Shop local, often

Shop local, often

Recently, Hudson launched it’s first Farmers’ Market.  I couldn’t be happier!  It’s a great fit for downtown Hudson! Having run a farmers’ market and frequenting many of them in area – here’s some of my advice if you haven’t been to one before.  1 Talk to the vendors! Vendors aren’t going to hard sell you […]

Hashtag – because marketing…

Hashtag – because marketing…

This has been driving me crazy for awhile.  Finally, I have to say something.  Recently – BankSmartCarrie sent me this photo… Now, looking at it, you may say, what’s the big deal?  But then do a search on Twitter of this hashtag.  Go ahead, I’ll give you a moment.  Those hashtags aren’t being associated with […]

My Fitness Asylum Journey

My Fitness Asylum Journey

I am so excited The Fitness Asylum is coming to #hipsterhudson! I joined the Fitness Asylum in September 2015 for the Fall Challenge. I was overweight, depressed and had no energy. I had been stalking the fitness asylum for a good 2 challenges before I finally signed up. I went to the kick off meeting […]

#BankSocial 2017

This year, Carrie, Mike and I were asked to speak at the 2nd #BankSocial Conference in Miami Florida.  Everyone who attended this conference was not only familiar with social media, but we learned  so much from everyone’s experiences.  Even more surprising was the amount of people in attendance from HR and Compliance departments.  I highly recommend […]

Hipster Hudson: A Confession, Reflection & the State of Hipness

Hipster Hudson: A Confession, Reflection & the State of Hipness

A Confession: Picture it – the spring of 2005 and this young smartie-pants was looking for a summer job. I found an ad in my local paper that Hudson Savings Bank (now Avidia Bank) was looking for tellers (wait, am I really that old that I found my job in the newspaper?). I didn’t know […]

Volunteering is Who I Am!

Volunteering is Who I Am!

Today I read a great article on Medium referring to how much of ourselves gets lost in helping others instead of helping ourselves. Shouldn’t we instead focus on helping ourselves, then the world just automatically benefits from it. And I had me thinking (I unfortunately deleted the email that the article was in and no […]

2016 Smartie Recap

2016 Smartie Recap

We asked our Smarties to recap their best moments and favorite things of 2016!   Carrie: Favorite Read: BossyPants by Tina Fey Favorite Movie: Zootopia Good eats: (Snack or local restaurant) Rye & Thyme, Leominster Playlist: Acoustic Pop For Work (Amazon Prime Playlist) Best Moment as an Avidia Smartie: Being in an elevator in Nashville […]