Is your credit union ready to rev up its revenue?

first_imgAt NAFCU’S 2018 Strategic Growth Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 5-7, your credit union will learn a variety of innovative growth strategies from the industry’s very best. From creative ways to successfully capture the millennial generation, to new ideas for credit union rejuvenation, the agenda is packed with ways to inspire your executive team to maximize your credit union’s full potential.Brett King, co-founder and CEO of Moven (the world’s first mobile, downloadable bank account), will deliver the keynote address. As a world-renowned futurist and author, King has garnered international success for his inventive take on the direction of banking. His keynote—on the astounding and unconventional changes innovators are bringing to banking—is critical to hear if you want to prepare your credit union now to stay relevant.  Attendees will also learn ways to win the fintech and payment wars, plus ways to increase credit union share-of-wallet by learning best practices of the industry’s most successful.If you strive to boost your credit union’s revenue and surpass the competition, plan now for your trip to Nashville, one of Travel & Leisure Magazine’s “Best Places to Travel.” Register with code GROWTHSAVINGS by January 12 to save $200. It’s a great way to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to elevate your revenue, beat your competitors, and gain a real view of the future of financial services. 134SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Navy SEALs 101: More heads are better than one

first_imgEarly in his Navy SEAL career, Rob Monroe learned a universal leadership lesson about the value of collaborative thinking.“From the very beginning, we’re taught to tap into the support and ideas of the entire team when we’re planning an operation,” says Monroe, who recently addressed the inaugural CUNA CEO Council Conference about the mechanics of high-functioning teams.For Monroe, that meant curbing his tendency to want to do everything himself—to “take care of planning for the team.”Tasked with creating a full mission brief during “BUD/S”—Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training—Monroe took sole ownership and sent his team away for a few hours’ sleep.“Next thing I know, it’s the middle of the night, and I’m not making real progress,” Monroe says. “My instructor walked in and asked, ‘Mr. Monroe, you are class leader—where is your team?’” 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Floods still deluge Tangerang four days after heavy rains

first_imgSeveral areas across Tangerang in Banten have been inundated by floodwaters for four days and the levels keep rising.Most of the affected areas were housing complexes, such as the Garden City Residence Periuk, with local authorities estimating that hundreds of families were affected.Aceng, one of the affected residents, said that the floods reached a depth of 2.5 meter by Tuesday. He explained that the water level had kept increasing because of a broken embankment in Kali Ledug. Water from the river had been spilling into the housing complex ever since. “The embankment broke on Monday, causing the water level to rise,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.On Tuesday, Aceng and his family were still taking shelter in other places. He said he wished the floodwaters would recede soon. The Garden City Residence Periuk housing complex and other areas in Tangerang have been submerged in water since Saturday, when heavy rains poured down on the municipality. The Tangerang administration estimated that at least 300 families were affected.Read also: Tangerang braces for extreme weather after massive floodState-owned electricity firm PLN was forced to shut down seven electrical substations because of the flooding in Tangerang on Sunday. Due to the electricity blackout, residents could not use their water pumps to extract fresh water from the ground, causing them to lack clean water.Tangerang Mayor Arief Wismansyah said he would summon the housing complex’s developer regarding the persisting floods. He said he would ask the developer to take responsibility, since the location for the complex was not actually suitable for construction.“The housing complex is only located a few meters from Kali Ledug,” Arief said. Periuk subdistrict head Sumardi said this was not the first time for the area to be inundated by floodwaters since the Garden City Residence is lower than the river. The Tangerang administration had planned to relocate the residents because of the worsening flooding over the years.“However, residents reject the plan because they own assets at the complex,” Sumardi said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Syracuse basketball keeps dancing to Sweet 16 with 75-50 win over Middle Tennessee State

first_img Published on March 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Related Stories Gallery: No. 10 seed Syracuse defeats No. 15 Middle Tennessee State in the Round of 32Grade Syracuse basketball’s performance against Middle Tennessee State and vote for the player of the gameStorify: Syracuse basketball community reacts to win over Middle Tennessee State ST. LOUIS — It didn’t matter who it was. It didn’t matter what they did. The response from the Syracuse cheering section, snugly situated behind the Orange’s bench, was on repeat as the game wound down. Like each of the 200 or so fans were pre-programmed to rise, smile and yell in unison. Like a broken record stuck on the same celebratory song.As Jim Boeheim cycled through his seven-man rotation while SU pulled away from Middle Tennessee State, the ovations came for reasons big and small. Michael Gbinije’s for scoring seven straight points after the Blue Raiders mounted a small second-half run. Tyler Lydon’s for blocking a shot on back-to-back possessions. Frank Howard’s for sinking a crunch-time mid-range jumper that he’s rarely hit this season.The list could go on, and at the end of it was the 10th-seeded Orange’s (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 75-50 win over 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee State (23-10, 13-5 Conference USA) at the Scottrade Center on Sunday. After upsetting second-seeded Michigan State on the same court Friday, the Blue Raiders ran into a wall of a 2-3 zone and as balanced an offensive effort the Orange will put together. Two days after a 19-point win over seventh-seeded Dayton, Syracuse’s defense wrangled MTSU’s shot-happy offense and put a period on its Cinderella story.Now a Sweet 16 matchup with 11th-seeded Gonzaga awaits in Chicago. The Orange — after a 1-5 finish and second-round exit in the ACC tournament just 11 days ago — dances on. And everyone’s taking part.“It’s defense, that’s what we’ve talked about the last couple of days and heading into the Tournament,” said SU guard Trevor Cooney, nodding to all of those possessions when all five SU players seemed to cover the entire court. “When a Syracuse team makes a run in the Tournament it’s all about that 2-3 zone.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Syracuse community reacts to win over Middle Tennessee StateGallery: Check out the best sights from Syracuse-MTSUVote for the player of the game in Syracuse’s win in the Round of 32 Not only is SU advancing to the Sweet 16, but the Bulldogs are certainly beatable. After that, should Syracuse win, would be the winner of fourth-seeded Iowa State and a questionably top-seeded Virginia. There’s no saying the Orange will turn this favorable draw into a Final Four run.Yet now there’s no saying it can’t.“That’s just the beauty of this tournament, it’s all about matchups and getting hot at the right time,” Cooney said. “Teams that play defense and win the 50-50 balls are normally going to have a good chance to win at the end of the day. We did that the last couple days here and we just have to continue it.”With about two minutes left, Cooney nailed an end-of-the-clock 3 that gave Syracuse a 23-point lead. Two plays later, a Richardson-to-Roberson alley-oop made it 25. One play later, Gbinije hit a deep 3 that bounced off the back rim before stretching the difference to 28.As the clock wound down, a dejected Middle Tennessee State team sat slumped on the bench. Some players had their head in their hands. Others leaned back and stared longingly at the overhanging scoreboard as the deficit piled up.On the other side of the court the SU reserves jumped up and down with every basket. They stared at the videoboard with smiles instead of scowls. They all stayed on their feet.After all, it’s hard to dance while sitting down. Comments Syracuse looked well in control after 20 minutes — poor MTSU shooting and an emphatic Howard-to-Lydon alley-oop creating that image — but a late Blue Raiders push brought the score to 31-27 at the break. Middle Tennessee State then kept the pressure on after halftime, hitting three 3s and twice tying the game while its cheering section filled the arena with sweeping cheers.But then the zone tightened up and MTSU’s open looks disappeared. On the other end, Gbinije hit two off-balance jumpers before nailing a corner 3. He finished with a game-high 23, Lydon had 14, and Cooney and Roberson both collected 12. Middle Tennessee State had just one player score in double-figures, Darnell Harris with 11, and its scoring quartet of Harris, Giddy Potts, Reggie Upshaw and Perrin Buford shot a combined 11-for-43 from the field.Center Dajuan Coleman muscled his way inside for two late layups. Howard and Roberson, two spotty shooters at best, made mid-range jumpers. If it’s possible for an entire team to click at once, that’s exactly what happened.“I knew we weren’t going to lose this game if these guys make a jump shot,” Boeheim said. “But that’s hard to do.”When the NCAA Tournament bracket was released last Sunday, the logical Syracuse run was this: A winnable game against Dayton on Friday before an inevitable loss to Michigan State on Sunday. The Spartans could have easily been a No. 1 seed. The Spartans were one of the best teams in the country led by one of the country’s best players. The Spartans had their road to the Elite 8, at least, smoothly paved by the Selection Committee.Then a team from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, turned that logic on its head. When the Blue Raiders beat Michigan State — one of the Tournament’s unlikeliest upsets ever, a real bracket buster — the words “Middle Tennessee State” were permanently etched into college basketball history. But the Orange, whose run is far less notable but now Chicago bound, will always be the biggest benefactor of that win. Margaret Lin | Senior Staff Photographer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more