Lisa & Michael Lynch

a message from founder 

michael lynch

After 25 years as municipal government administrator in the Chippewa Valley I made the transition to the Merchant Services industry. My wife Lisa (Dickson) Lynch is a 22 year veteran of the card payments industry. Following 12 years as an agent for the nations largest processing company, Lisa started her own Independent Sales Organization (ISO) and is founder of First Choice Merchant Services. We reside near Chippewa Falls on Lake Wissota. 

During our time here, I recognized there was a need for a credit card processing solution with an actual physical presence in the Chippewa Valley. This resulted in my founding of Wissota Payments™, powered by Lisa's ISO, First Choice Merchant Services. We are the only payments provider based in the Chippewa Valley that maintains an office for you to see processing products in person. No Zoom meeting or traveling salesperson necessary! 

We are an independent ISO and reseller which us the freedom to acquire a wide range of the best payments integrations and products for your business! We provide ongoing payment consulting and assist buinesses with latest in payment technologies. 

We offer traditional Interchange Plus, Credit Surcharge (fee assist), and Dual Pricing (no merchant fee) processing. We have access to nearly every card processing terminal and agnostic Point of Sale made. We are also experienced with software integrations that not only save you time, but serious money. 

B2B Accounts Receivable? Talk to us about our processing integrations that will reduce your DSO, increase working capital, and aid in collections. When compared to paper or ACH payments, you will be surprised at how low the cost of acceptance is with using The Card as a part of your payment policy! 

Are you a retail merchant? We have payment integrations that are proven to increase your sales, reconcile your transactions automatically with QuickBooks, and you can accept payments out in the field on any smart device you already own.

We're local, and we believe in business relationships that operate on the foundation of mutual support. Keeping our revenue within our region is important to us.