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About Card Marketing, Inc.
Card Marketing, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Marilyn Lippold to provide consultative services to financial institutions wishing to provide their own credit card issuing services and merchant programs to their clients. They also provided assistance to local law enforcement agencies and attorneys with matters relating to financial fraud.
As time evolved, the need to provide credit card processing, and other merchant services, to small and mid-sized businesses became evident and Card Marketing formed a relationship with First Data©, one of the largest credit card processors in the world, opening an independent agency, Ignite Payments St. Louis.
Today, Card Marketing, Inc., through its business channel, Ignite Payments St. Louis, provides merchant services to hundreds of local small to mid-size businesses, helping merchants in the Midwest increase their business income and reduce their costs of credit card processing. Additionally, they provide assistance with financial security issues and PCI Compliance. Financial institutions partner with Ignite Payments St. Louis to provide their customers with the responsive services of a local expert in the field.
Card Marketing, Inc. has continued to evolve and just recently added two new services designed to help customers enhance their financial security. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft and an ever-growing need for legal protection, Card Marketing added the business lines of IDShield© and LegalShield© to help individuals and businesses alike protect themselves. These services are provided through an Associate relationship with Legal Shield, based in Ada, Oklahoma. Identity theft monitoring and restoration service along with a Pre-paid Legal services plan are now available as individual plans, and as company offered employee benefits.
About the Owner
Marilyn has 29 years of experience in the credit card processing industry. She holds an MBA and BSBA from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a graduate degree in Retail Banking from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as an instructor for the American Institute of Banking and has also taught classes at DePaul University in Chicago. Marilyn has years of experience partnering with financial institutions throughout the Midwest and is an experienced partner that can help your business.
In addition to serving as President and CEO of Card Marketing, Inc., Marilyn serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois and the Metro East Regional Chamber of Commerce. She also volunteers as a small business mentor with SCORE, where seasoned business professionals help entrepreneurs start businesses, grow companies and create jobs in local communities. She is a frequent speaker and publisher on the subject of transaction activity.