PCI Group (www.pcigroup.com, Fort Mill, SC), one of the nation’s leading providers of rapid outbound direct mail services, has been named a “Business of the Year” for the Fort Mill, South Carolina area by Junior Achievement (JA), the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing your people to succeed in a global economy. The award was given to PCI Group President Chris Kropac Jr. and his team. PCI Group Executive Vice President Skip Pawul was on hand at the April 25th ceremony to accept the company’s award.

In presenting the JA Business of the Year Award to PCI Group, Ann Elliott, JA Regional Director for York, Chester and Lancaster Counties, SC said, “The company is a sponsor for our Fall Golf Event, sponsor of the JA Annual Bowl-a-thon held each February, and sponsored two teams. In addition, PCI Group has provided company volunteers in the classroom, teaching seven JA classes this year, including ve in the Fort Mill schools.”

PCI Group President, Chris Kropac acknowledged the award, stating that, “We are strong believers in giving back to the community where we live and work. We especially want to support organizations such as Junior Achievement whose mission is to help develop and motivate our children for their future roles. On behalf of the entire PCI team, we appreciate this award and applaud the vital programming provided by Junior Achievement in preparing our students to be contributing members of the workforce and our future business leaders.”

About PCI Group Inc.

PCI Group Inc. is a family-owned and operated business founded in 1970. The company, named to the INC. 5000 in 2008 and the Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2009, provides comprehensive rapid outbound direct mail services to the collection and debt buying industry. A hallmark of its service in the company’s eective use of leading-edge technologies, from the Intelligent Mail Barcode to its proprietary processes including RapidCollect™, RapidInvoice™, RapidEntry™, RapidScrub™, webtrak™ and Pinpoint™. These technological advancements deliver improved business processes; assure the highest standards of quality, data integrity and security; aord optimum economies; and provide customers with real time information through all stages of their mail’s production and handling at PCI. PCI Group’s commitment to the industry’s highest standards is evident in its state-of-the-art technologies and innovations which deliver even greater value to its clients. An industry leader in data security, PCI Group is SAS70 Type II, PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant and is currently pursuing FISMA compliance.

About Junior Achievement (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and nancial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach four million students in the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 123 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.