Garrett Dutton aka “G.Love” of G. Love & Special Sauce has announced the inaugural Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival coinciding in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. The one-day event is scheduled for September 15th, 2018, and will take place along the beautiful shores of Nauset Beach in the town of Orleans, MA. Headliners G. Love & Special Sauce will be joined by singer-songwriter Citizen Cope, soulful Hawaiian outfit Ron Artis II and The Truth, and Boston Funk Ambassadors Ripe.Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival is a celebration of family, live music, community, and the natural environment of Cape Cod. This 10-mile stretch of sandy beach offers swimming and fishing, plus surfing in non-protected areas. Dutton explains that “Orleans, Massachusetts has been our home for seven years now and we have fallen completely in love with the town, the people, and the beautiful pristine nature which surrounds the Cape. From surfing to paddle boarding, fishing and bird watching, hiking, biking, eating, drinking–the Cape has it all.”The event, curated by Dutton, features bands and performers that have personally resonated with him musically. The festival is about “bringing to the stage a musical family that we have been cultivating for 25 years strong,” he says. Local Orleans resident Mike McNamara, owner and co-founder of The Hog Island Beer Co, has been an essential proponent of the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. As the exclusive beer provider for the festival, Hog Island Beer Co will create a beer garden for guests to sip craft beers and enjoy the event’s natural beauty. See what’s on tap here.For more information on the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival or to purchase tickets, head here.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com/partner/nafcu Details In a crisis like COVID-19, it can be tempting to sit back and wait for the dust to settle before making any decisions on how to proceed. But now more than ever, it’s important to focus on the hard data and build a plan for how your credit union will thrive in the new normal.Virtual eventsOrganizations big and small around the globe are pivoting from the traditional in-person conference to online events. You and many credit union employees may be teleworking, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still looking to understand the most important upcoming trends and data so you can position your credit union to successfully power through the pandemic.For many of us, this may be the first bite of the virtual conference apple. I can assure you that our complimentary virtual event, NAFCU’s State of the Industry, contains all the elements you’d recognize from a traditional conference: fantastic speakers, solutions providers, and even a networking happy hour.Branches reopeningNo matter where you’re located in the country, as you begin to reopen branches, you’re going to make some changes. It could be as simple as reducing the number of staff in a location, or as significant as shifting to more teleworking on a permanent basis.Questions that credit unions are grappling with include:How do we ensure our employees know we’re there to support them?What will job applicant screening look like in a virtual environment?Should credit unions enforce daily health checks of staff and members?Can staff and members be required to wear face masks?Are there implications for credit unions not reporting COVID-19 cases?First of all, don’t make assumptions. Don’t assume your colleagues know what changes are coming. It’s important to manage fears and do your best to meet expectations. As we’ve all discovered while teleworking full-time, there’s no harm in over-communicating. Provide employees with up-to-date facts from the executive team to ensure staff know what to expect going forward.Carefully review state- and locality-specific orders as requirements vary from state to state and continue to change as the country moves through reopening phases.Delve into these issues in depth with Carlos Molina, senior risk consultant with CUNA Mutual Group in NAFCU’s complimentary webinar Reopening the Branch: Rules for Safety, Security & Experience.Learning from each otherAs you’re looking for guidance, so are other credit unions. NAFCU members can take advantage of our free NAFCU Networks to share and discuss how you’re handling these and other issues — especially the ones none of us have had to deal with previously.
Club Adriatic doo from Makarska operates as part of the Crikvenica hotel group Jadran, which was taken over last year by two mandatory pension funds PBZ Croatia osiguranje dd and Erste plavi dd, entrusted with the management of the new management, and provided around HRK 450 million for the company’s development. Jadran dd manages ten hotels of different categories and three camps in the area of Crikvenica and Makarska. Add to that the pavilions and annexes of some of the hotels, and guests are offered more than 1.600 accommodation units, and more than 1.100 pitches are available in the camps. “It is important that we have completed the fulfillment of the undertaken obligation to all employees of Club Adriatic doo We have provided funds for the payment of salary differences in the past ten years on time, but problems with the documentation we inherited delayed the implementation of this decision. I am glad that we had the understanding of all employees and union representatives in Club Adriatic for the final settlement of these past debts“Pointed out the President of the Management Board of Club Adriatic doo Goran Fabris. The President of the Management Board of the Adriatic Club Goran Fabris started resolving this issue in the spring, but problems with completing the documentation and harmonization with tax and other legal regulations delayed the completion of the calculation of the difference in salaries to employees in the past ten years. In constant communication with the leaders of both unions operating in this Makarska collective, employees were regularly informed about the course of the process. These are 119 employees who were paid a total of around HRK 20 million. This is the result of concluded agreements between the Management Board of Club Adriatic doo and the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia and the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, as well as a settlement with the workers. For the employees of Club Adriatic doo from Makarska, the multi-year story about the payment of the salary difference for the period from May 1, 2008 to the end of last year, ie the remaining amounts of the salary difference for the past ten-year period, ended today.
-Liberian-made produce can now be easily foundBy Alvin Worzi and Gloria T. TambaIt appears that the dreams of Liberian businesspeople and farmers have finally come to realization after years of daunting challenges to obtain or have a center that hosts Liberia-made products.Today, the Liberian Marketplace, which is located at the Nancy Doe Jorkpentown Market, 8th Street, Sinkor, hosts thousands of Liberia-made products, including country cloth, jewelry, slippers, cassava flour, kernel oil, pepper sauce, grinded bonnie, liquid soap, hair food, moringa root mixed with ginger, lappas among others.According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), the Liberian Marketplace is intended to provide direct access to Liberia-made products, ensuring that farmers and entrepreneurs sell their products in a more accessible and convenient place.The Liberian Marketplace was renovated with the help of local and international partners. It has a playground and plans are underway to build a daycare center for the children of marketers, space for an adult literacy program on the premises, as well as provide running water at the facility.During President Sirleaf’s visit, she promised to buy pepper, rice and other commodities and praised Minister Axel M. Addy for his level of engagement with businesspeople, as well as farmers.President Sirleaf views Fabrar rice and promises to buy rice, peppers and others“Every second Saturday in the month, we bring vegetable farmers from Margibi, Careysburg, Bentol, Duala and other places to sell at the Liberian Marketplace. Farmers bring peppers, okra, greens, onions, cassava leaves, tomatoes and other vegetables,” Deputy Minister Andrew Paygar-Flangiah said.According to him, over 50 farmers are being provided the opportunity to sell their produce at the Liberian Marketplace, which is one of the major challenges faced by businesspeople, and farmers, in the country.“We have major arrangements with some of the leading supermarkets that come to purchase the farmers’ produce every second Saturday. This is helpful to our farmers, because they will know clearly that they have buyers for their produce,” Deputy Minister Paygar-Flangiah said.Minister Paygar-Flangiah, who is responsible for Small Business Administration (SBA), said the ministry will continue to support vegetable farmers and small businesspeople to ensure that their products are properly stored and at the same time have buyers.“We have other small and medium-sized enterprises that come to sell Monday through Friday and are getting customers to buy their produce. We are now working to increase customers for some of the products on sale here,” he said.“On the second and last Saturday of each month, vegetable farmers bring their goods here for sale. So we want the public to come here on these days to buy their vegetables,” he recommended.“However,” he said, “this is a completely new idea to the Liberian people and maintaining it would be helpful to the farmers and the entrepreneurs. This is encouraging and welcoming news for Liberia and will continue to carry out massive awareness,” Minister Paygar-Flangiah said. “We are hoping that in the next three to four months, we will have more buyers as well as SMEs to provide the necessary Liberian-made goods.”He said the Commerce Ministry has decided to help vegetable farmers bring their produce to the Liberian Market Place.Also speaking, Mohammed Turay, Assistant Minister for Industry and head of the National Standards Laboratory (NSL) at the Ministry of Commerce, praised the level of testing in the country but stressed the need for more equipment.“We are working to ensure that the goods meet standards, because it helps Liberia in its foreign income generation. If you want to take oil from Liberia, it will have to be tested, which is being recognized internationally,” he said.Steve Mambu, head of the technicians at the NSL, said the lab is important for trade facilitations, but there exists some constraints.“We still need equipment, but there must be demand. We can buy and keep equipment based on the need that arises. We are still expanding the lab’s capacity. Currently, we are analyzing food, including water,” Mr. Mambu said.According to him, the lab has been testing gari in order to make known its nutritional content, including protein and carbohydrates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)