PLS Stores Remain Open Throughout Blizzard

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As the worst blizzard in decades slammed the Midwest on Tuesday, the PLS Check Cashers and PLS Loan Store locations in Chicagoland stayed open for business to see to the needs of their customers.

Our people, at every location, showed their commitment to customer service over the past few days, and we’re very proud of them. Our customers know they can count on PLS no matter what.

As the worst blizzard in decades slammed the Midwest on Tuesday, the PLS Check Cashers and PLS Loan Store locations in Chicagoland stayed open for business to see to the needs of their customers.

Thousands of area businesses closed down as more than 20 inches of snow fell and winds gusted at over 50 miles an hour. O’Hare and Midway Airports ceased operations and many area roads became impassable.

Yet team members at the PLS Check Cashers and PLS Loan Store locations in the Chicago area braved the elements to keep their stores open throughout the storm.

“PLS stands for ‘People, Location, Service,’” said Brian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Field Operations, PLS. “Our people, at every location, showed their commitment to customer service over the past few days, and we’re very proud of them. Our customers know they can count on PLS no matter what.”

About PLS: People. Location. Service.
Chicago-based PLS Financial Services, Inc., manages more than 300 financial service centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, with more than 3,100 employees. PLS is one of the largest, fastest growing and most distinguished organizations in the check cashing industry, and is a Western Union money transfer network.

PLS is listed on Inc. magazine’s “5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America,” and has been named one of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association of Business Resources. For the past three years, PLS was named one of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies by Crain’s Chicago Business®, and was a member of Crain’s “Fast 50” (Fastest Growing Companies). Bob and Dan Wolfberg, PLS Presidents, have been named finalists for Ernst & Young’s 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The company has also been honored with the Activa Award from the Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA) in recognition of its charitable efforts.

The PLS brands include PLS Check Cashers, which offers check cashing, money transfer services, money orders and bill payments; PLS Loan Store, which provides consumer micro-loans and tax-preparation services; and PLS Motor Vehicle Services.

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