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Charitable Rewards Make Sense (and Dollars)

For thousands of years philosophers have asked: are humans inherently good (only to be soiled by society) or inherently bad (with social norms keeping us in check). This post doesn’t aim to solve what has confounded philosophers and scientists since Plato’s time. But it will illuminate ways to extend the human desire to do good […]


Bank’s Rewards Program Creates ‘Buzz’ for Local Businesses

Franklin Savings Bank has become the first financial institution in New Hampshire to introduce a rewards program designed strengthen the regional economy by encouraging its customers to patronize local, independent merchants, while at the same time providing these businesses with the means to expand their markets and increase their sales. “As a community bank with […]


Local credit union helps small businesses grow

A central Wisconsin credit union has been helping local businesses thrive through a shop local loyalty and rewards program. Park City Credit Union has been encouraging its members to sign up for the nationwide program Buzz Points for the past two years. “We want people to shop local,” Park City Credit Union President and CEO Val […]


QNB program encourages customers to patronize local businesses

QNB, with locations in Lehigh, Montgomery and Bucks counties, has partnered with a rewards program to encourage customers in the Lehigh Valley to shop at local businesses. Using the Buzz Points program, the bank will reward cardholders with four times more redeemable points for shopping locally than at national chains. “When we can work with […]


Bank Seeks Increased Customer Loyalty Through New Program

Franklin Savings Bank recently launched a new loyalty program that supports local businesses in Central New Hampshire. Loyalty360 caught up with Jeffery B. Savage, president & CEO of Franklin Savings Bank, to find out more about this new loyalty program. Q: What factors prompted FSB to launch a loyalty program and what are your goals […]