September 2017: Issue 61
A Change the Weather ...
Back to School. Leaf Peeping. Pumpkin patches. Apple picking.
This is the time of year when most begin to enjoy the last few days of summer before hunkering down into usual patterns of kids in school, work and other events that take place once the days get shorter.
Before too long, many people will be looking for ways to take that next break, to visit family and friends or to simply recharge their batteries.
Just know that now is the time to plan. Whether it's a quick weekend getaway or trips to visit family during the Holidays, the time to book travel is upon us.
In this issue you will find helpful links and advice to help make your travel planning smarter, easier or at the very least, more informed. Plus, you will find some additional information regarding travelling locally, nationally or internationally.
Be safe. Be Smart.
What We're Reading: Getting on the Road
Travel Card Marketplace: Good Advice
When traveling locally or abroad, selecting the best card can make or break a trip. Some cards provide valuable points while others provide indispensable protection services likes Trip Delay. Below are some articles that provide insight into how to pay smart when traveling.

cbsi Philanthropy: 'A Day of Service + Remembrance' honors 9/11
The White Plains community hosted a "Day of Giving" to help the millions of people affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Those who turned out donated their blood, supplies and time at the Westchester County Center in a perfect union of service and remembrance. Several cbsi employees were supporting the effort.
To learn more of the impact 'A Day of Service + Remembrance' had, please click HERE.
To learn more about cbsi Philanthropy, click HERE.

cbsi Product Focus: Retail Benefits
Credit card benefits provide consumer protection for a wide range of industries. The Retail industry is certainly no exception. Providing your customers with Retail Benefit products, from Purchase Security to Return Protection, should be a priority for you and your organization.
You can review the complete suite of cbsi Benefit Products HERE.

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Talking Business with Ken Kraetzer
cbsi has received numerous compliments and support for its YouTube series, "Talking Business," hosted by Ken Kraetzer. Beginning next month, cbsi will produce a separate eNewsletter dedicated to interviewing today's thought leaders from a variety of industries. Ken's productions of one-on-one interviews and public events (like the PACE conference shown below) are certainly worth review.

You can view these videos at the cbsi website HERE.

For now, check out the latest "Talking Business" from Ken:

cbsi and Money 20/20
cbsi will be in attendance at this year's Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, October 22-25. Todd Conte and Jack Hojnar will both be on hand and available to meet with you should you or any of your colleagues be making the trip.

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