Dates & Casting Announced for World Premiere of ‘30s Musical Extravaganza Stop Hitting Yourself at LCT

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 23, 2014 Stop Hitting Yourself features sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Brian H Scott and original music and sound by Graham Reynolds. Graves, Hanna, Hood, Kenah, Lesley, Liebrecht and Soileu are all members of the ensemble-based theater collective Rude Mechs, based in Austin, TX. The company has been creating original theater productions since 1995. Previous off-Broadway Rude Mechs shows include Dionysus in 69 and The Method Gun. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Part Pygmalion, part self-help lexicon, part ‘30s musical spectacle, Stop Hitting Yourself digs deep into the contemporary conservative dilemma—how to honor steely individualism without disavowing the virtue of charity—all while tap-dancing around a queso fountain. In Stop Hitting Yourself, a Socialite discovers a Wildman in the forest and tries to improve him. Stop Hitting Yourself Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Joey Hood, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Paul Soileau are jumping into a time machine and heading all the way back to the 1930s in the new Busby Berkeley-esque extravaganza Stop Hitting Yourself by Kirk Lynn. Directed by Shawn Sides, the Lincoln Center Theater presentation will begin performances January 15 at off-Broadway’s Claire Tow Theater, with opening night set for January 27. Tickets are now available.last_img read more

People helping people? People please!

first_img“People helping people.” It’s been a registered trademark owned by CUNA since the early 1960s. So many credit unions have it in their mission statement, on their website and in their marketing materials. It’s usually followed by standard definitions of why credit unions were created, how credit unions are different and who can join.For so many credit unions, this is all they have. A canned message.Don’t get me wrong. People helping people is the credit union philosophy and it can be a powerful message when used in the appropriate context. On the surface, however, just about any business could make this argument, and they probably do in some fashion. In the name of truly personal service, what’s the real difference?If you can see the difference, you see the problem. If you want to debate me, when it comes to branding and marketing your credit union, can you make your argument in a single line of text? How about a soundbite? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How fintech partnerships can make financial planning more inclusive

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Miriam De Dios Woodward Miriam De Dios Woodward is the CEO of PolicyWorks, LLC. She also serves as Senior Vice President of AMC, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and parent … Web: Details A growing number of fintech companies are targeting their apps at the Hispanic market – and for good reason. Hispanic consumers are twice as likely to research financial products and services using mobile apps, according to CUNA Mutual Group’s 2018 TruStage What Matters Now consumer research.While many apps are focused on helping Hispanics meet immediate financial needs, such as paying off debt and saving for short-term goals, some – like Finhabits – encourage long-term financial planning. The Finhabits digital platform is designed to make it easier for Hispanics to build the habit of investing for their retirement in low-cost portfolios of stocks and bonds.“Finhabits has simplified retirement savings so more people in our community can reach their financial goals,” said Carlos Garcia, founder and CEO of Finhabits. “We created an easy-to-use service that is available in English and Spanish and allows anyone (with a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) to start saving with as little as $10 a week. Our mission is to make financial services more inclusive.”An encouraging trend… and a troubling correlationThe timing couldn’t be better. More than 3 percent of Hispanics plan to make their first financial investment ever in the next 12 months, compared to 1.5 percent of non-Hispanics. This means Hispanics may represent almost a third of all new investors in the market in the next 12 months. It’s an encouraging trend considering recent data on retirement savings within predominantly Hispanic communities. According to a study published by Finhabits, in the five top Hispanic metro areas in the U.S., more than 90 percent of small business workers do not have access to employer-sponsored retirement savings accounts. In those same five metro areas, only 4 percent of small businesses offer retirement plans to their employees, compared to 11 percent in the five least Hispanic metro areas.“Our analysis found a moderate and troubling correlation between retirement savings and the Hispanic population of a city,” Garcia said. “This will have a long-term impact on the quality of life and the economy. We need more aggressive retirement education aimed at the Hispanic community and need to leverage technology to enable them to invest in their future easily even when they do not have access to 401(k)s.”That’s where Finhabits – and credit unions – come in. The Finhabits platform is built around the concept that you don’t need to be a millionaire to invest smartly. The technology provides Hispanic consumers easy access to high-quality, low-cost investing and retirement savings options. And the Finhabits team of experts watches out for every customer by monitoring accounts daily, rebalancing portfolios and reinvesting dividends as needed.The difference a credit union can makeOften fintech companies like Finhabits desire – or even require – the support and partnership of established financial institutions. Digital marketplaces connect unknown third parties, which is still uncomfortable for some. But attaching the name of a trusted credit union to it? Well, that changes things.“We’ve partnered with credit unions on the East Coast to give their members access to a simple retirement savings app,” said Garcia. “These partnerships have also allowed their members who are small business owners to facilitate a retirement savings benefit to their employees.”Partnering with Hispanic-focused fintech companies – especially those that understand the credit union’s “people helping people” philosophy – will not only benefit your Hispanic members. It may even turn fintech startups and other industry disruptors from a competitive threat into your next competitive advantage.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Low-Interest Loans for Philadelphia & Neighboring Counties

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Low-Interest Loans for Philadelphia & Neighboring Counties Economy,  Press Release Application process opens at 8:00 AM on Monday, August 10Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Philadelphia after civil unrest from May 30 to June 8 caused millions of dollars in damages.“We’re grateful the SBA agreed that this financial assistance is vital to repair or replace property,” said Governor Wolf. “These low-interest loans will go a long way in helping businesses to recover.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the unrest in Philadelphia, as well as neighboring Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties, may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs. Potential applicants can contact SBA for more information and begin the application process at 8:00 AM on Monday, August 10.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property, including vehicles. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million as a Physical Disaster Loan to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Economic Injury Disaster Loans may also be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.SBA offers long-term repayment options to keep payments affordable, with terms up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.In accordance with health precautions for COVID-19, the SBA will not establish a physical Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in the community to assist applicants. However, SBA will continue to provide first-class customer service and conduct outreach virtually with webinars, skype calls, phone assistance and step-by-step application assistance.To this end, SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC) to help survivors apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at and there are virtual customer support representatives available to assist applicants with completing the online application.Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC)Open: Monday – Friday starting Monday, August 10Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Closed: Saturdays and SundaysEmail: [email protected] for Individuals & Businesses: (202) 803-3307 or (470) 363-5936It is important to note that this VDLOC information applies only to applicants affected by civil unrest in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties. It is not applicable for any other SBA declaration or COVID-19-related SBA assistance.Those who want to apply for an SBA loan should contact the Customer Service Representatives at (202) 803-3307 or (470) 363-5936 to schedule an appointment for immediate one-on-one assistance in completing their applications. Requests for SBA disaster loan program information may be obtained by emailing [email protected] The SBA will conduct extensive outreach to ensure that all impacted by the disaster are afforded the opportunity to seek assistance.Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at Loan applications can also be downloaded at Completed paper applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 6, 2020. The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is May 7, 2021.Ver esta página en español. August 08, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Legal Aid Clinic to host free phone clinic

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Legal Aid is holding a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for Decatur County residents on Tuesday, May 5. The phone clinic will be held from 3 pm – 5:30 pm and registration time for the clinic is from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. The Legal Aid Phone Clinic offers free brief legal consultations to low-income individuals seeking answers to general questions, offering legal information, and advice over the phone.       Individuals must register for the clinic by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Tuesday, May 5 between 1 pm and 2:30 pm. A volunteer attorney will return a call to the registered individuals between 3 pm and 5:30 pm. Individuals must be available between 3 pm and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.last_img