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MoneyGram RED SHOP Takes New York by Storm!

Joe Guzman (Owner), prepares to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the JCG/MoneyGram 'Red Shop.' MoneyGram Executives & Council Member (Qns. 27th Dist.) 3rd right, looks on.

The highly successful MoneyGram [Marquis] Corporate Image and Branding Platform ‘Red Shop,’ rolled into New York on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, bringing its winning formula to the ‘Grand Opening/Open House’ of JCG Check Cashing, located at 146-15 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11435. A slew of top Moneygram Executives as well as council member Leroy Comrie, of New York’s 27th council district and head of the Queens delegation, were on hand to witness the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and grand opening event.

MoneyGram Executives at the grand opening of the MoneyGram 'Red Shop' at JCG Check Cashing.
L-R: Wilfredo Borrero, Joe Guzman (owner/JCG), Robert Taylor, Tatiana Rozo, Carlos Vizcarra, Peter Ohser.


Representing Moneygram were Carlos Vizcarra, Regional Partnership Manager-N.E.; Robert Taylor, Director, Partnership Manager-N.E.; Juan Melendez–VP, Retail Partnership; Peter Ohsher—VP, Independent Retail Channel & Outbound Corridors; Tatiana Rozo,-Partnership Development Manager-Queens/Brooklyn; Wilfredo Borrero, Partnership Development Manager, Bronx/Long Island; as well as Owner, Joe Guzman; there to welcome all and host the large crowd that gathered.

                                    JCG MoneyGram Red Shop It's Not Just Red Paint & Signage..It's An Environment!


The MoneyGram ‘Red Shop’ is a corporate merchandising platform used to reward top agents in their market. The objective is to bring greater awareness to its retail partners and the range of services they offer to the community.

“The Red Shop is a very important platform for MoneyGram, and we were thrilled that JCG Check Cashing can be part of our initial launch” said Hal Gronfein, Director of Marketing at MoneyGram.


The most locations worldwide


“The Red Shop program is a great way to solidify our on-going partnership with JCG Check Cashing, and programs like this continue to show our commitment to our retail partners and the communities they serve.” Carlos Vizcarra, Regional Partnership Manager – NE


The buzz around the ‘Red Shop’ was boosted tremendously by 107.5 FM WBLS, broadcasting live from the event with the tri-states’ #1 Caribbean radio announcer, Dahved Levy.
The WBLS announcer and team kept the crowd engaged and entertained with MoneyGram’s premiums and games.

JCG Check Cashing has been a part of the Jamaica Business District and the Queens community for over 20 years providing vital financial services to community residents.


Council Member, Leroy Comrie (Queens, 27th Council Dist.), congratulates JCG & MoneyGram on the grand opening of the MoneyGram 'Red Shop.' with Dahved Levy (107.5 FM WBLS).


These include money transfers services to several Caribbean countries; including Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti, as well as worldwide. Customers also benefit from a range of other services such as check cashing and bill payment.
JCG Check Cashing has consistently contributed to the Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) Scholarship Fund program which provides cash grants to college-bound students throughout the five (5) boroughs. Since the program's inception, the FSCNY/MoneyGram International Scholarship Program has awarded $555,000 in scholarships to help over 252 deserving students attend Ivy League and other selective universities and colleges.

The business enterprise has a total of five locations throughout the boroughs operating under the JCG, L.I.E. and Coqui Check Cashing brands, demonstrating its commitment to the community.

About MoneyGram

The MoneyGram brand is recognized throughout the world as a leading global payment services company and can be found in nearly 200 countries and 250,000 locations worldwide, and as well as over 1,000 locations throughout the Caribbean . The diverse array of products and services offered enables consumers and businesses to make payments and transfer money around the world. Through its payment services local businesses can operate more efficiently and cost effectively, particularly in the global marketplace. Through it Red Shops, MoneyGram seeks to capture the essence of the brand by renovating each store to reflect and highlight key branding elements. The purpose is to ‘engage customers from the moment they walk through the doors. For MoneyGram …“it’s not just red paint and signage….it’s an environment.”

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Comment by orochimaru on July 12, 2022 at 2:21am

How come I never heard about MoneyGram supermarket before? Sounds absolutely cool to me. My shopping experience usually limits by Lowes and lowes customer service number , but now I feel like I want to discover something new. 

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