Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets raced out to a huge lead and sailed to a 110-96 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday.Houston was up by 25 at halftime behind 34 points combined from Harden and Chris Paul. The Jazz, who didn’t wrap up their first-round series with Oklahoma City until late Friday night, looked sluggish and struggled to keep pace with the energy of the top-seeded Rockets, who haven’t played since eliminating Minnesota on Wednesday.It was Houston’s fourth straight win by 10 or more points this postseason, and the Rockets have won their five games against the Jazz by an average of 16.8 points.Harden, who also had seven assists and eight rebounds, picked up where he left off in the regular season against the Jazz when he averaged 34.3 points, led by a 56-point performance in a 137-110 win in November that set a career-high he has since bested.The Jazz got 21 points each from rookie Donovan Mitchell and Jae Crowder while playing without starting point guard Ricky Rubio, who sat with a strained left hamstring. It was a significant blow after he averaged 14 points, 7.3 rebounds and seven assists in the first round.The Rockets had 10 3-pointers by halftime, led by three apiece from Harden and P.J. Tucker. They finished with 17, including seven from Harden.The Rockets were up by 18 entering the fourth after Paul hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third. Utah scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to get within 86-75, but Harden made three free throws over the next minute to end the run.Rudy Gobert, who had 11 points and nine rebounds, had a dunk after that, but a 3-pointer by Harden extended Houston’s lead to 92-77 with about 8½ minutes left.Mitchell was shaken up when Eric Gordon stepped on his ankle as he drove to the basket with about 5½ minutes remaining. He stayed on the court for a second holding his ankle before hopping up and walking gingerly to the bench. But remained on the bench for just a few seconds before returning.Houston still had a 15-point lead later in the fourth when Gordon stole a pass from Royce O’Neal and Harden finished with a 3 to make it 103-85 with less than four minutes to go.Both the Rockets and the fifth-seeded Jazz are in the semifinals for the second straight year. The Rockets, who beat the Timberwolves in five games to advance, lost to the Spurs last season, and Utah was eliminated by Golden State.TIP-INSJazz: Royce O’Neale started in place of Rubio and finished with four points and four assists. … The Jazz haven’t said how long Rubio will be out, but multiple reports have indicated that it could be as many as 10 days. … Joe Ingles had 15 points.Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute had three points and three rebounds in his first postseason action this season. He had been out since dislocating his right shoulder on April 10. … Clint Capela had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double. … Paul finished with 17 points, four steals and six assists.UP NEXTThe Rockets host Game 2 on Wednesday night before the series shifts to Utah for two games. Written by Tags: Basketball/Houston Rockets/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz Associated Press April 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Harden’s 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1last_img read more

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Modern Method of Auction delivers in Worcestershire

first_imgA three-bedroom detached bungalow in a stunning rural location on the outskirts of Romsley village in Worcestershire sold for 21 per cent over the guide price of £280,000, following a successful auction through IAM Sold.The property was with the agent, Bloore & King, identifying auction as the perfect solution to the vendor’s requirements to sell quickly and maximise the true value of the property. It sold in under seven weeks for £75,000 over the starting bid, received 42 viewings and 57 bids.Jamie Cooke, Managing Director of IAM Sold, said, “The property is in a desirable position on a large plot, with huge scope for redevelopment. Given this potential, we weren’t surprised by the high volume of bids and eventual sale price of £355,000.“This is an excellent example of the Modern Method of Auction really coming into its own and fulfilling vendor requirements – whilst also opening up opportunities for keen buyers.”Chris Bloore at Bloore and King Sales and Lettings, in Halesowen, added, “We were delighted with this sale and so happy that the owners have had such a fantastic result. Once again the modern method of auction has proved itself to be an excellent tool to sell property in this market. We knew there was going to be a huge amount of interest in this home but even we did not expect the level of offers which achieved the best result we have ever had at auction.”modern methods of auction iam-sold auction Worcestershire July 10, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Modern Method of Auction delivers in Worcestershire previous nextAuctions newsModern Method of Auction delivers in WorcestershireThe Negotiator10th July 20180363 Viewslast_img read more

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Cake attack

first_imgThe BBC’s Daily Politics show last week baked a cake to mark a year of the coalition government being in office. As John Prescott whizzed by the cameras, one reporter asked what the former deputy prime minister thought of it, only for Prezza to mutely shove his hand through the cake, to the shock of said hack. Punching voters is one thing, but such grievous acts of aggression against a baked good cannot be tolerated. Stop the Week is demanding an inquiry into the matter.last_img

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Wrights Pies’ £1m distribution warehouse opens

first_imgWrights Pies has opened its new £1m state-of-the-art central distribution warehouse at its bakery in Crewe.The firm said the investment will further improve logistics operations and is designed to support the company’s expansion plans across its three main operating divisions – bakery, retail and quality foods.The new 20,000 sq ft development features a fully computerised stock control system and the latest warehouse handling equipment, which is controlled by magnetic guidance sensors for the safe operation of forklift handling equipment, said the firm.The dry goods warehouse will serve more than 200 food suppliers to the business and will handle in the region of 400 tonnes of raw materials each week, used to produce its range of pies, savouries, confectionery and ready meals.“The opening of the new warehouse is our latest investment, which will not only keep us at the forefront of the food industry, but facilitate future growth in the business,” commented Peter Wright, chairman and chief executive of Wrights.The firm has also invested around £70,000 in a man-up forklift truck, which operates on magnetic wire guidance sensors fitted to the truck and embedded within the aisle floors.>>Wright’s revamp sees sales boosted by 20%last_img read more

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Why Does Dell EMC Invest in Open Networking?

first_imgThis week is Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2018, and while Dell EMC has been quite active in launching Open Networking products leading up to this event, including the launch of our Virtual Edge Platform 4600, and emphasizing the broader role that Dell Technologies plays for service providers, I’d like to take a quick moment to reflect on Dell EMC’s investment into the open source ecosystem and our commitment to embracing disaggregation where it makes sense for the industry.What’s been happening in open source and how has Dell EMC been engaged?The industry continues to see rapid innovation through open source, and a growing set of communities and projects designed to accelerate adoption of open source by producing everything from reference designs to production code releases. In 2018 alone, we have seen announcements for the Linux Networking Fund (LNF), “dNOS” (AT&T’s open, disaggregated network operating system), Akraino (software stack supporting cloud services at the network edge), Stratum (ONF’s open source SDN switching platform). And, it’s only March!Open Source initiatives have become fora to align with service providers on key industry-wide initiatives, and define solutions through contributions code (i.e., the code is the standard), rather than through standards documents; to demonstrate technology feasibility and readiness; and to create the frameworks which will become the foundation of future networks.Over the last several years, Dell EMC has continued to lead Open Networking, embracing disaggregation as a means to accelerate solutions across the entire Service Provider network. Dell EMC has invested into and participated in numerous open source projects, including OpenSwitch OPX, Open Networking Foundation (ONF), from Open Compute Project (such as SAI and ONIE), and Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV). Dell EMC has also been a leader in launching new open source projects, including as a founding member of EdgeX Foundry. We have also seen success by helping customers operationalize Open Networking in production deployments, such as the mission-critical V2V/V2X Verizon Connect Container Cloud Platform (VCCP), which leverages Dell EMC’s Open Source NOS based on Open Switch – OS10.Why does Dell EMC invest in open source?By investing into open source projects. Dell EMC is able to better evaluate the future of the dis-aggregated software stacks, and determine how to best innovate at the infrastructure layer in support of simplified on-boarding, integration, and management, enhanced performance, and scaled operationalization. For Dell EMC, our contribution and participation to open source initiatives are important in providing maximum choice to Service Providers looking to realize the power of the network, from edge to core to cloud, and to accelerate software-defined and virtualized networks. In fact, I wouldn’t even limit this statement to Service Providers – many of our largest enterprise organizations are also embracing Open Networking at a pace equivalent to, or faster than, our Service Providers.As the myriad of open source communities continues to grow increasingly complex, Dell EMC will continue to monitor the changing landscape and re-evaluate our role in leading Open Networking, and continue to deliver solutions that minimize technology and investment risk. On the positive side, these open source projects are all focused on modern software architectures, embracing agile development and modularization, allowing best of breed technologies from multiple projects to be integrated to create even better networking stacks.What’s next for Dell EMC?For 2018, as part of our commitment to continue to invest into open source initiatives to gain increased visibility into how our infrastructure is affected by the growing desire to separate infrastructure from software and software control plane from software forwarding plane, Dell EMC will strategically prioritize three core organizations related to open source networking:The OpenSwitch (OPX) Network Operating SystemOpen Networking Foundation, to increase our visibility and participation in projects such as Central Office Re-Architected as a Data Center (CORD), Open Network Operating System (ONOS), P4 and StratumLinux Networking Fund (LNF), to provide increased exposure and Dell EMC thought leadership to projects such as Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), OPNFVWe look forward to continuing to engage with the industry, work with our service provider customers as partners, innovating together towards new architectures/technologies, and contributing to the evolution of network through these organizations.last_img read more

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Campus Community town hall addresses Campus Climate results

first_imgFollowing the Monday morning release of the results of the 2015 Campus Climate survey on sexual assault, a campus community town hall was held Wednesday evening in order to offer an “opportunity for faculty, staff and students to come together to discuss the topic of sexual violence and its impact on … [the] community,” according to a poster for the event. Rachel O’Grady | The Observer Students, faculty and staff gathered in DeBartolo Hall on Wednesday night to discuss how to prevent andrespond to incidences of sexual assault on campus. Panelists reflected on the recent Campus Climate results.Current student body vice president Becca Blais and former student body president Bryan Ricketts served as moderators of the discussion; current student body president Corey Robinson was also in attendance.Panelists included deputy Title IX coordinator Heather Ryan, former student body vice president Nidia Ruelas, director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC) and member of the Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP) Christine Caron Gebhardt and director of the Office of Community Standards Ryan Willerton. Notre Dame Security Police deputy chief of security services Keri Kei Shibata, psychologist from the University Counseling Center and member of CSAP Val Staples, GRC FIRE Starter Megan Sheehan and member of Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV) Pierce Witmer also sat on the panel.University President Fr. John Jenkins opened the event, emphasizing the importance of both prevention and effective response to sexual violence on campus.“Let me just say what has been said before — sexual violence has no place at the University of Notre Dame,” Jenkins said. “We must do everything we can to prevent [sexual violence]. At the same time, we cannot be blind to the reality that it has occurred and does occur and thus, we must do everything we can to respond effectively when it does occur.“Our efforts, then, all of us, must be directed both at prevention and response, and the results of this survey … are an important part, enhancing those efforts.”Members of the audience were then invited to direct questions to the panelists pertaining to the results of the Campus Climate survey and sexual assault at the University.Senior Monica Gorman asked how CSAP planned to address drinking culture on campus, as alcohol has been shown to play a large role in incidents of sexual assault.Gebhardt said CSAP had discussed the role of alcohol in obtaining consent, but is still working to find a way to address the drinking culture on campus.“Our survey actually shows that students are quite clear about what it means to have consent, but that it gets confusing when it comes to the use of alcohol as to who is responsible,” Gerbhardt said. “Policy-wise, I think we have always been clear that intoxication and the use of alcohol is not an excuse for not obtaining consent. I think one of the things that we have talked about at CSAP is really looking at the alcohol culture here on campus and realizing that that is not a responsibility of one entity. … The question is: Why do students drink the amount that they do? Why is that the coping skill that students utilize? Why do students say certain levels of intoxication happen?”Other students asked specific questions about the investigations and conduct hearings that occur following a complaint. The process has now been outlined clearly and concisely on the new Title IX website, Ryan said, as many students had indicated in the Campus Climate survey that the process was not made clear enough to students.“The kind of conversation I am having with you right now is what the hearing is like,” Willerton said. “ … Everyone thinks it’s a court-room type of situation. We don’t point fingers, we don’t raise voices, we don’t say, ‘You’re a bad person. How dare you do this? Why were you drinking that night?’ That doesn’t happen at all.”The difficulty of properly educating students on the idea of consent at a Catholic university where premarital sex is disallowed was also raised during the discussion.Gebhardt said through its analysis of the survey results, CSAP realized the conversations about consent on campus were not adequate enough. Consent should begin before any kind of sexual contact is initiated, she said.“I also feel like we, as an institution, really need to think about the fact that when we are talking about consent, we are not talking about an event,” Gebhardt said. “We are talking about an ongoing conversation that actually should begin way before there is any sense of sexual contact.”The University’s role as a Catholic university also allows it to offer a unique view on the very idea of consent, Gebhardt said.“I think, one of the things that I have come to learn through the years is that the hookup culture doesn’t allow consent to truly happen,” she said. “Because when you come into a hookup culture, by the very definition of a hookup, it’s transactional. I think we have an opportunity, as a Catholic university, to say, ‘When we treat each other as transactions, as instruments for our own personal pleasure, we’re missing the mark of who we are.’“ … How do we challenge students to respect each other and have those awkward conversations that really respect the dignity of each person involved? [How can we] do it in a way that you all are comfortable, in a way that people feel that they can ask and feel like they are learning on how to better communicate so that every person involved is respected and given dignity?”Tags: campus climate, CSAP, Fr. John Jenkins, GRC, Title IXlast_img read more

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Vermont PSB denies Blittersdorf solar energy project in Hinesburg

first_img AttachmentSize PSB_Final_Order.pdf113.03 KB The PSB Order is below (the entire decision is attached):  The Vermont Public Service Board rejected yesterday the application of David Blittersdorf of AllEarth Renewables (and related NRG companies) to develop in Hinesburg what would be one of the state’s largest solar energy facilities. The board concluded that together with an adjacent facility of the essentially the same size, also owned and operated by companies Blittersdorf is affiliated with, that the two would exceed the statutory limits for net metering. The two solar arrays are rated for 143.6 kW and 147.6 kW. The net metering limit is 250 kilowatts.Blittersdorf is a long-time advocate of renewable energy NRG systems in Hinesburg was an early leader in wind energy technology. AllEarth is headquartered in Williston, which develops and builds both wind turbines and solar products. It employs 23. The PSB ruling does not affect Blittersdorfs solar development in South Burlington. That $12 million project would be larger and able to power about 500 homes.Net metering refers to renewable energy generating facilities that sell their power directly back into the grid, in this case to Green Mountain Power. Blittersdorf would have to set up a parallel connection grid for the second facility to meet the board’s standards, according to the PSB order filed October 21. Blittersdorf had argued that this was an unnecessary expense. The board wrote: “We conclude that because the net metering application for the proposed project exceeds the statutory capacity limit, it does not qualify for net metering and is, accordingly, denied.”center_img BOARD DISCUSSIONSummaryOn September 15, 2010, the Applicant filed comments in response to the HearingOfficer’s Proposal for Decision (“PFD”). The comments urge the Board to reject therecommendation of the Hearing Officer in the PFD and approve the application for a CPG (certificate of public good).On September 16, 2010, the Department filed comments in support of the HearingOfficer’s recommendation in the PFD.After considering the written comments, and based on our review of the evidence, weaccept the recommendation of the Hearing Officer in the PFD and deny the Applicant’s requestfor a CPG for the net metering project, pursuant to 30 V.S.A §§ 219a and 248.DiscussionThe Applicant argues that it would be “arbitrary and capricious” for the Board to acceptthe Hearing Officers’ recommendation “because that recommendation has no basis in thegoverning statute and Board rules.”7 The Applicant contends that the Board should be “mindfulthat the Legislature has recently directed the Board to expand the scope of the net meteringprogram” pursuant to 30 V. S.A. 219b. The Applicant acknowledges that the proposed projectwill be constructed adjacent to an existing net metering system on the Applicant’s property.However, the Applicant asserts that the Board should consider the proposed project as separatefrom the existing facility because the two facilities “will have separate meters and accounts forgroup net metering, and the group members are different.”8 The Applicant argues that neither thestatutes nor Board Rules prohibit separate facilities from being sited on the same property orrequire that group net metered projects with group members in common should be viewedcollectively with regard to capacity limits. The Applicant also contends that there is no reason tobelieve that “the proposed project might raise an issue under one or more of the conditionallywaived § 248 criteria due to its proximity to the existing facility.” Finally, the Applicant assertsthat the Board “has no statutory authority” to apply the definition of what constitutes a singlefacility with regard to SPEED projects, under 30 V.S.A. § 8002(12), to a net metered facility7. Applicant’s comments on the PFD at 1.8. Applicant’s comments at 2-3CPG #NM-991 Page 8″where it would serve only to squelch the development of net metering systems for no goodreason and contrary to legislative intent.”9The Department agrees with the Hearing Officer’s recommendation to deny the CPGapplication. The Department argues that the “decision is well reasoned and complies with thelaw and Board Rules.”10 The Department contends that while the Legislature has expanded thescope of the net metering program over time there remain “parameters in place as to what kind ofsystems will qualify as a net metered system.” The proposed facility, the Department contends,”will share infrastructure, connection to the grid, property, ownership and customers with anotherproject on the same tract of land.” Because the combined total of the two facilities exceeds thestatutory capacity limit, the Department contends, there is no need to “look to a public policyrationale, the Legislature has provided the rule and it should be followed.” Finally, theDepartment states:To allow serial projects by one owner, sharing common infrastructure, connectionto the grid, customers and land, to exceed the statutory limit would be twisting theplain meaning of the law and make the law as it stands today totally meaningless.We agree with the Hearing Officer and the Department that the proposed facility isproperly viewed as an expansion of the existing facility and not as a separate net meteringproject. The proposed project does not qualify for net metering for the fundamental reason that itwould exceed the 250 kW size limitation established in the net metering statute. As theDepartment correctly observes, to allow multiple net metering projects on the same premiseswith common infrastructure and a common interconnection would negate the statutory cap on thesize of net metering projects. To accept the Applicant’s reasoning would allow any net meteringcustomer to construct a net metering system ‘ whether a group or individual system11 ‘9. Applicant’s comments at 4.10. Department comments on the PFD at 1.11. The Applicant’s reliance on the differences in membership between the proposed and the preexistingnet metering groups is unavailing. The statutory definition of “net metering system” is the same for individualand group systems, and includes the requirement that the system “is located on the customer’s premises.”30 V.S.A. § 219a(a)(3)(D). Here, the applications for both the existing and the new projects were submittedby the same Applicant, and the new and the preexisting projects would both be located, adjacently, on theApplicant’s premises. Furthermore, it is not unusual for the output of electric generation projects to bedivided among different purchasers (for example, as with the McNeil generation facility in Burlington). Inour review of generation facilities under 30 V.S.A. § 248, allocation of output of a generation facility among anumber of purchasers would not result in a segmented review of the facility. Thus, the differences inmembership between the two net metering groups involved here are not controlling for purposes of(continued…)CPG #NM-991 Page 9unconstrained by the statutory size limitation; the customer could simply claim that the system is anumber of separate systems notwithstanding common infrastructure and interconnection facilities.Allowing such piecemeal development of a net metering system greater than 250 kW would violatethe clear statutory limitation on the size of net metering systems.We also disagree with the Applicant’s contention that denying this application will somehow”squelch” renewable energy development contrary to legislative intent. The Board has simplified theapplication process for net metered generation projects pursuant to § 219a(c). The Board has alsowaived many of the § 248 criteria that would normally apply to generation projects for net meteredgeneration facilities. The simplified review and waiver of criteria for these projects is, in large part,predicated upon the relatively small size and commensurately smaller impacts of net meteredprojects which are subject to a statutory capacity limit set by the Legislature. Allowing serialprojects that in aggregate exceed the statutory 250 kW limit to be considered as separate facilitieswould be contrary to legislative intent of § 219a. The Applicant correctly notes that no party hasshown that the project raises an issue under § 248. However, our decision is not based on thepotential adverse impacts of the project. Our decision to deny the net metering application is basedon the fact that the expanded net metering system exceeds the statutory capacity limit applicable tonet metering systems and is, therefore, not eligible to take advantage of this simplified reviewprocess. We conclude, along with the Hearing Officer, that projects that exceed the statutorycapacity limit for net metering should be reviewed under the requirements applicable to thoseprojects. If the Applicant believes that this result hinders the development of renewable energyfacilities in Vermont, the proper avenue for relief is to seek legislative amendment to the statutorylimitation.As for the Applicant’s contention that the Hearing Officer has inappropriately applied to thisnet metering project a definition from the SPEED statute, the Applicant misreads the PFD. The PFDexplicitly acknowledges that the SPEED statute does not directly apply, but notes that therecommended decision is consistent with the statutory definitions contained in § 8002(12) thatgovern essentially the same types of renewable energy facilities as those encompassed within netmetering projects under § 219a(a)(3). Consistency between statutory provisions that address similarregulatory programs is a desirable and not inappropriate outcome, and thus we see no error by theHearing Officer.11. (…continued)determining whether the proposed project is a separate net metering system.CPG #NM-991 Page 10Finally, contrary to the Applicant’s claim, we have in fact implemented the legislativedirective of 30 V.S.A. § 219b. In 2007, pursuant to § 219b, the Board revised Rule 5.100 to expandthe scope of the net metering program. The Rule was subsequently amended 12 in 2009 to furtherexpand the scope of the program consistent with statutory revisions. While Board Rule 5.100 hasbeen revised to expand the scope of the net metering program, it has not been modified (nor could ithave been) to allow net metering projects that exceed the statutory 250 kW limitation.Based on all of the above, we conclude that because the net metering application for theproposed project exceeds the statutory capacity limit, it does not qualify for net metering and is,accordingly, denied.V. ORDERIT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED by the Public Service Board of the Stateof Vermont that:1. The Findings, Conclusion and recommendation of the Hearing Officer are adopted.2. The net metering application submitted by David Blittersdorf, on May 6, 2010, is denied.12.last_img read more

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5 reasons to attend a marketing event in 2019

first_imgThis year has already seen huge innovations in how financial institutions interact with their communities and members. Staying ahead of trends, technology advancements and best practices is no small feat, and doing it alone leaves us missing out on fresh perspectives. By presenting marketing professionals with the opportunity to learn and grow in an exciting environment, CUNA Digital Marketing School and CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification Schools offer an unmatched opportunity to network, ask questions and return to your credit union with cutting-edge insights. If you still aren’t convinced, here are five reasons to consider attending one of these exciting events this year. 1. Influential Teachers and DoersAt CUNA Digital Marketing School and CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification Schools, you won’t just hear from people who have knowledge on a subject. Speakers at these schools have diverse backgrounds and track records of innovating and evolving to successfully spark change within their organizations and the credit union industry. Events like these bring together industry experts and current credit union practitioners, ensuring that the content and topics you’re learning about are both relevant and applicable to your own line of work.2. Relevant InsightsThe digital space is constantly evolving. Trends come and go; best practices can quickly be stomped out and replaced; new technology is introduced daily. It’s vital to the success of a credit union that employees remain ahead of the curve. These events are organized and developed to capitalize on important industry advancements.By attending CUNA Digital Marketing School, you set yourself – and your credit union – up for success in the coming months and years. You’ll leave with an elevated and up-to-date knowledge of the digital marketing space and the skillset to capitalize on trends. 3. Networking OpportunitiesMeeting and reconnecting with other credit union employees and marketing experts is an incomparable resource. By weaving a network of like-minded industry professionals, the amount of resources and references available to you skyrockets. Fostering relationships while engaging in networks and communities – including the Marketing & Business Development Council – provides you with the opportunity to bounce ideas around, gain insights and share success stories with like-minded professionals. CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification School provides attendees with the opportunity to learn in groups of professionals who are all at similar stages in their career journey. Don’t miss out on the chance to expand your invaluable network.     4. Something for Every Credit Union Whether your credit union is big or small, ahead of the curve or still getting ready to step up to the plate, CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification Schools and CUNA Digital Marketing School feature a diverse schedule of sessions, covering a wide range of topics to learn from. You can confidently return to your credit union with applicable knowledge and skills. “Every credit union can walk away with something to help them grow and learn more about reaching their members,” says Paul Bullington, attendee of 2018 CUNA Digital Marketing School. 5. Advance ProfessionallyCUNA Digital Marketing School and CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification Schools offer attendees the opportunity to take big steps in their careers. If you’ve ever considered earning your Credit Union Business Development Professional (CUBDP) Designation or Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive (CUCME) Designation, these schools enable you to put this consideration into action.These designations help you send a powerful message to members that you are an expert in your field and dedicated to your craft. By attending all three years of CUNA Marketing & Business Development Certification Schools and passing the corresponding exams, you can earn your CUCME designation. The CUBDP designation can be earned by attending the Business Development track of this school and passing the corresponding exam. If you’re already a designee, one way to recertify either of these designations is to attend CUNA Digital Marketing School. CUNA Schools & Conferences offer hands-on experiences to help you grow and succeed as a credit union professional. By attending a CUNA event, you interact and engage with the resources and tools you need to continue developing your credit union and your skillset. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Five stories that sell

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A recent study from Deloitte showed that businesses who interact with consumers as humans—not as consumers only—are outperforming their competitors at a rate of 2-1 over a three year period.The reality is, your consumers don’t see themselves as consumers. They see themselves as people. Interacting with your credit union or bank is just one small part of your members’ and customers’ lives. Your job is simply to make those lives better.How do you prove you can make their lives better…and in doing so ultimately grow your financial institution?Stories.In his book “Building a StoryBrand,” Donald Miller says, “Story is the greatest weapon we have to combat noise, because it organizes information in such a way that people are compelled to listen.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Opening the garden Gateway

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