The high-risk experts to talk MID preservation, preferred vendors and more at exclusive industry event.

TEMECULA, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2018 — National Merchants Association (NMA) – a merchant advocacy group and innovative merchant services acquirer – is taking payments advocacy to the next level this week with its third annual Fire & Ice event, Oct. 18, 2018.

In an effort to transform the world of payments one transaction, merchant and/or partner at a time, this year’s event has a very specific focus – weathering the storm.

In recent years, the payments industry, as a whole, has endured much scrutiny from card brands and legislators – especially those in the high-risk and/or card-not-present verticals. This year’s Fire & Ice conference was designed to help partners engage in best practices and sustainable business processes that contribute to their success, despite evolving legislation and compliance trends.

“In the past, Fire & Ice has been a go-to event for industry partners looking to improve their bottom line and become better payments professionals,” said NMA CEO Heather (Petersen) Altepeter. “This year, we’re digging deep; equipping them with the expertise and resources they need to navigate the murky waters of payments and tackle any challenge governing bodies may throw our way in the near future.”

A highlight industry event, Fire & Ice is open to an intimate, invite-only crowd this year. At the event, NMA is scheduled to debut its new, comprehensive MID-preservation suite of services and preferred vendor program – along with other new, innovative, industry-revolutionizing developments.

RSVPs are closed for this year’s event, but information on recent product, service and program launches is available from our team of payments experts.

For more information on NMA and/or to schedule a meeting with a member of Team NMA, please visit or call 866-509-7199.

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About National Merchants Association
National Merchants Association is a global leader in merchant payment processing services and is dedicated to helping merchants and agent partners grow their businesses by generating sales opportunities and maximizing profits. Ranked for the third year in a row among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies, National Merchants Association owes much of its success to its strong commitment to advocacy. NMA works for agents to create a pro-businesses payments environment and for merchants to eliminate the unnecessary and unreasonable fees associated with accepting electronic transactions. Visit or call (866) 509-7199 for more information.