Why Small Businesses Matter in Ridgefield: Reliance Merchant Services

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Reliance Merchant Services!

Three questions with Mary Kate Gobleck, owner of Reliance Merchant Services.

Why did you start your business?

I started Reliance Merchant Services 16 years ago after working for two other companies in the credit card processing industry and realizing the value of customer service to clients and how we could do it better.

How many people do you employ? Any youth or seniors from the community?

Currently, Reliance employs five women including myself.  Our subsidiary, Reli-Bid LLC employs up to ten event consultants at this time and is growing every month. All of my employees are local Ridgefield area residents.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Reliance and our team have supported many, many local businesses over the last 16 years. To name a few:

Fairfield County Bank

The Ridgefield Chamber

The Ridgefield Group


Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club


Woodcock Nature Center

Ridgefield Theatre Barn

Keeler Tavern

Ridgefield Community Center

Ridgefield Recreation Center

Bissell Pharmacy and The Loft

Olley Court

Audrey Road

AR Kids


The Purple Frog


Southwest Café

Ancona’s Wine

Reliance Merchant Services is located at 9 Grove Street, Suite B. Visit them online here.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!



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