Located in Spokane, Washington, Merchant Services Direct operates with a mission to develop solid relationships, a commitment that is shown in the company’s dedication to helping its customers and helping the local community. Founded in 2005, it ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation and was recently featured on Inc. Magazine’s list of Entrepreneurial Superstars. Additionally, it was named to the Inc. 5000 List for the second year in a row. Merchant Services Direct offers cost-saving solutions to merchants by providing them with low-rate electronic payment processing arrangements.Guided by the ethics and principles of its founders, MSD is committed to giving back to the community. Merchant Services supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization that educates the public on early detection and provides mammograms free of charge to women in need. Through events like the recent White Party at Marquee Lounge and its “MSD Loves the TaTas” program, the company strives to achieve its goal of raising $20,000 to donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation’s “Walk for the Cure.” It also supports the Shriners Hospital for Children, which provides care for children with orthopedic conditions.In addition to charitable works for health organizations, Merchant Services Direct supports local community-based charities such as God’s Closet, a nonprofit organization that collects gently used children’s clothing and offers it free to needy families. MSD provides support to Inland Business CATALYST Magazine and recently sponsored the publication’s “20 Under 40” event, which recognized young entrepreneurs in the Spokane area. As the firm continues to grow and enjoy success, its customers and the community benefit as well.