BAE gets $26M for USS Harpers Ferry maintenance work

first_img BAE Systems gets $26M for USS Harpers Ferry maintenance work Authorities View post tag: US Navy February 6, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems gets $26M for USS Harpers Ferry maintenance work The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $26.6 million contract modification for work on the phased maintenance availability of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49).The lead ship in her class of dock landing ships will undergo depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications during the maintenance.Work on the USS Harpers Ferry will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by January 2018.Sister ship USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) will complete the same maintenance period by April 2017 with the only exception being that the work will be performed by General Dynamics in Norfolk.All ships in the Harpers Ferry-class underwent a midlife upgrade between 2009 and 2014 and are now expected to remain in service through 2038. Share this article View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: USS Harpers Ferrylast_img read more

Sheriff’s Office Recognition Ceremony Announcement

first_img On Friday, January 10, 2020 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will host a public ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of its personnel. Additionally, the ceremony will conclude with the swearing-in of one new deputy sheriff. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AMin the Old Court Room of the Old Courthouse located at 201 NW 4th Street.Those Individuals Being Recognized Are:New Deputy Sheriff:Derrick RueCompletion of Probationary Year:Deputy Erich CarlsonDeputy Jacob FullerDeputy Eric GanderDeputy Evan LuigsPromotions:Lt. Mark Rasure – MajorSgt. Kerri Blessinger – LieutenantDeputy Chris Roe – SergeantAwards:Deputy Chelsea Trail – Life Saver AwardOfficer John Payne – Sheriff’s CommendationFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

4TH TO 8TH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH (All Saints Catholic…

first_img× 4TH TO 8TH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH — Student of the Month from grades 4-8 from All Saints Catholic Academy for the word, “kindness”last_img

Watch Devastatingly Cute 4th & 5th Graders Perform A New Phish Musical

first_imgIn late April, we reported on Woodbridge, New Jersey’s Ross Street School, where the elementary school’s vocal music teacher Mark Filoramo was teaching his kids the music of jam-band royalty, Phish. After releasing a devastatingly cute video of the students singing Phish’s “More”, we spoke with Filoramo, who shared that the song was being prepared for use in his original Phish musical. Titled Contact: The Quest for the Black Circle, Filoramo’s not-for-profit play was scheduled to be performed by Ross Street School’s 4th and 5th graders on May 22nd.The heartwarming tale is set in a “far-away planet where animals rule the world,” with a bunch of animals going on an adventure to learn more about a mysterious “Black Circle” that has appeared in the woods. As previously noted, Filoramo’s kid-friendly Phish musical features classics like “Halley’s Comet”, “Birds of a Feather”, “Bouncing Around The Room”, “The Wedge”, “Sparkle”, “Simple”, “Character Zero”, “My Sweet One”, “Theme From The Bottom”, “Blaze On”, “Contact”, and “More”.With the amazing 4th- and 5th-grade students at Ross Street School having just performed Contact‘s debut this week, Filoramo shared videos of the kids’ performance. He also noted after the performance, “The show was very well received by the parents—they really enjoyed it… How can you not enjoy an evening of Phish’s music?”You can check out a full video as well as highlights of the Phish musical and read a full synopsis of the Contact: The Quest For The Black Circle below.Contact: The Quest For The Black Circle (Full Performance)Contact: The Quest For The Black Circle (Highlights)[Videos: Mark Filoramo]As the synopsis for Contact: The Quest for the Black Circle reads:In a far-away planet where animals rule the world, the small animals gather for their weekly pow-wow where they meditate and focus on important aspects of life.  A cool animal named Jezmund announces at the end of a pow-wow that he has discovered a mysterious “Black Circle” in the woods and that he wanted a group of volunteers to explore with him and find out what this “Black Circle” is.  A group of animals agrees to accompany him on his mission and head out into the woods. During their trip, they encounter what they think is a scary group of big vicious animals carrying weapons, however, they soon find out that they are harmless creatures that are actually carrying instruments for their band.They eventually become friends and explain to them about their quest to find the “Black Circle”. The band recommends that they see the “Man Mulcahey” who can lead them to the “Black Circle”. The two groups set off together and eventually find the “Man Mulcahey” he was able to lead them to the “Black Circle”. When they finally found it, he was quickly amused at discovering that it was only an old car tire.  The animals were disappointed that there was nothing magical about the tire and they wondered why there was not more to life. The “Man Mulcahey” assured them that life is about the journey and spending time with loved ones and not about stuff we find along the way. The animals all learned their most valuable lesson.last_img read more

Guidelines for Schools’ conflict of interest policies

first_imgThe new Harvard University Policy on Individual Financial Conflicts of Interest for Persons Holding Faculty and Teaching Appointments (University Conflict of Interest Policy) is built upon 12 principles that establish a framework to guide the Schools in developing their implementation plans. The Schools’ implementation of the policy will be audited on a regular basis by the University’s Risk Management and Audit Services, and the audit reports will be reviewed by the vice provost for research and a new standing University Committee on Financial Conflicts of Interest.Among other elements, the Schools’ plans must:• Ensure that faculty members’ educational and research activities are motivated by a commitment to the advancement of knowledge and not compromised by their outside activities and financial relationships. A faculty member should avoid circumstances that reasonable observers would believe create an undue risk that the prospect of direct or indirect personal financial gain could inappropriately influence the faculty member’s judgment or actions in fulfilling his or her University duties.• Include a robust system of annual reporting by faculty members of their and their immediate family members’ outside financial interests that may be related to their academic responsibilities. Additionally, the plans must include provisions for the reporting of new potential conflicts when they first arise.• Require that written records be maintained by the School of the processes by which reported financial interests are reviewed and evaluated for the possibility of creating financial conflicts of interest that raise concern, and how such conflicts will be eliminated, reduced, or managed, as well as disclosed, to minimize the risk of undue bias of the faculty member’s research and scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and public service.• Ensure that faculty members’ outside financial interests not adversely influence their instruction, guidance, or supervision of students (including trainees and postdoctoral fellows). Academic assignments to students should principally serve their interests in learning, self-development, and satisfaction of requirements for academic advancement.• Provide for sanctions for failures to comply with the rules, reporting requirements, and other policy provisions.last_img read more

Taboo Reunion Concert Is Happening! (But We’re Petrified Boy George, Raul Esparza & Euan Morton Don’t Know)

first_img Thirteen members of the fabulous ensemble are also on the bill, although Brooke Elliott, who went from the Taboo chorus to instant fame as the star of TV’s Drop Dead Diva, isn’t one of them. Taboo, that fabulous musical flop we can’t get out of our heads, is coming back to the New York stage. Cast members from the show will reunite for two performances at 54 Below on February 8 at 8PM and 11PM, exactly 10 years to the day that the Boy George bio-musical closed on Broadway after a three-month run. Set for the concerts (benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) are stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (who plays Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue) and Cary Shields (the hot rocker guy that breaks Boy George’s heart). Not yet set for the concerts are stars Boy George (Leigh Bowery), Euan Morton (George) and Raul Esparza (Philip Sallon), which leaves us sad but hopeful. Maybe they haven’t checked their voicemail? No word yet on whether the show’s famous producer, Rosie O’Donnell, will be there either. Again, we’re hopeful!center_img Either way, we can’t wait. Seriously, the score for this show is incredible! View Commentslast_img read more

News Briefs

first_imgNews Briefs Darryl Bloodworth William L. Thompson, Jr., of Orange Park, will serve as president-elect of the Orlando-based Florida Bar Foundation. Thompson has been active in the Foundation since 1989, serving as a board member from 1994-2000. Andrew M. O’Malley of Tampa will serve as the Foundation’s secretary-treasurer. Other new or reappointed directors of the Foundation include Bar President-elect Tod Aronovitz of Miami; Bruce B. Blackwell of Orlando; Patrick J. Casey of West Palm Beach; Phillip B. Culpepper of Tallahassee; Stephen Emmanuel of Tallahassee; T. Glenn Jackson of Orange County; John A. Noland of Ft. Myers; Bar President Terry Russell of Ft. Lauderdale; past Bar President Herman J. Russomanno of Miami; Adele I. Stone of Hollywood; and John W. Thornton, Jr., of Miami. August 1, 2001 Regular Newscenter_img Bloodworth is a past president of the Central Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was the 1998 recipient of the William Trickel, Jr., Professionalism Award, presented by the Orange County Bar Association. He also has served as the Orange County Bar Association’s president and on its executive council. He also was president of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents. News BriefsU.S. 11th Circuit to amend rules Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2071(b), notice is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (Rules), including proposed amendments to Addendums 3, 4, 7, and 8 of the Rules. A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after August 6, from the 11th Circuit’s Internet web site at www.ca11.uscourts.gov. A copy may also be obtained without charge from the Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth St., N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, phone: (404) 335-6100. Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted in writing to the clerk at the above street address by September 7. Barry, ABA agree to keep accreditation process alive The Barry University School of Law and the American Bar Association have agreed to a procedure that will to keep the school’s accreditation application alive. The agreement struck July 16 will be considered a continuation of the current accreditation application process, the university said. Under the agreement, Barry University has withdrawn its appeal to the House of Delegates of the Council on Legal Education and Accreditation’s February rejection of its provisional accreditation bid. The school will now apply for a waiver of the 10-month rule for resubmitting an accreditation proposal, which will be granted by the ABA, according to the university. An ABA site team will then visit the school in September. That team’s supplemental report, along with the original report, will be presented to the Accreditation Committee for review in early November 2001. The ABA Accreditation Committee’s consideration, while a continuation of the current process, will be a complete consideration of the application. The committee will make a de novo determination to the council. The committee’s recommendation will go to the Accreditation Council in February 2002, which also will make a de novo determination. If the decision is to grant provisional accreditation, that decision will be put before the House of Delegates at its February 2002 meeting. The ABA made it clear the announcement does not guarantee any outcome in the process, the school said. Still Barry University President, Sr. Jeanne O’Laughlin remained heartened by the news. “Our priority has always been, and will always be the students and alumni of the law school,” she said. The ABA’s Council on Legal Education and Accreditation denied the school’s last application on February 17. State law gives students one year past law school graduation to pass the bar exam. Berry honored with professionalism award John T. Berry, executive director of the State Bar of Michigan and former director of The Florida Bar’s Legal Division, will receive the American Bar Association’s 2001 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award August 3 in Chicago.. “John Berry has compiled a distinguished record of leadership in the field of professional regulation and legal ethics. His contributions addressing both the broad needs and issues of the legal profession and the concerns generated by specific crises have always reflected an overriding commitment to the public interest,” said Dean Burnele Powell of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, who chairs the coordinating council for the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. Powell noted that as director of the Legal Division of The Florida Bar, Berry coordinated the Bar’s response to the ValuJet plane crash in 1996 in Florida’s Everglades. The Bar provided neutral legal information, advice, and assistance to the public, creating a system that has become a model for other state bars’ mass disaster responses. The award was created to honor a former director of the State Bar of Michigan whose professional life was devoted to advancing legal ethics, professionalism, and judicial regulation. The award honors an individual “whose lifetime commitment to professional responsibility law demonstrates the best accomplishments of lawyers in modern society.” U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit seeks chief mediator The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit is now accepting applications for the position of chief circuit mediator to preside at mediations in civil appeals and oversee the work of professional staff in three offices within the 11th Circuit. The primary purpose of circuit mediation is to settle appeals and any related cases. An applicant must have exceptional legal skills and experience, significant training and experience in mediation, and extensive supervisory experience. Full requirements and application procedures may be obtained on the judiciary’s website at www.uscourts.gov or by contacting the Court’s Human Resources Department at (404) 335-6202. The annual salary for the position is $101,582 to $127,784, depending upon experience. Applications should be submitted from now until August 17, but will be accepted until the position is filled. International Law Section to host Cancun seminar The International Law Section of The Florida Bar has a special deal for Florida Bar members who want to attend the Florida portion of the International Bar Association meeting to be held the end of October in Cancun. The Florida Bar International Law Section will be hosting a cocktail reception on Thursday evening, November 1, and will conduct a seminar on the advantages of doing business in Florida for the foreign attendees, titled: “Florida: Gateway to the World.” It will be an excellent opportunity for Florida practitioners to expand their network of contacts into the International Bar, the largest voluntary bar association in the world, with the most members and most countries represented. The International Law Section has arranged with the Hilton of Cancun, where the cocktail reception and the seminar will be held, for Florida Bar attendees to receive a special rate for three nights. The entire cost for three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) hotel and round-trip airfare is $587 per person, double occupancy. The IBA will charge an additional $250 for registration. For more information, contact Seminars at Sea Travel at (800) 491-3567 or [email protected] Dobson honored for Supreme Court Historical Society work Nancy Dobson, who has served the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society for more than 15 years has retired. Dobson’s effort to preserve the history of the court has was recently honored at the Supreme Court Historical Society Breakfast at the Bar’s Annual Meeting in Orlando. “In my many years of knowing Nancy Dobson, she, unequivocally, has preserved many — probably more — very historical and special things in our wonderful state than any other Floridian,” said Chesterfield Smith. The society serves the primary function of collecting and preserving materials relevant to the court’s lengthy history. Smith said Dobson was responsible for preserving the original portraits of the ancient justices of the court hanging in the Old Capitol and reproduction which now hang in the court. Dobson has been instrumental in the regular publication of the Review, the presentation of oral history programs throughout the state, the compiling and publication of historical materials, and the presentation of exhibits in the Supreme Court rotunda, in the Old Capitol building, and at The Florida Bar’s Annual Meetings. Dobson also assisted in a society project to publish a history of the court from territorial days until 1917 and a forthcoming publication which will review the court from 1917 to the present. Dobson and the society also helped establish the Supreme Court Docent Program, which increases public access to the court by providing tours and other informational services. As part of the project, the society has developed and published a book titled “The Supreme Court of Florida.” “Thank you, Nancy Dobson, you will be always missed, you will never be replaced, you will always be our preservationist,” Smith said. Florida Coastal sets tax seminar Florida Coastal School of Law will hold a free Internal Revenue Service Tax Practitioner Seminar August 21-22 or October 10-11 at the school’s campus on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville. The seminar will include such topics as new tax law changes, pensions for small businesses, Sub Chapter S issues, collection issues, estate and gift tax update, and abusive promotions. The classes will be taught by experienced IRS personnel, including CPAs and attorneys. To register contact Sam Froio at (904) 665-0776, [email protected], Craig McLaughlin at (904) 665-0777, [email protected], or Kay Lundwall at (904) 680-7775, [email protected] Jenkins, Martin win Sanders Awards Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins of Tampa and James W. Martin of St. Petersburg have been named the winners of the 2000-01 Barbara Sanders Memorial Legal Writing Contest by a panel of The Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board. Judge Jenkins’ article, “Amendments to the Federal Discovery and Evidence Rules: A Primer,” appeared in the December 2000 Journal, while Martin’s article, “Fifty Tips for Writing the 21st Century Contract That Stays Out of Court,” was published in November 2000. They each will receive $350and a plaque. Judge Jenkins is a U.S. magistrate judge with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. Appointed in 1985, she serves as president-elect of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association and is a member of the Electronic Public Access Working Group, an advisory committee to the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. Judge Jenkins is a Master of the Bench and past president of the Justice William Glenn Terrell American Inn of Court. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and her J.D. from the University of Florida in 1976. She was an assistant U.S. attorney and an attorney with the Department of Justice. Martin practices in St. Petersburg and is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, where he served as probate chair from 1999-2000. He received his B.S. from Stetson University (1971) and his J.D. from Stetson College of Law (1974). He has written numerous forms, books, and articles and frequently participates in seminars. Finalists selected by the board were “Public-Private Partnerships in Providing Water and Wastewater Utility Service: The Trend Toward Privatization,” by Kathryn G.W. Cowdery (Oct. 2000); “Back to the Future: Recognition of `Medical Monitoring’ Claims in Florida,” by Theresa A. DiPaola and Gary W. Roberts (Dec. 2000); “Judicial Disqualification: What Every Practitioner (and Judge) Should Know,” by Douglas J. Glaid (Oct. 2000); “Products Liability Law in Aviation Mishaps: Florida’s 1999 Tort Reform Legislation and the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994,” by Bruce Kuhse (July/Aug. 2000); “Proposals for Settlements: Minding Your P’s and Q’s Under Rule 1.442,” by Julie Littky-Rubin (Feb. 2001); “The Public Trust Doctrine: Historic Protection for Florida’s Navigable Rivers and Lakes,” by Monica K. Reimer (April 2001); “Fraudulent Inducement Claims Should Always Be Immune from Economic Loss Rule Attack,” by Paul J. Schwiep (April 2001); and “The Danger of Deadlock: Coercion in the Courtroom,” by Joseph Ward (May 2000). The annual awards were founded by Barrett Sanders of Miami in 1988 in memory of his wife. A former editorial board chair, Sanders endowed the awards to encourage contributions to the Journal and to recognize excellence in legal writing. Articles published in the Journal between May 2000 and April 2001 were judged on the quality of writing, degree of subject matter difficulty, substantive quality, and style. Bloodworth to lead Foundation Orlando’s Darryl M. Bloodworth become president of The Florida Bar Foundation July 1. Bloodworth, of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, will serve a one-year term. He was elected president by the Foundation’s board of directors, having served as president-elect, secretary, and treasurer, and was appointed to the Foundation board in 1993 by the Bar’s Board of Governors. last_img

3 ideas to improve your next strategic planning session

first_imgTraditionally, strategic planning sessions for credit unions occurs in the fall. However, after partnering with dozens of credit unions as a facilitator on strategic plans over the last few years, I can safely say that a growing number both plan and conduct their sessions at other times of the year. We remind our clients regularly that strategic planning is a process, not a date on a calendar. Therefore, any time of the year is a good time to take a look at ways to improve your next strategic planning session.Credit unions spend a great deal of time and energy making the commitment and investment in strategic planning. During those crucial days together, executive leadership teams and members of the Board of Directors contribute ideas and dialogue that will both guide and direct the credit union for years to come. Consider the following ideas to improve your next strategic planning session.Invite a more job-diverse team. Typically, strategic planning sessions are attended by members of the executive leadership team and the Board of Directors. For your next strategic planning session, however, consider assembling a more job or role-diverse mix. Try to include younger employees (think Millennials) and those you have identified as your “star performers.” Not only will a more eclectic team contribute potentially game-changing ideas, you are also grooming them for future success by making them feel like an important part of the credit union. Give your members a voice at the strategic planning table. Not necessarily in person – however, you can provide invaluable member feedback in the strategic planning process by conducting interviews and surveys beforehand. Quiz members about what’s important to them in a financial institution and what they expect. Present this information during the strategic planning session and, with actual member input, you’ll find yourself more likely to act upon ideas important to the membership and less flying blind. One exercise we do is “The Empty Chair Exercise.” Place an empty chair somewhere in the meeting room as a reminder that if a member were in that chair, what would they tell us?  Clarify the roles of strategic planning and tactical/budgeting. These are very different functions. Strategic planning takes a look at your credit union’s directives from a 30,000-foot level over the next several years. We call it strategic for a reason, rather than tactical. Tactical goes into the daily operations of the credit union. The same can be said for budgeting. If you aren’t careful, a strategic planning session can rapidly devolve into a tactical/budgeting snipe hunt. If everybody on your team focuses too much on numbers and tactics, you are likely to miss the forest for the trees and steer your strategic planning session straight into the confusing high grass of tactics and budget.A strategic planning session is like a good map or GPS in that it provides reassuring guidance and direction for your credit union for years to come. By assembling a more role-diverse strategic planning team, giving members a voice at the table and clarifying the roles of strategic versus tactical/budgeting, you can help ensure your credit union’s next strategic planning session provides a terrific return on that investment. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Detailslast_img read more

Stop handing over auto loans to your competitors

first_imgAccording to chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Steven Szakaly, U.S. new-vehicle sales will stay above 17 million for a third straight year in 2017. Szakaly also said he believes that auto purchasing and leasing momentum will continue to build in 2017. With this increased car activity on the horizon, you should be establishing a strong plan for scooping up these potential auto loan opportunities.It has become increasingly hard to pull in new auto loans with the level of choice available to car buyers today. Financial institutions are no longer just competing with the usual suspects – big banks, finance companies, and other financial institutions – they are also having to compete with less traditional businesses that are entering into the auto loan game to expand their services and draw in new consumers. Retail lenders (like Costco), mobile lenders (like Credit Karma), and peer-to-peer lenders (like Lending Club) are among the types of non-traditional lending companies financial institutions now have to compete with.Even if you have a strong auto lending program, you are likely still losing loan opportunities to your competitors. It is hard time you start thinking outside of the box to take your auto loan portfolio to the next level of success. Let’s take a look at some things your organization can do to separate you from the rest of your competition. Mobile BankingFirst and foremost, if you are not currently offering your account holders access to online banking tools, you need to be doing that. According to a recent report performed by Callahan & Associates, loan growth and asset growth in 2016 was more than double for credit unions with mobile banking than that of credit unions not offering mobile banking. If you want to attract financially active consumers to your auto loan program, your mobile banking tools should also include a mobile loan application. Mobile lending adds a level of convenience that consumers are craving, especially your harder-to-reach millennials who typically prefer the mobile channel for performing all of their banking transactions. You must offer mobile lending to effectively engage these key demographics, or else risk losing these opportunities to your competitors, which include both traditional and non-traditional.Auto RebatesThese days you can’t always expect individuals buying or leasing a car to walk up and ask about your auto lending program. It is true that there are a growing number of consumers looking to credit unions for their auto financing needs, but there are still many individuals out there that are just looking for the best offer no matter who is offering it to them. If you want to attract new borrowers, you need to offer them an auto lending program that includes unique, valuable benefits, so you are presenting them with an attractive offer that stands up against your competitors’ programs. Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) saw this need, and set out to create a unique and attractive benefit program that was a win-win for businesses and consumers. The core of this program, called BonusDrive, offers an exclusive $500 rebate to consumers leasing or purchasing a new vehicle from a participating brand. “We developed BonusDrive to help auto buyers and their families get the best deal possible on a new car, while at the same time be a value to the businesses offering the BonusDrive program,” says Jim Evans, Global Practice Leader of Voluntary Benefits Consulting for Gallagher. “We are confident credit unions marketing this program will see a boost in good will and loyalty, while positioning themselves at the top of their consumers’ minds when they are ready to shop for auto loans.”Gallagher performed a study in 2016 to help gauge consumer interest in the BonusDrive program. They found that just about any individual presented with a cash back rewards program like BonusDrive would be interested in participating. And since this program is no cost to you, and no cost to the consumer, it is really a win-win for everyone involved. “The moment I heard about the Bonus Drive program I knew it would be a success for our customers,” says Pete Hilger, President and CEO of Allied Solutions. “There is no question in my mind about the value this program brings to credit unions and their members. In fact, our current BonusDrive clients already have members redeeming the $500 payouts, and they’ve only been marketing the program about a month. The program basically sells itself.”Direct to Consumer MarketingPrograms like BonusDrive and other consumer benefits you offer don’t just sell themselves; you have to market these offerings to your consumers. But that alone can be a huge challenge for your financial institution. Nowadays, most consumers expect advertisements to be tailored to their individual wants and needs. You can’t just send out a generic flyer to every consumer and expect great results. If you want real results, you need to send out customized communications that speak to what each prospective consumer may be looking for, when they may be looking for it.Newer marketing tools like video and text marketing offer the ability to create targeted custom campaigns that market the right products to the right people. For example, with video marketing tools like Allied Solutions’ SmartVideo technology, you can develop short, personalized videos to send out BonusDrive information to your consumers who recently filed a GAP claim and may be in the market for a new car. These newer marketing tools also allow you to track and analyze campaign results down to the individual level. Having this information can help you categorize recipients of the initial campaign so you can more effectively follow-up with targeted communications. There are certainly other ways your financial institution can draw in auto loan opportunities away from you competitors, but the options included in this article have proven to be successful for financial institutions that have adopted one or more of these methods.Contact Betty Seifu with Allied Solutions if you’d like to learn more about building up your auto loan portfolio: 800.826.9384 Ext. 10175. 89SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bethlehem Seifu Bethlehem Seifu joined the Client Services and Product Management team at Allied Solutions in September 2016. She works with providers and sales staff to create, update, and distribute relevant production … Web: alliedsolutions.net Detailslast_img read more

This is your chance to live like royalty in a grand country manor — in Queensland

first_imgThis property known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick is going to auction.THINK you know what it’s like to live like royalty?Forget lap pools, media rooms and hi-tech sound systems.Today’s modern luxuries have got nothing on the stately grandness of this Victorian gothic sandstone masterpiece, which is about as close as you can get to something out of the television series, Downton Abbey.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREOne of the dining rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.And, believe it or not, it’s in country Queensland.This regal manor house, complete with 50 rooms on 10,000 sqm stands proudly in the town of Warwick, southwest of Brisbane, despite being more at home in Europe or the UK.QUALITY BEACH HOME UP FOR GRABSOne of the function rooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’. Pic supplied by Ray White.Now is your chance to live as if you were ‘to the manor born’, with the former Sisters of Mercy convent, now known as ‘Abbey of the Roses’, going to auction later this month.Built in 1891, this heritage-listed building at 8 Locke St is one of more than 100 properties going under the hammer at Ray White’s major auction event of the year on the Gold Coast on January 28.LAP UP LAKESIDE LUXURYOne of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Ray White marketing agent Josh Thomas said the property was primarily a private residence, but had most recently been used as a guesthouse and wedding venue.Mr Thomas said he had received a lot of interstate inquiries and had never marketed a property like it before.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“This is something that doesn’t become available in Queensland that often — if ever,” he said.“It’s something I think that’s more common in Europe.”HOME BUYERS SKIP CRUCIAL CHECKSOne of the bathrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains fell in love with the property when they first saw it online.Mrs Hunt said she thought it was in England at first before noticing the sale price was in Australian dollars.It has been the couple’s home for the past eight years, but they want to sell to move closer to family.“It’s really surreal. You don’t feel like you own it because it’s not like a normal home,” Mrs Hunt said.“We could sleep in a different bed every night and feel like we’re on holiday for over a week.”One of the bedrooms inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is going to auction.Gradually restoring the property to its former glory has been a labour of love for Mrs Hunt.“Fixing her up and feeling the love come back out of her — you just have this proud feeling you can’t put into words,” she said.The stained glass windows in the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Picture: Michele Helmrich.Records show the property last sold for $1.525 million in 2010.Spanning three levels, it includes a chapel, a grand dining room and function rooms, 14 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.The chapel inside ‘Abbey of the Roses’ in Warwick, which is for sale.Designed by the same architect as the Breakfast Creek Hotel, the property also boasts stained glass from the same German company that made the glass windows of the Vatican and features a statue by the designer of the Statue of Liberty.The intricate timberwork inside the property at 8 Locke St, Warwick. Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains are selling their guesthouse and wedding venue, Abbey of the Roses, in Warwick.last_img read more