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Sanborn Business of the Year - Innovative Card Solutions

by jpauly
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 03:00 pm

 Sanborn Business of the Year

Innovative Card Solutions

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Innovative Card Solutions as the recipient of the Sanborn Business of the Year Award.  The Sanborn Business and Professional Association assist the chamber in providing a business nomination that has showed dedication and service to the Sanborn community.  The association is appreciative of the work that Innovative Card Solutions has done to help further the promotion and outreach of the business association.


Innovative Card Solutions was started in 1997 in President, Kevin Mearbell's garage.  He developed a cleaning card that helps remove dust particles from machines that accept credit cards.  Since then, the business has grown into an industry leader in the production of magnetic stripe cards from gift cards to employee ID cards.  The business has remained local, changing from several locations from Cambria to the Town of Niagara and settling in at the end of a residential street on the border of Sanborn and Pekin.  The office space houses 40 printers and a staff of approximately ten employees that range from graphic designers, print room operators, to bookkeeping and marketing. 


One of the launching points of growing the gift card aspect of the business was through a business partnership with MICROS (now known as Oracle Hospitality), a point of sale computer/hardware system for the restaurant and hospitality business.  Innovative Card Solutions has produced over 15 million cards for MICROS, allowing them to develop new markets all over the world. Evolving with the technology has allowed them to distribute throughout the United States as well as Canada, Ireland and Australia.  They also have a small base of local clients around Western New York. 

The technology is constantly changing the scene for how gift cards are processed.  Kevin and his staff stay on top of a number of point of sale systems so their products can be integrated into the changing retail and restaurant climate. There are also programs that integrate gift cards into text, e-gift cards, and RFID (radio frequency identification).


Innovative Card Solutions is located on a quiet residential street off of Townline Road in Sanborn, just before the hamlet of Pekin.  Their success is attributed to their ability to listen to their customers, helping them design a great card and also a great solution to help them succeed. Find them online at www.4icscards.com

Kevin and his staff have given their time and talents to help the Sanborn Business and Professional Association improve the way they promote their membership and events.  A website was designed featuring the members of the association as well as an updated and active social media presence.  Kevin worked with the business association officers and chamber staff to streamline information and create an online presence. He donated time and resources as well as created a new way to get information out to a larger audience. Kevin is glad to help; he mentioned that one of the best things about having a business in the Sanborn community is it definitely has a small town feel where everyone will help out as much as they can. 


The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce along with the Sanborn Business and Professional Association proudly congratulate Innovative Card Solutions as the 2018 Sanborn Business of the Year.

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