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8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details The Financial Brand Forum has quickly become a must attend event for credit union and bank marketers and anyone interested in marketing, advertising, branding and retail delivery over the past four years. The Forum was specifically designed to help credit unions and banks tackle their biggest branding, marketing and retail delivery challenges. This year over 1000 people have made their way to Las Vegas for the event.Highlights from day one:“Creativity is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.” Jeffrey Pilcher, founder and CEO of The Financial Brand“Manage the culture of your business and the culture will manage your business.” Arkadi Kuhlman, CEO of ZenBanx and founder of ING Direct“75% of consumers are on social media. Be where your customers are.” Jim Marous, co-publisher of The Financial Brand“Everyone one of us can be disruptors.” Luvleen Sidhu, CMO of BankMobile“It takes 6 months for a new employee before the culture of the new company outweighs the culture of their old job.” Garrick Throckmorton, AVP/Organizational Development at Allegacy FCU“You can’t nickel and dime millennials with banking. Be transparent and upfront on fees and cost.” Jason Falls, SVP Digital Strategy at Elasticity“People care more about their relative wealth, than absolute wealth.” Shankar Vedantam, social science correspondent at NPR and the author of The Hidden BrainFollow all the happening today at The Financial Brand Forum in Las Vegas on Twitter at #FBForum.
Shirley Marie Church, 93, of Indianapolis, died on October 17, 2018. She was born on May 4, 1925 in Aurora, IL to the late Camile and Bessie (Covalt) Bernard. She lived for several years in Osgood, IN. Shirley was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Community as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her sons, Charles, James, Daniel and Joseph Church; daughters, Marie Church and Rebecca (Buzz) Church-Bodell; 4 grand-children; two sisters, Catherine Korra and Marion Pieczko. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Edward A. Church and parents. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis with a Prayer Vigil at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one-hour prior at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Osgood, IN with a 1:00 p.m. graveside service. Neal’s Funeral Home of Osgood will be in charge of the committal service. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Church can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or for Masses. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and the church. To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.legacycremationfuneral.com.