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  • The String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann To Join The Floozies At Kansas City Christmas Show

    first_imgAfter filling in for drummer Mark Hill at Peach Music Festival in August, Jason Hann fit right in with electronic funk act The Floozies. The String Cheese Incident percussionist sat in with the duo at Red Rocks a few months later, and have now announced an official show together. Jason Hann will join The Floozies at the Midland Christmas Show in Kansas City on December 23, with supporting acts from Autograf and Linear Symmetry to round out the celebration. Tickets are available here.last_img

  • Mortgages and market share now better than ever

    first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kerry Blom Kerry is part owner of Pinpoint Direct Marketing in Andover, MN, a credit union based digital printing company. She has over 20 years experience in the industry. Pinpoint Direct Marketing … Web: www.pdmkt.com Details I wonder sometimes why credit unions don’t promote mortgages more often. My inbox certainly doesn’t have marketing requests to advertise a First time home buyer rate or to advertise a promotion to reach out to nonmembers with mortgage refinance solutions.Mortgage lending is hot right now if you didn’t know, AND is a great way to boost your portfolio.I read recently via creditunions.com, that the increase in loan balances was primarily driven by first mortgages and used and new auto loans. Together, they accounted for 81.6% of total loan growth over the past year. Mortgages made up over 40% of the total growth.WOW! And you know what? –  it’s easy to market mortgages.  Especially if members may be ready to refinance.  But you need to find that out by marketing to them. Something else to consider when looking at your lending goals for the year – we do have an election in November that will weigh heavily on the minds of consumers.So as you look to plan your marketing projects, consider marketing mortgages. If you want to read more, check this out.Members are taking greater advantage of real estate loan offerings and choosing credit unions as their lender of choice.last_img read more

  • Identifying your brand culture

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Brand culture is the culture that a company cultivates in order to powerfully, consistently and competitively deliver its brand to market. It’s how people work together to bring the brand alive for customers. But brand cultures are more than an expression of the brand itself; they are, by necessity, an expression of the people who work for that brand and the decisions and ways of working and behaving that they agree to work within.The challenge for any brand is when what it stands for as a brand no longer aligns with what the people working for the brand do. It’s all very well to talk about building or changing a powerful brand culture, but first you need to understand the culture you’re changing. Each is different because each revolves around a different ethos. In this, the first of a two part series, I look at what defines, and what it takes to shift, a brand culture today.It’s tempting to believe that culture is a formula. You derive a purpose, apply goals, set values, agree on behaviors and then inculcate these ideas (with varying degrees of success) over the next 12 – 18 months. While every brand culture should indeed be driven by these elements, the type of culture your brand functions within is its own human dynamic. Shifting that to something new is very difficult, essentially because you are going against the very nature of ‘how things get done around here’. Success is much more likely if you are able to recognize the predominant nature of the brand culture you are working with, and to leverage that to the brand’s advantage. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Governor DeSantis: Florida coronavirus patients are in 60s, 20s

    first_imgWPTV Reports:With two presumptive cases of coronavirus in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis is addressing the health emergency on Monday during a pair of stops across the Sunshine State. “Northern Italy is the site of a large outbreak of COVID-19,” said Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, who added the patient is currently in isolation at her home. The governor held a news conference with health officials in Tampa to discuss Florida’s response response to coronavirus, or COVID-19. A second news conference is planned for Monday afternoon in Miami.“Despite these cases, the overall immediate threat to the public remains low,” said Gov. DeSantis. “With that said, we do anticipate that more will test positive, and we have taken additional actions to help contain the viruses spread.”Gov. DeSantis declared a public health emergency over the weekend after two presumptive cases of the virus surfaced in Hillsborough and Manatee Counties in the Tampa Bay area.SPECIAL COVERAGE: CoronavirusHealth officials said Monday that one patient is a man in his 60s from Manatee County. He’s currently in the hospital and it’s unknown how he was exposed to the virus. He has no travel history to China or other countries identified for restricted travel by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The second patient is a woman in her 20s from Hillsborough County who recently returned from traveling to northern Italy. Gov. DeSantis said that to date, 23 people have been tested for coronavirus in Florida, and 184 people are currently being monitored.If you recently traveled to countries with restricted travel from the CDC (China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan) and are experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, contact the Florida Department of Health right away.“Our goal is to contain this,” the governor said.Dr. Rivkees said coronavirus is transmitted like the flu through coughing and sneezing, and in 80 percent of cases, patients will have mild symptoms that can be treated at home.“In the elderly, and those individuals with underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity, and diabetes may be more prone to developing serious complications should they contract COVID-19,” said Dr. Rivkees, who added there are currently no vaccines or medications to treat coronavirus.The governor released this statement on Sunday after the two cases were confirmed:center_img “I have been working with federal partners and our Department of Health to ensure that communities are ready to handle the challenges presented by COVID-19. The dedicated professionals at our county health departments, as well as those working at local medical providers, are well equipped to address these and future cases. State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees has taken appropriate, decisive action to help affect the best possible outcomes, and I will continue directing our state agencies to do whatever is necessary to prioritize the health and well-being of Florida residents.” Gov. DeSantis said state labs in Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville can now test for coronavirus, and the results take 24 to 48 hours to come back, as opposed to five days from a CDC lab.The governor added Florida is following guidance from the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services with regard to prevention measures for coronavirus.Florida has a coronavirus Incident Management Team in place and is getting multiple daily updates from the CDC. In addition, the state has hundreds of Department of Health professionals ready to respond to potential patients.The Florida Department of Health has set up a special website with the latest information about coronavirus. CLICK HERE FOR THAT WEBSITE.For questions related to coronavirus in Florida, contact the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

  • Overtime 10-30-13

    first_imgBILL NEAL Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier :10 Okay, right out of the gate. Went to see Cousin Denny play his last home game at Shadyside Academy in Fox Chapel (more on that in a minute), Shadyside vs. Kittanning, for the conference title. Not just any game, but for the conference title. Now, I don’t have time or space to give you the total story from start to finish, but I’ll tell you three things, and I swear I’m not just calling “foul” because Denny’s my cousin. It was a great tough, hard fought game, by two good teams, going back and forth. A game that should have been decided by the players not the whistle.1.—A Shadyside kickoff late in the game that was clearly touched by Kittanning and should have resulted in a SSA touchdown…not called!2.—Later in the game, Kittanning scores on a touchdown pass only because the receiver pushed the D-Back off. Now listen folks, I am not talking a touch and push, I am talking a MMA push off that Stevie Wonder could see! And last and most certainly not least…3.—SSA behind the hard running of Briggs, who was determined to set the record straight after giving up a fumble in the previous series, scores a touchdown and is ready to tie the game at 28. The official hits SSA with a celebration penalty in the end zone and assesses the yardage on the extra point, not the upcoming kick-off. SSA missed the now too long extra point and they lose by one. The penalty should have never been called and I have never, never, never, never…(wait on it) never ever seen such a thing. Just a terrible call. Shadyside Academy, you got “homered” at home!!!:09 Penn State, I love ya, but do yourself a favor and stay out of Ohio State territory. C’mon 63-14, Lions you gotta roar louder than that!:08 No, I am not in my spot for the game. The Steelers are in Oakland man! I would be the only one at the stadium. I am, however, at my back-up spot and no you can’t find me here either, but I can be anywhere and make this call. The Steelers win by three in Oakland. In so doing, let’s let hometown hero Terrelle Pryor have a good game in the loss. I’m just saying!:07 Back at ya regarding the heads up I gave you with ten seconds on the clock. And this is a compliment to Shadyside Academy, not a knock…but if you ever want to see why some kids just seem to do better when they go to college than others, you only need to visit “SSA” and other such campuses, and you will clearly see why. The high school digs that some kids are privileged to attend are almost better than some college campuses.:06 Here is a shout out to some new readers coming into “The Locker Room.” First of all, the “Snipes Sisters” are now in, but they’re no strangers to how we roll. They go back with the Champions all the way to the Connie Hawkins League in East Hills. I saw the ladies at my cousin Lavern’s birthday party and they all look good…I mean really good!:05 And here’s a rare, but every now and then, double shout out to another loyal reader, Ms. Eleanor Carter. I saw the ageless wonder down at Savoy getting her swerve on the other night. (She says she’s President Jimmy Carter’s niece, but she’s Black and he’s White and I am a little confused about it. Hey, it’s a new day. Who am I to say?!?!):04 Hey Boston Red Sox, if your man was interfering with the runner for St. Louis heading for home plate, so be it. Your “bad call” wasn’t as bad a call as the “bad call” at Shadyside Academy!:03 Okay, here’s this. Just in case these knuckleheads can’t beat the also pitiful Raiders, if the long distance is a problem, why not go to the West Coast two days early and get resettled? I’m just askin’!:02 Hats off to your current National Old Timer Basketball League Champions, the Pittsburgh Old Timers, led by Tom “Bum” Coates. They took a close one from the Allegheny Old Timers (the other Pittsburgh team) in the season opener. Can you say re-peat!:01 Set your calendar for the 38th Annual Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet coming Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., starring keynote speaker Federal Court Judge Reggie Walton, the highly acclaimed presidential appointed Judge who hails from Donora, Pa., is coming home to be a part of the longest running awards banquet in Western Pa. history. I’ll keep ya posted.~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more