“Does Your Website Rock? Or is it Hiding Under a Rock?” Business Seminar this March 2014

website-design-santa-anaStephanie Shaffery, President of Flair Marketing Group will be presenting an in-depth website development and design seminar at our Wall headquarters this March. Website design and programming has come a long way in the past ten years. Many websites today are not performing due to outdated coding techniques and lack of compatibility with today’s modern browsers and platform formats. Attending this seminar you will learn how to generate traffic to your current website or build one from scratch.

Attending this seminar you will learn:

  • The elements of how to design and build and effective website.
  • How to determine if your current website should be updated or if you should invest in a new website.
  • The must-have features to keep your website optimized and current.

Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our seminar, “Does Your Website Rock? Or is it Hiding Under a Rock?” presented by Stephanie Shaffery, President of Flair Marketing Group. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Headquarters located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below. 

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Stephanie Shaffery has built a career in sales and marketing over the past 20 years in a variety of industries including retail and homebuilding. With a focus on providing effective marketing solutions for many types of companies and organizations, Stephanie is dedicated to increasing her clients’ corporate presence and market share. Through her personalized, hands-on attention, her clients enjoy a high level of results with continual improvement through marketing goals and analytics. In addition to her vast sales and marketing experience, Stephanie is an active member of many associations and committees. She is currently Vice Chair of the Shore Builders Association Sales, Marketing and PR Committee, as well as the Chairperson of the Marketing & Communications Committee and Board Member of the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. As a sponsor and resource partner of SCORE Monmouth, she provides free marketing consultation to small business owners and entrepreneurs and provides a variety of marketing seminars on their behalf.

Learn About Business Financial Planning and Budgeting in Part Two of Our Seminar Series in March 2014

Business_budgetingAs mentioned in part one of our business seminar series, a business owner needs to understand that despite the explosion of technology, offerings and competition in the marketplace, you still need to be able to set yourself apart. You get so busy working in trying to have a successful business that you don’t spend enough time planning and building a business that is built off of your passion, core need in the marketplace and true value that your customers need. As a result of that, your business is never on solid ground and performance is not optimized.

In part two of this continuation seminar “Business Financial Planning and Budgeting” workshop, you will learn how to create a workable budget as well as a financial plan for your business. You will learn the process and gain the confidence you need to have a sustainable and profitable business that fulfills your dreams, while also creating the value your customers really want.

Due to inclement weather, this seminar (originally scheduled for February 13th) has been postponed to Thursday, March 6th. The session begins at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by part two of our interactive business series, “Building Your Business Dreams” presented by Jack Gottlieb, President of the Total Solutions Group. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below. *You do not need to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2.

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Jack Gottlieb is the President of The Total Solutions Group, Inc. a strategic consulting, training and coaching firm committed to driving a sustainable increase to an organization’s results, value proposition and culture. Jack brings 14 years of proven high level success along with the collective capability of his team and advisory board. Jack has also been one of the highest ranked speakers at various state wide SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers) Annual Conferences as well as the New Jersey Organizational Development Annual Conferences for the past 7 years. Jack also serves on the Executive Board Collegiate Empowerment which is an educational firm committed to driving systemic change and impact for Colleges and Universities. Jack also is actively involved with two universities. The first is Kutztown University where he is one of the key leaders of the College of Business Advisory Board to support their efforts in further development and expansion. The second is with Rider University with their Center for the Development of Leadership Skills.

*Please note that this seminar is free of charge for First Financial members to attend. The seminar is open to non-members of the credit union to register and attend, however a $15 fee payable by check or cash will be collected at the seminar and credit union membership will be confirmed for all in attendance at the seminar. Should a non-member wish to become a First Financial member after attending the seminar, $5 will fund their membership deposit and be kept in their base savings account upon membership opening, and the other $10 will go to the First Financial Foundation for scholarships and classroom grants.

POSTPONED: Learn How to Use Mobile for Your Business at this Seminar Panel in February 2014

mobileapps_big-1024x739What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Chances are, you grab your phone and check your email, Twitter updates, Facebook page, SMS, etc. People are addicted to their smartphones! But, what does this mean for you as a business owner? The staff at Gold Mobile will be presenting a panel discussion on the benefits of going mobile for your business. If this is something you’ve considered, join us for this exciting and interactive event that will surely get you headed into the “mobile-world.”

Attending this seminar panel, you will learn: 

  • What mobile marketing is; a high-level examination
  • How to communicate with your target audience
  • In the moment engagement; embedded in your customers’ personal life
  • About the technology and services that support small business

Join us on Tuesday, February 11th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our seminar panel, “How to Use Mobile for Your Business” presented by panelists, Jeff Dyer, Jason Howie and Gary Pollack of Gold Mobile. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below.

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN COMBINED WITH OUR MARCH 11TH “COMMUNITY MOBILE MARKETING” BUSINESS SEMINAR. REGISTER HERE - STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.

Jeffrey T. Dyer, President of Shore Mobile, LLC, has over 25 years experience as a Senior Executive. He is a recognized leader known for crafting the requisite strategic plan to achieve business goals. His unique ability has transcended different industries, size of organizations and product lines to ultimately improve the return on investment. He brings to Gold Mobile proven P&L success, business development and turn-around experience in consumer products, food products, pharmaceuticals, sports recreation and non-profit environments.

Jason Howie is a shameless geek and rampant art lover who brings a uniquely combined interest that includes analytic analysis and creative direction to digital marketing. As the Director of Marketing at Gold Mobile and At Anytime, Jason has developed marketing strategies that have resulted average readerships of over 30,000 a month and significantly higher sales revenues. Additionally, Jason teaches Mobile Marketing at Brookdale Community College.

Gary Pollack is a local guy from Wall Township with over 20 years in Marketing and Sales and obtains an MA from Seton Hall University. Gary currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as Vice President of the Monmouth Ocean Development Council. As Director of Business Development for At Anytime, Gary’s focus is bringing tourists, customers and merchants together.

*Please note that this seminar is free of charge for First Financial members to attend. The seminar is open to non-members of the credit union to register and attend, however a $15 fee payable by check or cash will be collected at the seminar and credit union membership will be confirmed for all in attendance at the seminar. Should a non-member wish to become a First Financial member after attending the seminar, $5 will fund their membership deposit and be kept in their base savings account upon membership opening, and the other $10 will go to the First Financial Foundation for scholarships and classroom grants.

Learn to Create a Plan to Start Your Dream Business in this Two-Part Seminar Series in January 2014

business-plan-chartAs a business owner it is important to understand that despite the explosion of technology, offerings and competition in the marketplace, you still need to be able to set yourself apart. You get so busy working in trying to have a successful business that you don’t spend enough time planning and building a business that is built off of your passion, core need in the marketplace and true value that your customers need. As a result of that, your business is never on solid ground and performance is not optimized.

In this “Part One – Creating a Plan to Start Your Dream Business” workshop, you will not be lectured at, you will fully immerse in a proven approach that has been leveraged by organizations that are the at the top of their industry to those that are just starting out. You will learn the process and gain the confidence you need to have a sustainable and profitable business that fulfills your dreams, while also creating the value your customers really want.

Join us on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by part one of this two-part interactive business series, “Building Your Business Dreams” presented by Jack Gottlieb, President of the Total Solutions Group. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below.

Register Now!Jack Gottlieb is the President of The Total Solutions Group, Inc. a strategic consulting, training and coaching firm committed to driving a sustainable increase to an organization’s results, value proposition and culture. Jack brings 14 years of proven high level success along with the collective capability of his team and advisory board. Jack has also been one of the highest ranked speakers at various state wide SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers) Annual Conferences as well as the New Jersey Organizational Development Annual Conferences for the past 7 years. Jack also serves on the Executive Board Collegiate Empowerment which is an educational firm committed to driving systemic change and impact for Colleges and Universities. Jack also is actively involved with two universities. The first is Kutztown University where he is one of the key leaders of the College of Business Advisory Board to support their efforts in further development and expansion. The second is with Rider University with their Center for the Development of Leadership Skills.

*Please note that this seminar is free of charge for First Financial members to attend. The seminar is open to non-members of the credit union to register and attend, however a $15 fee payable by check or cash will be collected at the seminar and credit union membership will be confirmed for all in attendance at the seminar. Should a non-member wish to become a First Financial member after attending the seminar, $5 will fund their membership deposit and be kept in their base savings account upon membership opening, and the other $10 will go to the First Financial Foundation for scholarships and classroom grants.

Learn How to Successfully Promote Your Business at this FREE Seminar in November 2013

website-developmentBusiness promotion is a critical part of any business’s success. Through promotion that a business expands its customer/client base and opens new windows of opportunity. There are many ways to promote a business, and each varies in regards to time, labor and costs. In this free seminar presented by SCORE counselor Bill Mirkin at First Financial, find out which avenue(s) you’ll want to take for your business.

Attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • What marketing is and how it differs from sales
  • Old and new marketing tactics that are always a success
  • How to drive business with social media marketing
  • How to utilize marketing to close a sale

Join us on Thursday, November 7th at 8:30am for networking and a light breakfast followed by our free “How to Successfully Promote Your Business” Seminar. The seminar will be held at First Financial’s Corporate Office located at 1800, Rt. 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302, Wall, NJ. Space is limited – register below.

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The SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization with a public service mission to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses. SCORE’s 10,500 members provide client counseling and training through a network of 389 chapters, 800 branches, and a national as well as individual chapter Web sites. SCORE has been a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA) since 1964. Their volunteer members, who are both retired, or actively engaged in their business or profession, have many years of experience to bring to bear on helping to create stronger more profitable businesses.

Learn “Health Care Costs & Why Wellness is Essential” at this FREE Seminar in November 2013

affordable-healthcare-actAs an employer, you already know the staggering cost of health insurance—averaging more than $10,000 a year per employee and those rates are only expected to rise. With the Affordable Care Act, you as a company leader can take control and proactively address the root of the problem: employee health. Dr. James Proodian of Natural Healthcare Center will show you how you can make a real difference in not only reducing your company’s expenses, but also in improving the lives of your employees through an outcomes-based wellness program. He will discuss strategies for implementing an outcomes-based wellness program, including how to generate full participation, and offer science-based recommendations that address your physical, nutritional, and psychological needs.

Attending this seminar, you will learn:

  • Statistics on the rising cost of healthcare and its impact on businesses
  • Statistics outlining the chronic-illness epidemic in the United States and its direct impact on each one of us
  • How our country promotes sick care rather than healthcare: 95% of all healthcare costs are spent on disease management, while only 5% are spent on wellness and preventative measures.
  • Information on the Affordable Care Act and the potential impact on your business
  • Benefits of an outcomes-based wellness program
    • Financial incentives for employees to meet personalized health goals
    • Environmental and genetic influences on your health
    • Metabolic syndrome, fitness, and nutrition

This seminar will begin at 8:30am on Tuesday, November 5th. The seminar will be held at our Wall Office located at 1800 Route 34 North, Building 3, Suite 302. We invite you to bring a guest but space is limited, so make sure you sign up today!

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Dr. Proodian is the Founder and President of the Wellness at Work employee health education program and the Natural Healthcare Center, a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility located in Long Branch, NJ. Dr. Proodian holds undergraduate degrees in Public Health and Nutrition and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He has also earned postgraduate certifications in Sports Medicine (CCSP) and Strength and Conditioning (CSCS). To book an appointment with Dr. Proodian call 732-222-2219 or e-mail info@naturalhc.com.