Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy latest #1 More Rosejam Closures on the I-210 Freeway Through Thursday Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 11:18 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Once again, sections of the I-210 Foothill Freeway be closed this week as work on part of a $150 million pavement rehabilitation project continues again through Sept. 8.The closure, which marks the fifth week in a row Caltrans will shut down the I-210, will affect both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the freeway, as well as its connectors to state routes 134, 710 and 2, according to an official alert released by Caltrans to Pasadena and surrounding areas.According to the alert, the areas in Pasadena affected by the closures will be the three lanes between Lowell Avenue and Lake Avenue on the eastbound I-210, which will close from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. along with the on and off ramps for Lowell Avenue, Lincoln Boulevard and Mountain Street. The connector to the westbound 134 freeway will also be shut down at that time while the connector to the 710 highway closes an hour later.The westbound I-210 will see the same three lanes between Lowell and Lake close at the same time, along with the on and off ramps to Mountain Street, Walnut Street, Ocean View Boulevard and the westbound connector to the southbound state route 2.Motorists and pedestrians are urged to anticipate heavy delays, plan ahead and use possible alternate routes and be cautious around construction workers and equipment. According to the alert, local residents and businesses next to the I-210 freeway will experience noise, vibration and dust associated with construction. Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News
18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Details We all know that customers today are bombarded by advertising everywhere they turn. When it comes to business banking, you’re not just competing with other financial institutions; you’re also competing with the busy needs of a business owner. To really connect with the business owner mindset, it’s important to understand where they are coming from to really plan a strategy that catches their attention.Business owners start what they’re doing because they have a passion for their product or offering. They go through roller coasters of emotions, unexpected challenges, long hours and lone decision making because they relish in seeing their hard work pay off. They need a financial institution that supports these passions, is ready for the challenges and gives smart advice for financial decisions. If your credit union is that financial institution, it’s time to reach your customers.Pinpoint their needsThere’s no point in speaking to someone who isn’t listening. A business owner may have an office, but they’re rarely found sitting behind the desk. They’re on the go, always multitasking, and they expect those around them to work just as hard. They’re looking for financial support and want a credit union that can fit specific needs. Things like cost of doing business, availability to access finances, and opportunities for new capital are top priority.Tell them how you can helpFor years, surveys of small business owners reveal one of the biggest challenges is funding. In the last year, 63% of business owners reported difficulty getting a loan, and 77% decided to start a business relying on personal savings entirely. Knowing challenges like this creates a huge opportunity to reach your customer where they are most likely to listen. Don’t tell them what you do, tell them how you can help them. Get them to listenCreate a conversation all about the customer. After sharing how your credit union’s services can help, give them a chance to respond. Gallup found that only 29% of B2B customers are currently engaged, but if engagement happens it leads to higher revenues, profitability and share of wallet.Business owners may be busy people, but they’re also very focused on what helps their business succeed. It’s all about understanding, engagement and persistence. Be what they need when they need it. Figure out their priorities, then prove you’re there to support each one. *Statistic information found through data from Business 2 Community, Wells Fargo Works and Gallup.