offers well-known speakers, a plethora of demonstrations, educational seminars and numerous networking opportunities. The convention covers over one million square feet of space and SEMA brags of over 70,000 buyers attending last year’s show.

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Tags: Events / Conferences, Auto Aftermarket