Moneris Solutions

Moneris Solutions

March 12, 2012 09:23 ET

Moneris Solutions Announces Winner of Its $10,000 Small Business Contest

Environmental Defence Named the Winner of Contest Aimed to Benefit Small Businesses

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2012) - Moneris Solutions, Canada's largest credit and debit card processor, is excited to announce Environmental Defence as the winner of its $10,000 Small Business Contest. The contest was designed to recognize the contributions small businesses make to the Canadian economy and to provide its winner with the opportunity to expand their business.

"We wanted to find an opportunity to give back to the small business community," says Santo Ligotti, head of public relations for Moneris. "By developing the contest, we hoped to help small businesses looking to grow their organization. We are pleased that our recipient, Environmental Defence, will be able to leverage this experience to further promote its initiatives to Canadians."

As the winner of Moneris' $10,000 Small Business contest, Environmental Defence is looking forward to further promoting its eco-conscious mandate. "We are very grateful for this opportunity," says Janet Patterson, Senior Development Officer for Environmental Defence. "Moneris' Small Business Contest has allowed us to look forward to our future campaigns with confidence and refreshed vitality."

Environmental Defence is one of Canada's leading non-profit, environmental action groups, campaigning since 1984 to promote the importance of a safe environment. Its campaigns focus on issues like the water quality of our beaches and raising awareness of Canada's cosmetic laws.

About Moneris Solutions

As one of North America's largest providers of payment processing solutions, Moneris offers credit, debit, wireless and online payment services for merchants in virtually every industry segment. Through its Ernex division, Moneris also provides electronic loyalty and stored-value card programs. With more than 350,000 merchant locations generating close to three billion payment card transactions annually, Moneris provides the hardware, software and systems needed to improve business efficiency and manage payments. For more information please visit

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