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What should your credit union be doing about COVID-19?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meredith Olmstead Meredith Olmstead is the CEO and Founder of FI GROW Solutions, which provides Digital Marketing & Sales services to Community Financial Institutions. With experience working with FIs in markets of … Web: Details As our entire country changes hour-by-hour during this evolving public health crisis, I reached out to someone I know very well and trust for advice in times of crisis . . . My dad, Marshall Boutwell. It turns out he has some amazing words for all of us, including the teams at credit unions who are navigating this unprecedented situation. It just so happens that he’s where my love for credit unions began, and he’s the President/CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union, which currently serves over 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina.Here are 7 Key COVID_19 Crisis suggestions I learned that you might find useful:Remain flexible and work with members on a case-by-case basis if necessary.Split up departments into different physical locations, so that if someone in one branch gets sick you’ll have back up staff in that department in another location who won’t have to quarantine for two weeks.Be open to working from home options for your staff, even if initially you didn’t think it would be possible. Give members payment relief. Period.Stay up-to-date with your local health department so that you can make staff aware of the current level of infection in your area.Encourage your staff to reach out to each other virtually, continue team meetings with video technology and provide support where and when they need it.Recognize what’s going well. And be ready to change and evolve as the situation evolves.Highlights from our conversation.My Question: We know that face-to-face banking and social distancing are a factor for credit unions and branches are closing lobbies, limiting hours, and reducing contact with other staff and customers to ensure safety for everyone. But what are your other biggest challenges that might be useful for people to understand? And how are you handling those?Dad’s Answer: Our emergency management plan was sufficient, but we are continuing to make adjustments and changes as we need to and that’s important. For example, we found ways to send more staff home to work. Our five-member IT team have been magnificent. It’s going to make us a closer knit, stronger and better organization.This is a national issue and we all have to get in this together. I have never been more proud of my team than right now. From the top to the bottom everyone is reaching out and asking is there anything I can do to help? We have a call center that has been dispersed to their homes. The IT department has gone above and beyond. We’ve split our staff up so no single location has all of one department so that if there is an infection in one area we will have back up personnel in different locations. With people continuing to be able to work from home and going paperless, we are able to do all of our services for all members. Not a single service has been eliminated. My Question: This week the Fed dropped interest rates to almost 0%. How has that change influenced what your CU is doing for your members? Would love to know more about emergency products you are developing to support members in need.Dad’s Answer:We are giving people payment relief on EVERYTHING including mortgages. Giving a couple of months immediately and will consider additional. Case by case. We are taking increased risk to help members. Making loans to members who are unemployed. We are not offering 0% signature loans, because there is some risk, but we will make loans with good and fair low rates. We aren’t massively advertising but we will, on a case by case basis, fit loans to meet the needs of our members. And we will do it in a caring and sensitive way.My Question: I’m from Generation X and Americans my age and younger have never really had to experience a time of shortage or national sacrifice like so many previous generations did. Can you offer those younger people any guidance or wisdom on how to approach this crisis and make decisions during this time? Dad’s Answer:I think that the younger generation, when they look back, will see all kinds of benefits from how people have pulled together. People are reaching out and helping one another. This is springing up all over the country. People are coming together in a positive way and this will create lessons learned for all generations.When we get through this initial crisis the economy will start coming back and there is nothing more potent than the US economic machine and the free market economy. The entrepreneurial spirit we have in this country has overcome all kinds of crises in the past and it will do it again. We keep persevering. It is the land of opportunity and this gets proven generation after generation. I’m 73 and I’ve seen war, recessions, economic ups and downs and there’s not a better place to be in the world than this country.My Question: Is there anything else you want people to know right now to help them through this time?Dad’s Answer:We are monitoring the dept of health statistics every single day by county every single day so that we know the progress of the infections. Right now about half of the counties we serve have no cases or only one case of infection. This will grow, but we share this information with our staff because it helps keep employees calm. Cleaning crews are doing more disinfecting at night and we are implementing all sanitizing recommended.We would love to hear more about what your CU is doing to help members deal with this crisis. Email us at as we will continue to share ideas in the coming days and weeks.Be well. Be safe. And please . . . #STAYHOME!last_img read more

Government to step up mask-wearing campaign amid rising COVID-19 cases

first_imgThe government is set to step up its public campaign to encourage mask-wearing in the next few weeks as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise.“[President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo] has asked us to educate the public on health protocols,” Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said in a statement on Tuesday. “We [will] start with the essential, which is mask-wearing.”Muhadjir said the government would establish a program, spearheaded by the coordinating minister’s office, to intensify the campaign to wear a face mask in public places, including appointing a mask-wearing “ambassador” and distributing social aid packages that include face masks. Additionally, the government plans to issue public service commercials in print and online publications, social media and billboards, in addition to educating the public on the law regarding wearing a face mask.“The main targets of this campaign are people who have activities in traditional and modern markets, terminals, stations, public facilities, houses of worship, public open spaces, those who co-live such as in orphanages and those who have activities on the streets and so on,” he said.The coordinating minister also ordered the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry and the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry to procure a large number of face masks from micro and ultra-micro industries to fulfill the public need while supporting small businesses.The government drafted the campaign amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the country after most regional administrations began easing restrictions in early June to prevent a further economic downturn.Compliance with health protocols still leaves much to be desired. For example, the Jakarta administration announced Monday that it had collected a total of Rp 2.47 billion (US$188,120) in fines from violators of social restrictions, including from 62,198 people who were not wearing a mask. Businesses have also been fined for failing to adhere to health protocols, such as limiting visitor capacity. According to the official government count, Indonesia has 116,871 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 5,452 deaths as of Wednesday.Topics :last_img read more

A savvy first purchase by these renters could pay handsomely at auction

first_img22 Annie St, PaddingtonIt was a seamless transaction with a bonus — no need for a removal van come settlement day.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “It just had endless potential — such an easy house to live in. The layout is functional, there’s heaps of room and it’s so convenient,” Ms Lloyd said.The appeal started at the gate. The home is on a 402sq m block with 20m street frontage.“The big frontage and unique shape of the block make it really private from the neighbours, so we really love sitting out on the deck. You can make as much noise as you want and no one can hear you because there’s no neighbour close to you,” she said. “It’s perched just nicely on the hill and it looks quite gorgeous from the street.” 22 Annie Street, Paddington“It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it,” she said.“I would love to see someone who restores it to its former glory.’’The home will be auctioned on-site on Saturday November 9 at 10am by Nicholas Given from Ray White New Farm. Jaclyn Lloyd and Jon Strofield have loved living in their Paddington home. Photographer: Liam Kidston.In the gamble that can be a first-time real estate purchase, Jaclyn Lloyd hit the jackpot.Ms Lloyd and her fiancee, Jon Strofield were renting 22 Annie St, Paddington, before they heard the landlord was thinking about selling.“This was the first property we lived in together as a couple,” Ms Lloyd said.“Within a week of living in the house we’d realised it was definitely for us, so we got in contact with the owner directly,” she said.center_img 22 Annie Street, PaddingtonThe home is a classic for the suburb with all the features you’d expect including a huge veranda, high ceilings, breezeways, VJs and wide, polished timber floorboards. There are also a few more modern touches such as the upgraded kitchen.Ms Lloyd said they had found another property to move on to so it was time to sell, but she would be sorry to go.last_img read more

Surprise: Cairns mine worker’s partner buys a house while he’s away

first_img Why FNQ property worth $3M is listed for half price More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoProminent Cairns businessman Clive Skarott grew up at 7 Gordon St, Earlville which was sold to Nick Aldred and Natasha Whalley-Thompson.“So I only got to look at pictures, but I sent my younger brother to inspect it on my behalf and trusted Tash and now we have a house.” Ms Whalley-Thompson said she was drawn to the 1960-built home because “the old lady” had some character.“We really didn’t want a standard four-bedroom cookie cutter home,” she said. “We’ll get into some renovations on this and it really will be our home. “We’re only the second owners so we knew there wouldn’t be any surprises.” She said the purchase was made easy with help of RE/MAX agent Gisele George. “I’m really grateful because Gisele was there every step.” RE/MAX agent Gisele George said the home sold for $330,000. “It was a really lovely seller and a really lovely young couple bought it, that’s why I love my job.”“He was planning renovations, she was facetiming him, and everyone was getting to see it, and poor old Nick didn’t get to see it because he was in lockdown. But he was planning on where to put the shed. It was lovely. It fully settled today. The seller let them move in a week early when he arrived home from Weipa.” Nick Aldred and Natasha Whalley-Thompson are the proud new owners of 7 Gordon St, Earlville – the former family home of Cairns Hospital board member Clive Skarott. Picture: SuppliedTheir offer was accepted by the vendor just days before the Queenslander was set to go under the hammer on July 9, but Mr Aldred only saw the property for first time on Monday, when the couple received their keys. As a contractor working with Rio Tinto in Weipa, Mr Aldred’s typical fly-in, fly-out routine was altered to almost three months straight in the Cape town due to COVID-19 biosecurity measures. “It was just a lot easier for us to stay up there,” he said. The former Cairns One residents had only returned to Australia 12 months ago after spending about six years working on super yachts across the Mediterranean region. “We’d been looking for our own place for a while and Tash told me about this place,” Mr Aldred said. Cairns agency makes a mark in nation’s top 50 Nick Aldred and Natasha Whalley-Thompson are the proud new owners of 7 Gordon St, Earlville.You’d want to have some solid trust to pull this one off: A mine worker’s partner bought their first home while he was away bringing in the coin, and thankfully the surprise worked out well for them both. A long, trusting relationship has played a crucial factor in the settlement of a first home for this Cairns couple.Natasha Whalley-Thompson and Nick Aldred are the proud new owners of 7 Gordon St, Earlville – the former family home of Cairns Hospital board chairman Clive Skarott. MORE: The apartment wowing rural property chaserslast_img read more

EU unveils agenda on migrant crisis

first_imgThe European Union’s executive branch has unveiled a new strategy for dealing with the bloc’s migration crisis, which includes controversial national quotas. As part of the plan the EU aims to re-settle 20,000 refugees in Europe over the next two years. CCTV’s Jack Barton reports EU Ministers to meet over the rising Migrant crisis EU to convene an emergency summit over migrant crisis Migrant Crisis: Libya rejects EU military plans Relatedlast_img

Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta

first_imgLiven up boring chicken breasts by cooking them with herbed tomatoes, olives, and white wine. Serve over easy-to-make polenta.Ingredients:1/2 6 1/2 ounce jar oil-packed dried tomatoes with Italian herbs4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/4 lb.)1 cup assorted olives, drained1/2 cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth4 small bay leaves (optional)1 cup cornmealDirections:1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Drain tomatoes, reserving the oil. Season chicken with salt and black pepper. In 10-inch oven-going skillet heat all the reserved oil over medium-high. Cook chicken in hot oil 3 minutes each side or until browned; remove skillet from heat. Add tomatoes, olives, wine, and bay leaves. Transfer to oven. Bake, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 170 degrees F when inserted in chicken.2. Meanwhile, for polenta, in large saucepan bring 3 cups water to boiling. In a bowl combine cornmeal, 1 cup cold water, and 1 tsp. salt; gradually stir into boiling water. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve chicken with polenta and olives. Makes 4 servings.Nutrition Facts (Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta) Servings Per Recipe 4,Calories 370,Protein (gm) 30,Carbohydrate (gm) 46,Fat, total (gm) 8,Cholesterol (mg) 66,Saturated fat (gm) 1,Monosaturated fat (gm) 5,Polyunsaturated fat (gm) 1,Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 3,Vitamin A (IU) 437,Vitamin C (mg) 25,Thiamin (mg) 0,Riboflavin (mg) 0,Niacin (mg) 13,Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,Folate (µg) 12,Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0,Sodium (mg) 575,Potassium (mg) 675,Calcium (DV %) 61,Iron (DV %) 4,Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietBetter Homes and Gardens Recipes Food & DiningLifestyle Mediterranean Chicken and Polenta by: – November 25, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tweet 32 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Saint Lucia shines at Caribbean Week in New York

first_img Tweet Share Share NewsRegional Saint Lucia shines at Caribbean Week in New York by: – June 16, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img 9 Views   no discussions Share Flag of St. Lucia. Photo credit: caribbeantour.comNEW YORK, USA — A hardworking team from Saint Lucia recorded successes at the annual Caribbean Week in New York.The team, which was led by Senator Allen Chastanet, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Director of Tourism Louis Lewis, promoted the delights of the Eastern Caribbean island to the multitudes as well as to the travel specialists who flocked to the week-long showcasing of the Caribbean’s many tourism products.Chastanet represented Saint Lucia at official Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) gatherings as well other meetings designed to position Saint Lucia as an ideal destination for both vacationers and investors.The Saint Lucia contingent, which included Permanent Secretary Titus Preville and US marketing executive Lorine St Jules, participated in numerous events, including the consumer-focused Caribbean Travel and Cultural Fair at New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal.Representatives of the world’s media capital were drawn to the Media Marketplace where Saint Lucia marketers updated the media on the island’s newest offerings.Lewis hosted a reception for 15 top-producing travel agents in New York and Connecticut, thanking the specialist agents for their continued support of Saint Lucia’s product.Chastanet, who serves as chairman of CTO’s advocacy and cruise committees, reported productive talks between the regional tourism organization and cruise line representatives.He also traveled to Washington DC to meet with investors, development specialists and addressed an investment forum at the Inter-American Development Bank.To cap the week, the minister delivered a commencement address at one of three graduation ceremonies for Monroe College’s Class of 2011.“Step out of the box and don’t be afraid to make mistakes,” said Senator Chastanet.He applauded the success of the class but also asked them to use their talents and efforts to make the world a better place: “Don’t waste your energy on what you cannot change. But use all of your energy to change the things you can.”“To the students from the Caribbean: We need you. Come and help build and use your talent,” said the senator to the Caribbean students in the graduating class.Caribbean Week in New York took place during June’s Caribbean American Heritage Month as proclaimed by US President Barack Obama.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Greensburg police find skimmer on ATM

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police are investigating a fraud case after a skimmer was found on an ATM.Police responded to a reported fraud incident at the First Financial Bank on Lincoln Street on Monday.When officers arrived they found a skimmer on the ATM which was used to collect credit and debit card information.Police are urging everyone to keep a close watch on your bank statements to make sure you haven’t been a victim.If you notice fraudulent charges on your bank statement, contact police, and your bank immediately.last_img

Utah Valley looks for home win vs Seattle

first_img February 6, 2020 Utah Valley looks for home win vs Seattle Associated Press BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Utah Valley’s Isaiah White has averaged 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while TJ Washington has put up 13.4 points. For the Redhawks, Terrell Brown has averaged 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists while Morgan Means has put up 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.RAMPING IT UP: The Redhawks have scored 69.5 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 65.3 per game they managed against non-conference competition.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Brown has been directly responsible for 52 percent of all Seattle field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 38 field goals and 26 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Utah Valley is 0-9 when its offense scores 65 points or fewer. Seattle is a perfect 7-0 when it holds opponents to 64 or fewer points.PERFECT WHEN: Seattle is a perfect 6-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Redhawks are 5-12 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSeattle (11-12, 4-4) vs. Utah Valley (9-14, 3-5)UCCU Events Center, Orem, Utah; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Utah Valley looks for its fourth straight win over Seattle at UCCU Events Center. The last victory for the Redhawks at Utah Valley was a 73-62 win on Jan. 28, 2016. DID YOU KNOW: The Seattle offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.8 percent of its possessions, which is the third-lowest rate in the nation. The Utah Valley defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.8 percent of all possessions (ranked 283rd among Division I teams).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more