Posted September 28, 2017 by FreedomPay

FreedomPay Wins Timmy Award for Best Tech Work Culture in Philadelphia!

The Timmy Awards recognize companies for their investment in the people that make exciting new technology possible. Tech in Motion, the force behind the awards, knows it is important to celebrate the very best employers for tech professionals in North America, and opened nominations back in July for the 2017 awards in 10 regions, including FreedomPay’s home city of Philadelphia. The Timmys are special, because they don’t just reward individuals for advancing technology. They recognize the stand-out companies who employ and cultivate exceptional teams—the very teams driving innovation in our world. Winners are determined by 50% public voting and 50% judge’s voting.

In 2016, the Timmy’s saw more than 2,000 companies nominated and over 83,000 votes cast to name each city’s “Best Technology Manager,” “Best Tech Startup,” and “Best Tech Work Culture.” In 2017, that number grew, and a new award category was added: “Best Tech Workplace for Diversity.”

This year, the Timmy Award ceremonies took place in September; every one of the participating cities held a Timmy Award ceremony within a few weeks of each other. Those invested in the future of tech in many different cities attended, including tech professionals, managers, makers, entrepreneurs, and founders. The Philadelphia Timmy Awards was on Wednesday, September 27 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation at 315 Chestnut Street, and FreedomPay is extremely pleased to announce we won the Timmy Award in Philadelphia in the Best Tech Work Culture category! This award recognizes a technology culture here at FreedomPay that actively promotes technical creativity, nurtures innovation, encourages learning, and rewards contributions from the whole tech team.

FreedomPay is the complete, end-to-end commerce platform that helps our partners connect the world of commerce smartly, securely and seamlessly. We enable companies to understand, unlock and unleash the potential of in-store, online and mobile commerce for the purpose of business growth. Our team is passionate, diverse, forward-thinking and creative. Thank you to everyone who nominated FreedomPay, and for everyone who voted! We are humbled and grateful to be recognized.

Interested in joining our growing company? View our available positions today at corporate.freedompay.com/get-in-touch/#careers.

Posted September 19, 2017 by FreedomPay

East Coast Wings + Grill Partners with Technology Platform to Introduce Pay-at-the-Table Capabilities


Casual Dining Franchise Integrates FreedomPay Commerce Platform for Enhanced Dining Experience

Winston-Salem, NC (Restaurant News Release) East Coast Wings + Grill, a growing casual dining franchise acclaimed for its wide variety of nationally award-winning buffalo wing flavors made-to-order with the freshest ingredients, has announced the rollout of a new pay-at-the-table option for guests: FreedomPay.

Integrated with East Coast Wing’s + Grill’s current cloud-base point-of-sale system, FreedomPay delivers commerce solutions to address payment security, loyalty and incentives, real-time data capabilities, expected monetary value (EMV) functionality, among more.

Our top priority is ensuring our customer’s safety,” stated Tom Scalse, COO of East Coast Wings + Grill. “By mandating pay-at-the-table, control of debit and credit card transitioning is left in the hands of the patron to ensure maximum security and limited risk of fraudulent activity. With that, the benefits of FreedomPay are two-fold and extend to our franchise partners by limiting liability and mitigating all charge-backs.”

The implementation of FreedomPay resulted in an entire technology reevaluation to ensure the brand’s IT infrastructure and technical systems remain state-of-the-art. The technology is currently in its beta test at the Burlington, North Carolina location and is expected to be implemented in all locations system-wide by the end of Q1 2018.

Adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies is just another step to complete our brand reinvention East Coast Wings + Grill 2.0 and elevate our customer’s dining experience,” added Sam Ballas, President and CEO of East Coast Wings + Grill. “Credit cards will never leave our guests’ side, offering peace of mind that their card is secure, as well as an expedited payment experience. Well-received by guests thus far, we’re eager to debut FreedomPay to all locations system-wide.”

With more than 60 locations currently operating or in various stages of development, East Coast Wings + Grill plans to open an additional 11 locations in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia by year end 2018. Offering a franchise opportunity that revolves around strong unit level economics, franchisees can expect an initial investment ranging from $650,000 to $1,000,000.

Known for its wide variety of buffalo wings, East Coast Wings + Grill offers nationally award-winning wing sauces that are mixed to order with the freshest ingredients. Inspired by different cultures—The Islands, Tex Mex, Classic American, Asian, Southern BBQ, European, Bayou and more—at East Coast Wings + Grill, community members can enjoy dozens of flavors of chicken wings and choose from nine heat intensities, resulting in hundreds of possible combinations that can be added to most entrees and of course, wings. While wings remain a staple, the restaurant’s menu also includes delicious burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

For more information on the East Coast Wings + Grill franchise opportunity, visit http://eastcoastwingsfranchise.com.

About East Coast Wings + Grill

Based in North Carolina, East Coast Wings + Grill is a casual family dining franchise that puts the spotlight on buffalo wings. With more than 60 locations currently operating or in various stages of development, the burgeoning franchise caters to chicken wing lovers by offering dozens of varying wing flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities. With numerous awards and accolades, the franchise has been noted on Franchise Business Review’s “Top Food Franchise” 2012-17, Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future 50” list of the fastest-growing U.S. mid-size restaurant chains, Franchise Times Magazine’s “Top 200+” list, Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 200” Food Franchises, among more. The concept has also been recognized by The Franchise Grade and Franchise Business Review for transparency during the franchise sales process, franchisee support and overall franchisee satisfaction. For more information about East Coast Wings + Grill or its franchise opportunities, visit www.eastcoastwings.com or www.eastcoastwingsfranchise.com.

Media Contact:
Sam Israel
Fishman Public Relations

Posted September 19, 2017 by FreedomPay

FreedomPay Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Philadelphia Mayor James Kenny to Celebrate Opening of New Headquarters in Iconic FMC Tower

Company to Preview Philadelphia Artist Series: Exploring the Kinship between Art and Technology

September 19, 2017 10:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreedomPay, the leader in secure commerce technology for lodging, gaming, retail, restaurants, stadiums and other hospitality merchants, today announced that it is formally opening its new headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 21 on the 14th floor of the FMC Tower at Cira Centre South. The event will feature remarks from Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney highlighting how technology companies are helping to bring family-sustaining jobs to Philadelphia and are adding to the cultural diversity of the city with programs like FreedomPay’s Philadelphia Artist Series. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to tour FreedomPay’s offices and view custom artwork created exclusively by Philadelphia area artists for the headquarters office, and meet the artists as part of FreedomPay’s new initiative – the Philadelphia Artist Series: Exploring the Kinship between Art and Technology.

Rapidly-growing FreedomPay is a world leader in developing innovative payment and commerce technologies and has approximately 175 employees across North America. The multi-patented FreedomPay Commerce Platform is the technology choice for many of the world’s leading brands, including the world’s top five food service providers, top four gaming and lodging providers, two of the largest U.S. banks, several of the top 10 healthcare providers, and many leading eCommerce retailers. Securing billions of consumer transactions, including high-profile events like the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and U.S. Tennis Association venues, FreedomPay has become the trusted commerce technology partner for many of the most iconic names in business through innovations that provide unique insight into the payment trends driving consumers and the challenges facing retailers.

Official Opening of FreedomPay’s New Headquarters

FreedomPay Founder and CEO Tom Durovsik, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney, and other distinguished guests

FMC Tower at Cira Centre South
2929 Walnut Street, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

September 21, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Media must arrive at or before 2:15 p.m.

To register as a member of the press, please contact Christy Pittman at 703-877-8108 or via e-mail to Christy@w2comm.com

To preview the art and follow FreedomPay’s promotion of the artists’ work, use the hashtag #PhillyArtistSeries.

About FreedomPay

The FreedomPay Commerce Platform is the best way for merchants to simplify complex payment environments. Validated by the PCI Security Standards Council for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) along with EMV, NFC and DCC capabilities, global leaders in retail, hospitality, gaming, education, healthcare and financial services trust FreedomPay to deliver unmatched security and advanced value added services. With broad integrations across top point-of-sale, device manufacturers and payment processors, supported by rapid API adoption, FreedomPay is driving the future of commerce and customer interaction. For more information, go to corporate.freedompay.com.

Contacts for FreedomPay
Christy Pittman, 703-877-8108

Posted September 18, 2017 by FreedomPay

FreedomPay Moves to Spacious New Headquarters Inside Philadelphia’s FMC Tower

FreedomPay, Inc., global leader in payment and commerce technologies, recently relocated its headquarters to the newly developed FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, in the University City neighborhood of downtown Philadelphia. The 24,799 square feet of sleek space is the ideal hub for innovation, making FreedomPay the perfect suitor. A 725′ Vertical Neighborhood, FMC Tower is an office, residential, hotel, restaurant and elevated outdoor space that enhances the city with its progressive design.

As a rapidly growing company, FreedomPay is pleased to be able to settle in and welcome clients to such a cutting-edge, spacious new environment. The move has other benefits as well. FreedomPay plans to be a leader in the city’s expanding technology scene by offering potential for co-ops and work study programs with area universities. Deeply committed to delivering the most innovative technology solutions for today’s complex global commerce market, FreedomPay looks forward to welcoming and training the next generation of talent in the region.

“We have been a client of Brandywine for many years and have been tracking the FMC Tower project,” explains Tom Durovsik, Founder and CEO at FreedomPay, of the process of switching headquarters. “Our decision to move into Philadelphia is a vote of confidence for the city itself and our desire to become an integral part of Philadelphia’s emerging tech presence.”

FreedomPay is pleased to support the local arts scene in Philadelphia, commissioning works by Nate Harris, Meredith Sellers, and the True Hand Society. FreedomPay has commissioned a pair of works from Nate tentatively titled “The Developers.” He will be visiting the office in the coming weeks to meet the team. From Meredith, FreedomPay is purchasing one of her early works that will be hung in an 8’X6′ glass box frame, in truly monumental scale. Finally, FreedomPay has commissioned 5 works from True Hand, including a FreedomPay coat of arms, a coin, a framed work titled “100 logos,” which will be their take on our logo. Artists from True Hand will be onsite painting a largescale mural.

The company is moving almost 150 employees into the new FMC Tower headquarters. In addition to its new North American headquarters, FreedomPay manages west coast operations from Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is also expanding throughout the European Union, Latin America and Asia Pacific countries.

Clients choose FreedomPay because its operation is experienced and smart, but nimble and service-oriented by design. Stop by the new FreedomPay headquarters in FMC tower today, and learn more about FreedomPay’s data-driven solutions at FreedomPay.com.

About the Artists

Nate Harris: Nate Harris is a graphic artist with a focus on bold, colorful & often character driven work. He divides his time between woodworking, printmaking, and illustration, approaching each project with a unique combination of disciplines.

Nate is currently a member of the art collective Space 1026, an iconic space for the most talented young artists in Philadelphia. Nate has been commissioned for large scale murals by the Navy Yard Philadelphia, Target (Rittenhouse, Philadelphia), Adobe, A&G, and Elixr Coffee.

Meredith Sellers: Meredith Sellers is an artist and writer living and working in Philadelphia. She received her MFA from University of Pennsylvania, and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is an editor for Title Magazine, writes regularly for Hyperallergic, and has had her writing appear in ArtsJournal, Pelican Bomb, The Artblog, The St. Claire, and Daily Serving. Meredith works in an artist cooperative studio located in a refurbished Philadelphia grade school. She has exhibited work at ICA Philadelphia, Lord Ludd, the Icebox Project Space, and Delaware County Community College, and Vox Populi.

The True Hand Society: True Hand is a creative studio featuring custom tattoo & graphic design services in Fishtown. In 2013, they combined 20+ years of experience and passions for tattooing, graphic design, and building relationships to create a truly one of a kind creative destination. True Hand specializes in by-appointment tattooing and graphic design services including logo systems & branding. In 2016, their work was featured in the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mutter Museums as well as 3 of Philly Mag’s top 10 Most Anticipated Restaurants. True Hand has rapidly evolved as an energetic and creative hub for the visual landscape in Philadelphia and beyond.

About FMC Corporation

For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. Revenue totaled approximately $3.3 billion in 2016. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. On March 31, 2017, FMC announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a significant portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business and to sell FMC Health and Nutrition to DuPont. Closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2017. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.