CashStar Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine for Seventh Consecutive Year

High Employee Engagement Continues to Drive Company Growth and Innovation

November 28, 2017

Portland, Maine—November 28, 2017—CashStar, one of Maine’s major technology sector employers, today announced it has been recognized as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine for the seventh consecutive year. Created in 2006 by the Society for Human Resources Management, the survey and awards program evaluates a company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics in conjunction with employee feedback to determine outstanding employers throughout the state. CashStar was ranked sixth in the Medium Employer category.

Headquartered in Portland’s historic Old Port district, CashStar recently had one of the state’s most successful startup exits when it was acquired by Blackhawk Network in August. CashStar offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, opportunities for employee growth and development and fun office perks, including free on-site yoga, ping pong tournaments and company outings.

“To be honored for the seventh year in a row as a Best Place to Work is a true testament to the positive company culture we have created,” said Ben Kaplan, group vice president of CashStar, Blackhawk Network. “I know that CashStar’s talented team, culture and commitment to client success are all attributes valued by Blackhawk that we will continue to invest in and cultivate.”

CashStar was recognized at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony held on October 10 and was profiled in a special publication by Mainebiz. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit

About CashStar
CashStar is a leading provider of merchant solutions for gift card ecommerce, supporting multiple touchpoints across the customer lifecycle. Its award-winning platform, CashStar Commerce, is a flexible and market-proven solution that enables merchants to directly market, sell and distribute digital and plastic gift cards across channels and devices. With security, scalability and reliability integral to the platform’s foundation, CashStar clients can focus more on creating great customer experiences, growing gift card revenue and driving omni-channel engagement. CashStar clients include top brands like SEPHORA, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Uber and Walmart. CashStar is a Blackhawk Network Business. To learn more about CashStar’s solutions, please visit, follow @CashStar or email

About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit,, or our product websites,,, and

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