small business owners

Welcome Tamara Fountain

Welcome Tamara Fountain

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hired local consultant Tamara Fountain as the new CEO/President in August. Under her leadership, the chamber has added one new member every day and Fountain says that is just the beginning. At a welcome reception/business after hours for the new CEO, Fountain addressed some of the new programs […]

Small retailers feel pinch of debit card fees

Small retailers feel pinch of debit card fees

When customers swipe their debit card or insert it into the reader at checkout, several things happen in the blink of an eye. Information on the transaction is transferred back and forth between the merchant’s bank, the customer’s bank and a debit card processing network. Within a few seconds, the transaction is approved or denied […]