Ideas to adjust your strategic planning

first_img continue reading » Strategic planning ideas are a second thought for many this year.For example, a financial institution executive was recently discussing with me the severe impacts from the pandemic: earnings are tanking, investment income is negligible, fee income is dropping significantly, and loan volume/income is slowing. As a result, the board decided to postpone their strategic planning session so they could focus on a more tactical plan for the coming months.While I certainly understand the sentiment, the reality is this: now is the time to focus on strategy and not just tactics. Even while the pandemic storm is swirling you must think beyond the immediate crisis.One of the worst things your credit union or community bank could do now is to delay or postpone your strategic planning process. While you may have to adjust how you plan, you absolutely still need to plan.But how? Here are a few strategic planning ideas adjusted for this unique year: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Syracuse retires McPherson’s jersey at halftime

first_img Published on October 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Syracuse retired quarterback Don McPherson’s jersey at halftime of the SU-Clemson game on Saturday. McPherson, who finished as the Heisman Trophy runner-up in the Orangemen’s undefeated 1987 season, stood at midfield wearing a light brown sweater.McPherson acknowledged the crowd and spoke briefly, recognizing other Syracuse greats who have had their numbers retired.Syracuse director of athletics Daryl Gross and chancellor Nancy Cantor clapped as McPherson held up his No. 9 jersey, which was white and framed. McPherson placed his arm around his former coach Dick MacPherson as the Orange crowd applauded.McPherson is the sixth Syracuse player to have his jersey retired. Quarterback Donovan McNabb will become the seventh on Nov. 2 against Wake Forest.SU trails Clemson 35-7 at the half. Tigers’ quarterback Tajh Boyd is 18-of-23 with 363 yards and four touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mason City man pleads not guilty to possessing sawed-off shotgun

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to illegal possession of weapons charges. 35-year-old Carlos Cooper is accused of being in the back seat of a vehicle that was stopped by a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputy in the 900 block of North Adams on the night of December 6th, where the deputy allegedly saw a sawed-off shotgun in the back seat. Cooper was charged with carrying weapons, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and third-offense possession of marijuana. Cooper’s arraignment hearing was scheduled for today but he filed a written plea of not guilty to the charges in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Monday. District Judge Adam Sauer has scheduled Cooper’s trial to start on March 2nd. Another person in the vehicle, 31-year-old Marcus Jones of St. Paul, fled from the scene during the traffic stop and was arrested a week later in northeastern Mason City. He pleaded not guilty last week to weapons and drug charges and is scheduled to be tried on February 18th.last_img read more