Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Required Credit Card Changes Impacting Your Business Seminar

Last Updated on Jul 15, 2015 at 8:52am | Business Resources

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with the Greater Grantsville Business Association and the Greater Oakland Business Association to host a seminar on understanding the EMV changes.  The seminar is scheduled for August 25, 2015 at the Garrett College Continuing Education Building, Room 205, at 8:00 a.m.
Kathi Klawitter will be speaking on behalf of Susquehanna bank.
EMV is the global payment processing standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate transactions with these types of cards.The major U.S. credit card companies have announced that merchants in the United States must transition from accepting magnetic stripe payment cards to EMV cards, also known as "chip cards" or "smart cards", by October 1, 2015. Merchants who do not have EMV-capable terminals by the October deadline will find that they have become liable for certain fraudulent transactions that used to be the issuing bank's responsibility.
Topics covered in this seminar will be an overview of EMV and its security, details on the October 1, 2015 liability shift, and training your team on the impact of your debit card dispute process. To learn more about these future changes click here.
GOBA and GGBA members are invited to attend at the Chamber member rate. You can register for this event online or by contacting Holly Lane at 301.387.6171 or email