Strategy and execution help to ensure a sustainable future

first_imgWhen a Credit Union embraces sustainability as a part of its core values or ethos, it reaches far beyond its facilities and becomes a clear part of “who we are” and “why are we here.” So often when we sit down with our clients to discuss their goals, as well as the issues that are keeping them awake at night, we hear a common theme. “We need to enhance the member experience while driving more revenue as we become a more effective and efficient organization.” Lofty goals one might say? We don’t think so.Sustainability and strategic thinking go hand in hand. When asked about an organization that used change management, cultural transformation, and community messaging to achieve these goals, we look to $779 million 3Rivers Federal Credit Union in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Their journey began seven years ago with research regarding the placement of retail locations, the review of relevant delivery channels, the development of a retail prototype and unique corporate campus. The management team and board reviewed the growth of the Credit Union over the past 20 years and wanted to take a hard look into the future of their organization, so that they could ensure that they continued to serve the needs of their community. As one key executive stated, “Help us to sustain our growth and design our retail facilities and our workplace to foster and promote a higher level of conversation with our members and our staff.”The comprehensive planning activities paid off, and it’s working. “Our goal was to apply the principles of sustainable design to all of our facilities and best business practices,” explains Tiffany Yoquelet, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at 3Rivers FCU. “We were committed that everything, including our growth, would be organic in manner. Facilities match our business philosophy and help our brand resonate with members and staff. The physical transformation provided the groundwork for an evolution in our staff culture and how we serve members today.”The journey hasn’t been easy. It requires discipline, rigor and commitment in the approach to projecting growth, identifying and achieving reasonable returns on the physical assets and creating a workplace environment that reflects and promotes the core values of the Credit Union. Many hours were spent as a team in evaluating and questioning each and every component of the strategic facilities plan to ensure proper alignment with the management team in delivering world-class financial services to their community. As 3Rivers celebrates their 80th anniversary, the mission of “helping people understand money matters, every day” has continued to serve as the benchmark of how this organization delivers their services and sustains their growth. 136SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bob Saunders Bob is a founding partner of Momentum (, which is a national provider of strategic facilities services to the financial industry, as well as higher education. Strategic operations … Web: Detailslast_img read more

German Cup: Torunarigha lodges police complaint over racist abuse

first_imgJordan Torunarigha has lodged a complaint with police after the Germany Under-21 defender was allegedly subjected to racist abuse during a German Cup game at Schalke, his club Hertha Berlin confirmed Friday.Advertisement The visibly upset Torunarigha was sent off for a second yellow card during extra time in Hertha’s 3-2 extra-time defeat on Tuesday after allegedly hearing monkey chants and other racist abuse in Gelsenkirchen. Loading… Hertha confirmed on Friday to AFP subsidiary SID that the 22-year-old has now lodged a complaint with Gelsenkirchen police.The Bundesliga club say he has their full support.Police in Gelsenkirchen and the German Football Association (DFB) had already started investigations.On Thursday, Torunarigha slammed the “idiots” responsible on social media.“I was born in Chemnitz and already went through all that in my youth,” he wrote on Instagram.“My parents were insulted. That’s why a situation like Schalke’s upsets me so much.“You can’t choose your skin colour at birth, and it shouldn’t matter at all.”According to Hertha’s statement to the DFB, the racist abuse was heard in the 84th minute and came from block S5 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.Torunarigha lodges police complaint over racist abuse in German Cup— CleanSheet (@Cleansheet) February 7, 2020Read Also: Bundesliga: Ex-Man City striker takes over at strugglers FortunaSchalke have asked their fans for help finding the culprits, who are threatened with stadium bans and their membership cancelled, if they are club members.Former Schalke captain and 2014 World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes has said there can be no place for racism in German football.“One has to confront fans who are making monkey sounds – and yes, even stop a game when such shouts come from the stands,” the 31-year-old wrote in a column for news portal分享 Promoted Content12 Actors Who Always Play Bad Characters7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universelast_img read more

Estancia cops arrest gun-wielding man

first_imgAn improvised 12-gauge shotgun loaded with several live bullets was confiscated from 31-year-old Lancer Limboy, a police report showed. ILOILO City – Police arrested a man for illegal possession of firearm in Barangay Sta. Ana, Estancia, Iloilo. Prior to his arrest, Limboy – resident of the village – allegedly threatened his neighbors with his gun. Concerned citizens reported the suspect to the police, which resulted to his apprehension around 11:10 p.m. on Aug. 1.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Estancia police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act will be filed against him./PNlast_img read more

Edsall to face Connecticut for 1st time since leaving program

first_imgPaul Pasqualoni entered last fall’s matchup against Syracuse carrying plenty of history. Pasqualoni and his Connecticut team got the best of the Orange that day, coming away with a 28-21 victory.It was his first victory as a head coach since 2004 — his final season as Syracuse’s head coach.Now Pasqualoni must prepare some of his players for a similar challenge this weekend. The Huskies (1-1) will travel to play Maryland (2-0) on Saturday, with the Terrapins coming off a 36-27 win at Temple.This time, the coach on the other sideline will be feeling nostalgic.Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall was the head coach at Connecticut for 12 seasons, where he guided the program in its transition to Division I. But when the Maryland opportunity came up, Edsall jumped at the chance to lead an Atlantic Coast Conference program and departed from Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday, some of Edsall’s former players will get the rare chance to square up against their former coach, and they’re not hiding their emotions going into the game.“It is not going to be hard to get fired up for that one,” Huskies senior defensive tackle Ryan Wirth told Jim Fuller of the New Haven Register. “Definitely. That is about it; that is all I am going to say about that.”Wirth was one of the last players Edsall and his staff recruited. He took the Maryland job two days after the Huskies lost to Oklahoma in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl.It’s Pasqualoni’s team now, and the former SU head coach led Connecticut to a 5-7 record in his first year with the Huskies, going 3-4 in Big East play. Edsall didn’t fare as well with the Terrapins, finishing 2-10 and failing to win a Football Bowl Subdivision game after a season-opening victory against Miami (Florida).Maryland has already matched its win total from last year, and looks to surpass it against its coach’s former players.As far as Pasqualoni is concerned, though, the ironic matchup makes little difference once the players take the field.“Coach Edsall’s not playing in this game, and there aren’t any coaches on the field,” Pasqualoni said during Monday’s Big East teleconference. “From our standpoint, we’re just going to get ready to play this game and not get distracted by anything else.”For the Huskies to fare better against Maryland, they’ll need to fine-tune an offense that only scored seven points in a loss to North Carolina State last Saturday. Connecticut was held to 239 total yards in the loss, and was held scoreless until Lyle McCombs’ 5-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.Edsall’s offense fared a little better, racking up 334 yards in the 36-point effort against Temple. A former backup quarterback at Syracuse — where he also spent 11 years as a graduate assistant and assistant coach — Edsall gave the reins of his offense to freshman quarterback Perry Hills to lead his offense against the Huskies. Hills threw for two touchdowns and ran for another against Temple.The professional connections between Pasqualoni and Edsall are deeply rooted. From 1987 to 1990, both worked on the same defensive staff at Syracuse — Pasqualoni coaching linebackers, Edsall coaching defensive backs.Still, Pasqualoni prefers not to dwell on past ties in preparation for this weekend. More important football-related matters, such as working hard in practices and learning assignments, take precedence.“Every game is very precious,” Pasqualoni said Tuesday. “Let’s get ready to play. If you’re distracted, I don’t know how you’re functioning at a high level.”Edsall walks the same line, claiming not to place any special attention on this week’s game.“To me, this is just the third game on the schedule,” Edsall said in a press conference on Tuesday. “It just happens to be against Connecticut.”Edsall, though, didn’t leave the Huskies on the best of terms.After the Fiesta Bowl loss, Edsall didn’t take the plane back to Connecticut with his team, ESPN reported. When the plane touched down, players began to learn of Edsall’s departure by phone and text message, the story said.For then-senior Huskies wide receiver Kashif Moore, Edsall’s actions served as a reminder of sport as a profit-driven endeavor.“At the end of the day, and I learned this when I was getting recruited, this is a business,” Moore said in the story. “We can’t ever forget that.”Pasqualoni and his team have business to attend to on Saturday, trying to beat Maryland to get back above .500 on the season. For Pasqualoni, that’s all the motivation needed.But for the Huskies who experienced Edsall’s sudden departure, the memory of the way he left the team remains.“It is definitely a big game,” redshirt sophomore safety Ty-Meer Brown told Fuller. “He is the coach there; he did a great job here. The way he left, I feel like some people didn’t like that, but I think it’s going to be a great matchup for us.” Comments Published on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 am Contact Kevin: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more