Northwest Association for Financial Professionals - Event Information

Event Name:January 2018 Monthly Meeting
Event Type(s):Monthly Meeting
Description:Understanding merchant services fees and best practices to manage them
Event Date:01-18-18
Event Time:11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Pacific
Location:Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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Details:Accepting card payments can help your company get paid faster, offer a secure and convenient option for your customers to pay you, and make you a preferred business partner versus the competition.  At the same time, the fees associated with merchant processing can be perplexing and challenging to understand.  We will discuss the fundamentals of merchant processing fees, options for reducing or offsetting merchant fees, and offer best practices on how your company can accept card transactions in the most cost effective manner.

Featured speakers:
Eric Lien, CTP
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Eric Lien is Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.  Based out of Minneapolis, he manages a sales team focused on delivering innovative electronic solutions, protecting payment data, and helping revolutionize customer’s receivables processes. 
Ed Barrie
Director, Treasury
Tableau Software

Ed Barrie is Director of Treasury at Tableau Software.  Based in Seattle, he manages and oversees a team that is responsible for Treasury, Corporate Accounting, Tax, Payables and Receivables, and Audit functions, amongst others.

Approved for up to 1.2 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.

NWAFP would like to thank Wells Fargo Bank for sponsoring this January 2018 Meeting.


The meeting and lunch are included in the annual membership. All Members are eligible to bring a new one-time guest at no cost. Both members and guests must register. If the paid member cannot attend a meeting, a substitute may attend. Non-members pay the guest price of $55. Non-working students pay the student guest price of $15.  For more information or to register for this meeting, click button "Register for this Event" at the bottom of this page.

The meeting will take place at Washington Athletic Club (WAC) at 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Meetings are two hours - networking begins at 11am, lunch is served at 11:30am and our program begins at 12pm.

NWAFP provides a 2-hour parking validation when parking in the WAC garage, 1409 Sixth Avenue. This is located a half-block north of the Clubhouse on Sixth Avenue.  (From I-5 South bound, exit Union Street, right on 6th and garage entrance on immediate left.  From I-5 North bound, exit Seneca, slight right on 6th, garage is two blocks north on left.)   The NWAFP encourages ride-sharing to its meetings.
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