Tag: Age

Age of Learning Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Veteran Executives in Strategy, Data Analytics, Brand Growth, and Legal

Former Disney executive Mia Rondinella appointed Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, bringing extensive experience scaling global children’s media and technology businesses

Lacey Plache joins Age of Learning as VP, Data & Analytics; Amy Castillo as VP, Brand Growth; Cristine Reynaert as Deputy General Counsel

Age of Learning, Inc., the education innovator behind ABCmouse Early Learning Academy and Adventure Academy, today announced the latest expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Mia Rondinella as Chief Strategy Officer, Lacey Plache as VP, Data & Analytics; Amy Castillo as VP, Brand Growth; and Cristine Reynaert as Deputy General Counsel.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200924005293/en/

Age of Learning expands leadership team with the addition of former Disney executive Mia Rondinella as Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President along with veteran executives in data analytics, brand growth, and legal. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are

Read More

Welcome To The Age Of The Robot

While drones and robots may have once evoked a sense of fantasy and science fiction, these devices may be starting to prove their potential as major contributors to business and everyday life. And today, the widespread effort to limit human contact due to the Covid-19 pandemic could perhaps accelerate those trends, as robots are deployed for a variety of public safety uses—from assisting doctors and delivering supplies to sterilizing public spaces.

According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), industrial robots—or devices programmed to conduct repetitive manufacturing tasks—have been around for almost 60 years. However, it wasn’t until the more sophisticated use of artificial intelligence (AI) that modern robots acquired more advanced capabilities like navigating unpredictable obstacles and autonomous decision-making.

Today, drones are used for photography, security surveillance, weather and environmental monitoring, as reported by CB Insights. We’re also seeing robots fill more sophisticated roles in factories

Read More

Developing Credit Union Business in the Age of COVID

Source: Shutterstock

Business development has never been easy, and when the pandemic hit, it became even more challenging. But credit unions have adapted by spotting new consumer trends and finding creative ways to keep their business development pipelines open. What’s more, because members are flocking to digital banking, credit unions have been leveraging technology solutions to grow their business development ­opportunities.

Brown

Ted Brown, cofounder of Digital Onboarding Inc. in Boston, said credit unions are essentially sitting on a business development gold mine among their current members, but are not necessarily equipped in the digital age to tap into it. He noted when branch lobbies were closed at the onset of the pandemic, everyone began moving to digital banking, and now that trend seems to be in hyper drive.

“We provide that platform to digitally engage members, providing good recommendations to those members about products and services that the credit

Read More

Is Your Brand Starting to Look Its Age?

Source: Shutterstock

It’s easy to miss the warning signs that your brand is becoming dated, especially when your board or leadership team becomes comfortable with your current style. Despite the common phrase that your brand is “a living thing,” continuing to make forward-looking changes and evaluating your credit union’s image through the perspective of an outsider may be challenging over the long-term.

While a full rebrand can be costly, and may not be necessary for your credit union, there are some simple and affordable ways to give your brand a fresh, new look without moving in an entirely new direction. A little bit of effort can go a long way if you know where to focus your resources.

Three Ways to Stay on Top of the Latest Design Trends

1. What do your colors say about your brand? One of the most common challenges we encounter as we work with

Read More

Biden just unveiled a proposal to allow parents with kids under age 17 to receive up to $300 in monthly federal payments during the pandemic



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images


© Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

  • Joe Biden rolled out a tax proposal to temporarily expand the child tax credit so it can better benefit families during the pandemic — and allow people to opt for monthly federal payments.
  • It would bump the annual tax credit to $3,000 for children under 17, plus an additional $600 for children under age 6.
  • Ernie Tedeschi, a policy economist at Evercore ISI, said the monthly payment element could strengthen families’ budgets, comparing it to a stimulus check ranging from $250 to $300 a month.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rolled out a proposal on Thursday to allow families with children to receive a monthly federal payment of $250 to $300 during the pandemic.

Loading...

Load Error

The plan is a temporary expansion of the existing child tax credit, which shrinks the cost

Read More

How CUs Are Adapting to New Business Development in the Age of COVID

Source: Shutterstock.

Business development is never easy, and when the pandemic hit, it became even more challenging. But credit unions have adapted by spotting new consumer trends and finding some creative ways to keep their business development pipelines open. What’s more, because members are flocking to digital banking, credit unions are leveraging technology solutions to grow business development opportunities.

Ted Brown, co-founder of Digital Onboarding Inc. in Boston, said credit unions are essentially sitting on a business development gold mine among their current members but are not necessarily equipped in the digital age to tap into it. He noted when the branch lobbies were closed during the onset of the pandemic, everyone was moving to digital banking, and now that trend seems to be in hyper drive.

“We provide that platform to digitally engage members, providing good recommendations to those members about products and services that the credit union offers,

Read More

Americans Near Retirement Age Have the Most Credit Card Debt

Will it keep them from retiring altogether?

Credit card debt is never a good idea. When you’re young, though, it’s a lot easier to rebound from financial mistakes.

As we get older, it can be harder to recover from financial hiccups. For example, let’s say you’re in your 40s or 50s and carry a massive credit card balance. Instead of saving for retirement, your disposable income will go toward paying down that debt and paying interest fees. By the time you hit your 60s, you might not have much to show for the money you earned.

Unfortunately, the highest level of credit card debt belongs to consumers in their 50s, and these balances pose a significant threat to their retirement.

Consumers in their 50s have the most credit card debt

Consumers in their 50s have the highest levels of credit card debt, according to a 2020 study of credit card

Read More

Mouser Electronics’ “Engineering Big Ideas” Campaign Continues Win Streak with Ad Age Gold

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is proud to announce that its Engineering Big Ideas video series has received the Gold award for Campaign of the Year in the Business to Business category from Ad Age magazine. Mouser, in conjunction with Proof Advertising, received the Small Agency Award for the series.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200909006003/en/

Mouser Electronics is proud to announce that its Engineering Big Ideas video series has received the Gold award for Campaign of the Year in the Business to Business category from Ad Age magazine. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Engineering Big Ideas series, part of Mouser’s popular Empowering Innovation Together™ program hosted by late celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, included insights from innovators at Nikola Motor Company, Arduino and more, with Imahara’s charismatic personality and technical expertise resonating with viewers.

The Engineering Big Ideas series also

Read More