Spreading the brand

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A CU’s ‘kit of parts’ can help implement a consistent experience in every branch location.by: Stephanie Schwenn SebringAccording to Bob Saunders, a credit union’s “kit of parts” is the “finish palette” of a CU’s branch prototype, the basic branch concept the credit union uses to drive brand consistency and performance efficiency throughout its network of locations.The kit of parts “consists of a set of specific design elements and components the credit union can apply to the design of any retail branch or store at any stage of occupancy,” says Saunders, EVP/partner in Momentum, a plan-design-build firm with offices in Seattle and Pittsburgh. “Whether it’s the renovation of a legacy branch or the construction of a new retail branch, the credit union will apply the same kit of parts.”Credit unions trying to define a branch prototype will be able to choose from 25 to 30 different basic configurations, offers Paul Seibert, CMC, principal/financial and retail design, in CUES Supplier member EHS Design, a NELSON Company, Seattle. This makes the kit of parts all the more important. With the kit of parts, the prototype will be as distinctive as the CU’s mission, members and staff. A CU’s kit of parts also makes facilities easier to maintain.As the summation of all working parts within the branch prototype, the kit of parts should address:brand image and awareness;workflow, staff engagement, and member transactions;last_img read more

WHO says one more Marburg case found in Uganda

first_img Aug 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_08_14/en/index.html In its Aug 3 statement, the WHO had said that a 29-year-old miner who died Jul 14 had the deadly virus. The agency said the man had helped care for a 21-year-old miner who had fallen ill with similar symptoms in late June but had recovered. Contacts of the case-patients have been monitored and were “coming to the end of the period of their observation,” with no further cases detected, the WHO said. The earlier statement indicated all the suspected cases were in miners. Tests at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “have confirmed Marburg virus infection in the putative index case, a mine worker, and in one of his close contacts during his illness,” the WHO said in a statement. Aug 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Only one additional case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Uganda since a single case and some suspected cases were reported there on Aug 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. In addition, experts from the CDC, the WHO, and the Ugandan government are working to identify the virus’s natural hosts and mode of transmission, with particular emphasis on the mines and surrounding area, the WHO said. See also: The presumed index case mentioned in yesterday’s statement was that of the 21-year-old miner who recovered, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told CIDRAP News. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Marburg, a viral hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola fever. In an outbreak in Angola in 2004 and 2005, 227 of 252 patients died. To contain the outbreak, the agency said, an international team including experts from the WHO and several other organizations is working with the Ugandan health ministry to strengthen surveillance, contact tracing, infection control, logistics, and social mobilization. Editor’s note: This story was revised Aug 16 to include a clarification from the World Health Organization about the identity of the index case-patient.last_img read more

DONEGAL MINOR STAR LORCAN REWARDED FOR HIS ‘ELECTRIC’ PERFORMANCE

first_imgLorcan O’Connor received his award from Patrick McCarney, Customer Relationship Manager, Electric Ireland after his star performance in his team’s win over Antrim in the Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship.Donegal minor star Lorcan O’Connor will be hoping he can repeat the stunning performance he produced against Antrim on Sunday in the Ulster decider next month. O’Connor was in blistering form and was awarded the man-of-the-match award as he and his Donegal team mates blasted past the Antrim challenge and booked their place in the Ulster MFC.Donegal haven’t contested an Ulster final since 2006, a team which featured current Donegal stars Michael Murphy and Martin McElhinney. Declan Bonner will be hoping his young charges can take back the Ulster minor crown to Donegal for the first time since 2006.Donegal have delivered impressive performances over Derry and Antrim en route to the Ulster MFC decider and will be fancied to capture the title.The Donegal senior side will be attempting to recapture the Ulster title they relinquished last year to Monaghan and Donegal supporters will be dreaming of a ‘dream double’ in Clones on July 20th.  DONEGAL MINOR STAR LORCAN REWARDED FOR HIS ‘ELECTRIC’ PERFORMANCE was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Declan BonnerdonegalLorcan O’ConnorMFCnewsSportlast_img read more