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Unified Payments Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2012

Named the Fastest Growing Company of the Year in the small business category.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2012

Unified Payments has been named a gold winner in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Unified Payments anticipated the rise of consumer demand for the convenience of cashless transactions. By executing a series of strategic acquisitions and implementing creative sales plans it was able to exponentially grow its revenue base. At the same time it secured a leadership position in the industry by pursuing technological innovation including offering point of sale terminals that have state of the art technology -- ultimately simplifying operations for merchants and lowering processing fees.

“We are excited to have been recognized as the category Gold medal winner,” said Oleg Firer, Executive Chairman of Unified Payments. “We have been expanding at a furious pace for the past few years resulting in a combined sales growth rate of over 27,000%! I’m profoundly grateful to our business partners, merchants and most notably our talented team. It is their hard work and dedication that has made it possible to both grow the business exponentially and maintain the level of service and support our merchant customers depends on every day.”

Unified Payments recognized an opportunity to allow merchants to differentiate themselves from their retail competitors by introducing cause-based initiatives into payment processing. Operating under the Process Pink, UnifiedCares and Green Payments brands, merchants can participate in various fundraising affinity programs. For example, Unified Payments subsidiary Process Pink is a Platinum partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), and raises over a quarter of a million dollars each year for NBCF that funds free breast cancer diagnostic screening for women in need. This charitable contribution doesn’t cost the consumer or merchant anything - it is derived from Unified Payments donating a portion of the processing fee it receives from participating merchants.

More than 400 entries were received in this year’s awards program, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2012 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of the Year. Winners include many innovators and category leaders including Direct Edge, Billtrust, e-Cycle, SanDisk, StubHub and Safelite.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2012-winners.

About Unified Payments

Unified Payments, LLC ("Unified Payments"), has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as fastest growing private company in America for 2012 and is a leading socially responsible provider of payment processing services to small, medium, and large-size merchants across the United States. Unified Payments provides comprehensive turnkey, payment-processing solutions to merchants across the United States. By utilizing the products and services offered by Unified Payments, merchants are able to accept both traditional card present and non-card present payments, as well as other forms of cashless payments such as prepaid cards, gift cards and other forms of non-cash payments.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program’s region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 17, 2013. For more information about the entry process and categories in all three programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.