1) Update Your Website:If it has been more than 5 or 6 years since your website has gone through a major update, this should be your first priory. Credit Unions will invest on average over a million dollars to build a new branch and consider it an asset. Yet, any money spent on their website is considered an expense. With branch traffic declining and mobile traffic on a rise Credit Unions should change this kind of thinking and consider their website a digital asset. And every asset needs maintenance!The key for your website is that it must be mobile responsive and provide a good experience for the user, regardless of device. We also recommend reducing the number of Calls-to-Action on the website so that visitors aren’t overwhelmed with options and can focus on a more narrow set of possible choices when visiting your site for the first time.2) Start a Blog:Blogs are essential to getting organic traffic to your website. Not only that but they can be a useful resource for your members. It is important to write about things that interest your members or potential new members. The purpose of your blog should be to inform or entertain, not just sell. The only time you should add any selling points is when it fits naturally within the buyers journey. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Two Rivers Church in Johnson City held a food giveaway Sunday, where they planned to give out 800 bags of groceries to local families in need. Partnering with Convoy of Hope, the church prepared enough food bags to give four-hundred families two bags each. Lead Pastor Will Hampton says with the pandemic leaving more local families in need of a good meal, it was just their way of lending a helping hand. “There are many things that we can do to step up and be a community and as the community pulls together it brings health and a lot of people who are hurting into a place where they can receive healing,” he said. Pastor Hampton says they gave away five hundred bags last week, and plan to hold another giveaway next weekend, held in conjunction with giveaways at their other locations in Ithaca, Corning and Cortland.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I usually don’t pay much attention to a lot of the political mail that comes our way. But one arrived today from the state Republican Committee that made my jaw drop. It included a photo of a rowing team and claimed that Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry “violated our environment and put our kids’ health at risk.” Talk about “fake news.”Well, the fact is Joe Landry was the driving force behind the town receiving a $150,000 state grant to make safety and environmental enhancements to Aqueduct Park, home to Niskayuna Rowing. This leveraged an additional $150,000 in community support to install public bathrooms, add additional dock space and construct a new retaining wall to protect the Mohawk from pollution and runoff. What’s more, the town was just awarded an additional $35,000 to make the park’s waterfront safer and more accessible for all to better enjoy the river.As a parent of a rower, I also question the appropriateness of the GOP using a photograph of children without parental permission in such an attack piece.Joe Landry has worked very hard behind the scenes to improve the quality of life we enjoy in Niskayuna. He deserves another term. Not such misleading attacks.Richard BennettNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect
Saturday, Oct. 6Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State, 1 p.m. CT, ESPN3*Southeastern Louisiana at Incarnate Word, 4 p.m. CT, UIW Stretch Internet PortalNicholls at Northwestern State, 6 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TVAbilene Christian at McNeese, 6 p.m. CT, Cowboy InsiderHouston Baptist at Central Arkansas, 6 p.m. CT, Bear Nation Network*at Houston’s NRG Stadium FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its broadcast partners have revealed game selections and start times for football games to be played on Saturday, Oct. 6. While choices for the first four weeks of the regular season were completed during the summer, picks are made 12 days prior to kickoff for the remaining weeks.ESPN3 will feature the 93rd Battle of the Piney Woods, as Sam Houston State faces Stephen F. Austin at Houston’s NRG Stadium. The series ranks as the longest running NCAA Division I FCS rivalry in Texas and has seen the Bearkats win seven conseuctive meetings.Cox Sports Television is set to provide regional coverage of Nicholls at Northwestern State. ESPN3 will simulcast the production outside CST’s territory.The day’s other three games will be streamed via institutional productions.