The best way to gain a member

first_imgI came across a quote on Twitter recently that really resonated with me. “The best way to gain a customer is to not lose one you already have.”Let that sink in for just a minute. “The best way to gain a customer is to not lose one you already have.”Financial institutions (and most other businesses for that matter) often spend countless hours and a lot of money courting new customers, but very little time and money keeping the customers they already have.My internet company is notorious for doing this. They lure new customers with massive discounts on bundled products for the first year or six months of the relationship. Then they jack up the price to almost double – sometimes more – when that contract expires. In our market, they frequently lose those customers to the next big deal from another internet provider. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

First Lady Frances Wolf Highlights Anti-Hunger Efforts at Philabundance Community Kitchen Groundbreaking Ceremony

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf today commended Philabundance for its commitment to ending hunger in the commonwealth at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Philabundance Community Kitchen project in North Philadelphia. She was joined at the ceremony by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Congressman Dwight Evans and Congressman Brendan Boyle, as well as community members and anti-hunger advocates from across the state.“Alleviating hunger in Pennsylvania has long been a personal priority for Tom and me,” the First Lady said. “We have taken an active approach to ensuring Pennsylvanians have adequate access to the food they need – and we are both so proud to support the development of this new Community Kitchen project.”“Too many of our neighbors—nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians—face the threat of hunger every day. In an agricultural state as rich and diverse as ours, we have the power and resources to change that narrative. We look forward to continuing to work with Philabundance and other partners across the state in this most important mission.”Philabundance is the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, serving 90,000 individuals and families across 9 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey each week with a mission to drive hunger from communities today and end hunger forever. One third of individuals served by Philabundance each week are children and 15% are seniors. Others served include working parents, veterans and college students. Philabundance serves the public through a network of approximately 350 agencies as well as their own programs, including Philabundance Community Kitchen.“Philabundance is excited to have a new home for Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK). Thanks to this new facility, we will be able to more than double our impact by training more people to work in the culinary industry and providing more meals to the community,” said Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance. “Thanks to the Commonwealth’s support, we will be able to continue working towards our mission of ending hunger for good.”Last year, Governor Wolf announced $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding for Philabundance to construct this new Community Kitchen facility.Initially established in 2000, Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is an intensive adult culinary arts vocational training program that prepares no- to low-income adults for jobs in the food service industry. In addition to culinary training, the 14-week program provides critical life skills to 80-100 students annually to promote self-sufficiency and job placement in a commercial kitchen setting. In its production kitchen, PCK also prepares critically-needed meals for area agencies and community kitchens serving people in need. Through food service contracts with city agencies and shelters, PCK serves over 250,000 meals annually to our most vulnerable residents, providing a total of 4 million meals since inception. May 06, 2019center_img First Lady Frances Wolf Highlights Anti-Hunger Efforts at Philabundance Community Kitchen Groundbreaking Ceremonylast_img read more

Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in US

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in US by: Associated Press – February 3, 2016 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share TEXAS, United States (AP) — Health officials say a patient in Texas has acquired the Zika virus through sexual transmission.Dallas County Health and Human Services said Tuesday it received confirmation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient was infected after having sexual contact with an ill person who returned from a country where Zika was present.The Zika virus is usually spread through mosquito bites. Investigators have been exploring the possibility the virus also can be spread through sex. It was found in one man’s semen in Tahiti, and there was report of a Colorado researcher who caught the virus overseas and apparently spread it to his wife back home in 2008.Health officials note there are no reports of Zika being transmitted by mosquitoes in Dallas County. 273 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: West Indies not feeling pressure to restablish dominance, says Holder

first_imgHopes are pinned on a born-again West Indies to relive their glory days but skipper Jason Holder says the upcoming World Cup is “a case of creating our own legacy”.Windies have a proud history at the World Cup, winning the first two editions of the tournament and making the final of the third. After struggling for nearly two decades, a few stunning wins against England recently lifted their spirits.”Not personally,” Holder told the ICC when asked if he feels pressurised to re-establish their dominance, adding, “It’s just a case of us creating our own legacy.”We obviously know our history what the past players have done. We will take it stage by stage, step by step, not get too far ahead of ourselves.”The presence of big players such as Andre Russell and Chris Gayle have helped, acknowledged the 27-year-old skipper.”Guys like Andre Russell make it easy for me, they tend to give a lot of support. I can’t thank them enough for the support they have given me, I know they continue to rally behind me.”It’s important for us to continue to build as a group. It’s a relatively young side and we have got one or two experienced heads in the cam it’s a good mix.”He has rated hosts England as the favourites in the showpiece. “England are the number one side in the world for good reason, you now they are playing some very good cricket, lot of hype around them, they have obviously got the home advantage.advertisement”I guess got to give them respect being the number side in the world … All teams are practically equally matched, they are well-balanced sides, sides that can defeat anyone on any particular day.”We have just got to take it game by game, give everyone the respect they deserve and we will have to execute our plans,” Holder said.”It’s a dream,” opener Evin Lewis was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council’s website when asked about the prospect of West Indies lifting the title.”Everyone will be glad to be playing in the World Cup. When we won the T20 World Cup in 2016, it was a great feeling, just looking forward to the fifty-over World Cup this year. Hopefully, we can get over the line.”All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, whose heroics won West Indies the World T20 title in 2016, echoed those sentiments.”Being here with the team, preparing for the World Cup means a lot to me,” he said.”As I always say, putting on the West Indies shirt is always a great feeling and a privilege to do it on the world stage, with the ten best teams fighting it out for the trophy, is something special.Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Roy hopeful of England posting a 500-run totalAlso Watch:last_img read more