Our Partners and Members
CLARUS offers a complete merchant services program for referral partners. You can provide your business clients with a complete range of payment processing services. Your business clients process electronic transactions every day, accepting hundreds or thousands of credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and other types of electronic payment. Who is benefiting from those transactions?Payment processing is one of the top five costs for most businesses. After over 15 years of working with companies and financial institutions throughout the world, we understand how to set up your clients to get the lowest possible rates. Typically, we can save businesses hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars a month in processing fees.
WHAT WE ACHIEVE
Fast, reliable credit card processing for your clients, a new revenue stream for you.
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
Long term growth is our main objective and finding the right partners to grow with us always has and will be a core company strategy.
We pride ourselves on providing the best solutions, customer support, merchant options and referral analytics software available in the industry.
CLARUS is dedicated to giving back and bettering the world around us. We know our partners also care about giving back, so we developed the CLARUS Give Program. When we partner with an organization, we will make a monthly donation on your behalf to the charity of your choice. As a referral partner, the more your organization processes with CLARUS, the more CLARUS will give back. This is perfect match for organizations looking for another benefit to offer their members and a way to support the causes they love. We're here to help you make a difference.
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About Capital Bank
Capital Bank, a subsidiary of Capital Bancorp, Inc., is a community bank focused on satisfying the banking needs of individuals and small businesses. Deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the bank is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank system.
The idea for the bank first started in 1999 when the banking environment began to change due in part to the consolidation of the industry and the trend by larger banks through pricing and structure decisions to discourage small businesses and individuals from obtaining reasonable loans.
"We knew we could start a bank that would treat people right and still be able to be financially successful," said Michael J. Burke, Vice Chairman. "We knew that we could provide the type of community banking service that used to be taken for granted but is now almost impossible to find. Capital Bank will provide the products and services needed by individuals and small businesses and more importantly, we will do so in a professional, efficient and friendly manner."
The Bank has three offices; its original branch was located in the Federal Plaza shopping center off Montrose Road in Rockville, Maryland. This branch moved in September 2008 to a new location at 6000 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda, MD; its second branch and Corporate Headquarters located on Church Street directly across from the Rockville Metro station in Rockville, Maryland, and a third branch location at 1776 Eye Street with easy access from the Farragut West Metro station's 18th & I Street exit in Washington, DC. In addition to the Bank's convenient locations and account access via the Internet, our business customers also have "easy access" to the decision makers in the Bank. "This is what our customers find as valuable to them in their banking relationship" said Scot R. Browning, President of Capital Bank.
The management staff of the Bank is very experienced and familiar with the local area. We understand the needs of small businesses and individuals and stand ready to tailor our services for you in a uniquely personalized way. We are excited about the opportunities to work with businesses and individuals in our community.
Capital Bank is open five days a week. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. The telephone number at Capital Bank is 301-468-8848.
NEMEON is a purchasing cooperative in the roofing distribution industry. It was formed to provide pooled purchasing power and management support for Independent Roofing and Siding Distributors (IRSD). This organization is styled after cooperative business model serving other wholesale distribution channels such as plumbing, electrical and gypsum.
Purchasing cooperatives are comprised independent businesses coming together to combine purchasing power in order to provide greater profit enhancement to its members.
About NetPlus Alliance.
NetPlus Alliance partners with top manufactfurers and wholesalers to provide benefits to a membership of 375 industrial and contractor supplies distributors. Click below to find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Purchasing cooperatives are comprised independent businesses coming together to combine purchasing power in order to provide greater profit enhancement to its mefmbers.
About Sphere 1
Select Independent Distributors of America, Inc. (S.I.D.A.) is a group of roofing and exterior building supply distributors whose mission is to serve our customers' needs by offering the power of collective purchasing, negotiating strength, experience, knowledge and expertise. Each S.I.D.A. member is independently owned and operated. S.I.D.A. members share the same belief in providing individual attention to our customers, delivering high-quality products and materials, and offering unparalleled service that is second-to-none.f
UCAA is a federation of member-owned cooperatives. UCAA exists to preserve and protect the cooperative model by sharing best practices in an effort to improve returns, reduce cost and enhance business practices for its members and cooperative wholesale distribution, while preserving each group's cultural foundation.
WIT is a member-owned purchasing group established by Independents for Independents. Working with our distributors and participating vendor companies, WIT leverages its size and national presence to provide its owners with purchasing and marketing programs, central payment services, technical support, and major networking opportunities.
Governed by a Board of Directors, WIT distributors are committed to working toward collective goals and initiatives that ensure each individual owner's success in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry.
In 1990, Edge founder, Ron Meyers, owned an electronics distribution company and struggled to get the right products at competitive prices. It was this experience that inspired him to start a distributor owned buying group to help distributors like himself compete more effectively. He wanted to give them the same tools, expertise, services and access to lines that large distributors have - without the distributors having to spend an exorbitant amount of time or money.
Today, The Edge Group has more than 100 independent distributor members as well as strategic partnerships with top industry manufacturers that have more than 200 product lines. By pooling their purchasing power, Edge distributors have become more successful while maintaining their independence. Collectively, they have more than 170 stocking locations and more than $90 million in inventory.
About Equity Plumbing
Equity Plumbing is a National Marketing/Purchasing group providing a wide range of marketing resources and services to independent wholesale plumbing Distributors and Manufacturers.
Through Equity Plumbing, Manufacturers (vendors) gain access to a national wholesaler network through proprietary marketing plans, special promotional materials, one-on-one meetings and advertising opportunities, uniquely tailored to each Manufacturer’s specific marketing needs and sales goals.
About IMARK Group
IMARK Group, Inc. is a member-owned marketing group made up of over 1,100 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. Our membership includes over 80 members in the Top 200 largest distributors in the country. Member companies serve their local customers from over 2,000 branch locations. With over 18% of the US electrical distribution market, the members of IMARK Group, Inc. constitute the largest member owned, member governed cooperative in the US electrical industry.
IMARK members are market leading companies serving the needs of electrical contractors, industrial and institutional MRO customers, electric utilities and other customer types throughout the country. At the heart of IMARK's success is its relationship with over 100 of the electrical industry's leading manufacturers and service providers. IMARK members work closely with these companies to satisfy end customers while members and suppliers maximize profitability, increase market share, and strengthen business relationships.
IMARK Group, Inc. is managed by the IMARK Board of Directors. The board is composed of member executives that oversee the efforts of a lean headquarters staff.
IMARK Group, Inc. is headquartered in Bowie, Maryland and was founded on February 1, 1996 as the result of a merger between The Independent Electrical Distributors Group (TIED) and Western Independent Electrical Distributors (WIED). In January 2009, IMARK Group, Inc. merged with the Equity/EDN marketing group. IMARK Group, Inc. is a haven for high quality electrical distributors that intend to maintain their independence and enjoy high quality relationships with the electrical industry's leading manufacturers.
One of the largest independent marketing cooperatives in the world, IMARK Group, Inc. is an associate member of the National Association of Electrical Distributors and the National Cooperative Business Association. IMARK Group, Inc. is a founding member of the United Cooperatives Alliance of the Americas (UCAA). UCAA is a federation of member-owned cooperatives. UCAA exists to preserve and protect the cooperative model by sharing best practices in an effort to improve returns, reduce cost and enhance business practices for its members and cooperative wholesale distribution, while preserving each group's cultural foundation. IMARK Group, Inc. is also a member/owner of IMELCO. IMELCO is the leading consortium of independent electrical distribution companies in Europe, Australia and the United States.
Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc. is the premier purchasing group in the plumbing and heating industry. The group consists of 240+ plumbing wholesaler distributors across the United States and more than 120 of the best-known manufacturers of plumbing products.
For over 30 years, Omni has provided its Member wholesalers with the resources to succeed in the ever-changing business world through innovative marketing and promotional programs. Through our purchasing power, we have been able to provide a competitive balance for the independent plumbing distributor.
SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc., organized in 2006 with the goal to build an innovative and dynamic bank with unmatched client service. SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank which opened its first office in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in January 2007, and has since expanded its footprint across Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
With more than $2 billion in assets, SmartBank has grown both organically, and through multiple acquisitions which include; Tullahoma-based Southern Community Bank (2018), Tuscaloosa-based Capstone Bank (2017), Chattanooga-based Cornerstone Community Bank (2016) and Destin-based GulfSouth Private Bank (2012). The bank operates 29 branches and 4 loan production offices serving cities that are among some of the Southeast’s most desirable markets with strong MSA’s and/or popular tourist destinations which include; Knoxville, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Tullahoma (Tennessee), Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Fairhope (Alabama) and Destin, Pensacola, and Panama City (Florida).
SmartBank’s vision is to create the Southeast’s next, great community banking franchise. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and acquisitions, and a disciplined approach to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s success.
To learn more about SmartBank, visit https://www.smartbank.com
About International Factoring Association (IFA)
The International Factoring Associations' Goal is to assist the Factoring community by providing information, training, purchasing power and a resource for the Factoring community.
Founded in 1999, the International Factoring Association provides a way for the Commercial Factors to get together and discuss a variety of issues and concerns in the industry. By working together, Commercial factors have an easy way to disseminate information and have a single voice in the marketplace. Association members also have group buying power in negotiating for goods and services.
The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing advocacy, communication, education, and resources for Virginia's assisted living industry.
Formed in 1996, VALA is the unified voice of the assisted living in Virginia and the official state affiliate of Argentum.
VALA's members represent the entire spectrum of the industry: providers of both non-profit and for-profit, and large and small assisted living communities. VALA also welcomes Industry Partners - companies, government, agencies, and individuals that provide a service to, or have an interest in, assisted living in Virginia.
CLARUS Merchant Services is an Elavon Payments Partner & Registered MSP/ISO of Elavon INC. Georgia. National Processing Company ("NPC"), a Vantiv company, is a registered ISO/MSP of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH. CLARUS Merchant Services is a registered ISO/MSP of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH.
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