Temecula, CA, June 29, 2012…National Merchants Association (NMA) was thrilled to be honored with two Stevie® Awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards in New York City on June 18th, 2012.  NMA operates through 17 regional offices and has enjoyed marked success this year in developing its relationships with merchants nationwide. A leader in providing fair and competitive credit card processing rates, NMA collected a bronze award for “Company of the Year,” and CEO Heather Petersen earned bronze for “Executive of the Year.” Visit

The prestigious Stevie Awards honor outstanding business efforts, growth and accomplishments across 90 different industry categories. Specializing in businesses that are considered high risk and hard-to-place, NMA works on behalf of merchants to eliminate the unreasonable fees associated with accepting credit cards.  The company surpassed others in the Banking and Financial Services category to earn its two Stevies®.

“We are proud to have been recognized in our industry for our team’s accomplishments at the Stevie® Awards,” said Ms. Petersen.  “We look forward to continued efforts that focus on philanthropy and community service.”

NMA recently launched its “Give-it-Back” program, which allows members to donate a portion of their credit card processing fees to the charity of their choice. The company also supports “Kids in the Spotlight, Inc.” and “The Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California.”

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