132SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details As the year (and the decade!) draws to a close, we like to take a step back to recall all the great content from 2019. Some of our best content comes from The CUInsight Community in particular, leaders and experts from the credit union space who contribute to the site. Our thanks go out to all our contributors who have written this year, we so appreciate our collaboration and can’t wait to see what 2020 brings.Now, for your enjoyment, we’ve rounded up the best of the best this year by number of reads.The Top 10 CUInsight Community Posts in 2019:4 things your employees notice even when you think they don’tby JAYNI SECH, MARKETING SOLUTIONS UNLIMITED, INC.This summer, my company will celebrate 18 years in business! During that time, we’ve worked with 87 credit unions in 10 states, and I’ve seen, heard, and overheard countless stories about managers and their behavior. (read more)1 word that increased sales by 38%by MELINA PALMER, THE BRAINY BUSINESSDo you wish you could make a change as simple as one word in an advertisement and have your conversions shoot up 38 percent? (read more)The fine print: Implications of Fiserv’s acquisition of First Databy SUNDEEP KAPUR, DIGITAL CREDENCEThe first few reactions to the acquisition of First Data have been alarmingly brief. A few “wows” followed by “oh, that is big” and then the typical flurry of analyst reports. (read more)Examiners behaving badlyby SCOTT BUTTERFIELD, YOUR CREDIT UNION PARTNERBefore I jump into the kind of behavior that warrants an article like this, I want to say that I think most Examiners are good. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with many outstanding Examiners and support honest, ethical, and hard-working people at the state and federal levels. (read more)My most embarrassing credit union moment…by DENISE WYMORE, NACUSOI offered to drive him into town so he could drive his new car back home. We barely made it to the credit union before they locked the doors. It had been snowing most of the day… (read more)Five lies credit unions tell themselvesby AMANDA THOMAS, TWOSCOREBeing a credit union is hard. There is no arguing with that. Regulatory pressures, attracting and retaining talent, slim margins, market saturation…there are a lot of things making our job of serving members and communities so much more stressful. (read more)We asked 5 college students to describe credit unionsby BOLUN LI, ZOGO FINANCEJake M. (20, TD Bank) “Umm, I don’t know. They’re groups of people that help bring up your credit?” (read more)5 economic indicators every credit union leader should trackby STEVEN RICK, CUNA MUTUAL GROUPThis year is off to a strong start. Despite the market roller coaster that ended 2018, we continue to see strong jobs numbers, low unemployment rates, and high consumer confidence. (read more) The most effective way to gain new members for your credit unionby MATT WARD, BREAKTHROUGH CHAMPION3 WORDS! Thank You Cards. Full Stop! It really is that simple. (read more)How to make your credit union team feel like crapby BILL STAINTON, PRODUCING RESULTSHere’s the scene: You’re at a party, or a conference, or a meeting—somewhere with a lot of people around. You see someone whom you’d like to talk to, so you walk over and start a conversation. And after a few seconds, they begin The Scan. (read more)Plus, 10 More Top CUInsight Community Posts in 2019:Gen Z is different from millennials in more ways than you might thinkby KAREN MCCULLOUGHThe term “digital natives” may have started with Millennials, but Gen Z takes it to a different level: This group has never known the world without the Internet. (read more)Are credit union employees dying for a paycheck?by BO MCDONALD, YOUR MARKETING COIn the credit union world, we’re people helping people, right? That idea makes a good mission statement, but it often seems like the generosity and goodwill apply only to the members and not the credit union employees. (read more)Proof that diversity is not enoughby JILL NOWACKI, HUMANIDEIFor some time now, I have wanted to write an article about standing with the middle-aged white man; about understanding the accidental forms of discrimination and subjugation of women: Those men who will not “speak that way in front of a lady,” or who believe certain careers are “no place for women,” are not necessarily bad. (read more)Are you an “authentic” leader?by JIM BOUCHARD, BLACK BELT MINDSET PRODUCTIONS“Be authentic.” Plenty of people say it. Plenty say it’s important. Very few actually know what it means or how to actually practice it. I know this from experience. (read more)Create a joyous culture at your credit unionby PAUL ROBERT, FI STRATEGIES, LLCFar too many workers think their job is “just a job”. They clock in at 9, clock out at 5, and forget about everything from work on the drive home. The next day the drudgery starts all over again. (read more)5 principles for seizing a more joyful lifeby JOSHUA W. POOLE, BRECO FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONIf there’s one thing in life that’s certain, it’s that we are alive to be happy, find joy, and live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, many of us carry undue burdens that hinder our ability to see beyond the storms. (read more)Watch for these red flags to spot elder financial exploitationby JEREMY SMITH, POLICYWORKS LLCFinancial exploitation of the elderly is a serious problem that is hard to recognize but important to address. It can have a large financial impact, on average costing each victim thousands of dollars. (read more)How I choose a credit card: A millennial’s perspectiveby ANIL SHARMA, CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICESWhen I was a kid, credit cards seemed like magic: just swipe this card, and you can have anything you want! But when my parents gave me my first credit card in college (“to be used only in emergencies, of course”), I learned the more complicated realities associated with such a tiny piece of plastic. (read more)Laughing your way to employee retentionby NANCI WILSON, UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONI’ve come to the realization that if you do not have an element of fun in your workplace, you will slowly begin to resent being an adult. It’s the honest truth! (read more)You’re building a great member experience. But what about your employee experience?by JAY SPEIDELL, MOMENTUMThe world’s best brands are undergoing a radical transformation: they’re fundamentally shifting their perspective from delivering products and services to delivering experiences. This has been going on for a while, but workplace research firm Leesman has recently found… (read more)We’re always looking for industry leaders and subject-matter experts to write thought leadership and educational content to be featured on CUInsight, the leading credit union trade publication. Interested in contributing to our Community in 2020? Reach out today.
Advertisement ‘I should have just Cruyff’d him!’ Ben Foster acknowledges his error after Watford’s loss to Arsenal Aubameyang moved onto 18 goals for the Premier League season (Getty Images)Speaking to Sky Sports, Foster said: ‘We’re absolutely gutted in there. I’ve said sorry to the lads and to the fans. I think I should have just Cruyff’d him to be honest with you but it’s not really my style!AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Daryl’s played the ball back to me and I’ve just tried to just drag it onto my left and hit it out wide and before I know it he’s bloody on me, God he’s fast. Fair play to him, he’s absolutely rapid.‘I was walking off the pitch there speaking to Bernd Leno and he said ‘it’s not your fault, he’s too quick!’ and I totally agree, it’s a good goal to be honest.‘With hindsight with players like Aubameyang, you’ve got to just get rid as quick as you can, you know he’s gonna be on you, it’s not the time to mess about. Just shell it even if it goes into row Z.‘I’m definitely not a modern goalie, I’m happy to put it in row Z, they can’t score from row Z. I just thought I’d probably had a little more time than I did and got a bit slow and lazy with it.‘Lesson learned, next time I’ll put my boot through it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Ben Foster apologised to Watford’s fans after his mistake against Arsenal (Getty Images)Ben Foster has joked that he should have attempted a Cruyff turn after he was caught out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.The veteran goalkeeper received a back-pass from Daryl Janmaat and took a touch before looking to play the ball out from the back and initiate an attacking move for his side.However, Foster took too long to release the ball and his attempted clearance was blocked by Aubameyang with the ball deflecting into the back of the net after ten minutes.That goal proved to be the winner and Foster admitted that he was guilty of underestimating just how quick Aubameyang is, stating that he felt he had more time to clear the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 10:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Shares Comment Advertisement
NEWARK, N.J. – The financially struggling New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is selling its prized collection of “Golden Age” string instruments, four years after acquiring them for $17 million from a benefactor who wound up in jail. The NJSO had hoped the 30 violins, violas and cellos made by such Italian makers as Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu would place it among the world’s top orchestras. But orchestra officials said the debt from the 2003 purchase hasn’t been relieved by ticket sales or donations. With demand for such instruments high, the orchestra expects to make a profit that would provide financial security, Andre Gremillet, the orchestra president and CEO, said in Friday’s editions of The Star-Ledger of Newark. “It was not an easy decision to make, but it is clear to me and the board (of trustees) that we have to … be responsible,” said Gremillet, who joined the orchestra in January. The orchestra paid $17 million for the instruments. At the time, philanthropist Herbert Axelrod said the instruments were worth $49 million. However, experts questioned that valuation and in December 2004 an internal orchestra panel found that for tax purposes, the instruments should be valued at the purchase price, not $49 million. The panel said the orchestra erred in taking Axelrod’s word for the value, and not seeking an independent appraisal. Since then, Axelrod has served a 16-month federal sentence after pleading guilty in an unrelated tax-fraud case. Axelrod, who had lived in Ocean Township and built a fortune by selling pet products, told the newspaper that NJSO board Chairman Victor Parsonnet asked him to waive a requirement that the orchestra keep the instruments for at least 10 years. “According to Dr. Parsonnet, they were going bankrupt, so what could I do?” said Axelrod, who now lives in Zurich, Switzerland. He said their new deal allows him to match the price for one or all of the instruments and buy them himself. Gremillet said he hoped the orchestra would find buyers who would be willing to lend the instruments back to the NJSO.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Advertisement Answer the question John McEnroe! Can you give the Mets like 2 solid innings in middle relief every couple nights down the home stretch?McEnroe was at Citi field last night and took the hill to toss out the first pitch before the Mets/Yankees game. The native New Yorker McEnroe didn’t opt for the soft toss, he waived off the catcher until he got the green light for the old number one to kick off the Subway Series game.It has to be the best first pitch by a celebrity in terms of just throwing an absolute seed (Bush post 9/11 first pitch is best overall).Throwing out first pitch at Mets game! You cannot be serious!!! @DickieV @bgtennisnation pic.twitter.com/7coxwvTuvf— Classic John McEnroe (@McEnroeClassics) August 2, 2016 50 Cent could not been reached for comment.