GiftCards.com named one of Pittsburgh's fastest-growing companies [Pittsburgh Business Times]

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GiftCards.com was again named one of Pittsburgh's fastest growing companies by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Pittsburgh 100 List celebrates the regions fastest-growing companies in an annual ranking. GiftCards.com came in at #58 overall! The full list can be found using the link below.

GiftCards.com a Double Pittsburgh Tech 50 Finalist

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I was excited to learn that GiftCards.com is a finalist for the Pittsburgh Tech 50 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Company of the Year award as well as the CEO of the Year award. Annually, the Pittsburgh Technology Council presents awards to southwestern Pennsylvania’s top tech companies with recognition in certain technology categories. GiftCards.com is one of three companies that are manufacturing this product and the only company that is manufacturing customized prepaid cards that are paired with customized greeting cards. The gift card and greeting card personalization makes our product a very unique gift that makes people smile!

Our products are one hundred percent customization and can be produced one-off. Since we are able to produce just one personalized card at a time, we speak directly to our gift-giving customers. Each piece can be customized to our customers’ wishes. Plus, our speed of manufacturing and package delivery is unmatched in the industry. A customer can order a custom prepaid card with a greeting card and have it in-hand within two business days.

In addition to 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Company of the Year, I was humbled to be included as a finalist for CEO of the Year. Best of luck to all the Pittsburgh Tech 50 finalists!

Gift Cards Are an Untapped Opportunity for Local Businesses [Entrepreneur Magazine]

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Have you ever seen one of those gift card displays in your local chain drugstore or grocery? Notice who they’re for? Other national brands! It’s one of many examples that show how the “cards” have been stacked, both online and offline, against true local merchants in favor of national retailers.

Local businesses have spent years trying to even the odds through various digital promotions like Groupon and LivingSocial. But those services over-extended themselves, forcing cutbacks on their local outreach efforts. Consumers, meanwhile, grew wary of being forced to make purchasing decisions over short time periods...

Jason Wolfe Named Finalist for Entrepreneur of 2014 [Entrepreneur Magazine]

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This week, I was excited to learn that I was selected as a finalists for for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2014 award. Each year, five different entrepreneurs, who have created their own original start-ups, become finalists in the contest. Once finalists are announced, everyone has the chance to vote online for the future winner of the prestigious award.

I am humbled by the nomination and want to thank all the people around me. I couldn't do it without all of the great employees and friends at GifCards.com. As I reiterated with the team, this is not a badge for me to wear, but rather a badge for our company and the blessing we have been given. Anyway, win or not, it is great that WE made it here.

If you have a moment I'd love your support by submitting a vote by visiting Entrepreneur Magazine’s voting page before September 19, 2014. Thank you!

Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire [Entrepreneur Magazine]

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Had a great time chatting with Geoff Weiss, of Entrepreneur Magazine, about my personal entrepreneurial journey, how I came to build GiftCards.com, and my thoughts on the future of the $100 Billion gift card industry. Link to the full article below!

Bloomberg TV: The Story Behind GiftCards.com

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock" to discuss Father's Day, the gift card industry, and the story behind GiftCards.com. I had a great time and appreciated the opportunity to discuss the growth of the online gift card segment and the unique offerings that GiftCards.com provides. You can watch the full interview (03:55) on Bloomberg's online network:

Milton Hershey School Graduation 2014

I was recently humbled and incredibly honored to be named the Milton Hershey School's 2014 Alumnus of the Year. As many know, Mr. Hershey and the school he built played a pivotal role in my early years and the impact of his contributions helped shape me into the individual I am today. The Milton Hersey School invited me to say a few words to the graduating class of 2014. My comments can be found in the video at the 40:00 minute mark. Check out the full ceremony videos and highlights using the link below and join me in congratulating the Milton Hershey School graduating class of 2014!