Social media post helps former TCU Showgirl launch a jewelry and clothing line

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWhat we’re reading: COVID-19 vaccine opening to all Texas adults, Colorado shooting suspect namedNext articleHoroscope: March 24, 2021 Lindsey Bakonyi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Lindsey Bakonyi Facebook + posts ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Lindsey Bakonyi Lindsey Bakonyi Linkedincenter_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU student helps open up a new coffee shop in Fort Worth First-year experience at TCU ReddIt printA TCU alumna was able to start a jewelry company after a social media post of a bracelet she made led people to ask her about where she got it.Lauren Godby, who graduated with a strategic communication degree in 2019, started her company, LoJewels, after people started commenting on her VSCO photo. “I knew that this was the start of something special, so I took advantage of the opportunity to grow my successful business over the course of the past four years,” Godby said. During her time as a student at TCU, Godby was a TCU Showgirl and heavily involved in Greek life. Godby never expected her business to grow as much as it did while she was at TCU and now that she has graduated, her business has skyrocketed even more.LoJewels Instagram account on 3/18/2021. (Lindsey Bakonyi/Reporter)After getting her start on social media, the same platforms have been the main resource that has helped Godby’s business grow over the past couple of years. She tries to post on Instagram at least once a day and does monthly giveaways to try and increase her active followers and have people interact with the business’s account. Along with increasing the interactions, social media helps Godby build loyalty and trust with her customers “Maintaining trust, value, and consistency with our audience is of the utmost importance to the brand,” Godby said. “We strive to communicate to the customer whenever they might have any questions, concerns, etc., and this creates more of a trusting relationship between us and the consumer.”Godby said along with having an active social media following, word of mouth has helped grow her business as well. “Initially when Lojewels started, the TCU college-age group was our main audience, but this quickly expanded way beyond the TCU girls,” Godby said. From a post to a full-time job LoJewels has successfully sold to all 50 states in the U.S and has even made sales outside of the country. Some of their products can also be found at a local Fort Worth shop, Three Boutique. LoJewels sells a variety of unique items such as clothing, art and jewelry. Their scarf tops have continuously been a bestseller as well as their butterfly art which Lauren’s sister, Kristen Godby,  designed and created herself. “I own a couple of scarves from LoJewels that I like to wear for game days. They are great quality and I like how they have tutorials on Instagram on how to style the scarves in different ways so it looks like you aren’t always wearing the same top,” Sarah Miller, a TCU junior psychology major said. Although LoJewels has gained popularity and become a successful business, it is still running out of Godby’s house and is family-operated with Godby and her mom doing most of the work. Her sister Kristen also helps as much as she can while still being a full-time student at TCU. LoJewels has become Godby’s main job and source of income but she also runs her own photography business, Lauren Godby Photography. Godby has hired interns in the past to help with daily tasks and manage some of the engagement on the LoJewels Instagram. You can find LoJewels on Instagram @LoJewels, as well as shop their products at Lindsey Bakonyi TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Lindsey Bakonyi Lojewels at a pop-up shop event last year. (@Lojewels/instagram) Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Organic Resources reopens Wednesday in South Bend

By Brooklyne Beatty – April 29, 2020 0 616 Google+ (Source: License: A yard waste drop-off site is reopening in South Bend.Organic Resources opened to the public Wednesday, after it was temporarily closed as a non-essential service. The restriction was recently lifted after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb revised his order for garden centers and related businesses.The public is not allowed inside the building, however, yard waste may be dropped off and fees can be paid through a drive-thru style window at the facility.Mulch and compost are also available for free if self-loading, or for a fee if assistance is needed.Organic Resources employees will follow all recommended safety practices from the CDC, including social distancing, using face coverings and sanitizing their office spaces regularly.The facility is now open Monday through Friday (4340 Trade Drive) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The office is closed from 12:30-1 p.m. daily. No loading or dumping is allowed when the office is closed. TAGScompostcoronavirusCOVID-19drop-offIndianamulchorganic resourcesreopenreopeningSouth Bendyard waste WhatsApp Previous articleMedical personnel can ride South Shore for free in May, JuneNext articleOne killed in Three Rivers crash Tuesday Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Organic Resources reopens Wednesday in South Bend read more

Top Five! Sir Ian & Sir Patrick Tell All, Zachary Quinto Plays a Joke & Lesli Margherita Channels Robert Pattinson in Our Hottest Videos

first_img Patrick Stewart Ian McKellen 5. Most-Clicked Stars of 2013: Patina Miller: When you’ve won a Tony and gotten engaged, it’s definitely been a good year! On the road to being named’s Star of the Year, Pippin’s Patina Miller looks back on meeting Barbra and Liza, her “fierce” love of Beyonce, excitement at being cast in The Hunger Games and more. 3. Looks Not Books: Behind the Scenes at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 10: The holidays are over, and fab vlogger Lesli Margherita shares all the fun she had (minus getting sick!), including seasonal decorations, the Matilda cast bowling party, impressions of the Grinch, an interview conducted by “Robert Pattinson,” Secret Santa gifts and her Britney Twitter war. Lesli Margherita View All (6) Star Files 4. Most-Clicked Stars of 2013: Santino Fontana: Cinderella’s charming Prince, Tony nominee Santino Fontana, marvels at his ability to hoist co-star Laura Osnes, celebrates days off, toasts Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston and looks forward to using his new Canon camera on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (Can we come, too?)center_img New year, starry videos! Fans spent the holidays savoring our irresistible series on the year’s most-clicked stars (watch them all—you’ll love ’em!), plus exclusive features with Sirs Ian & Patrick, Zachary Quinto and Lesli Margherita. What are you waiting for? Click below and catch up.1. Ask a Star with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart: It’s not often (make that ever) that welcomes a pair of real-life knights to the Ask a Star couch, so it’s no wonder fans flocked to the double treat of hearing Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land stars Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart answer questions about swapping roles and their real-life friendship. Santino Fontana 2. Side by Side by Susan Blackwell with Zachary Quinto: Hop into bed with Susan Blackwell and The Glass Menagerie star Zachary Quinto, as they discuss his romance with Star Trek co-star Chris Pine (kidding!), prank call Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Christian Borle, enjoy multiple pizzas while imitating Benedict Cumberbatch, and play cell phone photo roulette. Zachary Quinto View Comments Patina Millerlast_img read more

CFO Focus: 4 steps for successful CECL preparation

first_imgCredit union executives are gearing up for what very well may be the biggest accounting change experienced in their lifetimes: CECL, the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new current and expected credit loss model. As early as 2020, the accounting process that’s been in place for the past 40 years will no longer be accepted; there will be a new standard for recognizing and calculating credit losses.Jack Henry & Associates’ Strategic Initiatives Group conducted a survey earlier this year of more than 400 financial institutions that measured market understanding, readiness, perceived challenges and impact surrounding CECL. The results indicate that financial institutions aren’t quite as organized or prepared as they should be at this point.Three years may seem like a long time, but it actually is not when considering the data collection, archiving and coordination that must happen to be ready for CECL. As the compliance deadline nears, credit unions should keep the following steps in mind to better prepare for a successful and timely CECL implementation. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Guimaras loses COVID-free status, records first local case

first_img* 21-year-old female from Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 1158) * 30-year-old male from Sibalom, Antique (Patient No. 1153) Exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever and cough, the patient was confined in a private hospital here. ILOILO City – The island province of Guimaras has recorded its first indigenous coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case four months since it was placed under varying levels of community quarantine beginning March this year. * 25-year-old male from La Paz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 1142) * 30-year-old female from EB Magalona, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 1156) DOH advises people to do the following to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the disease: Regularly and thoroughly clean hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Maintain at least one-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. It was learned that the patient went home to Buenavista twice last week – on July 15 and 16. * 22-year-old male from Buenavista, Guimaras (Patient No. 1155) COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. * 53-year-old female from Sara, Iloilo  (Patient No. 1150) If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease./PN * 39-year-old female from Molo, Iloilo City (Patient No. 1144) * 54-year-old male from Panit-an, Capiz (Patient No. 1152) * 20-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 1157) * 38-year-old male from Alimodian, Iloilo (Patient No. 1148) * 40-year-old male from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 1145) Western Visayas’ Patient No. 1,155 was a service crew at an establishment in Iloilo City, said Dr. Jessie Glenn Alonsabe, epidemiologist of DOH in the region. * 31-year-old male from Roxas City, Capiz (Patient No. 1147) DOH was unsure how Patient No. 1,155 contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. Alonsabe said the patient was tested after showing symptoms. The result was released yesterday. Guimaras had 32 repatriates with COVID-19 as of July 28. * 63-year-old female from Carles, Iloilo (Patient No. 1149) A COVID-19 case is considered indigenous if the patient had no history of travel to areas with cases of coronavirus disease and therefore likely contracted SARS-CoV-2 via local transmission (within his or her locality). Also as of yesterday, the entire Western Visayas had 1,158 cases with 16 deaths. Here’s the breakdown of cases: Aklan, six; Antique, 16; Capiz, seven; Guimaras, one; Iloilo province, 85; Negros Occidental, 46; Bacolod City, 82; Iloilo City, 73; repatriates, 842. * 57-year-old female from Jaro, Iloilo City (Patient No. 1154) “This case is under investigation. The local government unit (of Buenavista) was already informed and contact tracing was immediately launched there and here in Iloilo City,” said Alonsabe. Seventeen new cases were recorded yesterday. These were the following: * 53-year-old male from Lapuz, Iloilo City (Patient No. 1146) * 78-year-old female from City Proper, Iloilo City (Patient No. 1143) For four months prior to yesterday, Guimaras was the only province in Western Visayas with no indigenous COVID-19 case. It only had cases involving repatriates (either locally stranded individuals or repatriated overseas workers). The case, announced by the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday, was a 22-year-old male from Buenavista town. * 53-year-old female from Sara, Iloilo  (Patient No. 1151)last_img read more

Ghana Rugby Clubs meet with board to pan local league

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Rugby Association Herbert Mensah is promising a transparent administration in the running of the sport in Ghana.Mr. Mensah disclosed this when he met members of the Ghana rugby football union to discuss the start of the 2014 rugby league.The meeting also discussed issues pertaining to the draft blueprint for Ghana rugby, the upcoming stakeholder’s forum as well as preparation and development for tournaments planned for next year.Herbert Mensah who is not new to sports development in Ghana says his doors are opened to ideas to move rugby forward.“We are all part of the Rugby Family of Ghana and we all work together as a team in line with our values to fulfill our mission and chase our vision, myself and all the Board members will always follow an open door policy and it is the right of any stakeholder to knock on the doors of the President and the other Board members to discuss issues important to our passion for developing and playing the Game of Rugby,” Mr. Mensah said.The proposed Blueprint is built on the vision, mission and values of the International Rugby Board as follows: Vision – Rugby – A Sport For All In Ghana – True to It’s Values.Mission – Growing the global Rugby Family in Ghana.The proposed values for Ghana Rugby is based on five pillars:INTEGRITY – Integrity (adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty) is central to the fabric of the Game and is generated through honesty and fair playPASSION – Rugby people have a passionate (powerful or compelling emotion or feeling) enthusiasm for the Game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global Rugby family TEAMWORK – The only way to succeed is by working together (coordinated effort acting together in the interests of a common cause – Rugby)DISCIPLINE – Discipline (training to act in accordance with rules) is an integral part of the Game, both on and off the field, and is reflected through adherence to the Laws, the Regulations and Rugby’s core valuesRESPECT – Respect (being esteemed or honoured) for teammates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the Game is paramountHerbert Mensah also added, “It looks as though policies of the past favored quantity above quality. It does not serve the Game of Rugby to have 1,000 schools trying to get into rugby without solid support from the Associations and Clubs and without properly qualified sports masters.”He called for the creation of manageable tournaments within the resources of GRFU to allow the youth to derive the full benefits of being part of the Rugby family. Associations and Clubs that participated in the meeting were asked to prepare for the forum by critically evaluating the proposed draft Blueprint and to prepare a presentation for the Forum on what will be required to develop and manage the growth of the Rugby Family in a strategic, structured and manageable fashion. Clubs were also asked to start gathering critical information that will help their Associations to put their own Blueprints together based on the guidelines contained in the GRFU Blueprint.last_img read more