SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meta Payment Systems Agent Products group is pleased to announce the winners of their second annual client recognition program, "Meta Spotlight Awards," designed to recognize and applaud outstanding Prepaid Gift Card sales for the 2010 calendar year.
"We introduced this program last year and again wanted to have some fun tying a seasonal award ceremony theme to the Meta Spotlight Awards while acknowledging our financial institution partners' dedication to prepaid card sales," commented Nikkee Rhody, Director of Business Resources – Agent Products. "We have tallied last year's sales, and the results are in. We are proud to announce winners in the following categories. (May I have the envelope please?)"
- "Best Performance by a client with 50+ locations" – Most Cards Issued in a Calendar Year 50+ Locations: Associated Bank, Stevens Point, Wisconsin – repeat winner from last year
- "Best Performance by a client with 10-49 locations" – Most Cards Issued in a Calendar Year 10-49 Locations: TDECU, Lake Jackson, Texas – repeat winner from last year
- "Best Performance by a client with 1-9 locations" – Most Cards Issued in a Calendar Year 1-9 Locations: MidWestOne Bank, Iowa City, Iowa
- "Newcomer Award" – Most Card Sales, Less Than 6 Month Partnership: Redstone Federal Credit Union, Huntsville, Alabama
- "Best Picture" – Highest Percentage Growth Card Sales Year-Over-Year, '09-'10: Community 1st Bank of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, New Mexico
- "Best Large Order Effects" – Highest Volume of Large Order Card Sales: Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware
- "Best Supporting Client" – Highest Level of Engagement: Hilltop National Bank, Casper, Wyoming
- "Most Unique Picture" – Most Innovative Use of Product: Dollar Bank, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
"We were so excited to see some new award winners and a couple repeat winners this year. We appreciate all the hard work and the continued commitment to prepaid sales," added Mick Conlin, Senior Vice President – Agent Products. "We have seen great sales results and heard more great stories from our agent bank partners this year. We sincerely applaud each of the institutions listed here, and thank all of our financial institution partners for recognizing that prepaid is a great addition to meeting the payment solution needs of their customers."
Each Meta Spotlight Award winner will receive a stunning "spotlight" award engraved with the "2010 Meta Spotlight Awards" along with category name, description and financial institution name.