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BillingTree's Rock Block Raises $95,000 for Charities as 2,000 Pack Pearce Warehouse to Hear Top Rock Bands
Nov 24, 2010 (10:11 AM EST)
2010 donation more than doubles - mobile payment technology plays role in accepting payments at concert and surrounding events
PHOENIX, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 2,000 concert goers packed Pearce Warehouse to hear Phoenix's own Claude Mattox and the Screamin' Javelinas along with The Chad Hollister Band, as both opened for Rock-and-Roll legends Night Ranger, Skid Row, and FireHouse at BillingTree's Rock Block, Saturday November 13. Click here for pictures. The charity rock festival also included an auction and a raffle for a Harley-Davidson which in itself brought in over $10,000 and whose winning ticket was drawn by Go, the Phoenix Suns Gorilla. All told the event and its surrounding activities raised approximately $95,000 to be shared between two charities: ChildHelp® and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Rock Block and the corporate giving initiative was organized by Phoenix headquartered BillingTree, Inc, one of the nation's leading on-demand payment processors, who brought together Arizona based Oreganos, Silver Hawk Advisory Group plus Ace Cash Express, Bay Cities Bank, and others to sponsor the event. The Rock Block concert rounded off BillingTree's first ever user conference, which gathered over 85 companies and 130 attendees from all over the US and globally to discuss developments in electronic payment processing and new trends and products forthcoming in 2011.
The funds raised by Rock Block this year were partially processed using the PaySaber from USA ePay which utilizes an iPhone to create a remote Point-of -Sale for mobile payments. This new technology allowed for sales and donations to be collected virtually anywhere within a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. Donations and sales were collected using six of the PaySaber devices at Rock Block and pre-show supporting events including the Valley Rally, a pre-concert organized ride, a local golf tournament held at The Phoenician, as well as other charity functions including the JDRF Walk held in Tempe on October 30.
"It is so important that whenever possible, local businesses support charities which serve such an important role in our community," commented Scott McCollum, BillingTree's President. "This year's donation is up over 100 percent from last year's and we expect Rock block to continue as an annual event with an even bigger following next year."
"It was a privilege to attend the Rock Block event this year," says Martin Drake, Vice President of Business Development at USA ePay. "We are pleased that the PaySaber solution was used to help raise money for two great causes like Child Help and the JDRF organizations."
About USA ePay
Since 1998 USA ePay, a GorCorp Inc. company, has been helping merchants process their credit card and check transactions with speed and security. Founded by the Goretsky brothers, the company is family-owned and based in Los Angeles, CA. Currently the USA ePay gateway supports all of the major platforms (eg. First Data, TSYS, Global Payments, Chase Paymentech) in the credit card industry and works with some of the leading check platforms. USA ePay is also pleased to work with many of the larger merchant service banks in the US and abroad. For more information, please visit http://www.usaepay.com/or call 866.USA.EPAY (872-3729).
The proven leader in on-demand payment processing, BillingTree empowers customers with competitive advantage through a simplification of the billing and receivables process. By delivering the most innovative technology while making it as easy and inexpensive as possible to accept payments, BillingTree has revolutionized the payments landscape. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) model delivers industry-leading payment solutions, proven integration, and point-and-click simplicity. BillingTree's focus on innovation has allowed us to help more than 1,500 customers eliminate manual processes and automate their payment cycles. BillingTree – Growth is our Business. For more information, visit www.mybillingtree.com or call 877.4.BILLTREE.
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