“What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas!”
The highlight of May was the American Payroll Association’s (APA) 33rd Annual Congress at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This significant gathering of rapid! PayCard’s® payroll clients and prospects allows our management and sales team to interact during a week that is filled with fun, engagement, learning and inspiration!
Each year the APA puts together an amazing event with its own theme. This year’s theme was The Payroll Games. This knock off of The Hunger Games saw one tribute from each of the APA’s nine regions compete for the title of payroll champion! The week is a faux competition that allowed for the Payroll Pep Rally to include costumes and fun as a break from the serious learning that occurred in the APA’s Certified Payroll Education classes.
The rapid! PayCard team kicked off the week’s events with a Monday evening dinner. We had over 80 clients and prospects join us for dinner at Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse. We all enjoyed getting to know our current and future clients outside of a business setting!
For the fifth consecutive year rapid! PayCard was Tuesday’s Grand Opening Sponsor, where we were proud to introduce the Keynote Speaker, Marie Osmond. She delivered an emotionally charged talk that was titled, “How to Hang on Through Life without Ruining a Good Manicure.” The audience was captivated by Marie’s personal anecdotes and her perspective on how to live a successful and fulfilling life. Following her raw and emotional speech, Marie was kind enough to meet privately with 30 of our VIPs providing autographs on wine tumblers, answers to brief questions and photos.
Turn every setback into a comeback per Marie Osmond keynote #paycon #APA pic.twitter.com/x5HEmOXLN1
— Kimbra Fox (@KimbraFox) May 6, 2015
The rapid! VIP Event Experience followed Marie’s Grand Opening speech. More than 245 Congress attendees joined us to walk the red carpet, enjoy complimentary food and drinks, receive professional manicures, have a virtual photo with Marie, listen to music, and play the Minute to Win It game in order to win some very nice prizes; included Coach Handbags and more!
The exhibition opened Wednesday morning where we kicked off three busy days of booth fun! Attendees witnessed multiple live demos of our PayCard portal showing our cardholder benefits. Such as, access to a savings account1, no check cashing fees, Networks’2 Zero Liability Policies3, 4 and access to our free apple and android mobile app5! We experienced a steady stream of attendees at the booth and everyone who stayed for the demo was entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Kate Spade or Coach purse! Wednesday evening closed out with our CEO Sponsored dinner at Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse for our clients and prospects.
It’s packed on the #paycon tradeshow floor, stop by booth 417 for the chance to win a designer bag or signed tumbler! pic.twitter.com/9aLV9nGdch — rapid! PayCard (@rapidPayCard) May 7, 2015
Overall, the 33rd Annual Congress was a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone involved. After all, that’s what Congress is about! It’s always great to meet and spend time with the wonderful payroll staff that rapid! PayCard serves every day. Congress gives us a chance to put faces to names and understand how we can better serve payroll departments across the country. It also gives us the opportunity to educate attendees on why the rapid! PayCard is a great product for payroll departments and the employees they serve.
If you missed this year’s event, we hope you can make it in 2016! It truly is a great learning experience for all who attend and we can’t wait to see everyone next year at the 34th Annual Congress in Nashville, Tennessee.
If you would like more information on how rapid! PayCard can serve your payroll department, please contact our sales department.
1This optional offer is not a Metabank® product or service nor does MetaBank xxxxendorse this offer.
2MasterCard or Visa
3MasterCard Zero Liability: Conditions and exceptions apply. Please see website for more information about MasterCard Zero Liability: mastercard.com/general/zero_liability.html
4Visa Zero Liability: Visa’s Zero Liability Policy covers U.S.- issued cards and does not apply to certain commercial card transactions, or any transactions not processed by Visa. You must notify your financial institution immediately of any unauthorized use. For specific restrictions, limitations and other details, please consult your issuer.
5While rapid! PayCard does not charge for this feature and service, standard text messaging, data and cellular rates may apply. Please check with your cell phone carrier and inquire about fees your carrier may associate with these services.
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