Our team has been involved in the nonprofit sector for many years. Our President, John LaRocca, has not only helped a variety of nonprofit organizations save money and improve service with their merchant processing needs, but he actively serves many California non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity®, Meals on Wheels, and the Rotary International (awarded Rotarian “Rookie of the Year” and “Service Above Self”). Within the community he serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and as the Chair of Business with the Thousand Oaks Business Roundtable (2010 – 2011).
In addition, John has made himself available by providing support and processing for:
- Thousand Oaks Rotary Club (two events per year)
- Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County
- Knights of Columbus
- Rising Star Music Fund
- Ventura County United Way
- Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Camarillo
- The Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program
- Westlake High School Choral Booster Club, Inc.
- Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
- Assistance League of Conejo Valley Thrift Shop
A pillar of the local community, John has assumed various roles in community event planning including assisting with fund raising, obtaining celebrity endorsements, developing promotions, and public relations. Additionally, LaRocca Integrated Solutions, Inc. has provided “hands on assistance” by donating the use of free merchant processing machines for fund raising events, assisting with transportation needs, securing volunteers, obtaining donations from local restaurants and businesses for silent auctions, arranging venues, and attracting major sponsors for events. As demonstrated, LaRocca Integrated Solutions, Inc. acts as a multi-dimensional support system for non-profit and local community sectors.
At LaRocca, we pride ourselves on personal service and our sincere understanding of the business needs of community and nonprofit organizations. If for some reason we are unable to offer you a better rate and terms for your merchant processing, we will let you know. Most importantly, we will provide you with an in-depth review of your current agreement and offer you constructive advice that may assist you with your current merchant processor . . . regardless of whether or not you decide to switch to us.
When it comes to pricing and terms, large merchant processing companies may not always be as competitive as LaRocca Integrated Solutions, Inc. Relying on their company brand and size, they may only offer you one plan including a full three-year contract and a monthly equipment rental fee. As a community or nonprofit organization is it in your best interest to pay more and be locked into a long-term contract?
Also, many large merchant processing firms employ numerous sales agents within call center operations. Keep in mind that a lack of experience and personal expertise when advising a community or nonprofit organization may result in higher rates to the organization . . . the entity that can least afford it.