first_imgA special thank you to the Simpson Baber Foundation for their donation of $5,000 to the Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program and Buddy Baseball League! The Simpson Baber Foundation has been a tremendous supporter to the Division of Recreation Special Needs Programs. Their donation will go towards equipment and uniforms for all participants. From left to right are Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Vice President of the Simpson Baber Foundation, Gary L. LaPelusa, 3rd Ward Councilman, Pete Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation, Peggy Baber, Chairman of the Simpson Baber Foundation, Mary Dunlap-Beales, Stephen Baber, and Mark Steinman, Assistant Director of Special Services. For information and to register for special needs sports, contact Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected] ×last_img read more

Hannaford to build 35,000-square-foot supermarket in Hinesburg

first_imgHannaford Food & Drug South Burlington,Hannaford Supermarkets announced today that it plans to build a new Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy in Hinesburg. Hannaford will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for this facility.Hannaford has submitted plans and application materials to the Town of Hinesburg and is looking forward to working with local and state officials to secure approval. The proposed new supermarket will feature a butcher shop, produce and seafood departments, a bakery and a deli, and a full-service, drive-through pharmacy. The store will also sell locally grown and produced items through the Hannaford Close to Home program.‘We look forward to providing the residents of Hinesburg and the surrounding communities with a convenient, first-class shopping experience,’ said Matt Paul, Hannaford spokesperson. ‘Our plan to build a LEED-certified supermarket that features our everyday low prices and the nation’s first nutrition navigation system ‘ Guiding Stars ‘ shows that we are committed to our customers, the environment and the community.’The 35,000-square-foot store, proposed to be built in the remaining lot of the Giroux Commercial Subdivision with an entrance off Commerce Street, will employ about 100 associates.Hannaford has a history of environmental stewardship and forward-thinking design. In July 2009, the company opened the world’s most environmentally advanced supermarket in Augusta, Maine. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the store Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the USGBC’s highest standard. The company also opened a Gold LEED store in Duanesburg, N.Y., in June 2010.Hannaford will apply many of those principles at the Hinesburg store, such as the use of energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration systems.‘We’ll also emphasize recycling cardboard, plastic and other materials in our daily operations ‘ as we do in every Hannaford location ‘ to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact,’ Paul said.Last year, Hannaford was named one of America’s 10 healthiest supermarkets by Health magazine. Its stores offer a large selection of natural and organic products, many of them supplied by local farms through the company’s Close to Home program. All Hannaford stores use Guiding Stars, an at-a-glance system that guides customers to foods with good, better and best nutritional value.‘We’ve found that programs such as Close to Home and Guiding Stars, combined with everyday low prices, earn strong approval from customers,’ Paul said.About Hannaford SupermarketsHannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 176 stores and employs more than 27,000 associates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Most Hannaford locations have full-service pharmacies and all stores feature Guiding Stars, the nation’s first storewide nutrition navigation system.Source: Hannaford. 11.12.2010 is external).# # #last_img read more

Is your CFO your next CEO?

first_imgIf your chief leaves unexpectedly, the top finance person is often the natural interim leader. What can you do to be ready for the job?by: Bill Goedken, CPA, CMA, CGMAI have been working in and with financial institutions for four decades. During that time, I have attended literally thousands of board, supervisory committee, compliance and ALCO meetings. In addition, I have personally moderated or participated in over 600 strategic planning sessions. The intent is not to impress you with the numbers, but rather to lend statistical validity to the observations below.At many of these meetings, I meet privately with the board and also the CEO. Many subjects are discussed, including business continuity. As part of the discussion, I usually ask the question: “If the CEO unexpectedly left the credit union, who would take his/her place, at least in the interim, until a full CEO search can be completed?” It is a fair question – and one proper credit union governance should be prepared to address.The answer I hear over 50 percent of the time is: “the CFO.”The Interim CEOWhen the CEO departs suddenly, the credit union is placed in a unique – and delicate – situation. The employees, members, and community are looking for stability and leadership. Many times the chief financial officer will be asked to step up to become the interim CEO. Whether this arrangement becomes permanent depends on many factors, but at least in the interim, the CFO is the person. Why? The reasons are simple: continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CFPB finalizes HELOC reporting changes under HMDA

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The CFPB on Thursday finalized its proposed changes to its Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule that would temporarily raise the home equity line of credit reporting threshold for smaller financial institutions, including credit unions.As previously issued, the HMDA rule required credit unions to report HELOCs if they made 100 such loans in each of the last two years. Thursday’s final rule increases that threshold to 500 loans through calendar years 2018 and 2019 while the bureau considers whether to make the change permanent.In NAFCU’s comment letter on the CFPB’s proposal, sent in July, the association urged an exemption from HMDA reporting for all HELOCs or, in the alternative, make the 500 loan threshold permanent. NAFCU will reengage with the bureau to ensure these recommendations are addressed.last_img read more

How to successfully navigate TCPA cell phone consent and consent revocation

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Ah, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act …that ole’ chestnut. There hasn’t been much change to this law, which went into effect back in 1991. Clarifications have been issued—as recently as 2013, however the core ruling hasn’t shifted since inception regarding contacting a debtor using an autodialer or pre-recorded message.If you don’t know what TCPA is and how it impacts the financial services industry, you can read one of this post that covers TCPA basics. However, in this article, we’ll dive a little deeper into how a financial institution can navigate the particulars of obtaining express consent from borrowers, specifically for the purposes of contacting them on a mobile device.Obtaining consent is essential for your financial institution and for your collections team. Securing consent to contact a borrower allows your institution and collections representatives (in-house or outsourced) to contact them on their mobile devices during the various stages of the collections process.last_img read more

CUs come to financial rescue as government shutdown continues

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » News of credit unions assisting members continues to pour in as the government shutdown heads into its fourth week.The Hawaii Credit Union League reports that several member credit unions have rolled out assistance programs.The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas also reports that its member credit unions are providing assistance to affected government employees.The League of Southeastern Credit Unions is maintaining a web page of member credit unions that are offering assistance during the shutdown.last_img read more

Consumer experience lessons from a Bloody Mary

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Earlier this month I had dinner at a local Mexican food restaurant. My experiences there have always been generally favorable and the small town atmosphere really adds to the appeal. My family and I go often enough that most of the wait staff knows us by name, which is terrific.On this particular visit I ordered a Bloody Mary. As Bloody Mary aficionados can attest, this cocktail is wildly open to taste, interpretation and the individual quirks of the drinker. The essentials are simple — vodka and Bloody Mary mix. Beyond that, you can pretty much add anything you want.Shortly after ordering my drink, our waitress came back and apologized, saying the bar was out of mix and asked if I would like another kind of drink.I declined, slightly disappointed, but my mood no less cheery than before. A few moments later, the bartender (again, someone who knows us by name) approached our table with what looked like a Bloody Mary. She apologized again for the restaurant running out of mix and said: continue reading »last_img read more

Bulldog Grapplers Fall To Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team hosted the Greensburg Pirates for their final home meet of the year. The night honored our three senior wrestlers along with our senior manager Carly Redwine. Our three seniors showed their strength by winning all of their matches against their pirate rivals. In addition to senior night, we also had the opportunity to honor our upcoming youth wrestlers.The dual meet started off with the 285 lb class with a forfeit by the bulldogs giving up six points to the pirates. Freshman Laiken Hanna faced off against Lane Wells in the 106 lb class falling by a pin in the first period moving the score to 12-0. Freshman Jackson Wooldridge entered the match for the 113 lb. class where he met Greensburg standout Zach Bartosz. Wooldridge kept the match close with a 2-0 score after period one, but fell by pin in the second period. Freshman Dallas lamping competed against Travis Gauck in the 120 lb class falling by a pin giving the pirates 24-0 lead. Sophomore Nick Schneider fell in the 126 lb class by pin to Brandon Butz adding six more points to the pirates lead. Sophomore Chris Schene wrestled off Kevin Romero in the 132 lb class falling by pin which gave the pirates 36-0 lead. The 138 lb class was forfeited by the dogs adding six more points to the lead. Sophomore Xavier King wrestled in the 145 lb class going the distance in all three periods but fell by a 9-4 decision to Victor Albaine adding three more team points to the Greensburg lead. Senior captain Neal Nobbe faced off against a tough Dakota Deiwert in the 160 lb class. Nobbe fell behind early in the match until he took advantage of a 3rd period reversal which led to his 15th pin on the year and Batesville’s first six points of the night. Batesville was unable to fill the 170 lb class giving the pirates six more points. Senior captain Will Amberger in the 182 lb class followed up Nobbe’s win by earning five takedowns against pirate Damian Rigby, before closing his match by a pin and giving the dogs six more points on the board. The last contested match of the night came from senior Alan Hudepohl and Matthew Hayes in the 195 lb class. Hudepohl followed the lead of his other senior team members beating his opponent by a 7-1 decision helping the Bulldogs to three more team points. The bulldogs gave up six more points by forfeiting the 220 lb class ending the night with a final score of Batesville 15 and Greensburg 63.Courtesy of Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.last_img read more

Deery Series is Quad City Speedway bound for Memorial Weekend show

first_imgRay Guss Jr. of Milan leads all drivers with three local tour victories; defending champion Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, winner of the opening night event this spring, topped the Quad City show last May. IMCA Late Models run for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start their Sunday, May 26 main event at East Moline.  Two rescheduled races will be next on the Deery schedule, on Tuesday, June 18 at Maquoketa Speedway and on Wednesday, June 19 at Independence Motor Speedway. More information about that show is available by calling 309 792-5030. Also on the Sunday card are IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods racing for national, regional, state and track points. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 40; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 39; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 38; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 37; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 36; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 35; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 34; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 33; 9. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 32; 10. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa, 31; 11. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 30; 12. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 29; 13. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 28; 14. Joel Calla­han, Dubuque, Iowa, 27; 15. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 26; 16. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 25; 17. Dalton Si­monsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 24; 18. Lee Kinsella, Peosta, Iowa, 23; 19. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 22; 20. Darrel De­France, Marshalltown, Iowa, 21. EAST MOLINE, Ill. – A Memorial Weekend date takes the Deery Brothers Summer Series to Quad City Speedway.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for seniors and students ages 6-12, and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35.  Sunday’s event will be the 492nd in series history, with 21 of those previous races held at East Moline.last_img read more

Stoke sign Afellay

first_img Afellay arrives at the Britannia Stadium after his contract with Barcelona expired over the course of the summer. Capped 50 times by the Netherlands, he joins fellow countrymen Erik Pieters and Marco van Ginkel in the Stoke squad, along with former Barcelona team-mates Bojan Krkic, Marc Muniesa and Moha El Ouriachi. Potters chief executive Tony Scholes told his club’s official website: “It’s no secret that Ibrahim was wanted by a number of clubs and we are understandably delighted that he has chosen to join us. “He’s clearly excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League and the fact that he knows so many players who are already at the club will no doubt help him settle into his new surroundings.” Afellay, who has flown to Stoke’s pre-season training camp in Evian, started his career with PSV Eindhoven. He won a whole host of honours during his time with Barcelona – including the Champions League – although his time at the Nou Camp was disrupted by injury problems. He made just 21 league appearances for the club and had loan spells with Schalke and Olympiacos. He becomes Stoke’s eighth close-season signing following the arrivals of Philipp Wollscheid, Jakob Haugaard, Joselu, Van Ginkel, Glen Johnson, Shay Given and Moha. The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France. The club said on their Twitter feed: “#SCFC are delighted to announce the signing of Dutch international winger Ibrahim Afellay.” Press Associationcenter_img Stoke have announced the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.last_img read more

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