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 star Emiliano Martinez claims 10 clubs interested in him as he ponders his future

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal star Emiliano Martinez claims 10 clubs interested in him as he ponders his future Emiliano Martinez’s emotions overcame him after celebrating Arsenal’s FA Cup win (Picture: Getty)‘I am in the sights of 10 teams in Europe,’ he told Marca. ‘But I can’t say who those clubs are, because it’s nothing concrete. ‘I still do not have the clear situation with Arsenal, when I have it when I return I will make the best decision for my career.”‘Arteta is a great coach. He changed the structure of Arsenal & gave us a game plan. He is one of the best modern trainers today. 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 Arsenal‘In six months he has won a title, the FA Cup, one of the best cups in England and one of the oldest in history‘Seeing how we ended up playing the season, great players are going to want to come to this great club. ‘Arteta will want to strengthen the team well. It is the first year that he starts from the beginning as a coach and he will want to start with the best player.’MORE: Chelsea favourites to secure Sergio Reguilon transfer ahead of ArsenalMORE: Mesut Ozil will regret wasted years at Arsenal if he stays, says Alan SmithFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 7:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link94Shares Comment Emiliano Martinez played a key role in Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph last season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed 10 teams have expressed an interest in signing him this summer following a string of spectacular performances at the end of last season.The Argentine joined the Gunners a decade ago but has been loaned out on six occasions and only now is he pressing to be considered as the club’s No.1. An injury to Bernd Leno against Brighton handed Martinez the opportunity to stake his claim and his form has provided manager Mikel Arteta with a genuine headache.The knee injury Leno suffered following a challenge with Neal Maupay is not as serious as first feared and the Germany international has already returned to full training.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinez has showered Arteta, who marked his first campaign in charge by masterminding Arsenal FA Cup triumph, with praise but hinted he is not willing to play second fiddle come the start of next season. last_img read more

26 Dec

Alexis Sanchez missing as Man United fly out for pre-season tour of United States

first_img 2 2 The Chilean star was not with his Red Devils team-mates as they began their trip around the US, which will see United play five games – with Liverpool, Real Madrid and AC Milan among their opponents.But there is no suggestion that Sanchez’s absence has anything to do with a potential move away from Old Trafford – it is believed he has merely been given extra time off by boss Jose Mourinho.The 29-year-old is entering his first full season at Manchester United following his arrival from Arsenal in January.And Mourinho wants his star man, who suffered from a lack of form at the end of last term, fighting fit for the new Premier League campaign.It is claimed he will meet up with the squad at a later date, having only returned to training last week after his first summer without football for five years. Blind is set to return to his homeland with former club Ajax Meanwhile, Dutch defender Daley Blind was also not present, as he edges closer to a return to Ajax.The 28-year-old is set to return to Amsterdam for a reported £14.1million fee after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Mourinho.Matteo Darmian has also been linked with leaving United this summer, with a move to Juventus touted, but he was part of the squad that travelled to the US on Sunday.Fans in the States may be disappointed that a number of their United heroes will not be joining the tour due to the World Cup.The Premier League giants had 12 players take part in Russia – including David De Gea, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and newly-crowned world champion Paul Pogba – and they will not be joining the tour. Sanchez will join United’s tour of the US at a later date Manchester United have flown out for their pre-season tour of the United States without star forward Alexis Sanchez.last_img read more