A key ingredient to success – in banking and in business – is building personal, face-to-face relationships with people. And the goal of the VermontMatters.com Website has always been to celebrate some of the many meaningful banking relationships Vermont’s only statewide independent bank has nurtured over the years.Apparently, this approach rings true with more than just Vermonters. It has struck a chord with the leading financial marketers in America. At the 16th Annual FCS Annual Portfolio Awards, held on Thursday, May 13, the Financial Communications Society (FCS) recognized 28 financial services providers for excellence in their marketing.From the hundreds and hundreds of entries, the winners list included an impressive array of the largest and most successful financial organizations in America. Fidelity Investments, MetLife, Allstate and American Express were among those recognized.Standing out from the crowd of nationally recognized firms was Merchants Bank.The VermontMatters.com Website was recognized with two prestigious awards at this black-tie affair attended by over 400 industry experts.VermontMatters.com was awarded a Gold in the category of Website in the Corporate Image category.And then, the big surprise of the night was unveiled. VermontMatters.com was awarded “Best of Show” in the Interactive Media category.Thomas S. Leavitt, Merchants Bank Executive Vice President commented, “These two awards are another piece of validation for our efforts here in Vermont. As a bank, we strive to provide products, service and delivery that rival any offered in the country. We believe these two awards reinforce the fact that we can compete, and win, against anyone.”VermontMatters.com was conceived and developed by Hinesburg-based Cottage 10. Cottage 10 has been working with Merchants Bank since early 2009 on a number of strategic marketing initiatives.Vermont Matters®. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities. Merchants Bank was established in 1849 in Burlington. Its continuing mission is to provide Vermonters with a statewide community bank that combines a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank delivers this commitment through a branch-based system that includes: 34 community bank offices and 42 ATMs throughout Vermont; local branch presidents and personal bankers dedicated to high-quality customer service; free online banking, phone banking, and electronic bill payment services; high-value depositing programs that feature Free Checking for Life®, Cash Rewards Checking, Rewards Checking for Business, business cash management, money market accounts, health savings accounts, certificates of deposit, Flexible CD, IRAs, and overdraft assurance; feature-rich loan programs including mortgages, home equity credit, vehicle loans, personal and small business loans and lines of credit; and merchant card processing. Merchants Bank offers a strong set of commercial and government banking solutions, delivered by experienced banking officers in markets throughout the state; these teams provide customized financing for medium-to-large companies, non-profits, cities, towns and school districts. Merchants Trust Company, a division of Merchants Bank, provides investment management, financial planning and trustee services. Please visit www.mbvt.com(link is external) for access to Merchants Bank information, programs and services. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Source: Merchants. 5.25.2010
Volunteers spread out across Indiana’s DNR properties in September of 2017.Versailles, In. — If you’re looking for a place to donate your time for National Volunteer Week, Indiana state parks have the answer. From maintaining trails to helping in a nature center, there are many opportunities for people to celebrate the week, which is April 7-13, and give back to the outdoors.“Volunteering gives you a great sense of accomplishment,” said Jody Heaston, state parks volunteer coordinator. “You know you are helping manage and conserve our natural and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy.”For a complete list of programs for the week click here.Information about how to be a state park volunteer and applications are available online here.
MORE: Watch Saints vs. Titans live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)New Orleans (11-3) looks to try and shore up a top seed in the NFC. Despite already clinching the NFC South, the Saints aren’t satisfied just yet. New Orleans currently holds the 3-seed due to the Packers holding the tiebreaker. But Green Bay faces a tough divisional matchup with Minnesota on “Monday Night Football” this week, so a win on Sunday for New Orleans could possibly vault them into a top seed in the conference.Tennessee’s caught fire in recent weeks with a 6-2 record since benching quarterback Marcus Mariota in October in favor of Ryan Tannehill. However, the Titans face a tough task in these next two weeks with the Saints coming to town on Sunday and then a date with the Texans in Houston in Week 17. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Saints vs. Titans game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 16 NFL schedule.MORE: Breaking down Saints seeding scenarios for the NFC bracketWhat channel is Saints vs. Titans on today?TV channel (national): FoxTV channel (New Orleans): WVUETV channel (Nashville): WZTVLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Saints vs. Titans game will be shown on Fox to a majority of viewers across the country. For local viewers in New Orleans and Nashville, you can find the game broadcast on your Fox affiliate station. Kenny Albert will call the Ravens vs. Browns play-by-play action, and Ronde Barber will provide analysis.You can also live stream Saints vs. Titans by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 16Saints vs. Titans: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 22Time: 1 p.m. ETThe Saints vs. Titans game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 22. New Orleans heads into Sunday’s game having won four of its last five games while Tennessee’s won six of its last eight.NFL schedule Week 16You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Note: National broadcasts are listed in bold.Saturday, Dec. 21GameTimeTVTexans at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVBills at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVRams at 49ers8:15 p.m. ETNFL Network, fuboTVSunday, Dec. 22GameTimeChannelJaguars vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVRavens vs. Browns1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSaints vs. Titans1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVPanthers vs. Colts1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVBengals vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVSteelers vs. Jets1 p.m.CBS, fuboTVGiants vs. Redskins1 p.m.Fox, fuboTVLions vs. Broncos4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRaiders vs. Chargers4:05 p.m.CBS, fuboTVCowboys vs. Eagles4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVCardinals vs. Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox, fuboTVChiefs vs. Bears8:25 p.m.NBC, fuboTVMonday, Dec. 23GameTimeTVPackers vs. Vikings8:15 p.m.ESPNSaints schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 9 (Monday)vs. Texans7:10 p.m. ETESPNWeek 2Sept. 15at Rams4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22at Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 6Oct. 13at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20at Bears4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Cardinals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9BYE—Week 10Nov. 10vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 17at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)at Falcons8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 14Dec. 8vs. 49ers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 16 (Monday)vs. Colts8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 16Dec. 22at Titans1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29at Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxTitans schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Browns1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 2Sept. 15vs. Colts1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sept. 19 (TNF)at Jaguars8:20 p.m. ETNFL NetworkWeek 4Sept. 29at Falcons1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Bills1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 13at Broncos4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Buccaneers 1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Nov. 3at Panthers1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Chiefs1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11BYE—Week 12Nov. 24vs. Jaguars4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Dec. 1at Colts1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8at Raiders4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Texans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 16Dec. 22vs. Saints1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29at Texans1 p.m. ETCBS Tennessee looks to keep its playoff hopes alive as it host New Orleans on Sunday in Week 16.The Titans (8-6) are the lone team behind the Steelers for the final wild-car spot in the AFC. Pittsburgh currently holds the tiebreaker over Tennessee based on a better winning percentage in conference games, so the Titans need every win they can get.
Several Palm Beach County photographers are coming together for one day to offer those who are unemployed free headshots for their resumes, LinkedIn, and other professional profiles.It is part of a national initiative to create the largest single-day photo shoot to help people get back on their feet.Lauren Lieberman who is the CEO of LILA PHOTO in Palm Beach released a statement saying hopefully the photos will give the job seeker more confidence :” Finding a job is hard work. Our hope is that, along with a great professional headshot, they will leave the photo session with a greater sense of confidence and purpose, knowing they are making an investment in themselves and their future.”More than 2oo photographers will participate in the pop-up studios across the 50 states.In Florida, the photo shoot will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd at Mizner Park in Boca Raton and at Merrick Park in Miami from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.To schedule an appointment, go to HeadshotBooker.com.