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NAHL partners with Hopscotch to be official mobile app provider

08.18.2015 in #Press

AUGUST 18, 2015 The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that it has selected Hopscotch to be the official mobile app provider to the NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL.  With this partnership, Hopscotch will develop league-wide and individual team mobile applications for the NAHL and its affiliates. Hopscotch is in the process of developing league-wide apps for the NAHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL, which will provide an additional outlet for fans to stay connected with league happenings including updated scores and schedule on game nights, breaking news, team listing and how to watch the games live. “More and more people get their information from their mobile phones and devices and we felt this was an additional way for them to stay connected with the league and its member clubs. We’re convinced that a mobile app is an additional and effective way to engage them and create deep, valuable relationships ...

Portland’s CashStar raises $15 million in capital to fuel growth

08.5.2015 in #Press

The pioneer in the digital gift-card industry needs to hire up to 50 more people to handle new work and expand client services. August 5 BY WHIT RICHARDSON STAFF WRITER For CashStar, the Portland-based pioneer in the digital gift-card industry, has raised $15 million that will allow it to hire more people and continue to grow its business. The company, which moved into new larger offices on Pearl Street last year, provides digital gift cards and incentive programs to a wide array of high-profile national retail businesses, including Starbucks, Banana Republic and Williams-Sonoma. It currently employs roughly 125 people, the vast majority of whom are located in the company’s Portland headquarters, said Ben Kaplan, CashStar’s CEO. The fresh infusion of $15 million in venture capital, which brings the total raised to $50 million since its 2007 launch, will allow the company to invest in product development and client services, Kaplan said. When it ...

Prepaid Card Popularity Up Among The Unbanked

07.2.2015 in #News

Posted on July 2, 2015 By pymnts General purpose reloadable (GPR) cards are seeing increased use by consumers, especially among “unbanked” cardholders who tend to use those cards like checking accounts. That’s among the findings of the Pew Charitable Trusts, which released a report Tuesday (June 30) titled “Banking on Prepaid,” in which research showed that 23 million adults regularly use GPR prepaid cards nationwide. Those cards let holders load funds using either cash or direct deposit activity as their source. Then the cards can be used at ATMs or at retail locations to make direct purchases. Those surveyed by Pew totaled 587 respondents who use those cards at least once per month. The respondents were questioned late last year on various attitudes towards, and use of, the cards. Pew said its findings reflect an increased use of prepaid cards, with a 50 percent jump logged between 2012 and 2014. Key drivers came from a growing ...

Nonstop revolutionizes healthcare for the nonprofit sector

05.28.2015 in #Press

Innovative healthcare broker brings risk-free partially self-insured plans to the nonprofit sector May 28, 2015 SOURCE Nonstop SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Non-traditional healthcare broker Nonstop is providing an innovative approach to group health coverage for nonprofit clients - without the hefty price tags associated with traditional plans and brokers.  By underwriting the risk for partially self-insured plans, Nonstop offers a baseline savings of 12.5% for organizational healthcare costs.  For nonprofits especially, this reduction in overhead can be a game-changer for budgets and programming. In addition, employees' out-of-pocket costs are reduced with no copays or deductibles. This plan also offers rich benefits with the options to customize and add complementary and alternative treatments -- overall resulting in better health benefits packages to attract high-quality employees and save nonprofits money on a high-cost, high-value budget item. "Nonprofits are often overburdened with overhead costs, which impacts both their programming and their ability ...

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