Bringing Hope to Patients and Families

February 15, 2017

Gems of Hope recognized as OMEGA MVP

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When nine-year-old, Tory saw her mother struggling with her cancer treatment, she knew there had to be some way she could help. Day after day, Tory wrote notes of encouragement, leaving them for her mom, Sheila, to find. gems-of-hope-foundersTory also accompanied her mom to art therapy classes, where the two spent the day creating their own works of art. The hope, love and support Sheila experienced inspired her to create an organization to spread this feeling with others. Along with her two friends, Beth Hammell and Cindy Sale, Sheila began developing Gems of Hope, a nonprofit organization based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that gifts jewelry on inspirational cards to cancer patients.

“Gems of Hope promotes what Medical Research now supports: developing one’s spirituality can encourage feelings of optimism and hope and, thus, healing.”

Gems of Hope has been volunteer driven from the beginning. The process begins in the ‘workshops’ where volunteers come to create all of the handcrafted cards and jewelry. From there, the gifts are sent back to the main office where even more volunteers package and deliver the items to the hospitals and clinics.

“Being a part of the process is very uplifting for all involved,” Norah Hammond, Executive Director of Gems of Hope said. “Volunteers and recipients alike get true enjoyment—it’s the idea that people who don’t even know you but wish you well during your cancer journey that really moves a patient and offers hope.”

Along with giving inspiration to cancer patients, Gems support vehicles reach out to family and friends of all ages with loved ones affected by cancer. ‘What About Us?’ helps children identify and cope with their feelings when someone has been diagnosed with cancer, while ‘Cancer Really Sucks’ is a website designed by teenagers for teenagers where questions can be answered and stories can be shared. There are also libraries, scholarships, and various programs designed to assist with teaching families to cope.

Gems of Hope is truly based off the motivating power of faith, family and friends. It is not just medicine that heals you, it’s the feeling of support from those around you.

“Gems of Hope reminds patients, and others too, that hope must never be lost,” Norah Hammond said. “And when all else fails, give thanks. Those are thoughts that everyone can carry with them.”

To volunteer or get involved, donate, or join the program visit their website or call 319.393.9681. Gems of Hope is located at 420 6th St SE Suite 140, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.

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The OMEGA MVP program was organized to help recognize, celebrate and promote the Merchants, Vendors and Partners of OMEGA Processing Solutions. Gems of Hope has been an OMEGA merchant since 2014.


Why Should Your B2B Business Accept Credit Cards?

February 9, 2017

The most compelling reason is that many of your clients prefer doing business that way. This is especially true with smaller and start-up businesses, as they tend to rely heavily on corporate credit cards. Accepting B2B card payments helps connect your business to these customers.

Today online and electronic payments comprise only a fraction of B2B sales. However, that volume is growing — and quickly. Forrester Research reported that 2015 online sales totaled $780 billion, a figure that is expected to increase to $1.13 trillion (with a T) by 2020. There is great potential in the industry and you can start tapping into that revenue NOW by accepting credit card transactions.

And that’s not all….. consider these additional advantages.

  • Payment integration: Credit cards allow for payment integration, while cash, checks and money orders must be manually processed and entered into your accounting system.
  • Faster deposits: Credit card payments post much more quickly than checks.
  • Interchange savings: Level 2 and 3 card processing allow for increased security and lower interchange rates.
  • Increased security: Debit cards, ACH payments and checks are all tied to a customer’s bank account. Credit card transactions allow for additional fraud protection (for both parties) and easier customer returns.

Ready to reduce risk, attract new customers AND streamline your B2B accounting operations? Contact OMEGA Processing Solutions today for an account analysis. www.omegap.com

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OMEGA’s Players of the Game

February 6, 2017

This week we had two NKYSports.com OMEGA Processing Solutions / ProScan Imaging Games of the Week, giving us TWO Player’s of the Game!

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The first game took place on Friday night between Campbell County and Newport.

Congratulations to Campbell County sophomore, Drew Wilson on becoming our OMEGA Processing Defensive Player of the Game. Wilson played shut down defense against the Wildcats, while also adding 7 points. The Camels beat Newport 76-53.

Miss any of the action? Catch up here http://vcloud.volarvideo.com/broadcast/embed/38503?slug=nky-high-school-basketball-newport-vs-campbell-county&autoplay=1

 

The second game was between NewCath and St. Henry on Saturday Night.

Congratulations to NewCath senior, Luke Moeves for winning our OMEGA Processing Offensive Player of the Game honors. Moeves had 14 points, securing the Breds 71-39 win over St. Henry.

Watch a replay of the game here: http://vcloud.volarvideo.com/broadcast/embed/38504?slug=nky-high-school-basketball-st-henry-vs-newcath&autoplay=1

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Drew Wilson, Campbell County & Luke Moeves, Newport Central Catholic


TWO New OMEGA Player’s of the Game!

January 23, 2017

This week we had two NKYSports.com OMEGA Processing Solutions / ProScan Imaging Games of the Week, which means we now have TWO Player’s of the Game!

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The first game took place on Friday night between Campbell County and Scott.

Congratulations to Campbell County’s Cole Hegyi on becoming our OMEGA Processing Offensive Player of the Game. Hegyi had 25 points and 8 rebounds, leading the Camels to a 57-55 win over Scott.

Miss any of the action? Catch up here http://vcloud.volarvideo.com/broadcast/embed/38499?slug=nky-high-school-basketball-campbell-county-vs-scott&autoplay=1

 

The second game was the 9th Region All “A” Classic on Saturday Night.

Congratulations to NewCath senior, Luke Moeves for winning our OMEGA Processing Defensive Player of the Game honors.  NewCath defeated Lloyd last Saturday, winning the 9th Region All “A” Classic boys’ basketball title. Moeves had had 14 points and 6 rebounds, as well as several crucial blocks in the 2nd half, securing their 55-52 victory. This is the fifth consecutive year the Breds have taken home this title.

Watch a replay of the game here:  http://vcloud.volarvideo.com/broadcast/embed/38500?slug=nky-high-school-basketball-9th-region-all-a-classic-championship&autoplay=1

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Cole Hegyi, Campbell County & Luke Moeves, Newport Central Catholic

 


OMEGA’s Defensive Player of the Game

January 13, 2017

Congratulations to Lloyd’s Jamal Neal on becoming our OMEGA Processing Defensive Player of the Game. Neal had several key blocks and played great defense in Wednesday night’s win against Newport.

The Juggernauts defeated the Wildcats 87-74 in double overtime.

Watch a replay of the game at here:

http://vcloud.volarvideo.com/broadcast/embed/38498?slug=nky-high-school-basketball-newport-vs-lloyd&autoplay=1

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2017’s First OMEGA Player of the Game

January 9, 2017

Congratulations to CovCath senior, Cole Vonhandorf on winning our first OMEGA Processing Offensive Player of the Game honors of 2017. Vonhandorf led the Colonels with 24 points in Friday night’s game against Connor.

CovCath beat the Cougars 74-39.

Miss the game? View the webcast at

http://vcloud.volarvideo.com/broadcast/embed/38497?slug=nky-high-school-basketball-conner-vs-covcath&autoplay=1cole_vanhandorf_pog


What’s on Your Business Wish List for 2017?

December 30, 2016

What could you do with $20,000 or $50,000?

Expand your business…  retire debt… pay taxes… upgrade equipment… smooth out cash flow?

OMEGA Processing Solutions can help. Our no-hassle business funding program provides short-term working capital so you can focus on your business and meeting financial goals.

Get the cash you need now, and pay back the amount with a small percentage of each day’s credit card sales.

Our working capital program features:

  • High approval rates
  • In-house underwriting and approval
  • No set-up fees or closing costs
  • Simple application
  • Fast turnaround
  • NO collateral
  • Simple and quick renewal

Call and get qualified today — 866.888.9724 Ext. 7

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