When we pioneered the concept of an employee purchase program more than twelve years ago, we knew we could provide a benefit solution to help customers make responsible purchases with financial flexibility. Today, with your help, we have fulfilled more than one million orders and recently earned our $1 billionth dollar.
We have succeeded by leading the industry with strategic innovation and a dedication to excellence throughout the company. Together we have acquired more than 230 clients including many Fortune 500 companies and government organizations. I’m proud to say that we have maintained a client retention rate of 99.7 percent and helped enhance the lives of our many customers along the way.
As we recognize this milestone, we feel it is important to give back to our communities. With this in mind, Purchasing Power has expanded our partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia as it opens its JA BizTown® facility in Atlanta. JA BizTown is part of a state-of-the-art financial literacy center located inside the Georgia World Congress Center. It will help educate more than 15,000 middle school students annually on financial wellness through interactive and experiential learning. Additionally, we will continue to partner with our clients and support multiple charitable initiatives across the country.
Thanks to you, Purchasing Power is available to more than six million people nationwide. We are pleased to know that together we are making a difference in the lives of our customers and helping to power them to success. Here’s to the next twelve years!