first_imgLooking to stand out in your market? Looking to connect with your community in new and different ways? Struggling to get members to come to you, and looking to go the them instead? You may want to consider a mobile branch. Read that again… not mobile banking, but mobile branching!A mobile branch is, literally, a branch on wheels. Your mobile branch can take many forms.  It can be the size of a small camper or a large semi. It can be an external-only, unstaffed branch with ATMs and ITMs. Or it can include interior space where you can meet members to open accounts and originate loans. Obviously you’d wrap it in your credit union colors and logo!The community connection opportunities are endless. Your mobile branch is available for community events, fairs and festivals. When not in use at these community events, schedule it at strategic locations on regular intervals where you can enjoy built-in traffic: outside a major employer one or two days a week, at a large apartment complex one afternoon through early evening.  You may want to use it on weekends to partner with your local auto dealers to drive (no pun intended) traffic and attention to their car lots.Other things you should consider include:Disaster Recovery Planning – Your mobile branch can be a key part of your disaster recovery planDisaster Support for your Community – Even if your branches are intact after a natural disaster hits your community, you could place your mobile branch in an area where other financial institutions’ locations are temporarily inaccessible. Leverage the situation to serve the community and gain new membersTemporary use while renovating a branch – A mobile branch can serve as your temporary location while renovating a branch. Instead of renting a temporary building, apply that money toward owning a mobile branch. If you are preparing to renovate a number of branches, you’ll pay for the cost of mobile branch after just a few branch remodelsTest a location – Curious whether a certain location is worthy of brick and mortar? Place your mobile branch in that location (for only the cost of renting the parking lot and surrounding spaces) and “test before you invest”With so many good uses, a mobile branch is worth a look.  In a crowded field where you compete for members’ and potential members’ attention, you can position your credit union by going to them instead of making them come to you! 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Karlin Joe Karlin has worked with or at credit unions his entire career.  Starting as a CPA with Deloitte and Touche, he audited credit unions, corporates, and leagues.  Joe spent nearly … Detailslast_img read more

first_imgThe next batter, Paul Goldschmidt, popped out in foul territory. Peralta then crushed a fastball from Hill on the very next pitch.“We give up a flare base hit to Robbie Ray, third hit of the year, then we don’t turn a double play – any time you give away outs, obviously the game changes,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. “Yeah, you look back on that game and there are things we could’ve done a little bit better.”The Diamondbacks gave the Dodgers a free baserunner too, but the Dodgers gave it right back.Yasiel Puig was close to beating out a ground ball in the second inning when Goldschmidt threw behind the pitcher, Ray, covering first base. The ball got all the way to catcher John Ryan Murphy, who was backing up the play.Puig, however, either didn’t see Murphy or simply turned the wrong way. After he stepped toward second base, Murphy had an easy throw to first base to retire Puig.Compared to their previous five games, the Dodgers’ margin for error was as thin as a razor.“In the grand scheme of things, it’s an easy way to look at it,” Dozier said, “but good teams, number one, realize the margin of error every single game you play. I know it’s a bigger scale and it gets magnified a little bit, but I think a lot of people know that each and every game, no matter who you play, is pretty important. But it gets magnified a little bit in this series.”The Diamondbacks (74-60) have a 1½-game lead on the second-place Colorado Rockies.Hill’s five-inning start was his shortest since July 4. His scoreless streak ended at 15 innings.Right-hander Pedro Baez pitched two innings without allowing a run, his eighth straight scoreless outing. Arizona loaded the bases in the eighth inning against Caleb Ferguson, but the rookie left-hander came back to strike out John Ryan Murphy and retire Christian Walker on a flyout. Dylan Floro pitched a scoreless ninth.Related Articles The Dodgers went 0 for 5 with men in scoring position and left six runners on base. Their only run came on a solo home run by Manny Machado.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Machado was the only Dodgers starter who did not strike out. Everyone else combined to strike out 15 times against left-hander Robbie Ray (4-2) and five relievers; center fielder Chris Taylor went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts on his own.The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Dodgers (72-62). Each of those wins came against the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers, a pair of last-place teams in their respective divisions.Against the Diamondbacks, every mistake was magnified.Hill (6-5) had allowed only three hits, all singles, when Ray and Steven Souza Jr. led off the fifth inning with back-to-back singles. The next batter, A.J. Pollock, hit a ground ball to third base that carried the potential for a double play, but Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner made an errant throw. Only an athletic play by second baseman Brian Dozier, diving as he dragged his toe across the canvas, kept the ball on the infield and allowed the Dodgers to get one out on the play. PreviousDodgers shortstop Manny Machado, left, talks with outfielder Yasiel Puig during batting practice prior to Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner slides into third base on a single by teammate Manny Machado (not pictured) in the eighth inning of Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. Arizona Diamondbacks won 3-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Ketel Marte (4) forces out Los Angeles Dodgers Brian Dozier at second base in the third inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws to the plate against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp wipes his face after hitting into an inning-ending double play with runners at the corners in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez singles against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez singles against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp singles against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) tags out ta14 at third base in the second inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits into a fielders choice against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier singles against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) at first base after a throwing error in the second inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) is tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray as Puig tried to advance to second base following a throwing error on his ground ball during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Arizona Diamondbacks’ David Peralta follows through on a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Arizona Diamondbacks congratulates David Peralta #6 on his three run home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Machado’s homer was the only run the Dodgers managed in a 3-1 loss. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Manny Machado watches the flight of his home run during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig looks toward the field after striking out for the last out of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning of Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. Arizona Diamondbacks won 3-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado, left, talks with outfielder Yasiel Puig during batting practice prior to Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner slides into third base on a single by teammate Manny Machado (not pictured) in the eighth inning of Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. Arizona Diamondbacks won 3-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 19Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner slides into third base on a single by teammate Manny Machado (not pictured) in the eighth inning of Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Los Angeles. Arizona Diamondbacks won 3-1. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The margin between first and third place in the National League West is two games. The Dodgers had a chance to grab a share of first place Thursday, but a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks showed how the little things in baseball can add up to make a big difference.Dodgers starter Rich Hill was twirling a shutout in the fifth inning when he dropped down to a sidearm angle on his first pitch to David Peralta. Peralta turned on the fastball and planted a line drive over the right-field fence for a three-run homer.“I should have stayed over the top,” Hill said. “Having that loss looming over us moving forward, I think these games are huge right now. I don’t think that has to go with saying, but again, just being accountable for that pitch and understanding that cost us the game is tough.”Hill was magnanimous in defeat and merciless toward the bat rack in the Dodgers’ dugout. He kicked it angrily after pitching his final inning, but the loss wasn’t the bat rack’s fault. It wasn’t really Hill’s fault, either. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img The Dodgers mustered a couple late rallies.After Machado’s home run pulled the Dodgers within 3-1, Manager Torey Lovullo went to his bullpen in the sixth inning.Facing right-hander Brad Ziegler, Matt Kemp shot a single back up the middle and Cody Bellinger smoked a 104-mph scorcher down the first-base line. But Goldschmidt was positioned perfectly, and he stepped on first base after catching Bellinger’s line drive to complete an inning-ending double play.Singles by Turner and Machado gave the Dodgers runners on first and third base with one out in the eighth inning. Kemp strode to the plate with two hits in his first three at-bats, only to hit into a double play.Roberts said Taylor will get a day off Friday against Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke. Kemp might, too; he has only six hits in 32 career at-bats against Greinke and none since 2016. With new personnel, the Dodgers can only hope for fewer strikeouts.“You can tip your cap all you want,” Dozier said, “but at the same time it’s time to bear down a little bit.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more