YESTERYEAR: Helfrich Park by Pat Sides

first_imgYESTERYEAR: Helfrich Park by Pat SidesAt the urging of the West Side Nut Club, the city purchased a large tract of land for recreational purposes from Michael Helfrich, civic leader and businessman. The park, formally opened in 1924, was designed by Tom Bendelow, a nationally renowned golf course architect. To promote public use, it featured numerous tennis courts, football and baseball fields, as well as an 18-hole golf course; a swimming pool and shelter house were added later. These young athletes gathered at Helfrich Park’s baseball diamond in April 1952 to begin practice for the new season. The street in the background is St. Joseph Avenue, just north of West Maryland Street.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Stop worrying about millennials, say hello to Generation Z: Part 2

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As an industry, we have spent a lot of time discussing millennials and their preferences. Millennials are driving a lot of change, but the next generation is going to be the real test. Generation Z is peeking around the corner and, as seen in part 1, is already showing new concerns around not only technology and convenience, but also privacy, security, marketing, and more.Technology will be a major differentiator for financial institutions that are either accepted or left in the dust as the younger generations continue to enter the workforce. There has been a lot of research and discussion about how many millennials “prefer” innovations such as online or mobile banking. Generation Z not only prefers this technology, but expects it. Any parent knows how difficult it is to take cell phone privileges away from a teenager (or even ask to borrow the phone for a few minutes to make a call). Imagine telling that same teenager who will soon be out of college that he/she can’t use that phone to do personal banking. Then try to guess the odds you will not lose that (potential) member to another institution that better meets his/her needs.center_img In the part one, we learned about who Generation Z is. Now that we have a better understanding of who we are talking about and realize that we need to be prepared, let’s look at what it means for your financial institution.Key Takeaways for Financial Institutionslast_img read more