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For Immediate Release

April 13, 2022

Electronic Processing of North America, LLC (EPNA), located in Evanston, IL, has signed an ISO Agreement with PNC Bank, NA. With this second ISO registration to complement its existing registration with Elavon, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, NA, EPNA now offers merchants two additional merchant boarding platforms:  First Data Omaha and TSYS. These additional platforms allow EPNA to offer more payment acceptance solutions to business owners to serve their growing POS, software, and payment integration needs. “We saw a need for transparency and a client-centered approach in the merchant processing space and we delivered,” states Laura Demke-Calixte, founder and president of EPNA. Demke-Calixte’s vision was not only to acquire clients; but to also build a community where trust is created and maintained. Businesses of all sizes have had positive experiences with EPNA. Patience, strategic thinking, and active listening are significant factors in EPNA’s approach and have been vital to its success. By partnering with EPNA, companies are able to increase sales of their goods and services by expanding their customer reach and streamlining the payment acceptance process, advancing their economic growth. “Offering two additional major processing platforms on which to board merchant accounts ensures our merchant consultants have an expanded selection of processing solutions to offer business owners to meet their unique payment acceptance requirements,” states Esther Pochron, chief sales and marketing officer for EPNA. Moreover, the staff at EPNA is comprised of individuals who are devoted to identifying each client’s needs and collaborating with them to solve problems.

About EPNA

EPNA has set a new standard in the merchant processing space, where pricing transparency and top-tier customer service are a priority. While many credit card processing companies focus on profitability, EPNA is committed to positioning businesses to meet their individual economic goals.

Finding a reliable credit card processor is stressful for many business owners. Lack of transparency, hidden fees, and poor customer service are common issues businesses run into when shopping for a payment processing company.

EPNA® is a registered ISO of PNC Bank, N.A., Pittsburg, PA–Member FDIC and a registered MSP/ISO of Elavon, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis, MN. For more information about EPNA, visit

About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) with $558 Billion in assets.

 About U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank National Association is the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) with $573 billion in assets.

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Elizabeth Van Nice

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