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2016 Limerick women in business award winners named

first_imgBusinessNews2016 Limerick women in business award winners namedBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2016 1383 2016 Winners of Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards from L to R: Michelle Costello, Fusion Media – winner of Emerging Business Award, Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency – winner of the Employee Award and Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care – winner of the SME Award2016 Winners of Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards from L to R: Michelle Costello, Fusion Media – winner of Emerging Business Award, Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency – winner of the Employee Award and Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast Care – winner of the SME AwardLIMERICK’S Michelle Costello, Fusion Media has taken the top crown as the Emerging Business Award winner at the Limerick Women in Business Awards event held recently.The Employee Award went to Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand Agency and Valerie Murphy, of Valerie’s Breast Care won the SME Award.The winners of each award category will now go on to the national finals which will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in September in Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ten finalists, representing a broad range of businesses, were joined by their family, friends and fellow members at the glamorous awards ceremony. Also in attendance were the judges; Helen O’Donnell, Dolmen Catering, Judy Tighe, AIB and Bernie Moloney, Limerick Enterprise Office, along with Deirdre Waldron, National President of Network Ireland.The Awards night was opened by special guest speaker Chupi Sweetman-Pell, Founder and Creative Director of multi-award winning jewellery brand Chupi. She shared her success story to date and gave support to the finalists noting that she has lost more awards than won and found that “loosing can be more powerful”.Louise Lawlor, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to recognise and celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of our members. Our network is growing rapidly and it’s fantastic to see such a wide variety of businesses represented. I hope our winners and finalists really benefit from the recognition they are receiving by being part of these awards. I would like to especially thank the support of our sponsors and judges who made this fantastic evening possible.”Emerging Business Award – Michelle Costello, Fusion MagazineAs the driving force behind Fusion Media, Michelle Costello has gone above and beyond in making Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine what they are today. With a background in the media industry spanning sales, public relations, advertising, project management, event co-ordination and marketing, Michelle started out with the intent of filling a gap in the market in Limerick, and wanted to create a platform for creative communities. In 18 months since launching Fusion Media, Michelle has been responsible for publishing over 20 issues of the two different publications so far. Since its conception, Fusion Media has grown more rapidly than anyone could have anticipated. With 2 publications, a graphic design department, web development and content creation, the next few years are set to be one of growth and expansion. What are Michelle’s goals for Fusion Media in the future? “The goal for both Fusion Magazine and The Limerick Magazine is that people who are in it are there to inspire others. The rest is to work and collaborate on lots of exciting and fun projects with fun and exciting people.”Employee Award – Sandra Honan, The Pudding Brand AgencyAs Chief Communications Strategist with The Pudding Branding Agency which specialises in Strategy and Design, Sandra heads up all things communication. She has a passion for persuasive storytelling and has secured coverage in a number of national media outlets including the Sunday Business Show on Today Fm, the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Image Magazine and the Irish Country Magazine. This coverage has increased brand awareness of The Pudding nationally.Using the experience and knowledge she’s gained after working for up to ten years in local and national media, Sandra also works with The Pudding’s clients on their PR and Communications. She works with them to identify brand messages they should communicate, unlocks the newsworthy potential within these messages and pitches them to the relevant media.SME Award – Valerie Murphy, Valerie’s Breast CareValerie Murphy runs Valerie’s Breast Care, a service, which provides breast prostheses, mastectomy lingerie & swimwear to women who have had breast cancer surgery. She gives her clients the option of an appointment at her Limerick shop or a complimentary home visit in the Mid West Counties. Trained in Texas, in 2012, she has introduced new, fashionable & innovative American & European products to Irish women.Valerie was drawn to work within breast care when she was a volunteer at a Breast Cancer Organisation, in America. Since then, she has been involved in various projects and events which fundraise for Cancer Support Services. She also gives breast cancer information awareness talks, encouraging people to self-examine & attend mammograms as ‘early detection saves lives’. Valerie loves to communicate all aspects of the service, with women, through her facebook page www.facebook.com/ValeriesbreastcareLiving in the countryside with her husband Barry, they enjoy the outdoors with their three lively children, Paddy, Isolde and Frankie. 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IU postpones times for students to move things from dorms

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Facebook IU postpones times for students to move things from dorms (Photo supplied/Indiana University) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb’s order to people to stay at home has led Indiana University’s main campus to postpone times when students can move their belongings from residence halls.The Herald Times reports that with IU now holding classes online instead of in person, students who had not yet moved out of on-campus housing were asked to schedule times to retrieve belongings, beginning Wednesday, However, Holcomb this week asked Indiana residents to remain home through April 6.IU scheduled move-out appointments to ensure large groups of people weren’t gathering in close quarters.University spokesman Chuck Carney says students now have been asked to reschedule their move-out appointments to a later date. Facebook Twitter By Associated Press – March 26, 2020 0 235 WhatsApp Previous articleBomb Squad called to detonate pipe bombs discovered inside Detroit Avenue homeNext articleIndiana’s inmates still eating meals together amid pandemic Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

To “wow” your members, you have to “wow” your employees

first_imgWe hear “Wow!” a lot these days among many of the credit unions we work with, in the context of “Wowing the Member,” or “Wow Member Service.” But here’s a stark truth: you can’t “Wow” your members if you don’t first “Wow” your employees. Why?Because an excellent member experience begins with excellent people.After all, who has the most consistent opportunities to “Wow” the member? The executive team? Marketing? No, it’s the people who interact with our members every day: in person, on the phone, through the help desk, or via messaging and e-mail.Last year, I taught Organization Management in a local university’s MBA program. I tried to apply the lessons I learned over 15 years as a CEO. Org Management is a very theoretical course, but managers seldom explicitly consider Maslow’s hierarchy of needs or Herzberg’s two-factor model when facing a tough decision. I tried to bring 15 years of war stories from the trenches to the classroom, to supplement the theoretical with the practical.One of the lessons I delivered while discussing a chapter on human resource management was one that I tried to practice as a manager myself. I wrote on the board, “The _________ always comes first.” Then I asked the students to fill in the blank. Of course, the group response, delivered by rote, was always “customer.”Wrong answer.Who’s going to place the customer — or member — first? The CEO? Sure, but the customer or member might never know that, given the CEO’s relatively limited interaction with the members. If we don’t put our people first — show them we value them, treat them well, solicit and respect their views, empower them to make good things happen, and allow them to fail (within reason) — they’ll never put our members first. It’s critical that employees see the difference they make at the end of the day, that they feel they have an opportunity to leave their imprimatur on the credit union, and that they’re not just another cog in the machine. Put employees first, and they will put the members first.A related and important lesson is one I learned from the CEO of another organization I worked for. He was the brightest man I had ever met: a Harvard law grad, the majority owner of the company, and the CEO and Chairman of the Board.He drew his organization chart upside-down, with him at the bottom.His rationale? “I work for all of you,” he’d say. “My role, and that of every other manager here, is to support the people above them on the org chart, to clear the hurdles that prevent them from doing their best work and make sure they have the resources they need.” That is our role as managers: clear those hurdles, make decisions in a timely manner, and make it possible for our employees to shine. Do that, and they’ll “Wow” members.The workplace is changing, and most credit unions we work with list talent management among the top risks they expect to face in the coming years. Not only are millennials changing the workplace, but so are boomers. Both groups are more values-driven than before; millennials by things like work/life balance, boomers by the things like the ethics of the people they’re surrounded with. Technology is changing the workplace too, and we’re going to have to get increasingly creative to meet the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent.As we explore those means, the litmus test is going to have to be, “Does this ‘Wow’ the employees?” just as the litmus test for many of our initiatives is, “Does this ‘Wow’ the member?” As the song goes, you can’t have one without the other. 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Hague Brian has more than 25 years’ experience in financial institutions and the capital markets, and has devoted 21 years to serving credit unions through various roles at CNBS, LLC, a … Web: www.rochdaleparagon.com Detailslast_img read more