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August 2020
Title Notes E-News


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**IMPORTANT NOTICE**: Due to unprecedented high settlement volume, Virginia Title Center is requesting 
minimum of a 30 day process from receipt of order to scheduled settlement date on ALL files.
Creating an exceptional client experience for all parties involved is paramount.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

7 Little Things That Will Impress Your Boss While Working Remotely
by Kaitlyn McInnis

The new world of working from home is so fresh for many employees across the country-and trying to navigate proper work from home etiquette can be challenging, even for the most overachieving employees.  When your office doubles as your bedroom or dining room, your boss isn't there to see if you're taking a two-hour Facebook break or if you're only getting to your computer at 11 a.m. That said, being accountable for your actions like you would in the office and developing healthy habits while working from home is only half the battle. How do you continue to show your boss your worth when they can't see you on a daily basis? Click HERE to learn.
Digital Heists Are Playing Off the Global Pandemic
by Zack Allen

Financial services is among the industries most targeted for digital attacks.  Public platforms like social media, websites and mobile apps are providing new vectors on which to host attacks. Attackers are preying on the panic surrounding the coronavirus using both new and time-honored techniques of fraud and impersonation.  Phishing has notably surged during the global pandemic. With unemployment and economic anxiety rising, criminals impersonating banks are offering false-hearted help with bills or credit card debt. By posing as an authorized institution, attackers trick victims into clicking on a malicious link or attachment, or willfully disclosing confidential information. Click HERE to learn more about protecting consumers and their financial information, which in turn protects your financial institution's revenue and reputation.

Here are additional articles related to the Banking Industry that may be of interest: 
Virginia Title Center Team Continues to Grow

Ethan Lavallee Joins VTC as Title Underwriter
Ethan joined the VTC team on July 20th as a Title Underwriter, and he is responsible for completing title underwriting for clients throughout Virginia.  Ethan has a Masters in Business Administration from Radford University, and a Bachelors in Economics from The University of Virginia's College at Wise. He enjoys landscaping part-time as a hobby, as well as spending time with his family outdoors hiking, biking, and kayaking enjoying all the mountains of southwest Virginia's natural attractions - if you see him on the trail or river, be sure to say hello, as he also loves meeting new people! Ethan will be working from his home in Wytheville, VA. Please join us in welcoming Ethan to the team.

Megan Settle Joins VTC as Administrative Support
Megan joined the VTC team on July 27th and serves in a varierty of administrative support capacities. She will be one of the first friendly voices you hear if you call us, and the first smiling face you will see when you visit our main Roanoke office. Megan is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and now resides in Christiansburg, Virginia. She graduated from William Byrd High School in 2015 and attended Radford University. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and four pets.

    Click HERE to check out the rest of the #VTCDREAMTEAM.

Additional Temporary Teammates Assisting us to Keep Business Moving Forward:

How to Create a Workplace that Actually Inspires Passion
by John Hagel III and John Seely Brown

Passion provides powerful motivation for learning, yet our 2017 survey of U.S. workers found just 13% of all employees exhibiting the type of passion in their work environments that helps them truly improve in their professions. There's an untapped opportunity to cultivate passion in the workforce. People with the passion of the explorer are motivated to learn faster and that can play a significant role in accelerating performance improvement. Taking specific steps to cultivate passion is rewarding for both employees and companies.  Click HERE to learn how to create passion in your workplace.

Here are additional Leadership articles that may be of interest: 
How to Really Help Small Business Through
by Michael Brauneis

When the Paycheck Protection Program was conceived, the prevailing expectation was that the economy would be shut down for a few months at most. The PPP's mission was to avert layoffs by covering small businesses' payroll costs for that short time, and once the coronavirus was contained, the economy would reopen, employees would return to work and businesses would bounce back.

Although well-intentioned and supported by tireless efforts on the part of bankers and the SBA, the PPP faced inherent limitations.  Creative ideas are now emerging for the next round of support for small businesses, but careful consideration of unintended consequences and strategic alternatives is needed to address the continuing crises our small businesses face. Click HERE to learn more.
Irrefutable Principles of High-Performance Mortgage and Real Estate Practices
by Todd Duncan

Note: This is part one of a multi-part series. Todd Duncan, sales entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, showcases five principles for mortgage and real estate professionals to embrace for success.

What if success, massive success, all came down to one simple concept? What if I told you there is only one word you need to understand, and apply, to have all the success you've ever dreamed of?  Would you want to know the word? Sure, you would. Who wouldn't?  Click HERE to read Duncan's first installment and learn about the one word that changed everything for him.


**Remember to offer your borrowers Owner's Coverage on their most valuable investment. It's a one time premium with a lifetime of security. In addition, they will receive a reduced premium rate when they obtain it simultaneously with your Lender's Coverage.**

What Topics Are On Your Mind?

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Patti L. Dickerson                                      

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