FirsTech to Unveil New Space, New Website

August 07, 2017

Open house scheduled for Thursday, August 10

FirsTech, Inc., an innovator in payment processing solutions in Decatur, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri, is pleased to grow forward to better serve its customers with a newly renovated service center at 265 S. Park St. in Decatur and a new version of its website, firstechpayments.com.

To celebrate both achievements, FirsTech will host and the public is invited to attend an open house Thursday, August 10th from 4-6 p.m.and a ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m. Ryan McCrady, President of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County, will speak briefly at the event.

The building renovations, which started in the spring of 2016, included: remodeling the interior and exterior of the FirsTech buildings at 253 to 265 S. Park St.; demolishing the old drive-thru and buildings at 254 E. Main; and building a new drive-through at Busey Bank, 130 N. Water St. With the investment, FirsTech will keep 50 jobs in the community.

“The EDC greatly appreciates this investment into our community by First Tech,” says Ryan McCrady, President of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County. “This is another shining example of how enterprise zone benefits can help local employers expand their workforce and continue to support and build our economy in the central business district.”

From structural to digital renovations, FirsTech will launch its newly redesigned website, firstechpayments.com on Thursday, August 10th. With vibrant and inviting imagery, the website will not only be easier to navigate, it will outline innovative payment capabilities for and bring readily accessible support to clients in various industries—including utilities, insurance, financial services, telecom, healthcare, government and non-profit.

“As the payment industry's partner for business success, FirsTech recognizes innovation as essential to providing service excellence for customers. As we grow forward, we embrace our innovative spirit with an inward focus,” says Howard Mooney, President & CEO of FirsTech. “Remodeling our service center in Decatur and revamping our online presence at firstechpayments.com ensure future and current customers can access support for their unique payment processing needs.”

A community-minded organization, FirsTech is pleased to grow forward in Decatur. To learn more about its innovative payment processing solutions, visit firstechpayments.com.



About FirsTech, Inc.

FirsTech Inc. provides innovative payment processing solutions to the government, insurance, utility, healthcare, telecom, cable and finance industries. FirsTech processes millions of transactions per year using the Fusion payment processing platform - which provides industry leading bill payment channel integration for walk-in bill payment processing at its 3,000 agent locations in 36 states - lockbox, online bill pay, IVR, mobile, CSR, bank bill pay concentration (e-lockbox/e-box). For 30 years and counting, FirsTech provides custom payment solutions to clients with a focus on efficiency and execution. This results in higher customer satisfaction and lower payment processing costs.

FirsTech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Busey Bank through First Busey Corporation-a diversified financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. More information about First Busey Corporation can be found at busey.com.

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