Monthly Archives - January 2014

Merchant Spotlight: Fiddle Stix Boutique & Gallery

Fiddle Stix Boutique is a whimsical and fun shopping experience located in the heart of Perrysburg’s Levis Commons.  It is the perfect place to go to find gifts for all ages and occasions including Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Baby and more!  They feature Vera Bradley handbags, Trollbeads, Staxx Rings, John Medeiros Jewelry, and Kameleon Jewelry. But if you are searching for something more personal they are able to personalize a variety of gifts as well as stationary. The Owners Jenelle and [...]


The Security Benefits of EMV Compliant Cards

 In 1994, Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) began development of a new type of credit card to deliver higher security for both the merchant and the consumer. The companies recognized the benefits of utilizing chip technology on payment cards instead of the standard magnetic strip. Chip cards resist counterfeiting almost completely. However, they also recognized the need for international standards to facilitate global acceptance of the new security measures. Thus, the EMV standards have been developed for integrated circuit cards (IC [...]