Erica Thaler named Chief Marketing Officer at RB Oppenheim

Tallahassee public relations and digital marketing firm RB Oppenheim Associates has enhanced its communication capabilities with the recent addition of Erica Thaler as its chief marketing officer. 

Thaler will serve state associations, private companies and nonprofits in various fields such as technology, health services, disabilities awareness, senior services, municipal redevelopment, real estate marketing and more. Her skills include marketing of businesses and nonprofits, advocacy and educational campaigns, graphic design, social media, newsletter content and creation, website integrations, public speaking and presentations, fundraising and business development.

Prior to joining RB Oppenheim Associates, Thaler served for the past 13 years as the

Defiance County Economic Names New Workforce & Marketing

The Defiance County Economic Development recently promoted Hannah Waterman to Workforce & Marketing Manager. Waterman recently served as the Office Manager. In her new role, she’ll take the lead on all workforce & marketing initiatives.

“I am excited about the opportunity to build relationships with local companies and assist them with their workforce needs. The goal is to be that connecting piece between county residents and careers. I also look forward to collaborating with our county schools. The future is bright for Defiance County, and I am so glad to be a part of it, “said Waterman.

Waterman hasn’t even

Sweet Home Finance Director moves post to Lebanon

By Benny Westcott

Sweet Home Finance Director Brandon Neish will be leaving his office Friday, July 29. However, he’s merely jumping into the same position, this time in the city of Lebanon.

He replaces Matthew Apken, who resigned in May after four and a half years. Neish reports for work Monday, Aug. 1.

“It’s a good move for me,” he said of the switch. “It will be good for me and my family. I’ll be closer to home and can get home at a more regular hour. There’s a lot of good in the transition.”

Neish and his wife Samantha

Touchstone Bank Names Michelle H. Simon As Marketing

Touchstone Bankshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: TSBA) and its wholly owned subsidiary Touchstone Bank, today announced the appointment of Michelle H. Simon as Senior Vice President and Marketing Director at the Bank. Simon will be responsible for leading key priorities such as designing and implementing marketing strategies, directing sales initiatives, and improving brand awareness. Simon began her new role with Touchstone Bank in mid-July 2022.

“Marketing is an important aspect of our growth strategy at Touchstone and having Michelle join our team will help us move forward and differentiate ourselves,” said James Black, President and

Junction City Finance Director reviews the sales tax picture

Junction City has received their increment of Sales Tax for July, and here is where the City landed.  According to Finance Director Lindsay Miller in the City Manager’s 515 report, the amount received was $1,098,226.04. This puts the City with the 12th best month on record.  This was the 3rd highest City Sales Tax for the month of July. It was also the 5th best County Sales Tax for July.

It was the City’s highest month for Use Tax for the month of July and the 3rd highest Use Tax for the fiscal year. With this new month, the City

SaaS startup Founders & CEOs: How to hire the right

The individual you hire to head marketing for your software-as-a-service or mobile app startup must hit the ground running in a mission-critical role, and that’s a problem, because if you yourself aren’t a marketing professional, how are you supposed to hire the best one you can find?

How to determine which applicants have the marketing operations, brand strategy, campaign planning, marketing analytics, and team leadership chops to crush it, and which ones are recounting stories and taking credit for things their more outstanding colleagues actually did? How do you know if a candidate’s eight years of SaaS startup experience is

U.S. consumer watchdog to scrutinize crypto payments, Big

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The top U.S. consumer watchdog plans to scrutinize the use of cryptocurrencies for real-time payments and ramp up oversight of Big Tech companies as they expand into the traditional financial sector, its director told Reuters.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) also will publish a report this fall on “buy-now, pay later” or BNPL products, and expects to propose a rule to boost consumer finance competition around early next year, Rohit Chopra said in an interview.

“Is America ready for Big Tech entering financial services? We already have started to see how the industry is