DETROIT –The Detroit Red Wings and partner International Bancard – an industry-leading credit card processing and payment acceptance solution provider – today announced the details of the new “Home Ice Advantage” sweepstakes designed to give Metro Detroit businesses a chance to gain exposure in the Detroit market by becoming a “Proud Partner of the Detroit Red Wings” for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.
The winning business will receive all the benefits of being a proud team partner, including signage at Joe Louis Arena, rotating banners on www.DetroitRedWings.com, suite tickets for a Red Wings home game, a full-page advertisement in “Red Wings Today” and a marketing and brainstorming session with Detroit Red Wings executives.
“We’re excited to work alongside a great partner in International Bancard to connect with and support local businesses,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “The entrepreneurial spirit is soaring in Detroit, and we look forward to helping one of our local businesses gain momentum in this exciting time of growth and development in Detroit.”
“Both the Red Wings and International Bancard have a long-standing history of supporting local businesses in Detroit and the state of Michigan,” said International Bancard’s Chairman and CEO, David Iafrate. “As the official credit card processor of the Detroit Red Wings, International Bancard is honored to give another hardworking Michigan-based business the opportunity to partner with us and the Red Wings.”
Businesses will initially be evaluated by their 300-word essay submission describing how their business can benefit from a partnership with the Detroit Red Wings. A total of five businesses will then be selected for the chance to win the grand prize. These five finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to representatives from the Red Wings and International Bancard. Finalists will be announced in late February and Finalist Presentations will take place during a luncheon on Monday, Feb. 29. The winning business will be selected following the luncheon.
For more information and to register your business, visit www.DetroitHomeIce.com. All submissions must be received by Friday, Feb. 19 and must follow guidelines and content restrictions.
About International Bancard
Whether our clients serve 50 customers or 100,000 fans, International Bancard helps businesses grow by providing payment acceptance solutions, including credit and debit card processing, ACH, check and gift cards. As a nationally recognized industry leader, businesses rely on our market insight, data security knowledge and client care to deliver exceptional service to more customers in more locations. Learn more at www.InternationalBancard.com.