November 2018

And so NOW what?

Last weekend marked the beginning of the Holiday shopping season - which also happens to be one of the busiest travels weekends of the year, too.

And it didn’t disappoint.

On Cyber Monday alone, online shoppers spent $7.9 billion – more than a 20% increase from last year.

With the Holiday Shopping Season off its steadfast, hasty start, we want to make sure that you and your customers are ready for not only last-second shopping needs, but that you’re also are prepared to shop smart. Not far from today is the Day after Christmas, also known as a busy time for shopping; seems like this story never ends.

So be sure to review all the sections within this month’s eNewsletter. There’s more than enough information to keep you well informed and adequately prepared.

Be sure to shop smart. While this article may have some grey hairs on it … it’s worth the read:

Payments Guide to Holiday Shopping

25 Tips for Smart (and Safe) Credit Card Use During the Holidays

5 Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping

And remember, this is also Travel Season. Read on …

Smart Tips to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Travel


Ken Kraetzer had the opportunity to chat with Kevin O'Connor, CEO of NY based BNB Bank at the WCBS Business Breakfast in October. At the event, Kevin discussed how banking is moving into the future and three elements of social media at the event:

1. Building Engagement
2. Creating Content
3. Converting to sales and revenue

Watch HERE

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