ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATION ATTRACTS 50 JOBS TO THE CITY OF BATAVIA
January 17, 2012
Premiere Credit of North America, LLC, a leading national accounts receivable management company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is expanding their operations and opening a call center located on Mill Street in the City of Batavia. Premiere Credit has signed a lease for 8,500 sq. ft. with the option of taking the total 13,500 sq. ft. of space. Premiere Credit expects to employ 50 people at the Mill Street location and plans to be up and running by March 1 or sooner if possible.
“Premiere Credit is a dynamic and growing company. We are excited to open a call center in this location and look forward to welcoming 50 residents of the City of Batavia and the surrounding area to our team,” said Rob Meck, Premiere Credit president and CEO.
“This is not only a win for Batavia, but a national win; outsourcing of call center jobs has been going on for years, keeping these positions in the United States is ideal,” said Steve Hyde, President and CEO of the Genesee County Economic Development Center. “It genuinely shows the quality of Premiere Credit as a leader in corporate responsibility. We welcome them to our community,” said Hyde.
“We are thrilled Premiere leadership was able to recognize the talent, value and willingness of Batavia to support their business growth, “commented Jason Molino, City Manager. “Mancuso’s ability to sell our community and Harris’ patience to land a call center tenant does not go unnoticed either.”
Premiere Credit contracted with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) to find a suitable location to open their new call center. The request for proposal, seeking locations in Western New York, led to interaction with Chris Suozzi, VP of Business Development at GCEDC, who worked with CBRE to bring Premiere Credit to the Mill Street location.
After visiting many different sites throughout Western New York, Premiere Credit decided that Batavia was the best location. “Given the variables of the project this was the ideal setting,” said Suozzi. Suozzi and Tony Mancuso of Mancuso Commercial Reality have been working together since 2009 to fill this location. “The Mill Street location, owned by Harris Mill Street Properties, has been vacant since July of 2009,” said Mancuso. “I was thrilled at the opportunity to show the building and believed it is the perfect fit,” said Mancuso.
Suozzi and Mancuso engaged Julie Pacatte, Economic Developer of the Batavia Development Corporation (BDC), and Louis Lopez, Business Services Representative of the Department of labor to further assist with the project.
“The collaboration of GCEDC, BDC, Genesee Career Center, Mancuso Commercial Realty and Harris Properties sends a strong unified message that significant support is available for business in the City of Batavia,” stated Ray Chaya, BDC Board President.
Harris Mill Street Properties, owned by Scott and Karen Harris, operate the Mill Street location where Premiere Credit will be opening. Harris Mill Street Properties, represented by Mancuso, negotiated the lease with Premiere Credit.
January 5, 2012
SEASONAL SPIRIT ABOUNDS AT PREMIERE CREDIT
Employees of Indianapolis-based Premiere Credit have concluded their 2011 mission of charity and good works by collecting $4,000 in gifts during "Project Snowflake"
INDIANAPOLIS - Through a partnership formed with The Villages, a non-profit child and family services agency, employees of Premiere Credit, an Indiana-based accounts receivable management company, dedicated themselves to collecting something different during the holiday season -- toys for needy families in the Indianapolis area.
During the month of December, snowflakes bearing an individual child's name, age and Christmas wish were available for employees to choose. "Our initial goal was to provide 50 kids with their holiday wish list," said Shane Archer, Vice President, Operations. "The campaign was launched on December 1st. By December 6th we had already surpassed our goal with more than 90 snowflakes claimed by employees."
The successful toy drive resulted in the collection of gifts for dozens of appreciative children. As a token of thanks, campaign organizer, Joseph Baquero, Manager, Corporate and Client Services, received an ornament, handmade by one of the gift recipients. "Through the generosity of our employees, we collected gifts valued at nearly $4,000.00 for more than 120 children," said Baquero.
"When combined with the results of our recent United Way campaign our employees have raised more than $35,000 in the past four months for local charities," said Rob Meck, President and CEO. "I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our team and their deep sense of community."
PREMIERE CREDIT "SETS THE PACE" FOR UNITED WAY
September 30, 2011
Premiere Credit employees pledge more than $31,000 to the United Way of Central Indiana
Premiere Credit of North America, LLC (Premiere Credit) earned the United Way Pacesetter Award through the generosity of its employees who have pledged to donate more than $31,000 in the company’s first ever United Way fundraising campaign.
Premiere Credit was recognized and presented with the Pacesetter Traveling Trophy during the “Colts Go Blue for United Way” community kickoff ceremony held in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, September 9th. At the event, United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) volunteer leaders announced a goal to raise nearly $1 million more than last year's annual campaign ($38.3 million) or $39.2 million to address the current needs in the six-county region.
“The response from our employees to this campaign is inspiring,” said Rob Meck, President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is an honor to work side-by-side with a team that responds to the needs of others in such a meaningful way.“
The pledged donations by Premiere Credit and other corporate partners have helped UWCI raise $7.8 million (20%) of its goal.
Premiere Credit Strengthens Executive Team with Addition of Industry Veterans
Monday, March 07, 2011
Indianapolis, IN – March 7, 2011 Premiere Credit of North America, LLC (Premiere
Credit) announced that Feroze Waheed joined the executive team as Chief
Financial Officer, and Robert Pruim as Director of Accounts Receivable
Management Human Resources.
“We are extremely pleased
that Feroze Waheed has agreed to serve as CFO of Premiere Credit,” said Rob
Meck, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Feroze brings nearly 30 years
of experience in corporate finance, operations, information technology, and
accounting, and I am thrilled someone of his caliber will be joining our team.”
In 2004, Waheed founded
Astra Business Services, Inc., a collection agency serving the healthcare,
credit card, telecom, and direct marketing industries, which has the
distinction of being the first agency in the U.S. to achieve ISO 27001
certification. Prior to 2004, Waheed served as Executive Vice President of
Delaware-based WSFS Financial Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of
Diversified Collection Services.
Meck also announced the
addition of Robert Pruim as the new Director of Accounts Receivable Management Human
Pruim has more than 30 years
of experience in the field of human capital. As Vice President of Human Resources for FinishMaster, Inc.
he led the integration of more than 50 corporate acquisitions as the company
grew to employ more than 1,700 people. His previous experience also includes
leadership positions at Drawform Inc. and ITM Corporation.
“We have been experiencing considerable
growth over the past two years and expect this trend to continue,” said Meck. “I’m
delighted to welcome an HR professional of Bob’s quality and accomplishment to
our company and feel confident his experience will be invaluable as we look to
add and retain the industry’s top talent at Premiere Credit.”
Classroom Mini Grant Program
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Local company to support teachers with classroom projects
INDIANAPOLIS - Premiere Credit of North America, an Indianapolis-based accounts receivable management company, has launched a new Classroom Mini Grant Program for area elementary school teachers who need some extra help to bring their creative ideas to life.
“We recognize that school budgets are tight and resources are often stretched for classroom teachers,” said Premiere Credit President & CEO Rob Meck. “We’re looking at ways that we can give back to the community. We’re eager to see what project ideas are out there that we can help support,” he added.
Applications for the 2010/2011 school year are due by August 31, 2010. Application information is available online at www.premierecredit.com in the Giving Back section of the website.
Premiere Credit is one of the nation’s leading accounts receivable management firms with offices near downtown Indianapolis. Its corporate philanthropy program includes a Classroom Mini Grant Program for elementary school teachers and college scholarships for IPS and Warren High School graduates. For more information about Premiere Credit and employment opportunities, visit www.premierecredit.com.
Inc. 5000 and IBJ recognize Premiere Credit as a 'fastest growing company'
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS – For the third consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has recognized Indianapolis-based Premiere Credit of North America as one of the nation's fastest growing companies. Premiere Credit was the only Indiana company recognized in the Financial Services category for this year's Inc. 5000; overall it ranks #2103 nationwide. The company, whose clients include the Department of Education and numerous government agencies, has grown 151% over the past three years. Premiere Credit has ranked on either the Inc. 500 or Inc. 5000 for the past three years.
The Indianapolis Business Journal also recently recognized Premiere Credit on its 2009 "Fastest-Growing Indianapolis-Area Private Companies," which ranks growth over a three-year period for Indiana companies with annual revenues exceeding $1 million.
Premiere Credit of North America LLC is a national accounts receivable management company representing a diverse set of clients and asset classes. Earlier this year, it was recognized as one of the country's top 25 "Best Places to Work in Collections" by Best Companies Group (BCG) and insideARM, which provides accounts receivable management news to businesses.
For employment information go to mypremierejobs.com.
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