Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker for TSYS on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. TSYS is the newest honoree of the Georgia Business History Initiative.
The dedication will take place at:
One TSYS Way
Columbus, Georgia 31901
The historical marker reads:
TSYS (Total System Services, Inc.) began in 1959 as a bankcard department within Columbus Bank and Trust (CB&T) to develop a system for issuing credit cards and processing transactions for one of Georgia’s first bank credit cards. This new and unique payment option revolutionized the global economy over the next half century, and by 1975, TSYS was electronically processing card payments for other banks. Later, TSYS developed a new processing technology that became the industry standard. In 1983, TSYS separated from CB&T becoming a separately managed and publicly traded company, and in 1999 built its global headquarters—the Riverfront Campus—in downtown Columbus. As a leading global payments provider TSYS has played a key role in Georgia’s rise as a technology hub.
Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and TSYS