Category Archives: Community

Opportunity Zones: Increasing Investment Where It’s Needed Most

June 27th, 2019 FORT WAYNE, Ind. – How can Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne boost development in economically distressed communities? Many federal incentive programs have been created over the years, including the New Markets Tax Credit, Empowerment Zones and more; however, … Continue reading

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Spring Forward: 4 Fast Ways to Save Time and Money

An hour of sleep might not be the only thing you lose when the clocks spring forward—daylight savings time could cost you money, too. “Researchers have estimated the economic cost of that one lost hour at $434 million per year, … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter! — Inside My Real Estate Mind

Lots of options for First Time Home buyers.  Get ready this winter and early spring for the home buying season – Fannie Mae – Home Ready or Federal Home Loan Bank’s – First Front Door programs are a really good … Continue reading

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Coaching, Training or Mentoring

Good overview centered on people development. Effective leaders demonstrate and use these skills to drive employee performance and engagement. nathanwood.consulting/2017/12/04/the-differences-between-training-coaching-and-mentoring/ https://nathanwoodconsulting.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/development-styles.png

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King of Tax Shelter in the US: Qualified Opportunity Zone — BnsTech Report

Q. What is an Opportunity Zone? A. An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation … Continue reading

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Varo Money Survey: Majority of Philadelphians Believe Philly Offers Best Quality of Life for the Cost in the U.S.

Mobile banking company Varo Money, Inc. has announced the results of their #SwitchYourBank survey. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults age 18+, conducted by Propeller Insights on behalf of Varo Money in April, determined what Americans most love … Continue reading

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Brand Management Manifesto

Effective brand management requires developing a good relationship with your target. If I were to ask you, “Who makes up your ‘target market’,” I’m sure I would receive answers that include both existing customers and potential customers.These are accurate responses, … Continue reading

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Community Banking – a critical role in the US economy

Recently, I made the switch from a mega-national bank to DNB First, an authentically local, community-based bank in the Greater Philadelphia suburbs operating in the region since 1860. It’s been an absolutely wonderful experience and I am left wondering why … Continue reading

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John Wooden and the Pyramid of Success

John Wooden: basketball player, coach, author and legend. Known as the “Wizard of Westwood” Wooden is probably best known as the Head Coach of UCLA’S Basketball team where he won 10 NCAA championships and was named National Coach of the … Continue reading

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Early Mortgage Payoff?

DNB First shared a link to an article today about “why you should make an extra mortgage payment” and it made me wonder, how many people have been able to pay off their mortgage early?

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