All things relative: HR in a family business

first_imgThere may be trouble ahead… Previous Article Next Article For HR professionals looking to further their career, working in a family business might seem a daunting prospect. But as Nick Martindale discovers, it can present the opportunity to gain a broader range of experiences than a corporate career might offer.HR practitioners usually develop their careers in the relative comfort of larger private- or public-sector organisations where policies and procedures are long-embedded. But imagine being involved in the design and realisation of a new HR function in a smaller business. There may be a need to work around or adapt procedures that may have grown up alongside the business, but if that business is also family owned or family managed, there is also the potential for some tricky personnel politics. For those coming from a non-family business, there’s likely to be a cultural change, says Jack Neill-Hall, communications manager at the Institute for Family Business (IFB): “Family businesses generally take a much longer-term perspective – much more so than private equity firms or public companies, which often have to report on a quarterly basis and deliver increased shareholder value over two- to three-year periods.”He gives the example of the bakery Warburtons, which is now in its fourth generation and where the family is still actively involved in the governance of the business: “You see it in their advertising: ‘From our Family to Yours’. You have to understand the value and timescales these firms are looking at.” Focus on the family cultureDr Jill Miller is a research adviser at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and specialises in the area of small businesses, a category many family firms fit into. She stresses the need to understand the values of the business and that HR policy – including the recruitment of future staff – must flow from that.“The first thing is to gain a good understanding of the family values and the vision of the organisation,” she says. “You need to tailor your approach to meet the business needs.” One example of this is the need to ensure any more formal processes that may have to be introduced – such as middle-management tiers – also reflect the values of the family, to keep alive the feel of the original business, she adds. Putting in place or developing a more formal structure is likely to be a core part of the remit of any HR professional joining a family firm, particularly if it is the first time that business has sought to create an HR presence (only 20% of owner-managed family businesses and 19% of owner-governed family businesses have an HR strategy, in comparison with 35% of non-family-owned businesses).This was the case for Dominic Ceraldi, HR manager at Pimlico Plumbers. Here, the challenge was not just to formalise processes, but also to demonstrate to the founder – managing director Charlie Mullins – just what HR could do. “When I started out working at Pimlico there was no HR function in place and I honestly believe Charlie just saw me as his ‘recruitment bloke’,” Ceraldi says. “I knew it was integral for me to gain his trust by developing an in-depth understanding of the business and sharing his vision of how the company would move forward.”For Ceraldi, the culture shock was even more pronounced, having moved from what he describes as a “bureaucratic government department”: “It was a really steep learning curve, but it stood me in good stead for my future with the company. I came to a very quick realisation that every decision that I made would have a direct impact on the family business, and that was rather daunting.”The right person for the right roleHelen Broughton is director of people and standards at accountancy firm Danbro, and one of the family firm’s founders. She has seen at firsthand how people “fill in” certain positions while the business is growing and how this can cause issues further down the line.“As the company grew, the people who were there at the start grew with it and teams were built underneath them,” she says. “But not everybody is cut out to be a strategic thinker and to set the direction of the company for the next 10 years. Sometimes you have to have difficult conversations about not being the right person strategically.” This kind of situation could also face an HR professional coming in from outside the organisation, she adds.Yet working for a family firm can be a good career move, partly as a result of having been through such experiences. “If you have big corporate experience and then move into a family business, future employers may see it as a positive as you have been at the coalface of a business,” says Sona Sherratt, client director at Ashridge Business School. She warns though, that much also depends on the nature of the family in question: “Are they consultative or dictatorial; structured or unstructured? Do they have a clear business plan and strategy? Do they delegate or micromanage?”Family businesses may be be a little less predictable than more corporate environments, but you could quickly gain experiences that might otherwise be harder to come by. As Miller points out, family businesses offer the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of HR and even wider business issues, which would be unlikely to be the case in larger corporates: “You’ll get the opportunity to be involved in everything because you’re not going to go into a huge HR team. You won’t just be focusing on reward or learning and development; you’ll be very much a generalist. There’s the opportunity to be really innovative.”Personnel Today Jobs has a selection of job vacancies in small businesses.Staff handbooks: Example staff handbook structure for small businesses. Any HR professional coming into a family business could find themselves caught up in tension between family members and a wider executive team – containing non-family members – over the wider business strategy, warns Julian Hemming, an employment partner at international law firm Osborne Clarke.“The executive team will want to drive performance across the business, and that may be challenging to family members who may regard the business as a lifestyle choice to which they are only prepared to devote a restricted amount of time and commitment,” he says. In some cases, this can result in the executive team working with a leading family member to exit other family members who may not be performing, he says, which can have a knock-on effect if others – such as spouses – then feel their position is untenable. “The best family businesses that I act for tend to have a strong family leader to whom other family members accept they have to defer, or where the family recognise that the real value is in their shareholding and so it is in their interests to let the management team manage and to properly incentivise them through stock options,” he says. All things relative: HR in a family businessBy Nick Martindale on 8 Jul 2013 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Anger at police response to Warwick student protests

first_imgCoventry Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Claire Bell, said in the same statement, “We are aware of videos of the protest being circulated on social media sites. We expect the highest standards from all officers, and if any officer is found to have fallen below these standards, they will be thoroughly investigated.”In a statement the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Nigel Thrift, said, “Let me be clear that the police were called solely to investigate the alleged assault on a member of staff and not in response to the protest on campus. When the police arrived our security team still endeavoured to get the individual alleged to have made the assault to fully identify himself before the police engaged directly with the protestors.“Sadly that individual, and others present, would not co-operate with this request and the police were obliged to intervene directly. I, like many others, have been saddened by the images of what then occurred which saw police and students having to engage in and resolve an unnecessarily challenging situation which led on from the actions of one individual.”There has been an angry response from many on and off campus to the incident. A change.org petition started by Warwick alumni demanding an unreserved apology to students who faced ‘police violence’, a review of the University’s policy on police liason, and a guarantee of assistance from Warwick University for students who want to make complaints or take legal action against the police, has gathered over 2000 signatures.Yesterday around 100 students occupied the top floor of the Rootes builing on Warwick Campus and issued demands to both the University of Warwick management and to the West Midlands police. Demands included an apology from the West Midlands police and for the University of Warwick to release a statement about the incidents which occurred in which they declare their total support to Warwick students.Speaking to Cherwell from inside the occupation, Hattie Craig, a student from the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts who has been involved in organizing yesterday’s action, described the mood on campus, commenting, “The feeling on campus has been incredible. I was leafleting for the protest today but all the students were already aware and were pretty shocked and horrified at the way the police had dealt with the sit-in yesterday. It’s been great to see that there’s been a really strong response- there were over a thousand people out on campus today showing their support. Students thought that it was necessary to have a strong response to police brutality. We haven’t ever seen CS gas used at student protests in this country;  we couldn’t let this go unnoticed. A hundred of us are currently staging an occupation and we will shortly be issuing demands to both West Midlands police and the University.”Amnesty International has also voiced its concerns about the events with its UK Arms Control Director, Oliver Sprage, saying, “Videos of the incident and accounts from several eyewitnesses raise serious concerns about whether the police acted heavy-handedly and seriously endangered people at the scene.“We’re worried that West Midlands Police are becoming increasingly trigger-happy with Tasers.”Protests in solidarity with Warwick students have also been held at campuses around the country, including at Lancaster, Manchester, London and Leeds. Hundreds of students at Warwick gathered outside the University’s Senate House yesterday to express their anger about police response to student protests. Students also occupied a university space in order to have an open dialogue about the events on Wednesday 3 December.On Wednesday a group of students at the University of Warwick staged a peaceful sit-in at Senate House as part of a national day of action in support of free education, called by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts. Police have said that they were called to the University by security services after a member of staff was assaulted by a protester. Three men were later arrested – one on suspicion of assault, and two on suspicion of obstructing the police; they have since been bailed, but their bail conditions state that they are not allowed to return to campus. This version of events is contested by some of the students who were present; speaking to Channel 4 News, Callum Cant, a 20-year-old English student, said, “it’s utterly unbelievable to suggest that [a protester assaulted a member of staff]. It just wouldn’t fit with how the day panned out… It wasn’t really an occupation because we weren’t blocking anything. We spent 20 or 30 minutes talking with security. Then police cars turned up and security told us they were for us.”Footage has emerged on social media showing police clashing with protesters; a police officer is seen wielding a can of CS spray, which was used on at least two students. West Midlands Police have confirmed that a taser gun was drawn, but not used on any protester. West Midlands police have issued a statement in response to allegations of excessive use of force on student protesters stating, “During the incident a taser was drawn as a visible and audible warning to prevent a further disorder. CS Spray was also used by police during the protest when a group advanced on officers. Police officers and security staff from the university worked together to ensure everyone was safe.”last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Covers Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder For Smokin’ March Tour Opener

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident hit the road last night, playing the Summit Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV for the first of their “March Madness” tour dates. Tour openers always have an aura of intrigue, as the band’s catalog is wide open and prime for the plucking. Last night, SCI did not disappoint.The band has been off the road since a New Years run in Colorado, though they’ve assumedly spent some of the last few months in the studio working on a new album. No details about the new release have been shared, but the band has confirmed that they’re cooking up something Cheesy for the fans.Last night opened with a fun “Close Your Eyes” before going into the Keller Williams-collaborative composition, “Best Feeling.” Among the highlights were covers of The Allman Brothers’ “Hot ‘Lanta” and Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster,” and the show closed with a soulful “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.” The band is truly on top of the world, and fans couldn’t be happier.March Madness continues tonight, March 11th, with a two night stand at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. Stay tuned for more coverage from the shows!Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Summit Pavilion, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV – 3/10/16Set 1: Close Your Eyes, Best Feeling, Mouna Bowa, Age, Sometimes A River, Pack It Up > Colorado Bluebird SkySet 2: You’ve Got The World, Joyful Sound, Restless Wind, Turn This Around, Hot ‘Lanta, Desert Dawn, On the RoadEncore: Master Blaster, Sittin’ On Top of the Worldlast_img read more

Pearl Jam Welcomes Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton At Fenway Finale [Watch]

first_imgPearl Jam brought their rock and roll to Boston’s Fenway Park last night, playing the second of two sold-out shows at the historic stadium. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Pearl Jam brought an exceptional setlist for their Sunday showing, spanning their career with hits from albums old and new, as well as some choice cover selections throughout.One of the more noteworthy moments of the show was a cover of Aerosmith’s “Draw The Line.” The band debuted the cover at the Fenway Park opener last Friday, dedicating it to the recently-hospitalized Joe Perry. Tonight’s version carried even more weight, as Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton sat in with the band for their second-ever performance of the song. (For the jam-oriented readers here, we’re not talking about the American Babies/Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist of the same name). It made for quite the emotional moment.The show also featured some of the band’s most classic material, including “Better Man,” “Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Do The Evolution” and so many more. The band also brought back their song “Angel,” which hadn’t been played in 22 years before its appearance in Telluride, CO earlier this year. The show also included covers by Pink Floyd, The Ramones, The Who, and Neil Young throughout. J Mascis even joined in on the Neil Young cover, helping Pearl Jam with a little “Rockin’ In The Free World.” They ended the night with a performance of “Yellow Ledbetter” that included the “Star Spangled Banner, a reference to the baseball stadium and its time-honored traditions. What a night of music!You can watch video highlights and see the full setlist, all below.AnimalDraw The Line ft. Tom HamiltonImmortalityAngelFootstepsSmileLove Reign O’er MeBreathRockin’ In The Free World w/ J Mascis[Videos all by mfc172/YouTube]Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlistslast_img read more

Widespread Panic Shares Halloween Compilation Containing Highlights From The Past Ten Years

first_imgSouthern-rock jam extraordinaires Widespread Panic have surprised fans with a 2016 Halloween Compilation, released today and currently available for download. The 25-track playlist includes stand-out performances from the band’s Halloween shows from 2006 up until last year, and includes a “Morning Dew” that clocks in over ten minutes!Dedicated fans know never to miss their favorite band’s Halloween performance. There’s almost always going to be moments that aren’t standard to the night-to-night show. So in case you’ve missed Panic over the years, or if you’re looking to get your fix ahead of this year’s spooky holiday, you can purchase the disc right here.Widespread Panic will be celebrating Halloween over the weekend of October 28-30 at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Tickets are available here.For more information about the 2016 Halloween Compilation, check the notes below for performance dates and venues, then download the playlist here.2016 Halloween Compilation Notes:THEME FROM THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (The Fishin’ Hole) –10/31/2015 Asheville, NCBring it on Home – 10/31/2010 New Orleans, LAPeople are Strange – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVBrown Sugar – 10/31/2008 New Orleans, LADevil in Disguise  – 10/31/2013 New Orleans, LAHeart of Gold – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, CORadar Love – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVHit it and Quit it – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, COEarache my Eye – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, COSweet Leaf – 10/31/2014 Broomfield, COEnter Sandman – 10/31/2007 Asheville, NCI Want You (She’s so Heavy) – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVLake of Fire – 10/31/2009 Austin, TXSpill the Wine – 10/31/2013 New Orleans, LAThe Masquerade – 10/31/2009 Austin, TXGodzilla – 10/31/2011 Chicago, ILIron Man – 10/31/2011 Chicago, ILGodzilla – 10/31/2011 Chicago, ILHave a Cigar – 10/31/2015 Asheville, NCWish you were Here – 10/31/2015 Asheville, NCYoung Lust – 10/31/2015 Asheville, NCAce of Spades – 10/31/2013 New Orleans, LAMorning Dew – 10/30/2006 Las Vegas, NVAlways Look on the Bright Side of Life – 10/31/2007 Asheville, NCChildren of the Grave – 10/31/2007 Asheville, NClast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Plays “Rock The Casbah” With Jeff Grady In Idaho [Full Audio]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee returned to The Hive last night, playing the second consecutive show at the Sandpoint, ID venue. The band came out guns a-blazing for these opening nights of their West Coast tour, opening up last night’s show with a five song first set and lots of fan favorite song selections throughout the night. Check out the TourGigs video of the opener, “Conduit,” below.One of the fun moments from the show came at the end of the second set, when the band broke out into their cover of The Clash’s “Rock The Casbah” with special guest percussionist Jeff Grady on stage. There’s no denying that wherever they go, Umphrey’s always rocks the casbah!Check out the full audio recording below, courtesy of taper Mark Smith. Tracks 1-5 are from set one, Tracks 6-8 are from set two and Track 9 is from the encore – the corresponding titles can be seen in the setlist below the recording.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Hive | Sandpoint, ID | 3/2/17Set One: Conduit -> Loose Ends, Hurt Bird Bath, Wife Soup, Dump CitySet Two: The Triple Wide -> Cut Off -> Higgins, Search 4, In The Kitchen -> No Comment -> Rock The Casbah*Encore: Plunger -> In The Kitchen -> Plungerlast_img read more

U.S. utility executives hint at new round of coal plant retirements

first_imgU.S. utility executives hint at new round of coal plant retirements FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):U.S. coal producers are already in a tough spot, but the hints power generators dropped on second-quarter earnings calls suggest they may soon be announcing plans to retire even more of the nation’s aging coal fleet.Demand for coal has been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with production and employment in the sector falling to new lows as the lower demand weighs further on a sector already in secular decline. In recent weeks, multiple power generators made comments about the future of their generation fleets suggesting more coal plant retirements loom on the horizon.“We certainly look at the technology, which is out there, and we’ve certainly seen renewable energy technology and their related costs continue to come down,” Ameren Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Warner Baxter said on an Aug. 7 earnings call, responding to a question about the company’s integrated resource planning activities in Missouri. He added the company would “take a careful look at our coal-fired energy centers and the useful lives of those plants” and “really think about what’s really going to deliver value to our customers in the state of Missouri.” An Ameren spokesperson said the company would share additional details upon filing the integrated resource plan, or IRP, in September.Executives with Wisconsin-headquartered Alliant Energy Corp. said on an Aug.7 earnings call that while they have not announced any early retirements in Iowa, they are evaluating potential coal plant shutdowns as part of the under-development “Clean Energy Blueprint” plan. “We’ll have some more information to share later this year on any potential early retirements for Iowa state,” Alliant Executive Vice President and CFO Robert Durian said on the call. A spokesman for Alliant did not respond to an inquiry about potential coal plant retirements.Ameren and Alliant both operate coal fleets that extensively source coal from the Powder River Basin. That region, which produces a high volume of relatively low energy content coal with few export options, has seen drastically reduced demand in recent years. Both companies’ hints at reassessing their coal fleets fit into a broader theme: when U.S. power producers talk about coal on public calls held for investors, it typically involves plans to transition away from the once-dominant fuel.Power generators continue the steady march of coal plant retirements, even under a friendly presidential administration that campaigned on bringing back jobs in coal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently completed a coal combustion residuals rule that Vistra Corp. President and CEO Curtis Morgan said would have “far-reaching implications for the power sector.” Morgan noted that the company would provide a formal update on its site-level plans at a virtual investor event in September.Evergy Inc. President and CEO Terry Bassham touted the company’s retirement of more than 2,400 MW of fossil fuel generation since 2005. He noted that the company has added or contracted 4,600 MW of renewables in the meantime. Bassham told analysts and investors that the Missouri utility would continue to “economically retire coal-fired generation” and expand its wind and solar footprint as part of a new five-year strategic plan. “While we’re still targeting 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050, compared to 2005 levels, under this plan we have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions as much as 85% by 2030. A material improvement in our CO2 footprint over the next 10 years,” the CEO said.[Darren Sweeney and Taylor Kuykendall]More ($): U.S. utilities, power providers continue plans to accelerate coal retirementslast_img read more

Must Be Something in the Water

first_imgDear EarthTalk: Pharmaceuticals were in the news again recently, how they are polluting water and raising a host of health issues because we dispose of them both unused and used through body waste elimination. What can be done? — Lucy Abbot, Macon, GAPharmaceutical drug contamination in our groundwater, rivers, lakes, estuaries and bays is a growing problem. Millions of us are flushing unused medications down the toilet and discharging them in our body waste—even though sewage treatment plants and septic systems were never designed to deal with such contaminants. Additional discharges by healthcare facilities exacerbate the problem. As a result, researchers have identified traces of pharmaceutical drugs in the drinking water supplies of some 40 million Americans.A nationwide study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1999 and 2000 found low levels of pharmaceuticals—including antibiotics, hormones, contraceptives and steroids—in 80 percent of the rivers and streams sampled. According to Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), the effects of constant, low-level exposure of pharmaceuticals on ecosystems and humans are uncertain, though “possible health concerns include hormone disruption, antibiotic resistance and synergistic effects.” And antidepressants, says CCE, can “alter the behavior and reproductive functions of fish and mollusks.”CCE cites a recent Stony Brook University study showing that some fish species in New York’s Jamaica Bay are experiencing “feminization”—the ratio of female to male winter flounder was 10 to one in the studied area—likely a result of flushed pharmaceuticals that can act as “hormone mimics” and cause such effects. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation concurs, citing a number of other studies underscoring the impacts on aquatic life. What irks CCE about the problem is that almost all known sources of drugs in the environment first pass through wastewater treatment plants where they could be filtered out, but these facilities are not required to be equipped with pharmaceutical filter devices.In light of the problem, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 established its first set of guidelines for how consumers should dispose of prescription drugs. First and foremost, consumers should follow any specific disposal instructions on a drug’s label or the patient information that accompanies the medication—and shouldn’t flush the drugs down the toilet. If there are no disposal instructions, the FDA recommends finding out from your municipality if any take-back programs are in place. Also, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors National Prescription Drug Take Back Days across the country at various sites a few times a year. 1 2last_img read more

Legal Roundup:

first_imgLegal Roundup: April 15, 2005 Regular News Legal Roundup: Volusia County Bar Awards Grant: A Central Florida public high school that attracts students interested in becoming lawyers has received a grant from a branch of the Volusia County Bar Association. Atlantic High School, located in Port Orange, is the home of the Academy of Law and Government. The academy is known as a kind of school-within-a-school that offers student programs with career based themes. The high school received $2,000 to fund a scholarship for a graduating academy student. The donation can also help the academy defray the cost of sending a group of students to Tallahassee for Student Government Days. “There is a natural tie between the Volusia Bar Foundation and the academy that trains future members of the legal community,” said Belle Schumann, president of the Volusia County Bar. “This is the beginning of a strong relationship.” Freeman to Lead Seminole Bar Legal Aid: The Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc., recently elected Thomas Freeman as it new president. Other officers and board members include Ned Julian, vice president; Melvin Rogers, treasurer/secretary; and directors Dr. Larry Chu, Lonnie N. Groot, James Hart, Carol Hawkins, Susan Stacy, and Seminole County Bar Representative Richard A. Colegrove.The society also honored a number of lawyers for their pro bono service, including Ned N. Julian, Jr., George Perez, Kathy S. Cook, Amy Hamlin, William H. Morrison, Susan Williams, and William Fernandez. Edgecomb Bar Sets Law Week Banquet: The George Edgecomb Bar Association will celebrate its 22nd anniversary at its Annual Law Week Banquet April 25 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa by recognizing high school students who have exhibited excellence in academics. Walter Fauntroy, who served 10 terms as the District of Columbia’s delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker. In 1981, as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, he launched both the first Constructive Budget of the Caucus and the National Black Leadership Roundtable, which served as the CBC’s national network vehicle. The bar also will present its Francisco Rodriguez Award to Rev. Abraham “Abe” Brown, who founded a prison ministry. Tickets and table sponsorships can be obtained by calling Kamilah Perry at (813) 229-4324 or Kemi Oguntebi, (813) 254-8717. People’s Law School Promoted: The Florida Bar Foundation recently provided a $5,000 grant to be used for advertising the Clearwater Bar Association’s People’s Law School in the St. Pete Times. The Clearwater Bar’s 15th People’s Law School kicked off in January Clearwater Main Library. Prather to Lead Trial Lawyers: David C. Prather was recently sworn in as president of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association. Elected to the executive board were President-elect Walter “Casey” Jones IV, Treasurer Richard M. Benrubi, and Secretary Harry Shevin. Rafael Roca will serve as immediate past president. Also installed for two-year terms on the board were Eric Romano, Mickey Smith, and Jonathan Levy. They will join fellow board members John Carroll, Fred Cunningham, Lance Ivey, and Joe Landy who are serving the remainder of their terms. Collier Young Lawyers Aid Kids: The Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar recently hosted more than 120 children from the Family Preservation Services of Florida and the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida at the Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. In what has become an annual event, The YLS provided lunches, a free day at the zoo, and a toy or gift to children in foster care or receiving services from Family Preservation Services. “We are so pleased to see the tremendous support from the local legal community for our holidays event every year.. . and the smiles that we receive in return make it all worthwhile,” said John C. Clough, YLS president. Attorney volunteers included Sonia Bretzmann, Maggie McMorrow, John T. Cardillo, Jr., John C. Clough, Rebecca Zung Clough, Damian C. Taylor, Scott Rowland, Rebecca M. Hodge, Richard Weldon, Mike Mummert, and John Scuderi. Other volunteers were John Diaz, Miriam S. Montalvo, and Jennifer Weldon. Calling All Golfers: The staff of Page, Eichenblatt, Bernbaum & Bennett is helping to raise money for Easter Seals Camp Challenge. The annual Barrister’s Cup golf tournament is set for April 21 at Alaqua Lakes Golf Club in Lake Mary. If golf if your game, there are still spots open at $150 per golfer. Contact the firm at (407) 386-1900 for more information. Florida Coastal Renames Center: Florida Coastal School of Law’s Center for Strategic Governance and International Initiatives has changed its name to the Center for Law and Public Policy. The center will continue to be a resource for responding to challenges of economic development, law, public policy, internationalization, and market competition. The center has been recognized for identifying the diverse needs of the Southeast, by providing expert information on political and economic issues, facilitating international networking, interacting with government on matters of public policy, and promoting cultural diversity. Lawyers and Basketball: Legal Professionals Night with the Orlando Magic is set for April 18 at the TD Waterhouse Centre. Those who work in the profession can get discounts on tickets to see the Magic play the Indiana Pacers and there will be an Exclusive Suite Level Terrace Reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. For ticket information call (407) 89-MAGIC, and press “1” at prompt.last_img read more

3 questions with CO-OP Financial Services’ Todd Clark

first_imgCUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Todd Clark, President & CEO of CO-OP Financial Services for a quick interview with just 3 questions…(0:30) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(3:39) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(8:57) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about CO-OP Financial Services’ response to the COVID-19 crisis here. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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