Global Business Loves Local Action PacNet Services Provides a Model of Local Responsibility in the Global Marketplace

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PacNet Services, a worldwide payment processing company, is passionate about supporting initiatives in their home town of Vancouver, BC, Canada. PacNet Director Rosanne Day says that Vancouver is a world class city and the way we work to overcome challenges here will serve as a model to business owners around the world.

Vancouver is world class city that has many challenges. The way we respond to those challenges as business owners will provide a model to businesses around the world.

With a busy schedule managing over 18 subsidiaries in 12 countries, Vancouver based payments company PacNet Services loves to be at home; so much so, that they have a firmly entrenched policy of supporting local Vancouver initiatives and events like the upcoming Salvation Army Breakfast of Hope, Thursday December 4, 7:30 to 9:00 AM at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

When questioned about the emphasis on local initiatives, Director Rosanne Day pointed out that while PacNet also supports international organizations, the health of Vancouver directly influences the health of the company and the present and future happiness of its staff and their family members. "Vancouver is world class city that has many challenges. The way we respond to those challenges as business owners will provide a model to businesses around the world."

This year The Salvation Army in BC will provide:

  • 1 million meals for the hungry
  • 200,750 shelter nights for the homeless
  • 450 transitional housing beds
  • 100 residential beds for parolees
  • 244 adult treatment beds
  • 25 beds for domestically abused women and families
  • 6 youth support recovery beds
  • 277 assisted living/long-term care for seniors
  • 10 hospice beds
  • 14 community crisis response units responding to emergencies
  • Family Services in 39 communities

The Salvation Army began in Canada in 1882, and is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services, serving 1.5 million people each year, in over 400 communities.

What other local initiatives does PacNet support?
Among others, PacNet also supports United We Can, a nonprofit society that aims to establish self-sustaining urban enterprises and create jobs for inner city residents. Their ever-busy bottle depot contributes to the local economy and provides jobs for people with multiple barriers to entering the workforce. UWC also runs Crossroads and Lanes, an initiative which employs lower east-side residents to clean neighborhoods and public spaces. Their Computer Club offers free computer training and internet access to low-income residents.

PacNet Services management and staff are active in showing their support on a personal level, too. Over 300 hours of volunteer service has been logged by PacNet staff in 2008.

PacNet Services is a leading international payment processing company offering credit card processing, check processing, direct debit processing and other payment services to e-commerce and mail order companies around the world.


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