Social media is used daily by millions of people. If your credit union does not have an online presence, you’re missing out on a lot of interaction and reach. When used right you can create brand awareness and loyalty as well as improve member service.You’re All About Member ServiceSocial media is an ideal place for customer service, which is what credit unions are all about! It’s a great place to develop relationships, help members with their problems, answer questions and address concerns.So many people turn to social media to voice their opinion and many prefer it over any other way of communicating. Customer service expectations are always rising and if you leave questions unanswered for the public to see they will assume that you just don’t care. You wouldn’t leave your member service phone ringing off the hook, would you?People no longer want to sit on hold or wait for an email, they expect an almost immediate response. By being there for your members, you will increase overall satisfaction and create a seamless experience.Build Your BrandConsumers are becoming more involved with companies and want to know who they are and what they stand for. Social Media is a great place to broadcast your mission and give your credit union some personality.So many companies are using social media to help their customers and increase brand awareness, and seeing great results! The world is becoming a very social place, if you’re not embracing this change you’re falling behind.Stop Selling and Get Personal“Selling” is becoming less effective, people block out commercials and throw away direct mail. Members don’t want to be sold to, they want to build relationships and feel like they can trust you.Buying has evolved, we need to become better listeners. By learning what your member’s pain points are you can guide them to a personalized solution. Social media is the perfect place to listen, share useful information and interact with your members.Manage Your ReputationYour member centric reputation is what sets you apart from big banks. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, you’re going to have an upset member that is going to post something not-so-nice for everyone to see.Many marketers do not want to get involved with of social media because of situations like this, but this is exactly why you need to be actively monitoring it. By providing timely feedback in such a public setting you demonstrate a high level of service and commitment to your members. Simply ignoring a problem will not make it ok.Social media is the absolute BEST place to embrace customer service, create brand awareness and maintain your credit union’s reputation. You’ve invested in online banking and mobile apps, now it’s time to connect with your members on social media! 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ida Labella Ida is the Inbound Social Media Marketing Manager at Social Stairway, LLC, which provides Digital Marketing services to Credit Unions and Affiliates. She has been with Social Stairway since 2014 … Web: www.socialstairway.com Details
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading » The Federal Reserve’s third-quarter senior loan officer opinion survey (SLOOS) revealed banks’ continued tightening of standards and weakening demand for loans to consumers.“Banks continue to pull back on credit extension,” said NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long. “In times of scarce credit, the role of credit unions in providing a path to low-cost loans grows even more important.”During the third quarter, a significant net shares of banks reported tightened lending standards for credit loans.A modest net fraction of banks experienced stronger demand for auto loans while all other consumer loans continued to weaken. However, reported changes in demand for consumer loans differed by bank size, with large banks reporting stronger or unchanged demand for all categories while other banks reported demand to be weaker. This post is currently collecting data…
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the number of passengers at seaports and airports increased in June.Thus, almost 9 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the second quarter of 2018, which is the highest in that period in the last 5 years. Compared to the same period in 2017, this is an increase of 7,0%.The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the second quarter of 2018 amounted to 8,5 million passengers, which is 6,8% more than in the same period in 2017. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Dubrovnik , Zadar, Cres and Supetar. 18,2% more passenger cars and 0,9% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2017.Of the total number of passengers in seaports, almost 5% or 440 thousand were disembarked from cruise ships and, among other things, visited the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Hvar and Korcula. Compared to the same period in 2017, these passengers increased by 13,6%.The largest passenger traffic was realized by the Split airport In June 2018, Croatian airports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 404% more than in the same month last year.The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport, with 472 thousand passengers (an increase of 17,6% compared to June 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 363 thousand passengers (an increase of 7,6% compared to June 2017) and Zagreb Airport with 331 thousand passengers (an increase of 6,6% compared to June 2017).The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with the airports of the United Kingdom, 270 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 4,0% compared to the same period last year. which is an increase of 2018% compared to June 15.In the first half of 2018, compared to 2017, the total number of landings and departures of aircraft at airports increased by 7,1%, the total passenger traffic by 13,5%.
Not a day goes by without Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong wondering how long it will be before the police’s new national security unit comes for him.The 23-year-old is the city’s most high-profile political dissident, and has twice been jailed for leading anti-government protests in the city.But since Beijing imposed a draconian new security law in July, the stakes have risen significantly. Video games and political dramasWong described a delicate balancing act between his public political life, and his private persona — but believes his prominence does provide some protection.”Being a high-profile activist, sometimes when the regime needs to target you, they also have a bit more hesitation,” Wong said.He describes himself as a big fan of the Japanese robot franchise Gundam, a self-confessed bad driver and an avid watcher of US political drama “House of Cards”.Wong is also a fan of the popular online game “Animal Crossing”, but even that has become entangled with politics.When Hong Kong fans of the game festooned their virtual islands with pro-democracy imagery, the product was promptly pulled from mainland Chinese app stores.Many users blamed Wong, a sign of the vitriol he has long endured in the increasingly polarized city.Last month he and a friend went dog walking, and were tailed by an SUV, whose occupants got out to film and berate him, calling him a “traitor”.”They even scolded the dog,” he recalled.But Wong says he has no plans to scale back his activism.”It seems to be a zero sum game,” he said.”If they choose not to arrest me, I may still be in Hong Kong, but if they choose to arrest me, I may be extradited to China immediately.”And that’s the end.”Topics : Legal firewall toppled One of the many provisions of the new security law was to allow mainland security agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time, and they moved into a requisitioned luxury hotel days after the legislation passed in June.Wong says he is not clear whether those now regularly following him are Hong Kong police or mainland agents. He has mostly stopped taking public transport — instead asking friends to be his drivers or bodyguards — and has upgraded security on his digital devices.”Freedom, privacy and safety are no longer taken for granted in Hong Kong since the law was implemented,” he remarked.Beijing’s security law was designed to stamp out the huge and often violent pro-democracy protests that convulsed Hong Kong last year.It targets acts deemed to be secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign collusion and Beijing has described it as a “sword” hanging over the heads of its opponents as it pushes to return stability.Critics say it has blanketed the city in fear, and UN rights experts warned its broad wording posed a serious risk to Hong Kong’s freedoms.Wong knows he is a prime target.Having spent most of his teenage years leading protests he has been dubbed a leading “anti-China rabble-rouser” by Beijing.The security law has already swept up two of his closest comrades.Fellow former student leader Nathan Law has fled to Britain and is now wanted for national security crimes according to Chinese state media. Agnes Chow — who has led protests alongside Wong since they were just 15 — is one of 22 people arrested under the new law so far. She has been released on bail. “Every day when I sleep, I can’t imagine when will the police storm into my home,” Wong told AFP.”The question for every activist is how much private life is still left?”How much time we can spend with our friends before the day Beijing arrests us with the national security law?”Wong knew the law would dramatically alter the semi-autonomous city’s freedoms, which China pledged to protect until 2047 under the handover deal with Britain. And it wasn’t long before he saw firsthand how his own daily life had changed.In mid-July he was on his way to submit his candidacy to stand in local elections — an application rejected because of his political views — when he noticed a convoy of at least six vehicles following him.”It’s like one of those Hollywood movies,” Wong recalled. “The drivers even held the walkie-talkies to co-ordinate.”
The Batesville Dogs put up 15 runs on 15 hits as Batesville Varsity beats the Milan Indians 15-0.Bulldogs vs. Milan Baseball (5-1)Next Game: DH at South Ripley on Saturday (5/3/2014) starting at 11 AM.Batesville 7-3 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.
… six hundred athletes expectedCELL Phone giant Digicel Guyana yesterday made a significant financial contribution to the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs as organisers prepare to host three days of non-stop action at the Everest Cricket Club ground in observance of Indigenous Heritage Month 2016. During a simple presentation at Digicel’s Headquarters, Event Coordinator Anil Roberts said participation is expected to come from all ten administrative regions.There will be football, volleyball, cricket in addition to novelty games, and Region Nine, the defending champions will try to retain their title.The Paruima girls from Region 7 will be there to defend their title so we have a lot of participation – over six hundred athletes – over the three days. Swimming will take place at the National Aquatic Centre.Roberts also indicated that Minister within the Ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe and Director of Sport Christopher Jones will attend.He disclosed there will be a number of indigenous cuisines on sale. A play area for kids and cultural presentations will be among other attractions over the three days.Meanwhile, Digicel’s Marketing Executive Louanna Abrams said, “Digicel is pleased to be associated with the Indigenous Heritage Sports this year. We have been the exclusive telecommunications sponsor for a number of years and of course this year it is no different. We hope that it will be a successful three days of sports and we will continue to support it in any way we can.”Male and female football teams are drawn from Regions 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Cricket from Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10, Volleyball, mixed teams from among specific regions and archery.The National Aquatic Centre will come alive on Saturday from 09:00hrs until noon with competitors coming from Regions 1 to10.Athletes will also compete in a number of Indigenous novelty games. among them piwari drinking, hot tuna pot eating, firewood bursting competition, lime and spoon.Games time is 09:00hrs and admission fee is $200 but free to children under 12 years old.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Extra chairs had to brought into the Howard Male Conference Room at Alpena’s County Annex Building for Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Gun rights advocates arrived to show their support in turning Alpena into a 2nd amendment sanctuary county.Independent journalist, Bobby Powell was there to present the resolution. He’s the publisher of “The Truth is Viral,” which has over 11,000 followers on Facebook and over 40,000 subscribers on YouTube. He says the constitution is clear when stating citizens have the right to bear arms, and the Michigan constitution even more so. “The Michigan constitution is even more clear,” he said. “It says every person shall be allowed the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state. It’s one sentence and it’s very plainly clear.”During his time at the podium, Powell expressed to commissioners that their re–election could depend on how they vote on this resolution. Commissioner Brenda Fournier asked him if she were to vote no, then would that mean they wouldn’t vote for her. Powell responded, “Absolutely.” This was followed by cheers and clapping from some of those attending.The commission was unable to come to a conclusion on the resolution and it was tabled until next month. Powell said that was fine by him. “They wanted to take a month to think about it, which is absolutely fine with me. This is a serious issue. It’s something that should be given serious consideration. I don’t want anybody to make a law or resolution or anything like that based on a snap judgement.”The next regular Alpena county commission meeting is on Feb. 25.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 2nd Amendment, Alpena County CommissionContinue ReadingPrevious Local basketball team remembers Kobe BryantNext Alpena student scores top spot in Michigan for Imagine Math
Reel Adventures Fishing Report for June 2010Kootenay LakeFishing in Kootenay Lake comes down to one word, “unbelievable.”What can I say?My favorite month for fishing has always been May, however things seem to be a month behind this year. There is one good thing about our dreary spring weather, it has kept the fishing going very well.May saw some great days of fishing. With many days of 10 – 15 fish, it was an exciting month. But now, the water has finally hit the optimum temperature and the fish are very aggressive. The fights have been spectacular. Sometimes a fish will take up to 400-foot of line on a lively run with lots of acrobatic jumps and lengthy battles. It’s definitely an exciting time of year.Rainbows up to 23 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been caught lately.The high water has caused a few problems out there though with lots of debris on the surface. Logs and sticks and grass make it difficult to fish in certain areas. But, patience will definitely pay off. If you can keep the debris off your line, you should be able to get into a few fish.In our last week of fishing, we landed many fish in the 12 – 18 pound range. Some days there’s up to 15 fish and some days with only five or six. But it’s definitely the time to be out there.Recently we started the day around 8:30 a.m. I had all the lines in the water by about 8:45 a.m. and at 9:05 a.m, ‘Fish on!’Jason grabbed the rod and the line started screaming. Looking back about 400-foot from the boat I could see this giant fish jumping madly. Definitely not happy about being hooked. While Jay was fighting his fish, another reel started screaming . . . yep, another fish on. It’s called a double header. Greg grabs that rod and begins his battle. Luckily both fish are co-operating and the lines aren’t getting tangled.After about 15 minutes of battling his fish, Jay finally landed a beautiful 18 pounds Rainbow. No time to celebrate though, Greg is getting his fish close to the boat.So, quick photo of the big one and back in the water it goes.I’m just about to net Greg’s fish when another rod starts to scream. Unbelievable.Three fish on in a matter of 10 minutes. Jason is fighting his second fish of the day already. Greg finally gets his fish nearby and I slip the net under this nice slab, a 12 pound Rainbow. Nice colors too. Looks like this fish must have spawned last month, but recovered quite nicely. A few photo’s and back in the lake she goes.Another minute or two goes by and Jason is ready to land his second fish, a beautiful 14 pound Rainbow. It’s hard to believe. I rarely get a double header, let alone a triple-header. And even more rarely do we end up landing all of the fish. But today luck was in our favor. We get a few photos of this great fish and get it back in the water.What a start to the day. It’s been less than an hour and we have already landed three big fish. That’s a tough act to follow, but we’re going to keep fishing anyway.Lines back in the water and carry on. We only went for about an hour before the line starts singing again with another great Rainbow. A few jumps in the water and out the hook comes. Oh well, we were due to lose a fish. An hour later we get another fish on. This time a bright silver five pound Rainbow. Back it goes and we continue fishing.In the next few hours of fishing, we manage to land three or four smaller fish and lose a couple also. Just before we head in, the line starts peeling off. After a few long runs and a couple of jumps, this fish is tired out and ready to land. A nice 12 pound Rainbow to end the day.Not bad for a short day of fishing. It’s been a fun month of fishing so far. The fish are so energetic. I sometimes worry when I see the line screaming off the reel. Wondering if the fish doesn’t slow down, are we going to run out of line. Well, it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s definitely nerve racking.If you haven’t had the chance to get out yet, now is the time. Some of the most exciting battles I’ve seen have been the past few weeks. So, hey everyone, let’s get out there.NOTE: Watch for debris at this time of year. Most of the time it seems to pile up in certain areas. So, if you pay attention, you should be able to steer clear of it. It’s definitely worth getting out though. What are they biting on?Surface, surface, surface. The Kokanee have been schooling up near the surface, so the big fish have been spending a lot of time near the top also. So, concentrate on the surface.Bucktail flies have been the ticket for me. The usual black and whites and grey and whites have been working great. But remember, you do have to experiment in different conditions. If it’s cloudy or overcast, stick to the darker colors. But if the sun comes out, try using some brighter colors. Greens have been working well on the brighter days. Some of the most common flies used lately are: # 211, 214, 215, and 228.My favorite plug has produced some giant fish lately also. Lyman #16 has been good to me. Landed a couple 18 pounders on it last week. Also working well are the #24, 55, and 135.Gerrard Rainbows had a record year spawning !!The numbers were even higher than last year. With a peak of 980 fish up there on one day, this has officially been the biggest run ever. Over the period of the spawn, a total of between 2500 – 3000 fish made their way up to the grounds. It looks like we have a great future to look forward to.Kootenay Lake ProjectsB.C. Hydro and FWCP is continuing the Kootenay Lake Creel Census. You may have noticed on certain days there are people waiting at the dock or boat launch when you get in.Also if you notice a low flying airplane, don’t be alarmed. They are just counting boats. They are collecting information on size of fish being caught, catch rates,and the amount of time that anglers are spending on Kootenay Lake. This information will help with management of our resources. So, if you see them on the dock, feel free to share some information. Samples of your catch are also appreciated. ( scale samples, size and weight of fish).Also, still going on is our tagging program. Keep your eyes open for any tagged fish. Some of these fish have a reward tag attached to the dorsal. If you catch a tagged fish you can cut the tag off to claim your reward. You may then release the fish or choose to keep it. But, either way if you can get length and weight of the fish, that will help us determine how well the fish are growing and how healthy our population is. It’s an exciting time of year.So, let’s get out there.Tight lines………..Kerry Reed is the owner/operator of Reel Adventures Charters and writes a fishing report for media outlets in the region. He can be reached at 250-505-4963 or www.reeladventuresfishing.com
TSN (The Sports Network) announced Tuesday that Creston has been named the first winning community in this year’s Kraft Celebration Tour.The news came after hundreds of thousands of online votes from passionate Canadians across the country.As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Creston will host a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness when they kick start the tour with a live broadcast from the British Columbia community on Friday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m.PT on TSN. Creston also receives $25,000 from Kraft Canada to put towards improvements to the Creston & District Society for Community Living’s Therapeutic Riding Program.Creston earned the nod after edging out East Kootenay sister city Kimberley in a head-to-head online vote.Creston won by garnering 171,142 votes to 143,390 for Kimberley.Canadians can decide the other winning communities for the Kraft Celebration Tour over the next two weeks. The last Kraft winner in the Kootenays was Kaslo when the North Kootenay village hosted Sportscentre in 2009.Kaslo beat out Williams Lake with 52 per cent of the vote.
A touching letter from the family of the late Dawn Croke has been released today, on what would have been her 33rd birthday.Ms Croke died in a tragic car accident on the grounds of St Crona’s National School in January this year.The beloved teacher and mum of two boys is dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was involved in many facets of local life and was a proud Dungloe Mary in 2008. On the occasion of her birthday, Rosses Community School has paid tribute to their former colleague by sharing a heartfelt letter.The letter was written by Dawn’s uncle Paul De hOra a month after her death to express gratitude to the ‘Family of Dungloe’ for their outstanding support and to celebrate her short but beautiful life.“She was pure joy, a light in every room and person’s life that she had ever entered,” Paul wrote.He highlighted the countless good deeds which neighbours, friends, students and strangers carried out in the wake of Dawn’s passing. He thanked those who went out of their way to accommodate visitors to Dungloe. He praised those who showed compassion, sympathy and respect to his family and described their actions as “a reflection of the true Christian spirit and good character of your Community.” Paul said: “You showed us all, I guess what it’s all about at the end of the day “Love”.“In our eyes, out of tragedy you showed your true colors, and a resounding belief in the importance of having good people in your life. Those people are You “the people of Dungloe.” You should be, you actually are deservedly the proudest community in the country. It would be more appropriate to refer to you as the Family of Dungloe,” he wrote.Paul told the people of Dungloe that Dawn’s family were humbled by their greatness: “What struck us while we were up here last month was the special way in which the community stepped in to rally around, support and buoy up their neighbours in their time of sorrow. It was a unique experience, something that seems to be lost in other parts of Ireland. It was something we have not seen in a long time. Anne, Tony and family are blessed to have you as an extended family.”Letter from heartbroken family of Dawn Croke honours Dungloe community was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:Dawn Crokedungloerosses community school