Brokenshire defends government over criticism of its house building record

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Brokenshire defends government over criticism of its house building record previous nextHousing MarketBrokenshire defends government over criticism of its house building recordMinister reveals additional updates on evictions, regulation of house builders and extra cash to build 73,000 new homes.Sheila Manchester1st July 20190500 Views Housing secretary James Brokenshire has revealed more measures and updates to previously announced policies, adding to his speech last week at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and defending his ministry’s house building record.These include an update to his plans to reform Section 21 ‘no fault evictions’ and proposals for a new homes sales ombudsman and new money to build 19 new garden villages around the UK.“Last year more homes were provided than in all but one of the last 31 years”, but many commentators say that the target of 300,00 a year has not yet been met and is unlikely to be met,” he says.“The government will be providing £2.85 million to support the development of 19 new garden villages – from County Durham in the North to Truro with the potential to deliver 73,554 homes.”Evictions updateBrokenshire also confirmed that he is to begin consulting on reform of evictions law, and once more reassured his criticis such as Landlord Action’s Paul Shamplina and the RLA that the Section 8 evictions process will amended to provide additional grounds for when landlords need to move into or sell their property.“We also plan to reform the court process for housing cases to make it more efficient, ensuring landlords can swiftly regain their property where they have a legitimate reason to do so,” he says.Brokenshire also launched a consultation on reform of the new homes sector including mandatory membership of an ombudsman scheme for builders and a code of practice to give new homes house buyers redress when things go wrong.James Brokenshire Paul Shamplina RLA July 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

New RICS Home Survey Standard ‘will shine spotlight on customer service’

first_imgThe new RICS Home Survey Standard coming into effect in December will bring a renewed focus on customer service levels when instructing a surveyor.That’s the message from proptech firm Survey Bookers, which says it is vital that customer have a good experience to keep transactions on track.The firm says speed of response is key, and points to figures from sales experts Lead Connect showing that 78% of customers take the services of the first responder.A mystery shopping exercise carried out by Survey Booker in the weeks after lockdown compared 132 surveying firms. There was a marked response in the first hour compared with studies in other industries, with 46% responding compared with only 9% of SaaS companies in a 2017 study by Drift.Nearly 10% of all firms contacted responded within the first five minutes. The study also looks at response quality and the range of contact methods by which a customer can get in touch with a firm.Personalised serviceMatt Nally, director of Survey Booker, said: “The speedy response times from such a large number of firms suggests a positive outlook for the implementation of the new RICS Home Survey Standards.“Having spoken with many surveying firms we know there is a focus on providing a personalised service and we are pleased to be helping surveyors get back time to spend with clients.”Survey Booker has recently launched new software aimed at helping surveyors to manage their leads from a range of sources such as direct leads, agent referrals, or from lead-generation sites.Nally says the system cuts out a significant amount of admin, giving surveyors back time to focus on customers.A clear track of customer service notes visible between office and field staff ensures these desires aren’t lost in translation and that the home buyer receives the information they need when their report is submitted.Protecting buyers and sellersThe mandatory new RICS Home Survey Standard follows an industry and consumer consultation held earlier this year.The new standard is aimed at better protecting buyers and sellers, with the emphasis on consumers fully understanding the importance and benefits of commissioning a home survey before buying a property.RICS hopes the new Home Survey Standard will increase consistency, transparency and competency across residential surveying in the UK.Property surveys New RICS property survey standard Property survey customer service September 28, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » New RICS Home Survey Standard ‘will shine spotlight on customer service’ previous nextProducts & ServicesNew RICS Home Survey Standard ‘will shine spotlight on customer service’Firms will have to up their game when it comes to customer service with new RICS survey, says proptech firm Survey Booker.Richard Reed28th September 202002,157 Viewslast_img read more

VANDERBURGH COUNTY FELONY CHARGES

first_img  Below are the felony cases to be filed by the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office tomorrow.Torrance Jarmaine Stewart, Jr. Criminal Confinement, Level 6 felonyDomestic Battery, Class B misdemeanorAnita Karen Barta Unlawful Possession or Use of a Legend Drug, Level 6 felonyPossession of Paraphernalia, Class C misdemeanorRashad Omar Crenshaw Criminal Mischief, Level 6 felonyAnthony Lamar Crenshaw Possession of Altered Handgun, Level 5 felonyPossession of Cocaine, Level 6 felonyCarrying a Handgun Without a License, Class A misdemeanorSydney E. Cooper Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 felonyReckless Driving, Class C MisdemeanorBrittany Marie Wilkerson Intimidation, Level 6 felonyStrangulation, Level 6 felonyBattery, Class B misdemeanorEmily Helen Dispennett Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felonyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

OC Library to Partner With PBS, Celebrates Olympics With Screening of “The Boys of…

first_imgOC Reads celebrates the Olympic Games and the epic story of the winning American crew in the Berlin Olympiad of 1936. .Just in time to celebrate the Summer Olympics, the Free Library of Ocean City has a special program lined up as part of its 2016 OC Reads series of events.“We have partnered with the Public Broadcasting System to present a special screening of the film, “American Experience: The Boys of ’36” said Julie Brown, Director of Adult Programming at the Library.The film ties in with the book, “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, which community members are entitled to read this summer.The film and the book examine the story of a great moment in Olympic history.The Library will hold the special screening on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. The event will also include a discussion of the story.The book and the film tell the story of nine working class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they unexpectedly captured the Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin, German Olympic Games.The 1936 US Olympic rowing team that shocked the world at the 1936 games in Berlin, Germany.The ’36 Games have also been referred to as “Hitler’s Olympics,” designed as a showcase for the Nazi dictator’s vision of Aryan supremacy. That myth was famously shattered by U.S. African-American sprinter and broad jumper Jesse Owens who captured four gold medals. But the not-so-well-known story of the United States rowers was a big part of the Americans’ success at the Berlin Games.The Washington crew came out of nowhere to defeat the heavily-favored Ivy League teams of the East Coast, and also Hitler’s elite German rowers. Their victory energized a nation and gave Americans hope as the country struggled to emerge from the Great Depression.The broadcast premier of “The Boys of ‘36” will take place Tuesday, August 2 at 9 p.m. and fans may follow and discus on social media at #Boysof36PBS.OC Reads is a program designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book, participate in discussions and other events centered around that book and issues related to it, Brown said.“OC Reads celebrates reading, literacy and al that public libraries do,” she said.To view the theatrical trailer for the film, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/boys36/player/To learn more about the Ocean City Free Public Library and its many programs, services and events, please contact Brown by calling 609-399-2434, ext. 5222 or contact her via e-mal at [email protected]last_img read more

Northeast the most affordable for ski trips

first_imgDestinationHotelSki RentalLift TicketMealBeerTotal cost1Vail, CO$581.81$40.85$105.00$13.07$4.83$745.562Aspen, CO$509.76$41.30$104.00$13.33$4.67$673.063Park City, UT$524.08$45.33$85.00$8.83$3.81***$667.054Telluride, CO$439.93$35.32$98.00$10.25$3.75$587.255Steamboat Springs, CO$420.62$36.32$99.00$12.98$4.83$573.756Whistler, BC, Canada$331.86$38.13$96.00$13.92$6.08$485.997Big Sky, MT$348.68$36.67$65.33$9.33$4.08$464.098Mont-Tremblant, QC, Canada$322.34$44.99**$75.00$12.30$5.30$459.939Sun Valley, ID$310.23$35.00$48.00$12.17$3.48$408.8810Mammoth Lakes, CA$260.45$33.00$96.00$11.83$5.25$406.53The TripIndex Ski list comprises 20 popular ski destinations and Canada.TripIndex Ski prices out the following items in each destination: Per night cost of a hotel (between December 2011 and March 2012), cost of a basic ski rental package, cost of a lift ticket, cost of a meal (burger and fries) and cost of an alcoholic drink (domestic beer).Prices were collected through a variety of research methods as outlined below, and apply to travel between December 2011 and March 2012. The ‘basket’ of items is representative of the common items many travelers will purchase while on a ski vacation.Hotel prices specify the average cost of a hotel found on TripAdvisor within a five-mile radius of the destination (via partner booking sites such as online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers) in each destination for the winter travel period (December 15 – March 31). *Identifies hotel prices that were taken from a 10-mile radius. In all destinations, between two and 62 hotels were included to compute the average price. On average, 29 hotels were included in the calculations for each destination.Ski rental prices include the average price of a basic, daily ski rental, including skis, poles and boots, taken from three equipment rental shops on or near the mountain. **Identifies ski rental prices that come from only one rental shop.Lift ticket prices identify the average price of a daily, adult lift ticket, taken from the local ski slopes for each destination during the 2011-2012 winter high-peak season.Meal prices reflect the average price of a burger and fries, taken from three local restaurants on or near the mountain.Beer prices include the average price of a bottle/draft domestic beer taken from three local restaurants on or near the mountain. ***Identifies beer prices from restaurants that only offer on-site brewery beer brands.All prices shown are as quoted by source.About TripAdvisorTripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools.TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 65 million unique monthly visitors* across 19 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 50 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide****, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure.TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire Best Value Ski Destinations in North America To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/49252-tripadvisor-inaugural-ski-destination-c…(link is external)TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski presents the combined cost of one night’s hotel accommodation, a basic ski rental package, a one-day lift ticket, a local meal and a bottle/glass of beer at top ski destinations.The complete TripIndex Ski list can be viewed at http://www.tripadvisor.com/InfoCenter-a_ctr.TripIndexSkiUS(link is external). DestinationHotelSki RentalLift TicketMealBeerTotal cost1Salt Lake City, UT$122.30$32.67$70.67$9.31$3.63$238.582North Conway, NH$121.72$37.33$69.00$8.41$3.42$239.883Taos, NM$134.04$28.00$75.00$8.67$3.83$249.544Jackson Hole, WY$148.28$36.83$85.00$10.25$3.67$284.035Snowshoe, WV$160.94$32.00$79.00$8.66$3.67$284.276Banff, AB, Canada$159.81$36.00$73.00$12.47$5.50$286.787Stowe, VT$171.92$38.67$79.00$10.17$4.20$303.968Lake Tahoe, CA$187.55$38.00$80.00$14.67$4.75$324.979Lake Placid, NY$251.98$35.33$79.00$11.33$3.83$381.4710Killington, VT$267.22$34.33$86.00$9.15$4.17$400.87Most Expensive Ski Destinations in North America TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, today launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski ‘ a cost comparison of 20 popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada. Salt Lake City is the most affordable spot in the nation, Vail is the most expensive, and the Northeast is generally the most affordable region, with Colorado being the costliest. Top Skiing Steals and DealsSalt Lake City, Utah is the most affordable ski destination, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $239.North Conway, New Hampshire is the least expensive ski destination in the Northeast, coming in on TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski at $240.Taos, New Mexico topped the list for the cheapest ski destination for travelers looking to enjoy America’s western slopes ($250).Banff, Alberta came out on top for the best-value Canadian destination for winter sports enthusiasts, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $287Most Expensive Winter EscapesWith a price tag of $746, Vail, Colorado emerged as the priciest ski spot.Colorado is also the overall most expensive state for US skiers, with four of the top five most expensive destinations on the index.Whistler, British Columbia is the priciest Canadian ski destination, coming out at a TripIndex Ski total of $486.New England Most Pocket-Friendly RegionThe Northeast is the most affordable US region for travelers seeking a winter deal, reveals TripIndex Ski ‘ with North Conway (New Hampshire), Stowe (Vermont) and Killington (Vermont) included in the top 10 most affordable destinations. Travelers who visit these destinations can expect to enjoy the slopes for between $240 ‘ $401.Cutting Costs on AccommodationsThe top ten affordable ski destinations also have the most pocket-friendly hotel rates:A one-night stay in Salt Lake City, Utah ‘ the most affordable TripIndex Ski hotspot ‘ is $122, compared to $582 in Vail, Colorado.Eight of the ten most affordable destinations boast average hotel prices under $200 per night, while rates across five of the ten most expensive destinations exceed $400 per night.”For travelers who are looking for a snowy escape, TripIndex Ski provides an easy way to compare the most popular ski destinations across North America,” said Karen Drake, senior director of communications at TripAdvisor. “TripIndex Ski is a useful tool for travelers who are looking to get the best bang for their buck this winter season.”last_img read more

Dutch insurer reduces ties to thermal coal projects, aims for 2030 phaseout

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Intelligent Insurer:From 1 July this year, Dutch insurance and asset management company Nationale Nederlanden (NN) said it will “stop providing insurance services to companies that derive more than 30 percent of their revenues from thermal coal mining or that use at least 30 percent thermal coal for power generation”.This is the company’s new coal exclusion policy aimed at cutting coal use. It also means that existing insurance contracts that use coal at these levels will not be renewed.NN said it would develop guidelines to ensure that by 2030, it will only provide new insurance cover to clients that have an exposure of 5 percent or lower to coal-related activities.The group said it would restrict its investment in coal “to ‘close to zero’ by 2030” and engage with power generation firms to encourage a move to lower carbon alternatives, adding that it had revised its insurance underwriting policy to “create consistency across its business” and align with the investment side.However, green campaigners questioned how NN would be able to implement its coal exclusion policy for companies involved in both coal power and mining activity. They noted that NN is one of the biggest investors in Polish coal, with around €398.4 million investments. Polish coal company PGE is a major coal plant developer, but is also reportedly planning an expansion of the Turow mine. NN’s policy does not state whether the company will exclude PGE, and other such companies, they said. Campaigners also noted that the policy “does not prevent NN from investing in companies planning new coal plants with a coal exposure below 30 percent”.NN follows Allianz and Hannover Re in its commitment to fully phase out its own assets. The deadline of 2030 is aligned with climate science goals to keep global warming below 1.5°C.More: Green groups tentatively welcome Nationale Nederlanden coal exclusion policy Dutch insurer reduces ties to thermal coal projects, aims for 2030 phaseoutlast_img read more

Argentina, Uruguay Boost Security With Bilateral Air Traffic Accord

first_img BUENOS AIRES — The defense ministers of Argentina and Uruguay have signed an air trafficking control agreement paving the way for increased regional security cooperation. Argentina already has similar accords in place with Brazil and Paraguay, and is planning to replicate the deal with Bolivia. “This initiative guarantees us the opportunity to take even more advantage of the capabilities that we have available,” Argentine Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli said at the Aug. 29 signing ceremony in Montevideo. Puricelli’s Uruguayan counterpart, Fernández Huidobro, called the accord “historical” and highlighted the training exercises already underway between the Argentine and Uruguayan Air Forces aimed at preventing and detecting irregular air traffic. To support these initiatives, the Argentine government recently promulgated a law that authorizes the entrance of Uruguayan troops and the exit of local forces to Uruguay for regular cooperation, specifically for the “Rio V” and “Tanque 12” exercises. Both exercises aim to bolster control of airspace in border areas by “carrying out information-exchange activities and providing technical and specialized operational training of participating personnel”, according to a resolution signed by Argentine President Cristina Fernández. Not everyone, however, is convinced. “Without functioning 3D radars, operational aircraft and a legal framework that allows for flight interception, air control will remain unattainable,” argues defense analyst Fabian Calle, a professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. Escudo Norte aims to protect Argentina’s northern border In an interview with Diálogo, Calle mentioned the breakdown of Argentina’s commercial radars for nearly two weeks earlier this year, as a result of import restrictions which restricted access to oil needed for operability. He also explained that Argentina has only one 3D radar for military use. That three-dimensional radar — based in the northern province of Santiago de Estero — was built by INVAP, the Argentine company which collaborated with NASA to launch the SAC-D Aquarius satellite in June 2011. That satellite was inaugurated by Fernández in July 2011, along with about 20 other conventional, 2D radars, as part of Argentina’s Escudo Norte (Northern Shield) program aimed at controlling the movement of aircraft along Argentina’s northern borders with Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia. “Unlike Brazil, which has a law allowing for aircraft downing, Argentina’s Air Force has no legal authority to down suspicious aircraft even if they have the capacity to identify them,” said Calle. Gastón Schulmeister, an Argentine security specialist based in Buenos Aires, says his country’s new agreement with Uruguay complements other recently announced initiatives like the Escudo Norte program. “However, these types of measures will only achieve their maximum potential to the extent that certain institutional capacities are guaranteed sufficient resources — operative and legal — for the Air Force,” he said. Expert: Accord is more strategic than operational Schulmeister explained that only 20 percent of drugs smuggled into Central America, South America and the Caribbean utilize air routes; the remaining 80 percent travel via water. Even so, as highlighted in a March 2012 report by the U.S. State Department, drug traffickers tend to use Uruguay as a logistics and transit base. Their shipments enter Uruguay by land, or by small airplanes from neighboring countries, before being shipped overseas in containers to South Africa or Europe. The bilateral air control agreements are more strategic than operational,” said Raúl Umberto Paz of the Argentine Chamber of Aeronautics Industries. He said these sub-regional accords are intended to pave the way for South America to ultimately create a “mini-NATO” to combat borderless narcotrafficking. Paz said the success of this agreement in particular will hinge on which airline wins the contract to operate Uruguay’s bankrupt state airline, Pluna. With the exit of Argentine investment company Leadgate in June, the Uruguayan government is scrambling to liquidate Pluna’s existing fleet and bring a new investor on board. “The level of cooperation with Argentina will depend in part on who wins the concession to operate the Uruguayan state airline,” explained Paz. Companies that have expressed interest include Venezuela’s Conviasa, Argentina’s Sol and BQB, and the Montevideo bus company CUTCSA. Until three months ago, Pluna controlled more than 80 of Uruguay’s air traffic, so any change has significant implications for air traffic control. “All institutional efforts to improve air control should be welcome,” said Schulmeister, “above all since irregular flights are used not only for narcotrafficking, but also for other illegal activities like human and arms trafficking.” By Dialogo September 24, 2012last_img read more

Facility Solutions: Securing the lobby

first_imgNew branch designs must make people feel safe.by: Paul Seibert, CMCTeller transactions are dropping at the rate of 5-7 percent a year at many credit unions–and, in some urban markets, by 20 percent a year. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Simultaneously, traditional methods of CU income generation are declining, necessitating reductions in branch operating costs. Fortunately, the timely evolution of branch technologies helps to make this possible through the use of cash recyclers and dispensers in teller pods.Many credit unions have, or are considering, transitioning from traditional tellers to universal associates. This move recognizes the need to reduce the number of transaction-only employees and refocus staff energy toward relationship development. This new position combines both sides of the lobby’s functions-tellers and member service representatives. At the same time, the workstation often changes from a traditional teller line to a more open format teller pod.The shift to teller pods and universal associates has many benefits to credit unions. Still, at least twice a month I receive a call or email from a financial institution asking about teller security in the new branch models. The black and white of it is, cash dispensers and recyclers remove cash from tellers’ control or quick access, making the machines a more secure delivery model. continue reading »last_img read more

Hey, C-Suite: What’s the most important thing you’ve done for your brand today?

first_imgToday’s message is a special shout-out to our friends in the C-Suite. That’s right; we’re talking to you, CEOs, CFOs, CMO’s, COOs, etc.There’s no doubt you work tirelessly every day for your credit union or you wouldn’t have achieved the title and status you’ve earned. Whether your forte is overall leadership, finances, marketing, operations or any other number of roles, there’s one you must look at as your primary (and most important) job — that of leading your credit union’s brand.Credit unions with the most successful brands and cultures train and encourage every single employee, regardless of formal title or position, that they are all responsible for leading the brand. Obviously, you and others on the leadership team play a special part in this. Unfortunately, leaders are also susceptible to allowing the blinders of our everyday roles (see above) to cloud our brand vision. So if you find yourself stuck in a C-Suite silo, ponder the following question: what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your brand today?If answering the question caused you even a moment of pause, it’s probably a good idea to allow the rush of all your other everyday work (calls, meetings, emails, etc.) to still so you can consider your thoughts. Again, your specific/formal title doesn’t matter. The most important role that you as an executive (and everyone else at your credit union) has is that of brand leader. While you’re considering your thoughts in response to the above question, here are a few potential best practice ideas you could put into place.You must model the brand for all employees. You cannot expect to receive the type of performance or behavior you desire for your brand unless you first model it in front of everyone else. If your brand experience calls for specific things like brand language, following a certain series of steps, or even little things like offering refreshments to every member waiting in the lobby, you must first do these things yourself. If you don’t, staff will model that behavior. If you do, staff will model that behavior (see the pattern?). In essence, you must be the brand which you expect all your staff to live themselves.You must nurture the brand for all employees. Regardless of where your brand is in its journey, it must be fed regularly in order to grow and thrive. Much like flowers, for example, require regular watering and sunshine, your brand requires regular training and support. When is the last time you had an all staff meeting that focused entirely on the brand? For that matter, when is the last time you had an all staff meeting the spent five minutes talking about brand? Do you personally know if brand is highlighted at branch meetings, departmental meetings and during employee performance reviews? Back it up further – is your brand represented during the hiring process? Without the training and support it requires, your brand, like a neglected flower, will wilt and die.You must experience the brand for all employees. Again, working in credit unions comes with the inherent danger of allowing a silo mentality to take root. To experience the brand for all employees, sometimes as an executive leader you must remove yourself from your regular role and experience it anew. This could come in the form of unannounced mystery shops of your branches and drive-thrus. It could also occur by asking friends or family that are currently members of your credit union what their brand experiences are like. You can even try tactics like walking through the front door (instead of the employee side entrance), checking out little things like your landscaping and restrooms and even calling your contact center from a different number and posing as a member/potential member with questions about accounts, products and services. The key here is developing a third-party perspective of your credit unions brand and culture to counterbalance your own insider’s view as an executive leader.What’s the most important thing you’ve done for your brand today? Do you have an answer (or perhaps a different answer) now after reading? If so, terrific. If not, perhaps it’s time to get up out of your C-Suite seat and model/nurture/experience the brand for all employees yourself. Such a perspective is imperative for the success of your brand and for your continued development as a leader of your credit union. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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

Jana Kramer Reveals the Name She and Mike Caussin Would Pick for Another Daughter

first_img– Advertisement – “If we had another kid and we had a girl, she’d be named Charlie,” Kramer said. “Jolie was always gonna be Jolie, and Jace … at first was Carter?”Caussin, 33, replied, “Grayson,” to which Kramer added, “Grayson, then we went Carter and then Jace.”Jana Kramer Reveals the Name She and Mike Caussin Would Pick if They Had Another Daughter 1Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/ShutterstockThe “I Got the Boy” singer detailed the meaning behind Jace’s name after his birth in November 2018, when she shared a photo of her newborn in the hospital via Instagram.- Advertisement – Planning ahead! Jana Kramer and her husband, Mike Caussin, aren’t expecting a third child, but they already have a name in mind if the time comes.The couple revealed the moniker during a Q&A session via Kramer’s Instagram Story on Thursday, November 12. The One Tree Hill alum, 36, also shared how the pair chose names for their daughter Jolie, 4, and son, Jace, 23 months.- Advertisement – “Jace. My sweet baby boy. When I found out Jace meant ‘healing’ I knew right then that was his name,” Kramer wrote at the time. “He has been every bit of healing since I found out we were being blessed with another baby. I love you so much baby boy.”Kramer frequently shares photos of her children on social media, but Caussin didn’t agree with the decision at first. The former professional football player opened up about his initial feelings about putting their kids in the public eye during the Monday, November 9, episode of their “Whine Down” podcast.“I wasn’t completely comfortable at the beginning, but I became comfortable with sharing the kids so much,” he explained. “But then I was on board with it, and we never really discussed my reservations around it. But I’m all for it, and that’s our decision as a couple.”- Advertisement – Caussin added that if he and Kramer got divorced it would “crush” him to see their kids on social media. He added that it would be a “big” deal for him to see another man in the photos.The “Whiskey” singer and Caussin — who tied the knot in 2015 — have faced some ups and downs in their marriage over the years. Us Weekly broke the news of Caussin’s infidelity in 2016. The duo called it quits on their marriage and the athlete later entered rehab for sex addiction treatment. However, Caussin and Kramer reconciled and renewed their vows in December 2017.Although their struggles have been in the public eye, Kramer told Us in April 2019 that she hopes that she and Caussin can speak to their children about their past issues.“I definitely think that’s going to be hard, because unfortunately, when they’re old enough, they’re going to Google,” Kramer said at the time. “I personally would like for them to hear it from us first before they Google. They’ll never know specifics. That’s something that we’re not going to go, ‘Oh, your dad cheated.’ That’s not healthy for anyone to know. So it’s just, ‘Yes, this is your father’s addiction, but look at where we’re at now.’”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!last_img read more