18 Dec

The virtuous cycle: Supporting small businesses & building local communities

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Buzz Points is the only program of its kind to support the “bank local, buy local” movement. In conjunction with National Small Business Week, we’re proud to celebrate our partnerships with small businesses and local merchants around the country. We’ve placed a premium on helping our local business partners succeed and holding ourselves accountable toward that goal.By any measure, we generated new opportunity and increased customer loyalty for small businesses nationwide. In just the last year, we categorized 20,000 more merchants as locally-owned businesses, vastly expanding the number of locations where Buzz Points users can earn additional rewards for supporting local organizations. Throughout 2015, Buzz Points Preferred Local Business partners averaged three reward redemptions from users per month, increasing customer loyalty to the tune of 200% from 2014. And on the whole, cardholder reward redemptions at Preferred Local Businesses spiked 143% over 2014 levels.Beyond revenue and customer loyalty growth, our team and platform have provided local businesses with specific marketing insights to help them better serve their local communities. Since partnering with the Buzz Points program through Fort Community Credit Union, the owners of Wisconsin’s The Sweet Spot café and bakeshop have enjoyed increased visibility into their customers’ buying habits. “Buzz Points gives us the financial and marketing benefits for doing what we were already doing,” they explained.The owner of Wisconsin’s Crimson Salon and Spa has stated that Buzz Points “is the most successful marketing system for our business to date!” What The Fork, a food truck based in Scranton, PA, has even studied Buzz Points customer purchase behavior and regularly adjusts incentives and rewards, gamifying the loyalty experience for its customers.We appreciate the trust and partnership of our small business affiliates, spread across 17 states around the country. We salute your commitment to your communities, and we look forward to growing with you!To learn how the Buzz Points solution can create new opportunities for your small business, contact us! continue reading »last_img read more

18 Oct

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises Cedric and provides injury updates on David Luiz and Lucas Torreira ahead of Norwich clash

first_imgLuiz suffered an injury to his knee in the Sheffield United clash (Picture: Getty Images)David Luiz suffered an injury to his right knee forcing him to be substituted off in the second half of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United, and Arteta doesn’t know how serious the problem is yet.‘We don’t know, he was in pain the other day when he had to leave the pitch,’ Arteta said.‘He’s not a player that normally does that so he was uncomfortable. We assessed him yesterday, he was a bit better but we don’t know. He had a scan too this morning [June 30] to see how bad it is.‘He’s very willing, he wants to play, he’s always like that but we will have to see how he is.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLucas Torreira is also back in training after suffering an ankle injury in March, but Arteta admitted he is not quite ready to return to action.‘He’s close. He needs to get another scan before exposing him to the next level [of training],’ he added.MORE: Kieran Trippier admits Thomas Partey would ‘fit in perfectly’ in the Premier League amid Arsenal transfer linksMORE: Michael Owen makes Premier League predictions for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal & Man City-LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises Cedric and provides injury updates on David Luiz and Lucas Torreira ahead of Norwich clash Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Jun 2020 1:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Advertisement Cedric could be in line to make his debut against Norwich (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has hailed Arsenal right-back Cedric, who could be in line to make his debut against Norwich City on Wednesday and provided injury updates on David Luiz and Lucas Torreira.The right-back is yet to make an appearance for the Gunners after arriving from Southampton in January with a knee ligament injury.Despite his absence from any match day squads so far, the club confirmed last week that Cedric’s loan move from the Saints has been made permanent and he has signed a new long-term deal at the Emirates.However, the Portugal international has now recovered from his latest facial injury and is available for selection against the Canaries.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSpeaking before the Norwich game, Arteta heaped praise on the attacking qualities of the defender.‘It’s a different quality to our other full-backs,’ the Spaniard said.‘He’s a very technical player, he’s probably the best in the final third, he can play in a four and a five that can help us.’last_img read more