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first_imgWe sat down with reggae roots band Rebelution before their show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City earlier this week, June 7th, to discuss their newest album Falling Into Place and supporting summer tour. Known for their positivity-soaked lyrics and beautiful bass-lead melodies, this Santa Barbara-based group consists of Eric Rachmany (guitar, vocals), Marley Williams (bass), Rory Carey (keyboard), Wesley Finley (drums) and Zach Meyerowitz (touring member, trumpet).L4LM: You just released your fifth studio album and are into your second decade of making music together. How does it make you feel? Marley: Blessed.L4LM: Too blessed to be stressed?Eric: Well, when you say “second decade,” oh man, that makes me feel old, but that’s cool to think about.L4LM: Where do you see yourselves going from here? Do you feel like you have several more decades in you?Eric: Yeah, we just love doing what we’re doing – recording, playing music. I don’t think we’d rather be doing anything else. I don’t see an end to it.Rory: Five albums down, five more to go!L4LM: That’s what we like to hear! You just kicked off your summer tour at a sold out Red Rocks. Are there any other spots on this tour that you’re especially looking forward to?Eric: Philadelphia is always pretty fun – just a really energetic crowd.Wesley: The Theatre in Westbury, NY that has the rotating stage…We played there four or five years ago with Umphrey’s.Marley: Florida is always nice.Rory: The best part of a summer tour is that we get to play outside every day. That’s how we started in college, setting up our stages outside, so it’s kind of familiar being able to go back to that.L4LM: Yeah, I think your music is probably best enjoyed outdoors.Eric: Agreed.L4LM: You’re set to play Reggae to the Rescue in Costa Rica, which is to benefit an animal sanctuary there. How did you guys get involved with that project?Eric: We had a band play with us at a Lollapalooza after party a while ago, Ojo De Buey, and we became friends with them and kept in contact. Their manager puts this on and it’s really cool to be a part of an environmentally-based festival, so we’re stoked. We don’t really get to play internationally too much these days, so to go there it will be pretty cool.L4LM: That’s great. I’m sure there are a lot of Costa Ricans excited you’re coming. So, your fans are typically into a wide variety of genres – does this give you a sense of creative freedom in the music you make?Eric: Well, we don’t really base our creativity around the fans, we do it just ourselves, but I think you’re right that our fans listen to a wide variety of stuff. People like Rebelution who don’t even really listen to a lot of reggae, so yeah, I think we feel comfortable trying anything out.Rory: We all listen to a wide range of music, so that’s what Rebelution is and comes out as. So, I think that’s why people who are the same, that have an eclectic taste, can find at least a song or two of ours that they like, even if they’re not a total reggae-head.L4LM: That makes total sense. Your musical influences are converging on this latest album “Falling Into Place,” or at least that’s what I’ve read you’ve said about the naming of the album. Do you want to talk a little about that?Wesley: This album is really about trying to always keep on pushing the sound past the Rebelution-reggae sound, and then also expanding, which I think we’ve done on the last few albums, as well. As for how things fell into place, this is the first album where we worked with other producers – before it was more internal. It came together really quickly, quicker than maybe we thought, and we weren’t exactly sure when we’d release the album, but it really did all literally just fall into place and that’s kind of been a theme with Rebelution. It was pretty cool to see it all come together from different zones and different parts of the world.L4LM: Tell us a little bit about your trip to Jamaica. Was that just you, Eric?Eric: It was just me. Basically, I went to try to write a couple songs and it was amazing. I didn’t really leave the house too much, where we were writing. It was raining the whole time, but just being in Jamaica, feeling inspired – so much good music comes out of there. We ended up using a couple songs that were written in Jamaica. As soon as I had the idea, I brought it to these guys and they were like, “Well, we like this, we don’t like that,” and it kind of just fell into place. (laughs)Rory: Ba dum tss!L4LM: So, is the “wild-eyed girl” in “Santa Barbara” the same chick you sing about in any of your other songs?Eric: You know, I’m going to let the listeners try to figure out what that one means. I used to try to explain lyrics, and I think it’s better to let them have their own interpretation of things.L4LM: Fair enough. So Rory and Wesley, you guys are big into craft beer, tell us little about your collaboration with Rock Brothers Brewing on the ‘Rebelution IPA.’Wesley: We met those guys through a friend of Marley’s…we love craft beer, and know that our fans love it too. So it gave us a chance to be creative and make something that we already like and now we can give it to our fans so they can experience it, too. It was a no-brainer.Rory: It’s been a year in the making with the meetings and tastings. I mailed those guys a bunch of beer, my favorites from San Diego, and said “I want to make a beer like this and like that,” and we kind of threw it all together. They had their East Coast influence, too.Wesley: We passed through town a couple times and we sampled, and I think now we’re at good spot where it’s pretty close to being done.Rory: June 25th, we’re doing our debut in Tampa, so that’s the first time our fans, or really anyone else, will get to taste it. It’s very exciting – a big 60-barrel batch is brewing right now. 120 kegs of ‘Rebelution IPA’!L4LM: Will we be able to get a taste of that in New York or is that just a Florida thing?Wesley: Depends on distribution, but hopefully!Eric: We’re going to have a massive slip-n-slide with a big pool of ‘Rebelution IPA’Marley: I’m doing a dunk tank – in the beer!L4LM: So jokes aside, reggae roots music is known for its socio-political commentary. With California’s primary today, would anyone like to comment on who they’re pulling for? Wesley: I feel the Bern and I’m going to feel the Bern until he comes around and is nominated. Go Bernie Sanders!Eric: Yeah, I do too. One thing we’ve talked about is corporations in politics and I think Bernie Sanders is the only one really adamant about separating the two…I definitely feel the Bern!L4LM: I had a feeling you guys might and I’m very glad to hear that! Some of your songs like “Green to Black” and “So High” have been associated with the pro-weed-legalization movement. Did you ever think you’d be part of it?Eric: We’re stoked to be a part of it…Cannabis hasn’t really been looked at as medicine amongst the public until the last ten, fifteen years, and we’re trying to touch on that aspect of it. People have seen it as a drug for a long time, and we’re just trying to educate through our music that there’s another side to it. People have been misinformed for a long time.L4LM: Agreed. Speaking of weed, when you’ve got the munchies – what’s your go-to item?Rory: Guacamole!Eric: I don’t know if I have a better answer than that.Rory: It’s green, too!(laughs all around)Eric: When Marley’s really hungry he gets like a bag of Lay’s chips and puts it in the sandwich.Marley: Chip sandwiches! If you’ve been to In-N-Out Burger, there’s this thing called “Animal Style” – they named it after me!L4LM: Uh huh, I’m sure! So, what are you guys into when not on tour? Wesley: I like disc golf a lot, especially when we’re on tour – I get to play a lot of different courses. Marley: Golf, the original golf. Lifting weights is really fun, getting a good pump and those endorphins going. I love sports events and music events, and celebrating life with my friends.Rory: You can’t forget about our croquet battles over the years! We bring corn hole and croquet on the road. Another fun part of a summer tour!Eric: Being with friends and family, because we are on the road so much, when you get that time off, you get to get back into a rhythm with seeing some of your closest friends that you haven’t seen in a while.L4LM: What are your favorite moments in all of this?Eric: For me, it’s just getting on stage. It’s how I’m able to express myself. I think we all get to express ourselves through music. I think that’s where we feel the most free, honestly. Especially the correlation between us and the crowd – it’s such a rush and an amazing feeling.Wesley: When you have your family and friends in the crowd, too, it makes it that much more special. At Red Rocks, we had three of the four moms there. So it’s a huge family thing and for them to see you at a venue like that, it’s pretty special.L4LM: I bet that was magical. You constantly have fans telling you your music has helped them get through tough times, and others are tattooing your cover art and lyrics to their body. Has it really sunk in that your music is actually creating positive change in people’s lives? Marley: For me, I’m really, really thankful for that, but I also try to not let it sink in too much, or read about us or myself too much, and still go about my ways how I have been. It’s a fine balance because sometimes your ego can get too big. You gotta stay true to how this originally took off. So it’s one of those things – very, very thankful, but very, very cautious of letting my thankfulness take me somewhere else.Wesley: I think for the people who get tattoos or reach out to us, they do that because we don’t think we’re above them…All our album covers are art, it’s not our faces. It’s been that way for a reason.L4LM: Very interesting perspective. There’s a lot of work that goes into making your sound, creating this album, and running the tour. Is there anyone behind the scenes that you’d like to give a shout out to?Wesley: Dean Raise, Bryan Sandell… We have some amazing musicians on stage with us who haven’t been with us from the beginning, like Zach [Meyerowitz] – killing it… Khris Royal… The band went to another level because of the horn section and what they’ve done for us. And obviously we have amazing management, cast, and booking agent.Eric: Shout-out to the people that worked on this album: Supa Dups, Don Corleon, Yeti Beats. Gotta shoutout Amp Live, Keith Armstrong – all the engineers and producers that worked on the album.Wesley: And Errol Brown, our front of house sound engineer. He’s pretty much an extra band member and makes us all sound good…And our light guy has really stepped it up…He’s killing it.L4LM: That’s great. Well I really appreciate you all taking the time to chat with me on behalf of Live For Live Music. Keep crushin’ it.The Falling Into Place summer tour is supported by fellow reggae sensations The Green + J Boog, Stick Figure, and Through the Roots (who seriously brought the heat as openers at the Gramercy), as well as Isla Vista, CA producer DJ MACKLE. Rounding out the Northeast before heading back out West, check to see if Rebelution is coming to a city near you here. And if you haven’t listened to their new album yet, you’re slacking, and should do so here.*This interview was condensed to fit your attention span.last_img read more

first_imgUK publisher Canongate has announced that a posthumous volume of of poetry by the legendary late songwriter Leonard Cohen will be released in October of next year. The new book, entitled The Flame, will be published by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux in the United States.Leonard Cohen Releases Posthumous Music Video For “Leaving The Table”According to representatives from the respective publishing companies involved, Cohen finished assembling the book himself in the months prior to his death in November of last year. As The Guardian reports, the “overwhelming majority of The Flame will consist of new Cohen poems…Cohen drew from unreleased notebook sketches. The volume will also incorporate lyrics from his last three albums, as well as words he wrote for the 2006 album Blue Alert by Anjani, Cohen’s former backing singer, co-songwriter and girlfriend.Stream The New “Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen”Cohen’s former manager, Robert Kory, talked to The Guardian further about the creation and themes of the anthology in an interview accompanying the book’s announcement: “During the final months of his life, Leonard had a singular focus — completing this book, taken largely from his unpublished poems and selections from his notebooks. The flame and how our culture threatened its extinction was a central concern. Though in declining health, Leonard died unexpectedly. Those of us who had the rare privilege of spending time with him during this period recognised that the flame burned bright within him to the very end. This book, finished only days before his death, reveals to all the intensity of his inner fire.”Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen Are The Subjects Of A New Course At Cambridge UniversityLeonard Cohen released his last full volume of new poetry, entitled Book of Longing, in 2006. You can read excerpts from Book of Longing here.[h/t – Spin]last_img read more

first_img View Comments Forget chocolate hearts, giant teddy bears and roses: an awesome cast recording, Broadway show or brand new production recommendation is the way to a theater lover’s heart. Whether you’re planning a night out at the theater with someone special (i.e. Jake Gyllenhaal) for Valentine’s Day or simply want to listen to the perfect playlist while sipping hot cocoa solo, we’ve got you covered. Here are our Save the Date picks for the month of February—we’re sure you’ll be smitten, too.February 3 – Dear Evan Hansen AlbumRecent Golden Globe winners, Oscar nominees and Dear Evan Hansen music duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are already having a landmark year. Fans of the musical have been eager to hear Ben Platt and the rest of the cast belt out their score in its entirety, both inside and outside of the Music Box Theatre.Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip“Since seeing this incredible show, I have needed this music in my life on the daily. I desperately need ‘Sincerely, Me’ and Rachel Bay Jones’ heartbreaking song ‘So Big/So Small’ in my life full time.”February 7 – The Glass Menagerie BeginsTennessee Williams’ classic play returns to the Great White Way with Oscar winner Sally Field and Tony-nommed performer (and Tony-winning director) Joe Mantello. Tony-winning director Sam Gold is at the helm of the production, which opens on March 9 at the Belasco Theatre. Producer Lisa Spychala”The Glass Menagerie was Tennessee Williams’ first big hit. Speaking of hits, ever hear of Joe Mantello? He’s had quite a few of them. And Sally Field is an absolute treasure and should not be missed!”February 8 – Big River Starts at Encores!Nicholas Barasch and Kyle Scatliffe headline Roger Miller and William Hauptman’s Big River at City Center from February 8 through February 12. Based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the beloved story is set to a score is infused with bluegrass and gospel. Site Producer Joanne Villani”I always loved The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and this musical features one of my favorite show tunes, ‘Muddy Water.’ Plus, Nicholas Barasch and Kyle Scatliffe as Huck and Jim is great casting!”February 14 – Significant Other Begins The new play about the trials of finding love in your twenties appropriately begins performances at the Booth Theatre on Valentine’s Day. Playwright Joshua Harmon makes his Broadway debut with the comedy, which stars Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez and Rebecca Naomi Jones.  Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek”I caught this sweet play off-Broadway and can’t wait to revisit it again. Original Spring Awakening cast member Gideon Glick is stunning in the central role of a gay man looking for love.”February 15 – Man from Nebraska OpensThe Humans Tony winner Reed Birney returns to the stage in the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska. Directed by David Cromer, off-Broadway drama also features Oscar nominee Annette O’Toole, Kathleen Peirce, William Ragsdale, Max Gordon Moore, Nana Menash, Annika Boras, Tom Bloom and Heidi Armbruster. Managing Editor Beth Stevens”With David Cromer at the helm and Tony winner Reed Birney playing a middle-aged man facing a crisis of faith, I know I’m in for an interesting evening at a show that asks hard questions and may or may not answer them.”February 16 – The Price StartsThis production of Arthur Miller’s play about sorting through old possessions and memories features an all-star cast: Oscar and Tony nominee Mark Ruffalo, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht, Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub and Emmy winner Danny DeVito. The Terry Kinney-helmed drama officially opens on March 16 and is set to run through May 7. National Editor Ryan Gilbert”The Price is one of Arthur Miller’s most moving and psychologically challenging plays. Plus, you’ve got Mark Ruffalo returning to Broadway after 11 years and Danny DeVito making his debut.”February 23 – Sunday in the Park OpensStephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical about balancing creative ambition and love returns to the Broadway stage. Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford reprise their City Center performances in this reopening of the Hudson Theatre. Sarna Lapine directs the limited engagement, which is scheduled to run through April 23. Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan”I’ve already booked my tickets to see the show while it is in previews on February 14. What’s better than getting serenaded by Jake Gyllenhaal on Valentine’s Day? And Annaleigh Ashford is one of my faves.” February 28 – Joan of Arc OpensThe Public Theater’s world premiere of the rock musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire extended prior to starting performances. Jo Lampert takes on the title role in the Alex Timbers-directed production, which includes a book by Oscar and Grammy winner David Byrne of Talking Heads fame. The production is scheduled to run through April 16. News Reporter Ryan McPhee”Here Lies Love’s David Byrne and Alex Timbers are reuniting for this story of another spurned (and this time, burned) female leader. Star Jo Lampert is a boundary-breaking artist.”Other events to mark on your calendar this month:February 1 – The Comedian hits theatersFebruary 2 – If I Forget begins performancesFebruary 6 – David Yazbeck with Patti LuPone at 54 BelowFebruary 7 – On the Exhale starts previewsFebruary 8 – Brandon Uranowitz at 54 BelowFebruary 9 – Sunset Boulevard opensFebruary 12 – Mandy Gonzalez at 54 BelowFebruary 14 – Sweeney Todd begins previewsFebruary 18 – Come From Away starts performancesFebruary 19 – Crazy for You concert at Lincoln CenterFebruary 22 – Kid Victory opensFebruary 27 – The cast of Great Comet at 54 BelowFebruary 28 – Linda openscenter_img (Photo: Caitlin McNaney, Matthew Murphy & Tammy Shell)last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo April 17, 2009 On April 21 four musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic will go to Costa Rica to train 133 young people who are part of the Central American Youth Orchestra (OJC) and work with them. The Costa Rican Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ) reported today in a statement that the four musicians who will be in San Jose until April 25 are violinist Andreas Neufeld, trumpet player Gabor Tarkoevi, Wilfred Strehler (viola), and Wolfgang Duenschede (transverse flute). The musicians will travel to the Central American country in order to work and train people from 14 to 25 years old in that region. The Minister of Culture of Costa Rica, María Elena Carballo, explained in the release that this project “will provide new opportunities for young people to improve their musical skills.” The German violinist Simone Bunso, the project’s coordinator, said that their goal is “to develop a new generation of young critics who know how to work as a team, do not fear challenges, and seek excellence, and to promote peace and cooperation throughout the region by means of music.” On April 25th, the OJC and the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic will give a joint concert at the Teatro Nacional (National Theater) in San José. The Central American Youth Orchestra’s project is an initiative of the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture, the Instituto Nacional de Música (National Institute of Music), and the Teatro Nacional, with the purpose of training young musicians from throughout the region. As part of this initiative, last year 95 talented young Central Americans met in Costa Rica. This year that number has risen to 133.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A fight between two groups of men at a Central Islip bar and restaurant led to one man slashing another, the victim being hospitalized and the suspect getting arrested over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Wilson Martinez, 24, of Deer Park, allegedly slashed 29-year-old Jose Rivera of Florida with a box cutter at Mi Encanto on Carleton Avenue at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.Rivera was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries to his abdomen from his shoulder to his waist.Martinez fled the scene but was quickly apprehended and charged with assault.Third Squad detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them at 631-854-8352.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This secluded, waterfront gated Contemporary mansion with abundant amenities that make it a dream come true for those who like to entertain is listed for sale in the Village of Sands Point.Built in 2006, this seven-bedroom home with eight and a half bathrooms built on nearly nine gated acres has 13,000 square feet of living space. It features an inground, indoor/outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a putting green, private path to the beach overlooking the Long Island Sound.This house comes equipped with four eat-in kitchens—one of which is poolside—a formal dining room, a fully finished basement, bar, breakfast area, study and a second-floor balcony. It also has geothermal heating and central air conditioning, a Creston Smart Home system, security cameras and a sophisticated snow-melt system.Outside it also has a koi pond, 8,000-square-foot driveway, terraces, porch and a seven-car attached garage.The house is located near Sands Point Preserve, the Sands Point Gold Club and the Village Club of Sands Point. It’s about two miles from the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station and about six miles from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway.It’s in the Port Washington School District, which had its Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School ranked No. 36 in New York State by U.S. News & World Report.The asking price is $11,900,000, not including the annual property taxes of $68,890.The real estate agent listed for the property is Maria Rovegno of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 516-883-5200.last_img read more

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kristen Gramigna Kristen Gramigna is Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay, a credit card processing firm, and also serves on its Board of Directors. She has more than 15 years worth of experience … Web: www.bluepay.com Details Store credit cards often get a bad rap because of their high interest rates and low lines of credit, but they can serve a viable role in consumer’s financial lives, when used strategically. Here’s how.They can act as a short-term loan for other debt. The promise of saving money on a purchase and receiving “exclusive” discounts and offers are common store credit card sales tactics, but typically, the percentage of discount is negated by a high interest rate and pricey penalties for missed or late payments. However, there are times when store credit cards can work to a consumer’s advantage, specifically when a card offers a 0 percent interest rate for at least six months and when the consumer is confident in his or her ability to pay the balance in full, before the promotional period expires.In the case of large purchases like furniture, appliances or technology, for example, store credit cards offering 0 percent interest for several months empower the consumer to borrow for free, in order to put their cash to better use. For example, a person who intended to pay $2,000 on a new computer but instead puts it on a 0 percent store credit card could use the cash to reduce balances on other high-interest debt. Similarly, a cardholder without debt could leverage the interest-free promotion to deposit their cash into an interest-bearing savings account to grow the money further.They limit risk associated with misuse. Though the low credit lines that store cards typically offer require users to understand the importance of managing their spending, they can be valuable tools in teaching responsible credit use. Particularly because spending power is limited (you can only use the card at one store), and because they typically lack features of major credit cards that can lead to credit issues (like costly cash advances), they provide the same lessons in the importance of budgeting ,with less inherent risk than major credit cards present.They can deliver savings on essentials. Consumer research on the spending habits associated with credit cards confirms that simply seeing that a retailer accepts the credit cards you carry may be all it takes to stimulate the urge to spend. Despite that temptation, store credit cards issued by retailers who sell essentials the cardholder will buy no matter what (for example, toiletries, food or medicine) can be a money-saving tactic if the cardholder earns an additional discount on their purchase, and is disciplined enough to stick to must-have items on their list. (For example, the Target REDcard offers a 5 percent discount on most purchases that’s applied directly at the time of purchase, along with free shipping.)They can build a user’s credit. Because approval criteria for store credit cards isn’t as stringent as that of major credit cards, they can be a valuable tool for responsible users who need to build their credit history. In the case of young adults who lack the credit history required to independently open a major unsecured credit card, for example, store credit cards opened through reputable retailers can provide the benefit of managing a credit line and owning a credit account for several years, which can contribute positively to a person’s credit score over time. Likewise, a person who has had negative credit events like bankruptcy may find success securing a store credit card, despite being declined by major issuers. Over time and with responsible use, that person can use the store credit card as part of a strategy intended to rebuild their credit history and prove they can pay bills on time.last_img read more

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The recent headlines about expanded parental leave provided by tech giants such as Netflix has sparked discussions about competition for highly-skilled workers. But observers of workforce policies say there is a general trend toward offering more paid time away from work after the birth of a child, as employers realize they have more to gain than lose.In recent months, Netflix, Microsoft, and Adobe have expanded their parental leave policies.  Twitter offers new moms 20 weeks off, with pay. Google, Facebook, and Reddit also have generous paid-time-off policies for new parents. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgOver 150 years ago, oil was pulled from the ground and thus began a shift in the way Americans functioned. With the advent of the internal combustion engine (that solely operates on oil), people could travel outside of the range of trains and horses, could consume goods from other places more quickly, could experience new products /services and new labor forces were created, suffice it to say society changed.As we embark on the information age, big data is the modern version of oil as it is created voraciously, needs special equipment to mine it, and the insights produced are invaluable. It is these insights that help solve problems better and faster for organizations than ever before.To clarify, the definition of big data is the accumulation of digital actions.  Big data is produced by every medical procedure, spam email, credit application, social media post, and purchase of any kind. All of these actions are encoded as data and warehoused. According to Big Data expert Eric Siegel, this data grows by an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes per day.Big data’s true power comes from the insights gained when information stored in silos are connected and provide a 360 degree view to business landscapes. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Ben Franklin“Moving forward with new systems.” “Replacing legacy programs with newer more capable programs.” Ask credit union management what’s on their plate for the upcoming year, and quite a few will mention those items. What about investing the time (and patience) to draft effective requests for proposals? When it’s not a regular task for the credit union, it can be easy to miss out on including security-related items for RFPs. In this article, we’ll review ways to make your RFPs more security-conscious.As a first step: Before writing RFPs, your credit union should create a framework (a policy and standards) to use when generating RFPs. The goal of this framework should be allowing the credit union to ensure that optimal value from expenditures/investments is created at affordable costs within acceptable risk tolerances. This enterprise-level framework also ensures RFPs are uniform and consistent across the credit union. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more