17 Dec

The importance of choosing agile partners and vendors

first_imgOver the last few months, everyone in the credit union industry has needed to look at their role and make changes. From tellers to executives, every person on your team has stepped up and committed to bridging the service gaps imposed by the need to physically distance. Have your partners stepped up in the same way?As you begin restrategizing for the next 12-18 months it’s vital that you consider which partners are capable of supporting your organization’s strategic growth. It will be crucial to choose partners whose short- and long-term growth strategies align with yours, and identify those that are flexible and agile enough to accommodate changes in times of need.Consider the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program (PPP) as a recent example. Many small banks and credit unions were able to use this impromptu program as a business development tool to acquire new business relationships from borrowers that were first turned away by larger lenders. However, loan officers did not tackle this alone. Without the ability to take in-person applications they needed secure platforms for receiving loan requests and necessary supporting documents. As soon as the PPP was announced, industry supporters like Lucro Commercial Solutions began working with developers to modify existing technology to provide their credit union partners with the tools needed to accept and process applications.As a result of this agility, Lucro’s Digital Business Lending Center partners TRIPLED within a matter of days, while continuing to maintain a high level of service to existing partners. This allowed Lucro to process more than 6,000 PPP applications and fund or service more than $102,000,000 in PPP loans.When considering new partnerships, pay close attention to how agile your potential partner appears. Ask their existing clients how they perform during a crisis, and how quickly they are able to implement new solutions for unforeseen situations. Then ask yourself if your credit union can afford to partner with a company that could potentially harm the reputation you’ve worked years to create. You may find that the largest, most successful brand names don’t perform their best under these circumstances.Credit unions can and will survive this economic downturn. But consider shifting your mindset from surviving to thriving by partnering with service providers that view their success as your success. If your credit union would like to quickly set up a custom online business loan application portal with no hardware or software requirements visit www.Lucro.org/DBLC to learn more or contact Heather Bosenko at [email protected] 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Bosenko Heather started at Lucro in 2013 where she’s done everything from underwriting to developing and launching the CUSO’s digital lending tool. Prior to that, Heather worked in the banking world … Web: https://www.lucro.org Detailslast_img read more

14 Aug

Former Wellington football coach Linn Hibbs resigns at Shawnee Mission Northwest

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Linn Hibbs, a former head football coach at Wellington High School, has resigned after three seasons at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Shawnee Mission Northwest Athletic Director Angelo Giacalone confirmed that Hibbs had submitted his resignation Thursday morning to the school’s athletic office. His resignation is pending board approval.Giacalone said Hibb’s resignation is only for football and he will remain a high school physical education instructor.Giacalone would not elaborate any further citing personnel confidentiality.Hibbs, who was the head coach for Wellington High School from 1996-2010, had taken the head coaching job at Shawnee Northwest in the Kansas City area in 2012. In his three seasons he accumulated a 7-21 record at the Class 6A school. He was 2-7 in 2012, 3-7 in 2013 and 2-7 in 2014. Shawnee Mission Northwest is a member of the Sunflower League in northeast Kansas – considered by many to be toughest football league in the state.His Cougars did make the playoffs in 2013, losing to Lawrence Free State 40-14 in the first round.Hibbs was unavailable for comment at this writing.Hibbs is the most successful football coach in Wellington history having won two state championships in 2001 and 2002 and maintaining the state’s longest high school football playoff streak in the history of Kansas at the time.He won his 100th game in 2007 in the season opener against Kingman.Hibbs, a Wellington High School graduate from 1983,  took over the program in 1996, and immediately took the team to a state semifinals where it would lose to Ulysses. This had been the first time Wellington had advanced that far in the playoffs since the 1992 season.Wellington would continue its playoff streak in the late 1990s, but the program under his watch didn’t really take off until 1999 when after a 1-5 start, the Crusaders would advance to the Class 4A state semifinals.From that point forward, Wellington would sustain unprecedented success — getting state runner-up in 2000 losing to Fort Scott in the finals. The two teams would play twice more with Wellington winning both times against Fort Scott in 2001 and 2002.Wellington would not return to the state finals thereafter but had a couple of long playoff runs.The program hit a snag in 2010 going 2-8. But Wellington was still able to get into the playoffs. He resigned that spring. Hibbs would remain in the USD 353 school system for a year as the Wellington Middle School physical education instructor while working as an assistant for Andover Central. One year later he took the head coaching job at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -16 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 296 weeks ago Coach Hibbs please come back home and lead our Crusaders back to the promised land. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago -12 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 296 weeks ago Anyone thinking what I am…….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down jpbuellesfeld · 296 weeks ago Linn HIbbs is a 1982 Wellington,ks High school Graduate Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down Clumsy · 296 weeks ago Draft Hibbs. Report Reply 3 replies · active 296 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 296 weeks ago What the heck. With a record like his at Shawnee Mission and if you people didn’t know him you would raise hell if they hired him for a football coach. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Bobo · 296 weeks ago Got to have talent first can’t just expect an old coach to come back and be back to contending again. Lots of talent in those years, and nothing even close to that level now. Report Reply 1 reply · active 296 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Quaker Sam · 296 weeks ago Look elsewhere, smnw had a very athletic Sr class and should have been no worse than 2-1 in district and been 1 of the final 8 in 6A. He and staff also have a bad habitat of showcasing “thier” guys. This may work up to 4A but will not work in 5A-6A. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Quaker Sam · 296 weeks ago Look elsewhere, smnw had a very athletic Sr class and should have been no worse than 2-1 in district and been 1 of the final 8 in 6A. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Fan · 296 weeks ago Get over the past. Talent level was above anybody else in the 90’s. 7-21 records in KC area not to promising. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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