Credit union name changes

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An increasing number of banks and credit unions have either undergone a name change or are seriously considering one. Reasons for this include: the need to be more competitive, reaching additional potential new consumers, economic changes limiting the viability of single-sponsor financial institutions and general population demographic shifts.Whatever the reason your bank or credit union may have behind its need for a name change, the job is a daunting one. Changing a financial institution name involves much more than just updating letterhead and the website. To approach the name change process in a more strategic way, we recommend the following trademarked four-step plan.1) Strategic brand analysis and planChanging a financial institution name involves adaptations to the overall brand. Your new name must sync with the brand. Therefore, it is vital to conduct a complete strategic brand analysis before jumping into the nitty-gritty details of a new name, new logo, new colors, etc. The new name must reflect the entire brand, not merely what you put on the signs outside. continue reading »last_img read more

‘Matilda the Musical’ takes the stage in the Southern Tier

first_imgThose interested can purchase tickets on the stage’s website. “Remember that they have lives outside of the theater, so you work around it,” Fisher said. “You work around the Christmas concerts and the work schedules and you make it work. These are all amateur actors, none of them are professionals. They give their time to do this so make it work for them.” JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — ‘Matilda the Musical’ was in full swing at the Schorr Firehouse Stage on Sunday, as the cast performed the Sunday matinee of the production’s opening weekend. “We’ve been a community theater in the greater Binghamton area for 35 years, so we’ve had the privilege of bringing a lot of different types of shows to the area,” Fisher said. “There’s nothing like live theater.” The director also mentioned the challenges along with working around scheduling for the actors, and stressed the importance of being flexible. ‘Matilda the Musical’ will return to the stage next Thursday, Jan. 30., and will run to Sunday, Feb. 2.center_img But as the crowds gathered the hall, Fisher happy to see the hard work pay off. Director Scott Fisher told 12 News the performance sold out on Friday and Saturday night, attributing the ticket sales to support form the community. Production started on the musical two months ago, with a last minute push coming this past week. Fisher said the musical’s artistic team worked 8 hours a day to paint, apply finishing touches and set up the lighting cues. “When a joke lands, when something that you’ve done in an empty auditorium lands, and you go ‘Yeah, I knew it would as soon as we got the audience here,’ it feels pretty good,” Fisher said. “I think it feels good to the actors too to see that happen.”last_img read more

Text messages best way to ensure preemployment card program reaches targeted recipients: Experts

first_img“We need to acknowledge there are people with relatively low levels of digital literacy and people who lack access to popular media platforms, including social media,” Bima told The Jakarta Post via text message on Monday. “The government could also work with community units and neighborhood units to reach people who lack access to modern communication tools.”Informing people via text message was also important at this point because many workers and micro, small and medium enterprise entrepreneurs affected by the outbreak had left the capital for their hometowns, a tradition known as mudik (exodus), said another SMERU Research Institute researcher, Palmira Permata Bachtiar.“Without a good communication strategy, people may be excluded from the preemployment card program,” Palmira told the Post via text message Tuesday. “Text messages should be used because they are more likely to reach people who live in villages.”Thousands of people left the capital before the government imposed large-scale social restrictions earlier this month to slow the spread of COVID-19. Central Java, for example, recorded 6,724 arrivals in three cities by the end of March.As of Tuesday, 4,839 people across the country had contracted the fast-spreading COVID-19. Of them, 459 had died of the disease and 426 had recovered.A number of companies have shut their factories to comply with the government’s orders to contain the contagious disease. As a result, nearly 2.7 million people had reported that their jobs had been impacted as of Monday, according to data from the Manpower Ministry and the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan), with more than half furloughed or placed on paid or unpaid leave.The preemployment card program offers access to both online and in-person courses. However, only online courses are available at present, in line with the government’s physical distancing orders, according to the program’s director of communication, partnerships and ecosystem development, Panji Winanteya Ruky.The program offers 900 courses, including English for tour guides, accounting, information technology and business management, in partnership with eight companies, including online learning platform Skill Academy and e-commerce companies Tokopedia and Bukalapak.“It is not ideal during this COVID-19 pandemic because many in-person courses cannot be held,” Panji told the Post via text message on Tuesday. “The Home Ministry has asked regional administrations to provide facilities for people to access online courses, while complying with the COVID-19 safety protocols.”After completing a course, eligible recipients — those aged 18 years or above who are currently not attending university, particularly those who have yet to receive any social assistance — will receive benefits via bank transfers or e-wallet platforms GoPay and LinkAja.Topics : The government has introduced a series of social assistance programs to help people affected by the social restrictions implemented to halt the spread of COVID-19 from affected areas such as Jakarta to other regions of the country.One of the programs, the preemployment card program, provides access to four months of training for people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 outbreak, which has crippled the country’s economy.To make sure the benefits reach the targeted recipients, the government should inform the public via text message, said researchers. As of Monday, 2.9 million people had applied via the program’s website, The government will disburse the assistance, totaling Rp 3.5 million (US$226.04) in stages, starting with Rp 1 million to take online courses, Rp 2.4 million in post-training benefits and Rp 150,000 as an incentive to take an employment survey.After increasing the program’s budget twofold to Rp 20 trillion, the government plans to cover 5.6 million eligible recipients, with a particular focus on laid-off and furloughed workers, as well as owners of small and medium businesses affected by the outbreak.With the majority of the promotion and registration for the program taking place online, a large portion of intended recipients may not be able to access the assistance, as only 64 percent of the population has internet access, according to a 2018 study by the Indonesian Internet Providers Association (APJII).The government, therefore, should partner with cellular service providers to distribute information about the program via text message, said SMERU Research Institute researcher Luhur Bima. Text messages “are more likely to reach the public at large,” especially “people who are potential recipients.”last_img read more

Cleanup day to help Donna Raschke of Wellington will be Saturday and Sunday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down swimmers13 · 381 weeks ago That’s too bad a company would let her go knowing full well she would need employment after she felt well enough to go back to work!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tom Kohmetscher · 381 weeks ago Please remember … sometimes what is said in forums like this … might not fully represent the truth. Opinions really should be based on a thorough understanding of the facts as they REALLY are. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Donna Raschkeby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Donna Raschke 0f Wellington was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor on December 23. Since then she has lost her job and has many financial burdens and decisions to make. She needs to sell her house, but it really needs some outside paint and clean up.So on Saturday  and Sunday, April 27-28, a group of local citizens are having a house painting and yard clean up for her.“We need people to come and help if they can,” said Diana Frazier of Wellington. “We will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Donations would be helpful, but we really need manpower.”If people have any questions or can help they can call Diana Frazier 620-399-3051, or email at [email protected]’s address is 1010 E 8th.last_img read more

Mason City council to consider lease agreement for arena with Youth Hockey, ticketing/booking agreement with NIACC

first_imgMASON CITY —  The City Council in Mason City tonight is being asked to approve an agreement with Mason City Youth Hockey for the sublease and management services of the city’s new multi-purpose arena, as well as a booking and ticketing services agreement with North Iowa Area Community College for the arena.  The council meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library == The lease with Mason City Youth Hockey will be for a total of 40 years, with an initial term running to March 2025, with seven subsequent five-year terms, with Youth Hockey having priority use of the space during the lease period. Youth Hockey will make an annual fixed payment of $42,000, with the amount to be adjusted annually for inflation. A management fee of $39,000 will also be included for services provided by the city. A ticket charge of 10-percent will be assessed based on ticket sales for junior hockey events over 500 tickets in the first year, and over 300 tickets in the second year. A ticket charge of 50 cents will also be levied on ticketed amateur events. Ten hours of public skate time will be guaranteed each week. The city will provide all concession beer sales with the exception that beer sales at North Iowa Bulls games will be exclusively done by the Bulls. center_img == The council will also consider approving an intergovernmental agreement with NIACC to help with ticketing and booking performances and events at the new arena. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says those skills in place at NIACC through the Performing Arts and Leadership Series have been a valued source of information during the arena project. He says the city and NIACC leadership have come to an agreement has led to continuing that partnership instead of it falling on city staff for a partial year, and that under the agreement, the city would do a straight reimbursement of costs to NIACC as the best way to establish a partnership. Burnett says the agreement allows NIACC to offer a different kind of venue and diversity of performances when needed. last_img read more

Solheim Cup on show at Fulford

first_img The Solheim Cup was on show today at the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford today when winning captain Alison Nicholas arrived to meet spectators. She posed with them for photographs with the trophy and looked ahead to Europe’s defence Solheim Cup, which starts in Colorado, USA, on August 16th. Alison (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be there to support, but this will be the first time in the history of the competition that she hasn’t been involved, either as a player or official. “It will be weird, but you have to take a back seat and stay in the background,” she said. “But I’m going to be there to support – it will be a partisan crowd, which is difficult to play under, but you just have to embrace it.” Those in the know believe Europe have a great chance and Alison remarked: “I believe anything is possible. You just have to believe and play as hard as you can.” She also revealed that when she was considering players for her winning team she studied their amateur records in match play events such as the European ladies’ team championship. “Once they become pros they don’t play match play so I went back through the records. I think match play is a great game, it’s a great spectator sport, it keeps you on the edge of your seat,” said Alison, a past winner of the US Open. 12 Jul 2013 Solheim Cup on show at Fulford last_img read more

Satsop Business Park CEO Tami Garrow Announces Retirement Plans

first_imgTami Garrow, Satsop Business Park CEOELMA – After 11 years at the helm of the award-winning Satsop Business Park, Tami Garrow, CEO, officially gave notice of her decision to retire next spring, during Tuesday’s board meeting of the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, the Park’s governing board.“This was a purely personal decision, but not a hard one,” said Garrow, 53. She and husband John Mertz, 64, plan to travel more, work less and spend time with parents, kids and grandkids.“I love my job, my staff and this Park, but the time is right for me to move on, and I am blessed to be able to do so. I’ve worked since I was 13, manning the counter at the Red Rooster grocery store in Humptulips, waiting tables to pay for college, and, for the past 30 years, working in the ‘economic development trenches’ of rural Washington trying to make a difference, the last 13 here at the Park.  It has been a terrific experience.”Garrow said that she plans to work through the end of March 2013, but wanted to give the board plenty of time to plan for her departure.“She’s done an outstanding job, just an incredible job. She’s brought the Satsop Business Park into the 21st Century,” said Jack Thompson, a longtime board member who helped hire Garrow. “She has really been responsible for putting the Park on the map throughout the county,  the state of Washington and beyond,” he said.Garrow, who has been working at the Park since it’s inception in July 1999, became CEO in early 2001. She said she’s glad to be leaving the Park in such good shape. Not only is it debt free with more than $6 million in reserves, her legacy includes several new and renovated buildings, new roads and other vital infrastructure, with a new sewer system connection on its way.Garrow said she’s especially proud that the Park has had 10 straight years of clean financial audits. She has been credited with guiding the Park through the growing pains of its early years, turning its finances around and building a solid foundation for future growth.It’s not just the financial picture that has improved at the Park.  Over the years she and her staff converted many former nuclear power plant structures to commercial building use, as well as constructing new office and manufacturing buildings. Under her direction, the Park’s first comprehensive master plan was developed, miles of new roads were constructed and an entire telecommunication infrastructure was built from the ground up. Other utilities, including water and sewer, a chlorination plant and a filtration plant were also built. In all, more than $50 million in improvements to the Park were made during her tenure – much of it largely financed through grants and loans. “We literally built the proverbial shining city on a hill,” she said, “out of an unfinished, hidden asset.”Much of this success has not gone unnoticed with Garrow and Satsop Business Park garnering many accolades over the years.Earlier this month the Satsop Business Park’s collaborative forestry program withGrays Harbor College received the 2011 Pacific Northwest Champion Award from the U.S. Forest Stewardship Council for the innovative way its 1,200 acres of forest are managed. Past honors have included the 2005 Excellence in Rural Economic Development Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, and the 2004 Governor’s Economic Development Award.In 2005, Garrow received the Woman of Influence Award from the Business Examiner publishing group.A graduate of the University of Puget Sound in English literature and business, before Garrow began at Satsop, she served as Executive Director of the Grays Harbor Economic Development Council, the Business Development Director for the Grays Harbor PUD, the Planning/Real Estate director for the Port of Grays Harbor and a Program manager for the State Dept. of Community Development (now Commerce). She also served as City Planner for Hoquiam, her hometown, and worked for Grays Harbor College and WSU in a collaborative partnership.“Grays Harbor has benefited from Tami’s leadership at the Park through her tireless dedication to developing a public asset and inviting investment and job creation for our citizens,” said board member Shelli Hopsecger.As for Garrow, who still has 10 months left at her job, she wants the public to know that “There really is no more welcoming, business-friendly place in Washington State than Satsop Business Park. You won’t find anyone who will work harder than we will, to help your business succeed. Not only do we try to attract businesses here, but once they’re here we take on the role of advocate. We’re always asking, ‘What do you need to be wildly successful, and what can we do to make it happen?’ And then we go do it.”Satsop Business Park is a 1,700-acre mixed-use business and technology park located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington just 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 corridor. It is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 440 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland.The Park is managed by the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, a public corporation whose mission is to create new jobs and investment for the region. More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Continuing vulgar display of bullyism

first_imgDear Editor,The words and actions from the PNC-led coalition Government remind us of the typical schoolyard bully. He seizes your space and refuses to move. Mr Granger and his Government continue to cling to power in defiance of the constitutional stipulation. Why such desperation and manoeuvers when they can go to elections and get a new mandate?Having bullied, bribed and bought their way to power in 2015, they know they’re not there by the will of the people. PNC having never won an election, and even combined with six other parties could not have won without fake Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), agents planted within GECOM, and the aid of the ABC countries. Their continued hold on power and existence depend on depriving the people of their democratic right to elect a Government of their choice. Will they give up office when they lose the election?So what did they do after gaining power? Increase their pay to hold themselves together in crime. Build a wall around the seat of power. Neutralise, control, and manipulate constitutional offices. Install army buddies to head Government departments. Persecute the Opposition and try to destroy its support base. Plunder the treasury to reward and enrich themselves and enablers of the dictatorship.With the focus on entrenching a dictatorship, the people, their wellbeing, or will, found no place on their list of priorities. The witch hunt and persecution of PPP/C members and efforts to neutralise that party were more important.With the defeat by a no-confidence vote, the coalition’s evolving dictatorship plan is shattered. They didn’t think they would have any use of the voters and so they didn’t think they had to keep promises made or attend to their welfare. The no-confidence vote has put a jolt to their callous actions and schemes. They know how they gained power and its loss would be permanent. There was inadequate time to fix the façade for PNC dictatorship and insulate themselves in power and against prosecution for crimes against the people. So they are desperate for more time.The desperation to hold on to power makes them insensitive to the absurdity of their behaviour. Their reasoning or lack of it on their predicament shows how unfit they are for the office they occupy. It is time to accept that it is post-’92. Bullyism, dictatorship, and hatred cannot build Guyana and give its people the good life.The coalition is trapped in its web of lies and deception perpetrated on the nation. They need to realise Guyana has moved beyond the PNC-style dictatorship of pre-92. Post-92 freedom is better. Let the people speak and elect a party that is dedicated to the whole nation.Respectfully,Art Fosterlast_img read more


first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:Congratulations to Under-16 Football star Aaron Deeney who has been selected for the Ulster Under-16 Elite Football Team for 2015. Aaron’s brilliant performances in the recent Buncrana Cup Group games for Donegal U-16s helped secure his selection to this panel.  Aaron is the second member of our Club to be chosen for an elite panel in recent weeks and the player, his family and our Club coaches are extremely proud of this achievement. A big weekend for our Club on and off the field this weekend begins this Saturday, May 23rd with the Annual St. Eunan’s G.A.A. Golf Classic in association with Diver’s Hyundai, Canal Rd. Letterkenny.  Entry for a team of 4 is only €100 with some excellent prizes on offer. Please contact James Friel on 086 8255474 or Paul Carr on 087 2836567 for bookings/information.Then, on Sunday our County Champion Senior and Senior Reserve Footballers begin the defence of their 2014 titles with a trip to Ardara for their first group game.  Throw in times are set for 2.30pm and 4pm.  All support for both teams will be most welcome.The Junior Footballers recorded their fourth successive win in their League game v Glenfin on Saturday last, maintaining their 100% record with a 1-09 to 0-10 victory.Congratulations to Ray and our Donegal Senior Hurlers on a fine victory over Monaghan in the Nicky Rackard Cup and best of luck in the semi final this weekend v Armagh this coming Saturday in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh at 4pm. Well done also to our players and management on the Donegal Senior and Minor Football teams who both recorded hard fought victories over Tyrone in the Ulster Championship.Hard luck to our County Minor Ladies players who came up just short in their outing over the weekend.Good luck to our five players and club coach Greg Harkin who are part of the County U-14 Girls setup taking on Antrim this Sunday in the Ulster B Final at the grounds of Drumragh Sarsfields GAA Club, Omagh (throw-in 3pm). Our playing representatives are Claire Doherty, Niamh Walsh, Katherine Kelly, Niamh Harkin and Lee Walsh.Our Minor Hurlers were defeated by Burt in their League Final last Thursday.Good luck to the U-14 Hurlers who take on McCumhaills in the League semi final this week. Hard luck also to our U-16 Boys Dev. Footballers who went down to Urris in the Div.2 league final.The U-14 Boys Footballers opened their league campaign with a 2-10 to 0-04 win away to Downings while the Dev. team beat Buncrana in the Park, 4-11 to 1-08.The Century Cinemas Football Academy continues every Sunday morning at 11am and the Hurling and Camogie Academy is every Friday at 6.30pm.  New members are most welcome from all parts of Letterkenny.Cash 4 Clothes 4 Féile: Are you doing a spring clean this year? Tidying up that wardrobe and wondering where to put your old clothes? As part of our “4 for Féile” fundraising campaign we are collecting all your old clothes which we hope to turn into cash to help fund our four teams that will compete in this year’s Féile events. The boys and girls U14 Footballers will travel to the south-east (Wexford – Carlow – Wicklow) in late June for the All-Ireland Féile whilst the U14 Hurlers and Camógs will act as hosts for this year’s Ulster Féile. You can drop your black bags of old clothes to O’Donnell Park this Sunday during the Century Cinemas Sunday Morning Academy.  You can also drop off  this Friday during the Hurling and Camogie Academy between 6.30pm and 8pm.Alternatively, if anyone has stuff and needs it collected, contact Eunan O’Donnell at 087 6775637.  Your support is greatly appreciated for these young sports people.This week’s winning lotto numbers were 5,6,7,20.There were 4 x match 3 winners each getting €25The Forde Family, KillyclugGordon Randles, TullygayJosie & Eileen Gallagher, Ard O’DonnellRicky Duffy, StrabaneAll Winners were direct debit.Next weeks jackpot is €1225Sympathy is extended to the McDermott and Parke families on their recent bereavement.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U16 STAR AARON DEENEY SELECTED ON ULSTER ELITE SQUAD was last modified: May 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mack, Eureka move on at Lakin tournament

first_imgThe Panthers and Loggers punched their ticket to the Charlie Lakin Memorial Tournament championship game with a pair of shutout victories at the Arcata Sports Complex on Thursday.McKinleyville won its second straight at the tournament, knocking off Del Norte 6-0 in the first semifinal, while in the second game, Eureka took care of business against Hoopa Valley, winning 3-0.The top-seeded Del Norte Warriors came into the matchup unbeaten in 17 games, including three wins over McKinleyville …last_img read more