April 24, 2012 at 10:37am
WORD FOR THE DAY “probity” (n.) [proh’ bi tee] “Integrity and uprightness; honesty.” Syn. fidelity, Integrity, rectitude, sincerity."(dictionary.com)
Probably choose Chris Jacques for his probity
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He wouldn’t do it. Chris Jacques wouldn’t sell me a service I didn’t need for my business. Now, that’s a person with probity. I learned about Chris when we sat down to visit over coffee at Caribou. There were some surprises, too . . .
“I’m pretty needs focused,” said Chris, an account executive for World Pay, a global credit and rewards card processor. “If you don’t need my service, I’m going to tell you what you need to hear, not what I’d like to hear.”
Keep your ears open. Everyday you learn something new about people, what they do, and what drives them, like probity.
For example, Chris introduced me to World Pay. OK, I’m not big into commerce – after all, this writer is a simple wordsmith – so I wasn’t aware of the existence of one of the three top global processors of purchasing plastic. He told me that World Pay handles all types of cards and processing equipment, you know, those terminals at the checkout where you swipe your card. While we munched on banana bread and bagel, Chris told me about products like a Virtual Terminal and a mobile app with scanner for tradeshow point-of-sale needs. He even got real serious about the Advantage Protection Plan. This World Pay plan addresses a merchant’s PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance requirements to be a secure site for credit card users, online or on-location as the store. (You know, there ARE hackers and thieves out there who want your numbers and your identity!) This speaks to his integrity (probity) and the care he has for merchants and customers. You can call Chris at 320.241.6256, email him for more info about World Pay at Chris.Jacques@worldpay.us, or go to the website at: http://www.worldpay.us/. I wouldn’t presume to speak any more about his business.
Chris has been in business with World Pay since October of 2011. However, he’s been in Sales for many years. I discovered that he and his wife April met in 2001 and joined Bill and my friend LuAnn Popp in a “Spouses Selling Houses” real estate businesses. He’s also been in sales and marketing for R.A. Morton. And, surprise, I learned that he was at Star 96 radio (formerly located in Waite Park in the Century 21 building on Division) when I was there, decades ago. He spearheaded the STAR VALUE PLUS show every Saturday, while I wrote copy for the products featured on this call-in-to-purchase consumer show.
We finished our talk by sharing vocal characters we’ve used in broadcasting. (I know … pretty hokey, but we both sound good.) Chris has a degree from Brown Institute and has voiced ads, while I have a degree in Theater, and have also done radio ads and voicing, mostly when I was a copywriter for a retail department store chain.
So, if you’re interested in card processing services, visit with Chris Jacques of World Pay, like I did. He’s honest and won’t sell you something you don’t need. Who knows? You may also discover a few surprises and “six levels of Kevin Bacon” when you visit with him, like I did.
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