Heartland Bank’s Power Breakfast events were created with the purpose of bringing expert speakers to present on topics that would benefit our customers and guests in a variety of areas. We’ve covered topics like how technology is changing the way we do business, how to leverage LinkedIn to business network in the “social age,” tips on avoiding costly mistakes when purchasing insurance, managing healthcare costs for today's business owner and even ways state and local taxes are impacting local business. Held bi-monthly, these events are hosted at our Corporate Office in Gahanna at 850 North Hamilton Road.
As we get ready to host yet another Power Breakfast next month on the 20th of March, we want to take a moment to recap one of our recent events held last November. With the growing popularity of mobile devices, especially tablets, we brought in an expert to walk attendees through the best ways to get the most out of their Apple iPad. Originally released in April 2010, the iPad sold 300,000 units on the first day, and reached 3 million units sold on only 80 days! Today, it’s gone through several different “generations”, received a sleeker, more streamline look and display technology has made reading, viewing movies and even playing games an amazing experience.
Heartland’s Executive Vice President and COO, Steve Hines, kicked off the meeting and welcomed the guests. He introduced the morning’s speaker, Steve Stinchcomb who is a former product manager for a major wireless provider with more than 15 years in the telecom industry. He has been successful in sales, sales management, product training and developing marketing teams. Stinchomb has developed and delivered tablet-training programs for wireless retailers and has represented products from Apple, Blackberry and AT&T in multiple radio and TV appearances. Steven’s love of emerging technology is a large part of his life and he is often the self-proclaimed early adopter when a new technology hits the market.
While Stinchcomb shared a ton of great information on how to get the most out of your iPad device, the following are some of the main points made during his presentation:
- Tricks for enhanced productivity, including syncing information with iTunes, Apple’s media management program for music, podcasts, images and more
- Ways to tweak your iPad performance, including basic usage like creating folders and performing “Spotlight” searches to find what you’re looking for more quickly
- How to have FUN on your device, exploring all the different media and apps you can use on the iPad that can help you enjoy a little “down time” on your device
At the close of his presentation, Stinchcomb talked about tips for keeping an iPad secure. With these tablet devices containing more and more personal information (like your Contact list, events from your Calendar), keeping your information safe in the event that it’s ever lost or stolen is an important way to protect yourself and reduce the risk of identity theft.
Also, you’ll be happy to know that Heartland Bank has “kept up with the times” and if you’re an iPad (or even iPhone or Android) user, we’ve got an “app for that”! Be sure to check out our Mobile Banking page to download the Heartland Bank Mobile Banking App and make banking a breeze!
About Heartland's Power Breakfast Series
Power Breakfasts are held bi-monthly at the Corporate Office in Gahanna, Ohio. The purpose of these informative meetings is to have an open dialog with a guest speaker and guests to discuss topics of importance to Small Business owners and their partners. If you are interested in attending or being the guest speaker, please contact us. And, if you’re a small business owner and looking for a bank to be your “partner in success” be sure to check out all of our helpful business banking services. We’d be honored to help!
Join Us Next Time
Our next Power Breakfast will be on Wednesday, March 20th and will feature Greg Schenk, president of The Schenk Company, Inc., presenting an overview on the 2013 Columbus commercial real estate market. Register today to reserve your spot and we look forward to seeing you there!