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Pet Peeve

Posted in Dharma's Culture.

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Pet Peeve. Pet Peeve = something that you find particularly annoying. No doubt you have your own list of pet peeves, to which you are always adding. For me, I get particularly triggered by other drivers, as I was reminded of this morning on the way to the ferry. It appeared that someone was just …

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Dharma’s Giving Back – charity: water

Posted in Dharma's Giving Back, Nonprofit, Social Responsibility.

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Dharma’s Giving Back – charity: water. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. They invest the money raised into organizations with years of experience to build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world. Their team works closely to ensure that every dollar is accounted for …

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Merchant of the Month – Cowgirl Creamery

Posted in Merchant of the Month.

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Merchant of the Month – Cowgirl Creamery. Legend has it that when Peggy and Sue were exploring names for their budding cheese business, two women on horseback pulled up in front of the barn, hitched their horses to the bike rack and ran into the grocery store for supplies. Ellen Straus, who was visiting at …

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B2B Transactions

Posted in Customer Support.

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B2B Transactions. This support tip has to do with merchants who accept credit cards from other businesses, government agencies, and suppliers. The Card Brands (Visa/MC, etc.) have reduced pricing for these types of B2B transactions as long as Level II data is sent along with the authorization request. These business-to-business (B2B) sales require the typical …

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Clover Go Contactless

Posted in Customer Support.

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Clover Go Contactless. Recently we introduced Dharma’s use of the Clover suite of POS solutions. Now we’d like to introduce Clover Go Contactless, which takes it to the next level, using a bluetooth connection for truly wireless processing. Clover Go Contactless also allows for Apple Pay and all other contactless payments, too! Connect with an …

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Credit Monitoring

Posted in Customer Support.

Credit Monitoring. Last month I attended an industry conference called Western States Acquirers Association, which brings together merchant service providers and its vendors in the payment processing space. The keynote speaker this year was Frank Abagnale, Jr., (of Catch Me if You Can fame, a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio based on Frank’s true story) who …

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Suicide Prevention Walk

Posted in Dharma's Culture, Social Responsibility.

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Suicide Prevention Walk Recently, our staff participated in an annual walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) here in San Francisco, called Out of the Darkness Walk. There are over 350 walks around the country, which raise funding to support suicide prevention programs. We are particularly drawn to this event because everyone …

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Happiness

Posted in Dharma's Culture.

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Happiness. Ever since we committed to the Triple Bottom Line + (TBL+) framework of People, Planet, Profit + Purpose, we continue to evolve our understanding about what makes us happy at Dharma. We know that happiness is not a goal in and of itself (the myth being perpetrated by the American Dream version of the …

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