Press Release – For Immediate Release
Columbia Native Wins Prestigious Chamber of Commerce Award
Melbourne, Fla. – Ralph Golson, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, received the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida’s 2014 Small Business Person of the Year Award at the Chamber’s 2014 Annual Award Gala this January.
Golson, President of Zeeke & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of payment solutions and merchant account services, received the honor for his exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit, maintaining high business standards and giving his time and talents to benefit the Chamber and its members over the past year.
“To me, this award confirms that in an industry that has been driven by mostly greed and ethical challenges, Zeeke & Associates, Inc. continues to elevate it among their peers by providing honest, fair pricing and compassionate customer care,” the Clemson graduate said. “The fact that the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, an organization of the highest credibility, has recognized Zeeke & Associates, Inc. as their 2015 Small Business of the Year says it all. I am truly honored.”
The Melbourne Chamber has more than 1,200 members, which makes the award even more worthwhile.
“There are many excellent small business owners within the chamber. Along with his sincerity, the principles and practices that Ralph incorporates into his business make him a terrific example of what it takes to attain such a standing,” said Chuck Galy, Interim President of the Melbourne Chamber.”
This award caps off a year of recognition for Golson and his company.
Zeeke and Associates was recently named a recipient of the esteemed Electronic Payments 2014 Founder’s Club Award for an unprecedented third year in a row.
To achieve this highest honor, Zeeke & Associates, Inc. had to experience exceptional customer growth while maintaining unparalleled customer retention. These attributes were fueled by the Brevard County business’s low-cost pricing model and their attention to customer service excellence.
“I like to say that Zeeke and Associates is the most feared and hated credit card processor in the country, according to its competitors,” said Ralph Golson, the company’s founder. “This award recognizes our commitment to our clients.”
Zeeke & Associates, Inc. has been providing credit card processing solutions since 2001. In 2013, Zeeke & Associates, Inc. was responsible for helping merchants across the country facilitate 1.7 million credit card transactions totaling more than $85 million in credit card sales.
For additional information regarding Zeeke & Associates, Inc., visit www.zeekeandassociates.com. To interview Golson, please e-mail Brad@justsmallbiz.com or call him at 321-613-8476.