February 2006

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Premier Savings Account

With interest rates going up it may be a good time for you to consider Western Bank's Premier Savings account. Featuring a competitive interest rate in a tiered account, transfers can be done through the Internet as well as monitoring account balances. Please contact your banker for more information. Member FDIC.
 
Did You Know?

Alan Greenspan was the 13th chairman of the Federal Reserve, having taken over for Paul Volcker on 8/11/87. Now retired, Greenspan served as chairman for 222 months, the 2nd longest tenure of any chairman in the 93-year history of the Fed.
Source: Federal Reserve
 
Trivia

What was the slowest trading day in New York Stock Exchange History?

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MANAGEMENT TIPS:
Lead, Motivate, Inspire.

Lead, motivate and inspire, that’s the goal of a great manager. Anyone would like to be the Pied Piper of their company’s employees. But, unfortunately, every manager also has to fire, discipline and evaluate. This month, we’ll give you five quick tips that could help you navigate the minefield of personnel management.


 
EXECUTIVE STRESS:
Chill out before you damage your job, family & health.

Whether you are an exec or not, some degree of stress is a necessary part of life. Stress can be positive when it provides motivation to achieve your goals. But once stress gets out of hand, it can take a toll on your emotional and physical well-being. We’ve researched some stress relievers for you. They’re thought provoking. . . such as “Do the 'Type A' Sidestep” and “Walk Away from Success”. Implementing just one idea into your life could save you from undue stress and help you achieve a happy and healthy life.


 
CUSTOMER PROFILE:
The Wine Market by Kowalski’s

How do you combine romance and business? Kristen and Bob Kowalski took the charm of Italy and the basics of business to create a unique store catering to wine connoisseurs and those who enjoy the occasional glass. Even their shop has a one-of-a-kind ambiance. Find out their thoughts on this extraordinary venture.


 
TAXING TIPS:
Just face it. It’s tax time!

Aarrgghh! It’s tax time for individuals and many businesses, too! Don’t procrastinate. Get it over with. After all, you don’t want to add even more stress to your otherwise hectic business day. We’ve compiled several motivators to get you moving. Time is ticking!


 

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