Chittenden Bank trims Vermont workforce, closes five branches

first_imgChittenden Bank trims Vermont workforce, closes five branchesPeople’s United Financial, which operates Chittenden Bank, is cutting 71 Vermont employees and closing five local branches in an attempt to save $57 million in company expenses, excluding severance costs. The company will close 20 branches and 420 positions company wide throughout the New England region. Vermont branches in Bennington, Brattleboro, Arlington, West Dover, and on Bank Street in Burlington will close within a month to 90 days, leaving only two Chittenden Banks in each community. The closures will decrease Chittenden’s branch count in Vermont from 52 to 47. The layoffs included eliminating 20 vacant positions, 14 jobs through attrition, and 37 lay-offs, most of which were teller and other entry level positions. Before the cuts, a total of 1,158 employees were part of Chittenden Bank’s Vermont workforce. People’s United financial has over $21 billion in assets with over 300 branches throughout Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. The cuts were expected after People’s United Financial finalized their acquisition of Chittenden Bank last summer.last_img read more

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What factors influence referral marketing at credit unions?

first_imgA few months back, we surveyed a number of credit union marketers across North America. We were interested in hearing their opinions on the state of credit union marketing in 2016. We also wanted to find out what credit union marketers consider to be their best marketing channels and their biggest marketing goals. We were interested in the demographics of their member bases and whether or not those profiles influenced whether or not members would refer friends to their credit unionIt’s not too surprising to learn that credit union marketers want to grow their overall member base and increase brand awareness while retaining their existing members:Out of all the traditional and modern marketing channels available to credit union marketers, the marketers we surveyed overwhelmingly responded that referral or word of mouth marketing was their most effective marketing channel for adding to their member base, beating out popular marketing channels like social media, SEO and billboard advertising… continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Great move by Falkensteiner. The world’s largest inflatable amusement park is arriving in Croatia

first_imgThe best annual ever for kids, right? And if children are happy with the holidays, so are parents. Win-win for everyone. We constantly say that there is a chronic lack of quality content in our tourism, and just one top content, especially for families with children, comes to Zadar.  For the first time, “The Monster” is leaving the UK and moving to Zadar – to the Falkensteiner Punta Skala resort – where it will entertain and entertain visitors from June 24 to August 4. This parkour is intended for children over the age of seven, and interestingly The Monster is also intended for adults. Niame, the largest “inflatable” in the world with a 300-meter-long track and an 18-meter high slide, is arriving in Croatia this summer.  Great motive for coming to the mentioned hotel, sales point compared to the competition and certainly a smart move by Falkensteiner.last_img read more

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Italians scramble to find ‘relatives’ as lockdown eases

first_imgConte said Italians would be allowed to leave their homes for the first time since March 9 “to visit relatives, but only if they respect distance and wear masks”.The only problem is that Italy has no legal definition of the term and people sounded genuinely confused.Most of the big papers devoted entire articles to the subject of whether your boyfriend or distant cousin provided a good enough legal excuse to leave your house.”Here is who you can call your relative,” read a headline of the highbrow Il Sole 24 Ore financial daily. Just who is your relative anyway?That is what millions of stir crazy Italians have apparently been asking ever since Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte allowed them to leave their homes to see their loved ones starting next Monday.Media reports said “relative” became the most searched for term on the Italian internet for a few hours after Conte’s Sunday night television address. Its deep dive into the subject included a passage on “emotional relationships” and kinship.The paper concluded that engaged couples were safe but boyfriends and girlfriends were iffy.Other papers strongly disagreed.”Boyfriends are also relatives,” the Il Messaggero newspaper declared in a headline.It quoted an unnamed “source” in Conte’s office as saying that relatives could potentially include “stable boyfriends”.Corriere della Sera said the prime minister’s office planned to issue a “FAQ explainer” that could help dispel the confusion.Eventually Conte himself stepped into the fray.”A relative is a somewhat broad and generic term,” he conceded to a group of reporters late Monday.”It does not mean that you can go to a friend’s or someone else’s house and have a party,” he said to the likely disappointment of many.”These are people with whom you have family relations. Or, stable emotional relations,” Conte said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Factory activity improves in Q3 but remains below pre-pandemic level

first_img“Although manufacturing activity remains in a contractionary phase, the PMI-BI shows that the performance has improved,” the central bank said in the survey released on Wednesday.“The implementation of [relaxed restrictions] has boosted demand and eased distribution.”The central bank survey shows that all subindices, including overall output and new orders, rose for the first time since the fourth quarter last year.The order volume subindex rose to 50.55 percent from 28.95 percent in the second quarter, followed by the production volume subindex that improved to 45.35 percent from 25.36 percent and the stock volume subindex that rose to 43.87 percent from 32.28 percent. The government has lifted large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) implemented in some provinces in the second quarter of this year, but the recent rise in virus cases had prompted the Jakarta administration to temporarily reinstate the restrictions.All manufacturing sectors improved in the third quarter, with the most significant improvement in cement and nonmetal minerals, as well as food, beverage and tobacco. BI expects manufacturing activity to continue its improvement in the fourth quarter.The manufacturing industry contributed around 19 percent to Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), the highest among all business sectors, and contracted 6.19 percent in the second quarter this year as a result of cooling domestic and global economic activity due to the coronavirus pandemic.Indonesia’s economy, meanwhile, shrank by 5.32 percent year-on-year in the second quarter and is widely expected to contract further in the July-September period, which would mark the country’s first recession since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.Previously, the manufacturing gauge Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey data published by HIS Markit showed that manufacturing activity declined in September as Jakarta reinstated the PSBB for around a month. The PMI fell nearly four points from 50.8 in August to 47.2 in September as business output and new orders fell.Read also: Rebound in Indonesia’s manufacturing activity hinges on pandemic handling”The latest PMI numbers suggest that the Indonesian manufacturing sector faces challenging operating conditions in the months ahead,” IHS Markit principal economist Bernard Aw said in a statement recently. “Whether a robust recovery will take root depends to a large extent on the country’s ability to bring the pandemic under control.”The PMI-BI data was the latest sign that the economy headed into recession in the third quarter, said Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia economist Anthony Kevin, adding the manufacturing was likely to contract further in the fourth quarter as consumption remained subdued.“The main risk is that manufacturers could increase goods prices due to weakening rupiah exchange rate and that, combined with weak purchasing power because of the prolonged pandemic, could depress manufacturing activity going forward,” he told The Jakarta Post. “Furthermore, potential outbreaks that occurred in factories could further hit manufacturing.”Indonesia should get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic to ensure healthy recovery in economic sectors including manufacturing, he went on to say, adding the uncertainty surrounding vaccines should have prompted the government to ramp up efforts in curbing the virus spread. Factory activity in Indonesia showed signs of improvement in the third quarter after recording the deepest slump ever in the previous quarter, as the reopening of the economy jacked up output and new orders, according to a Bank Indonesia (BI) survey.BI’s Prompt Manufacturing Index (PMI-BI) was recorded at 44.91 percent in the third quarter, up from its lowest level ever at 28.55 percent in the second quarter. However, the figure remains below the pre-coronavirus pandemic level of 52.04 percent in the third quarter last year.Index readings below 50 percent indicate a contraction, while those above 50 percent signify an expansion.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Dominica to feature on BBC’s No Kitchen Required show

first_imgLocalNews Dominica to feature on BBC’s No Kitchen Required show by: – April 3, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Photo credit: ifood.tvDominica will be featured on the BBC’s American Television “No Kitchen Required” program on Tuesday evening.The program features skilled chefs who “leave the comfort of their kitchens and dropped into various locations around the world” to find food and cook it using “primitive utensils” and styles without a kitchen.In Tuesday’s show, the trio award winning New York restaurateur Michael Psilaki, first-ever Chopped Grand Champion Madison Cowan and New Zealand chef Kayne Raymond arrive in the Kalinago Territory with only a knife and “their secret ingredient of choice”The series is hosted by British presenter Dr. Shini Somara the BBC’s One Show, BBC World News’ The Health Show. Here is a Series Premiere First Look: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7tpYHpGffY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]The show will be aired at 10pm on Marpin channel 43 and SAT channel 42!The other countries which the chefs will be taken to are Belize, New Zealand, Fiji, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Phuket, Hawaii, New Mexico, Louisiana and Florida.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Road clearing worker dies of electrocution

first_imgAccording to the police, Maro wastrimming tree branches when he accidently touched a live wire around 9:30 a.m.yesterday. He was identified as 31-year-old residentArly Maro, a municipal employee of Buenavista, a police report showed. The victim was rushed to the Buenavista Emergency Hospital where theattending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”/PNcenter_img ILOILO City – A man conducting a roadclearing operation died after he got electrocuted in Purok Malipayon, NewPoblacion, Buenavista, Guimaras. last_img read more

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Remembering Roy!!

first_imgAs a follow up to yesterday’s article on Larry Sintz who is being inducted into the Indiana Refereeing Hall of Fame, memories of a fellow Hall of Famer came to mind.  I am speaking of Roy Gardner of Batesville who was inducted many years ago for his outstanding career in refereeing.  Before Roy’s untimely death in the late 70’s, he was one of the Big Ten’s featured referees.  Roy, like most referees, started his career as a high school official.  He worked several state finals before moving on to the college level.Roy’s style of refereeing was a no-nonsense approach.  Roy was always in charge, and as a coach, you learned this very early.  If you let him do his job, he would let you coach.  If you tried to referee for him, he did not hesitate putting you in your place.  If Roy were officiating today, I am sure he would be very happy collecting the money that is now available to college officials.  I understand that besides their normal fee, they get a very healthy amount for travel and lodging if required.  Of course, in Roy’s day few facilities could seat 40,000 fans like they do today.  Roy was always a great mentor to me–as his math student in high school and later as a fellow teacher.last_img read more

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Football Etiquette

first_imgWhat does a coach do in the second half when his team is up big at halftime?   A lot of coaches have a gentlemen’s agreement to allow second stringers get some playing time in the second half.  This practice usually leads the fans believing that their team is slacking off.Most coaches with that kind of lead will run basic plays from scrimmage and not try anything fancy.  If they score, this is fine, but their main goal is to run the clock in the third quarter and maintain their lead.  This will allow them to bring in their reserves in quarter four and give them varsity experience.What upsets the average coach is the team on the losing end running gimmick plays such as on-side kicks when the score is already lopsided.  If they don’t recover the on-side kick, the leading team is in excellent fielding position and probably will score more quickly and make it even more lopsided.Because of the quarters-played rule, you are limited to how soon you can bring your reserves into a game and still allow them to play a reserve game the following week.  A high school player is only allowed 5 quarters in a 7-day period.  When your home team has a big halftime lead in the next game, watch what happens the second half and don’t be disappointed if they don’t keep running up the score.last_img read more

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Al Sadd confirm signing Villarreal playmaker

first_img Loading… Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla has left La Liga side Villarreal to join Qatari club Al Sadd. Marca report confirmed on Monday that Cazorla stated it was ‘time to step aside’ as he believed that he could no longer continue playing at the level required in the Spanish top flight. Cazorla will now team up with former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez, who is now boss of the Qatari club, and is reportedly familiar with Cazorla’s talents. The former Arsenal star enjoyed a remarkable campaign for the Yellow Submarine and he was one of the standout players in La Liga, scoring 15 goals across all domestic competitions and showing no drop off in form despite celebrating his 35th birthday last December. Cazorla previously sat out over 20 months of action after two serious ankle injuries, with his playing days feared to be over. In August 2018, the former Gunners playmaker made his first appearance in 636 days last month following his last outing in October 2016, after a serious of injury problems.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand Cazorla has previously played for seven seasons across two spells at the Yellow Submarine whilst also representing Recreativo de Huelva and Malaga. Read Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeat The Spaniard has had to undergo eight operations while he previously explained that doctors had told him he would be lucky to walk again. He has even been involved in the international setup with Spain in recent times due to his fine form but now it appears unlikely he will represent La Roja again due to this move. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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