Founded in 1987, NewsBios / TJFR Group is widely recognized and respected in both the journalism and PR communities. Each year, NewsBios / TJFR Group names the 100 most influential business journalists and the 30 most promising business journalists under 30 years of age. In addition with MasterCard International, NewsBios / TJFR Group administers the annual Business News Luminaries Awards, the equivalent of the business journalism hall of fame.
MasterCard International has the most comprehensive portfolio of payment brands in the world. More than 1 billion MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro logos are present on credit, charge and debit cards in circulation today. An association comprised of more than 20,000 member financial institutions, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses, both large and small, in 210 countries and territories. MasterCard is the leader in quality and innovation, offering a wide range of payment solutions in the virtual and traditional worlds. With more than 19 million acceptance locations, no card is accepted in more places and by more merchants than the MasterCard Card. MasterCard can be reached through its World Wide Web site at http://www.mastercard.com.