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Operators at Elite Merchant Solutions help customers dial into solutions to their credit card processing snafus.

Van Nuys-based Elite Merchant Solutions, a credit card processing firm.

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40 Under 40, Milmeister

Justin Milmeister saw a hole in the burgeoning payment industry and left his real estate roots to start Van Nuys-based Elite Merchant Solutions, an electronic payment processing company, in 2002.

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Services: Low rates propel growth at pay processor Elite Merchant Solutions.

Services: Elite Merchant Solutions gives the credit for its growth to the business of processing card transactions.

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iPayment Closes Financing for Acquisition

iPayment Inc., a provider of credit card payment services, has closed on a corporate refinancing with the proceeds partially funding its acquisition of Leaders Merchant Services, the company announced Wednesday.

Joe Kaplan Leaving Intuit

Five years after selling Innovative Merchant Solutions to Intuit, Joe Kaplan leaves the company at the end of the month.

Shooka.com launches group giveaway site

Burbank-based Shooka.com recently went live with its daily giveaway site.

Disney, Northrop Grumman Nix Partnership

Criticism over partnering with Northrop Grumman Corp. led Marvel Entertainment over the weekend to cancel a deal to produce a comic book with the aerospace and defense contractor, according to media reports.

Council to reexamine meter hours

Cutting hours back or expanding validation beyond theaters are possible solutions.

Research Solutions Appoints Banker to Board

Research Solutions Inc. has appointed investment banker Chad Cooper to its board, the company announced Wednesday.

DreamWorks Gains on New CFO

Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. closed up nearly 10 percent on Monday after the company appointed a new chief financial officer and saw its latest movie open strong in China.

Elite Aviation Announces Partnership

A joint venture with an Orange County executive charter and aircraft management firm will give Elite Aviation a second base of operations and access to mid to light jets and turboprops.

Elite Aviation Lands $50 Million

Charter flight firm Elite Aviation received $50 million that will go toward global expansion, fleet growth and acquisitions to complement its business.

Head of the Class

Profiles of the some of the top fastest growing companies in the greater Valley.

Companies: Four fast-growing companies share their stories.

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Charter Aircraft Offers Elite Level of Service

At Elite Aviation, the relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction means providing continual training for employees.

Veteran Hands Over Reins of Air Firm

Richard Hodkinson, founder of Elite Aviation, took the company from a single client to a fleet of 24 planes. Now he is stepping back as the company's majority shareholder takes the helm.

B. Riley Combines Wealth Management Shops

ADVISORY: New name and rebranding effort to be complete later this year.

B. Riley Financial renames, rebrands subsidiary.

Intuit Creates a Silicon Valley Atmosphere in Woodland Hills

Intuit creates a Silicon Valley atmosphere in Woodland Hills

A Broker’s Challenge: Preparing for Tenant’s Growth

Start-ups: Dynamic entrepreneurs need room to grow

Start-ups: Dynamic entrepreneurs need room to grow. Real Estate Column by Andrea Alegria

Charter Firm Pours on Elite Appeal with Wine

Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards bottles private label wines.

AVIATION: Aircraft charter firm Elite Aviation serves up its own branded wine

Castle & Cooke in Talks for Lease Of Jet Center Property in Van Nuys

Castle & Cooke is negotiating a lease of the Jet Center property at Van Nuys Airport.

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