In August of 1989, Alan Downey, Bert Monson and Mary Sharp founded AAC on an old dual-floppy PC. Prior to starting AAC, Alan Downey was working for an established financial services company in Kansas City. A desire to better serve customers led Downey to launch “Affiliated Acceptance Corporation” with a single customer. AAC’s first headquarters were literally in a cave, 120 feet underground in an old limestone quarry. In fact, if you look at old newspaper articles and advertisements, you may see a comical tagline, “Underground, but not in the dark!”
From those early years to now, AAC has become and remained a leader in the health, fitness and martial arts industries.
Today, AAC leverages those 30 years of experience to provide best-in-breed payment processing and full service billing. Whether you are a small fitness center, a martial arts school, dance studio, boxing club or any other membership-based organization, AAC’s services give you more time to focus on your passion.
AAC is a customer-centric company determined to keep solving business owners’ problems, and that determination will carry our community through the next 30 years.
Thank you for being a part of our AAC family.