Shop local. Buy local. Think local. No consumer has escaped the grassroots movement encouraging them to support their communities. Community financial institutions (FIs) align with this approach, offering consumers an option to “bank local” as well. In a world where global citizenship is becoming increasingly commonplace, however, taking a local-only approach to business may not be enough to satisfy consumers’ changing needs.Today, the concepts of “local” and “global” are no longer mutually exclusive. Businesses, including FIs, do not have to choose which of these perspectives to focus their efforts on. Instead, the two perspectives form an “AND” conversation, meaning both can be applied simultaneously to strategic planning and development.Taking a global approach to banking does not mean community FIs need to establish branches in foreign locations. Instead, it is a matter of leveraging the trust and relevancy they have in their local environments with the additional learning they can find outside it. Take U.S. Bank, for example. This institution recognized the difficulty U.S. cardholders faced when making purchases in countries that have migrated to EMV technology and became the first FI in the country to offer a dual-interface EMV chip card for international travelers. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka are the big names in action tonight at the US Open. Murray will play Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the first of today’s quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows.In the later matches, Williams will play women’s fifth seed Simona Halep while Wawrinka is facing an intriguing battle with former champion Juan Martin del Potro.
Malin Head inventor Des Glackin has created this power and pump free water filtering system! Des, who has over thirty years of experience in the construction industry, is the system designer for WIAC, a rainwater harvesting system. He explains that the water remains fresh as it is always physically moving to make it potable. The water is oxygenated by use, and also the collection method.Des GlackinOne of the many benefits include knowing exactly where your water is coming from and being in control of that (no water charges!) and Des also believes that it will improve your animal’s health if used on a farm as there are no additives.The water system Des presents us with in this video not only serves the farm, but also the house! As the water in that area was hard, the kitchen appliances were getting destroyed so by the naturally filtered rain water running through the house, their appliances will have a much longer lifetime!To check out more of Des’ work you can visit his website. Donegal inventor creates new system to harvest rain water was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:des glackinfarmMalin Headrainwaterwater system