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Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis

Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis is an Inbound Marketer at CrossCheck in Petaluma, CA.

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Home Furnishings Trends and Payment Solutions Revealed at LVM

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 04:00 PM


Dubbed "The Most Comprehensive Furniture, Home Décor & Gift Market in the Western United States," Summer Las Vegas Market (LVM) was held July 31 to August 4. The mega event is produced by the Home Furnishings Association and hosted at the World Market Center, showcasing the latest trends in home furnishings with more than 2,000 industry resources for furniture retailers and designers. 

Payment experts Senior VP Charles Dortch III and Phoenix Sales Director Jason Lindell were greeted by current CrossCheck clients, home design enthusiasts and new furniture retailers seeking payment solutions for their individual and chain home furnishing stores.

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Tags: Home Furnishings, Las Vegas Market (LVM)

MachineryLink Revolutionizes the Heavy Equipment Industry

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

In a world where technology is reshaping personal and business relationships, MachineryLink has joined the sharing economy while revolutionizing heavy equipment rentals for agricultural dealers, retailers and farmers. Redefining community, the company is bringing farmers and dealers together from across the US, expanding the range of what one might consider their neighbor while maintaining small town values.

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Tags: Heavy Equipment

CrossCheck's Top Free Check Processing Guides For Merchants

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

For 33 years, CrossCheck has partnered with merchants throughout the US to guarantee checks and offer payment solutions catered to the special needs of each vertical. Last year, we revealed CrossCheck's most popular content in 2015 and this year we're presenting our top free check processing guides. These mini publications offer sales tips, industry insights and an introduction to payment processing for the benefit of all merchants.

With so many in-house resources to choose from, we narrowed the selection to our most popular guides and organized them by industry. Happy downloading! 

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Tags: Electronic Check Processing

Auto Sales Federal Reserve Study: Don't Discount Millennials

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

With so many alternative modes of transportation on the market today, the automotive industry is keeping a close eye on new-vehicle purchasing data with the hope that sales don’t decline. Studies continue to analyze Millennials, questioning how their ride-sharing preferences and high student debt will affect auto sales.

A recent Federal Reserve study entitled The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases revealed new light-vehicle sales by four main age groups over the past 15 years: 16–34, 35–49, 50–54, 55 and over.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships

NADA's 100th Anniversary Conference in New Orleans

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Let the centennial planning begin as NADA officially opens registration for its 2017 convention in the land of Mardi Gras. The registration fee includes admission to the NADA 100 kickoff Carnival where guests will be serenaded by headliners and local jazz musicians while they dine on the extraordinary local cuisine. 

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Tags: National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

Cooling Tips from for the Building Materials Industry

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

HVAC systems as well as insulation, windows, doors and siding have improved tremendously over the past 50 years, rendering many older homes obsolete. The situation is most critical in the winter when heat loss can cost lives, or during the summer when every cubic foot of coolness brings potential comfort.

When homeowners can’t identify why their house isn’t cooling properly, a cadre of experts such as energy auditors, HVAC professionals and building materials managers stand ready to improve conditions for people and pets while increasing their own profits.

Knowing that effective cooling methods vary according to design, structural components and devices, the Department of Energy has compiled a list of HVAC suggestions for enhancing air conditioning systems.

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Tags: Building Materials

Hype Over Self-Driving Vehicles Excites Auto Dealers

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

It's as if the world's I.T. department and the largest names in the automotive industry are competing for who can do it better — self-driving vehicles that is. While not many autonomous vehicles have hit the streets yet, US auto dealers anxiously await snippets of stories released every day by companies like Google, Tesla and recently Rolls-Royce. The competition to launch the first production self-driving car has the fervor of a drag race where companies reveal virtual information via tweets, press releases and videos, practically revving their engines to grab your attention. This update combines the latest developer news in conjunction with established content.

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Tags: Technology, Auto Dealerships

The History of CrossCheck in the Payments Industry

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

The year was 1983. The Police and Phil Collins dominated the music charts; Sally Ride became the first American woman to visit space; and down on Earth in Petaluma, California, a new payment processing company took its first breath. Founder Timothy LaBadie named it “CrossCheck.”

The firm was established on the premise of improving existing payment processing services for merchants. While operating a record store, LaBadie received a pitch for a check guarantee service. Not being satisfied with the approach that was presented, he gathered a dynamic team of people and created a business model based on the concept of Standard Check Guarantee. Thirty-three years later, what began as a basic necessity for businesses has morphed into customized payment processing for businesses in virtually every industry.

The continued success of the company can be attributed to many factors, including CrossCheck’s attention to customer needs as well as the company’s adaptability during a time of digitalization.

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Tags: CrossCheck

Energy Efficient Tips To Increase Sales for Building Materials

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

With energy being one of the most expensive resources in the world, this winter’s firm grip caused utility bills to remain inflated longer than residents would have liked. Spring officially began on March 20, but people in northern states contested the cold with space heaters, the common devices that provide supplemental heat and account for nearly 45 percent of the total heating bill in the average family home.

To address such extreme temperatures, building materials managers and hardware store leads can help consumers save big money by providing energy efficient upgrades.

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Tags: Building Materials, Increase Sales

Veterinarians Can Save Animals By Stressing Emergency Plan

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Wed, Jun 08, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Natural disasters may strike at any moment and often without warning. In the event that a twister touches down or the ground starts to shake, evacuating human and animal family members to safer locations is often a necessity. Access to resources such as energy, food or water, and transportation may be cutoff, so establishing an emergency plan in advance will eliminate the need to scrounge for essential materials at the last minute. The larger the number of people and animals, the larger the task.

Veterinarians encouraging animal owners to implement a disaster preparedness plan may save lives that might otherwise be stranded during a disaster or evacuation. 

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Tags: Veterinarians