Junior Achievement creating local alliance network

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Augusta’s Junior Achievement chapter is teaming up with a merchant payment processing company to form an alliance network to benefit the nonprofit organization.

The Achievers Alliance Network is a referral program for local businesses and merchants, said Laurie Cook, executive director of Junior Achievement of Georgia Inc./Augusta District. Partnering with the organization is Veracity Payment Solutions, which is based in Atlanta, but has its operations center in Aiken.

“The Achievers Alliance Network will give Junior Achievement a consistent revenue source to assist in our ongoing efforts to educate young people in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness,” Ms. Cook said.

Veracity will donate a portion of their transaction revenue to Junior Achievement every time a merchant joins the program through Veracity’s payment processing service. Junior Achievement will also receive an additional $40 bonus from Veracity for each merchant activated account.

“Forming a partnership between Junior Achievement and Veracity Payment Solutions is a natural fit given our shared belief in community driven initiatives and our commitment to honesty, integrity, and excellence in the markets we serve,” said Anthony Walsh, vice president of business development at Veracity.

This is a pilot program for Veracity, Ms. Cook said.


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