Importance Of Club Sports
Daisy Cantwell SAN ANTONIO- Athletes will explain the importance of club sports. Rob Cantwell played club sports growing up. He said, It is because of club sports that have prepared him for his leadership role at USAA. Cantwell stated, "Playing club sports not only prepares you to develop the skills specific for the sport you…lakefrontollu.com
USAA to welcome back workers this summer
One of the Alamo City's largest employers will have some workers back at their offices this summerThe company announced plans to employees this Friday. They plan to welcome back leadership in May, followed by certain employees back to San Antonio offices in early July as they lean into a hybrid work model. USAA will put at-home and onsite testing protocols into place and continue social distancing and sanitation. RELATED: USAA named one of the best employers for new grads, according to ForbesIf the conditions worsen, the company said they will make adjustments in real time. USAA was the first insurance company in the country to earn a WELL Health-Safety Rating for 12 facilities.mysanantonio.com
Busted pipes lead to flood of insurance claims
SAN ANTONIO – With the big thaw barely underway after days of wintry weather conditions, homeowners are flooding their insurance companies with claims. The Insurance Council of Texas expects hundreds of thousands of claims to be filed with losses in the billions. Most of those claims were for frozen and busted pipes. “The homeowner’s policy does cover ensuing damage and most of the time covers frozen pipes in these situations where pipes burst,” said Elizabeth Gulick, vice president of Catastrophe Experience and Shared Claims Operations. “Really assess what you’re hearing, what you’re seeing.”AdAs the frozen pipes begin to thaw, she says it’s critical to know where to find the main water cutoff valve.
Here’s what to do if your home, vehicle sustained damage due to winter weather
SAN ANTONIO – Icy roads, and power and water outages are on the minds of many in San Antonio amid the winter weather event that has resulted in ice and even snow. San Antonio-based USAA says residents should also be aware of what to do when they experience damage to their homes or vehicles. AdUSAA has released some tips on dealing with home or vehicle damage due to the winter weather. USAA members can file a claim at USAA.com/helpAccording to USAA, if there is only damage to your auto glass, file an auto glass claim. If there is damage to more than just your auto glass, file an auto claim.
USAA warns lovers about romance scams
As if modern dating couldn't get anymore difficult, USAA is warning lovebirds in San Antonio to watch out for online romance scams ahead of Valentine's Day. RELATED: Photos: Fishing, massages and more: A look at the insane amenities at USAA's San Antonio headquartersThe company said in a press release that money losses from online romance scams has almost tripled since 2015, as dating sites like Bumble, Tinder and Hinge have become more popular. They say money-hungry con artists often lie about being overseas military personnel or about emergency medical problems to manipulate money out of matches. And if he says he loves you after 20 minutes of texting and needs to money to travel to see you, he's lying, sis. Just remember if you willingly transfer money to a stranger online, there's no getting it back.mysanantonio.com
Program helps owners ‘take the helm’ of struggling small businesses
SAN ANTONIO – Small business owners in San Antonio struggling to stay afloat are being urged to “take the helm” as they navigate turbulent financial waters during the pandemic. Every day we never know what tomorrow is going to be,” said Arthur Perez, co-owner of Cadeaux, a gift shop downtown. “They will be providing meaningful support to small businesses that are the backbone of our community, many of which are minority-owned,” Schmitt said. AdHe said given the lack of parking, Cadeaux now offers valet service. So they walk in, they shop, I valet their car upstairs, and then I bring it back down,” Perez said.
San Antonio company makes Fortune's 'World's Most Admired' companies
One San Antonio based business joined 16 other Texas companies in Fortune's 2021 rankings for "Most Admired Companies," despite experiencing a headline-filled 2020. USAA came in at number 27 on the magazine's 2021 rankings and was the only San Antonio-based company to make the list of top 50 companies. The bank branch also provided members with more than $400 million in special payment agreements, per a company spokesperson. The company also shifted its workforce during the onset of the pandemic — making work-from-home possible for more than 19,000 San Antonians. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 670; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group.mysanantonio.com
USAA grants $1 million to nonprofit group helping students of color in local schools
SAN ANTONIO – Experts and local leaders say education can directly combat racial inequity in communities, which transfers directly into the workforce. USAA granted $1 million to the nonprofit Communities in Schools, or CIS, which offers wraparound case management, social service referrals, mental health services and emergency assistance. The new grant asks the organization to specifically focus on disadvantaged students of color. Jessica Weaver, Communities in Schools San Antonio CEO, said students of color are the group’s key demographic and look forward to being able to help more students. “The 10 campuses that were supported by the USAA grant, three of the ten are brand new to us,” Weaver said.
USAA provides $1 million grant to serve at-risk high school students in San Antonio
click to enlarge Twitter / USAAwraparound case management, social service referrals, mental health services and emergency assistance available to at-risk youth at 10 area high schools in the East Central, Judson, San Antonio, Somerset and Southwest ISDs. Tomorrow, CIS Site Coordinators at @swisd Southwest High, Kelsey & Julia, will be taking over our Instagram to share a look into their work in schools. The organization will share an inside look at how the grant will affect Southwest High School students on January 28 via an Instagram story at @cis_sanantonio. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Financial services company USAA is giving a $1 million grant to a San Antonio nonprofit to help local high school students strive for success and overcome socioeconomic hardships.Alamo City-based USAA and Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) unveiled the grant Wednesday, which will make resources such aswillsacurrent.com
USAA donates $3.5 million to San Antonio organizations for COVID-19 relief
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio-based USAA has donated $5 million to nonprofit organizations across the country as support during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a large chunk of that going to seven local programs. USAA on Thursday announced $3.5 million will go to local organizations like Haven for Hope, the San Antonio Food Bank and Meals on Wheels “to address needs exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.”“Since the pandemic began in March, many families across the country have experienced hardships related to food insecurity, limited access to technology and connectivity for remote schooling, lack of childcare and sometimes even homelessness,” Harriet Dominique, chief diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility officer, said in a news release. “Aligned with our mission, we hope this continued support that we are able to provide to key nonprofit organizations helps with some of the burdens families are experiencing.”AdThe seven organizations included in the distribution include:Boys & Girls Clubs of San AntonioHaven for Hope of Bexar CountySan Antonio Food BankSan Antonio Metropolitan MinistriesUnited Way of San Antonio and Bexar CountyMeals on Wheels San AntonioTexas A&M University-San Antonio to help “close the digital divide”The remaining funds will be donated to more than a dozen nonprofit locations across the country, USAA said. The latest report from the Labor Department shows that the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to 742,000 last week. More coronavirus coverage:
Forbes names USAA, H-E-B among top workplaces for veterans
Two San Antonio-based companies made Forbes's list of best employers for veterans in 2020. USAA ranked 6th and H-E-B was 19th in the national survey. In a news release, USAA said that hiring veterans has been a long standing commitment for their company, with at least 25 percent of its workforce comprised of veterans and military spouses. Other Texas-based companies that made the list include Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, ranked 11th; NTT Data headquartered in Plano, ranked 39th; and ExxonMobil based in Irving, ranked 114th. Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for MySA.com | email@example.com | @TaylorPettawaymysanantonio.com
USAA fined $85M over risk management, compliance violations
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued an $85 million civil penalty against San Antonio-based USAA Federal Savings Bank on Wednesday, citing failures with the bank’s risk management and compliance, according to a news release. The OCC said these issues led to violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Military Lending Act, and that the bank is working to remedy the violations under a 2019 consent order. “The bank has failed to implement and maintain an effective compliance risk management program and an effective [information technology] risk governance program commensurate with the bank’s size, complexity and risk profile,” according to the OCC’s latest consent order. Read more on USAA’s previous violations at the San Antonio Business Journal.
Federal government orders USAA to pay $85M civil penalty
SAN ANTONIO – The federal government has ordered USAA to pay an $85 million civil penalty. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said deficiencies led to violations of the Military Lending Act and the Service Members Civil Relief Act. Among the deficiencies the OCC found were:USAA failed to implement, maintain an effective compliance risk management program and an effective IT risk governance program commensurate with the bank’s size, complexity, and risk profile. USAA has deficiencies in all three lines of defense (first-line business units, independent risk management, and internal audit) in its compliance risk management program. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said USAA Federal Savings Bank is working to fix its violations.
USAA named one of the best employers for new grads, according to Forbes
USAA named one of the best employers for new grads, according to ForbesForbes magazine recently listed USAA as one of the best employers for new graduates, according to its third annual ranking released last week. Forbes magazine recently listed USAA as one of the best employers for new graduates, according to its third annual ranking released last week. Photo: William Luther /Staff File Photo Photo: William Luther /Staff File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close USAA named one of the best employers for new grads, according to Forbes 1 / 1 Back to GalleryForbes magazine recently named USAA as one of the best employers for new graduates, according to its third annual ranking released last week. Forbes also listed USAA at No. Additionally, USAA was named as the best company in the nation with the best customer experience by KPMG, a global network of professional firms in July.mysanantonio.com
These San Antonio companies made Forbes list of Texas’ best employers
SAN ANTONIO – Forbes has released its findings for best employers in each state for 2020 and several San Antonio companies are among the top in Texas. And two San Antonio school districts rounded out the top 50 with Northside and North East Independent School Districts coming in at No. Many companies that have branches or stores in San Antonio also made the list, but they aren’t based out of the Alamo City. Costco Wholesale, Trader Joe’s and Starbucks, all of which have multiple locations in San Antonio, were ranked high up on the list of best employers in Texas. For the full list of best employers in Texas, click here.
USAA donates $30 million to help service members, veterans, families impacted by COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – In an effort to help service members, veterans and their families impacted by COVID-19, USAA has donated $30 million to address new challenges faced by military families during the pandemic. The donation, the largest in company history, will be used to benefit 24 organizations assisting military families, according to a news release. “Caring for military families is our passion, whether it’s through serving our members or supporting military-related causes. According to research from the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative, 25% of active military families were separated from their service member due to deployment or pandemic supporting activations during the first three months of the pandemic. USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc. previously contributed nearly $11 million to COVID-19 crisis relief causes.
USAA giving back another $270 million to auto insurance holders, totaling more than $1B
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio-based USAA on Tuesday announced that it will return an extra $270 million in dividends to auto insurance policyholders. The dividends will be given to members as a 10% credit for two months’ worth of premiums, the insurance company stated. It will be provided to all auto insurance members with policies in effect in June and July. In April and May, USAA returned $800 million to members as a 20% credit on three months’ worth of premiums. As these patterns unfold, we are adjusting our auto insurance rates.”Read also:
Food service company to lay off hundreds as USAA extends work from home
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Sodexo Quality Life Services informed the Texas Workforce Commission that it plans to permanently lay off more than 300 workers. That decision comes after the food service company and retailer, which operates several retail facilities at USAA, was informed that the financial services giant is extending work-from-home orders for its employees through December. The company said the decision by USAA will force it to keep those facilities closed until at least January 2021. Read more on numerous layoffs that are expected in Bexar County across multiple sectors at the San Antonio Business Journal.
USAA awards SAISD $325K to help bridge digital divide within online learning model
SAN ANTONIO USAA awarded the San Antonio ISD Foundation with a $325,000 grant in order to help bridge the digital divide. The SAISD Foundation and SAISD, along with several local companies, including USAA, are making technology hotspots available to all students this fall so that they can continue to learn virtually. A spokeswoman for the foundation said roughly 60% of SAISD students did not have access to internet hotspots. The foundation and USAA are raising money for students who need that technological support. San Antonio District 5s per capita income is less than $14,000, and 54.6% of homes have broadband access needed to connect students with their online classrooms.
Former KSAT anchor Rosenda Rios dies after battle with cancer
SAN ANTONIO – Former KSAT reporter and anchor Rosenda Rios has died after a battle with cancer. Rios worked at KSAT from 2000 to 2010, covering a variety of stories from breaking news to Spurs championships. Before coming to KSAT, Rios was already a well-respected journalist having worked in radio and television in Austin and San Antonio. She lived her life with gusto, fiercely loved her family and friends, and never stopped being a member of the extended KSAT family. Watch Rosenda Rios report after Spurs clinch 2003 NBA Championship:
UTSA expecting more than $35M revenue shortfall; to cut hundreds of jobs
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. The University of Texas at San Antonio is eliminating hundreds of positions. The balance of the 243 staff workers impacted will see a reduction in hours and 137 vacant staff positions will be eliminated. The budget changes include some unit reorganizations that will open up 55 staff positions that have already been posted internally. Read more on this story at the San Antonio Business Journal.
USAA employees to continue working from home until next year
SAN ANTONIO Editors note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. The majority of USAA's employees will continue working from home until after the end of this year, the company confirmed Monday. The company previously said that its work-from-home guidelines would last until Sept. 1. The extension is in response to rising cases of Covid-19 in some areas, including San Antonio, and to proactively address potential waves of the virus spreading later in the year. Read more on how individual departments are affected at the San Antonio Business Journal.
After the hail storm comes the deluge of insurance claims
SAN ANTONIO – It was a messy morning on Thursday after a noisy night. “It was loud, really loud,” said Bill Centeno, whose Churchill Estate home took a pounding. “We thought the windows were going to break.”‘Looks like snow:’ Twitter users share videos of hail storm in San Antonio and KerrvilleThe windows held, but three towering trees fell like dominoes. “We can do it all online through photos and digitally.”For roof claims, USAA resorts to high-flying technology. “Be wary of anyone who asks for large sums of money upfront.”Historic sculptured bench near San Antonio Zoo damaged in hail stormAs for the Centenos, they are glad that the storm damage wasn’t worse.
Hail of a storm! 7 things to know if you were affected by hail
SAN ANTONIO – Hail rained down on parts of San Antonio, the Hill Country and South Texas over the last few stormy nights. Photos: Hail pelts San Antonio as severe storms pass through cityWhile the threat continues for more storms this week we may be having to call our insurance companies to access the damage. Work with your insurance company; call the Better Business Bureau or your local municipality for information on reputable contractors. Fraud can be prevalent following a hail storm. Insurance companies will send adjusters to inspect damage claims following hail storms.
USAA donates $6.3 million for coronavirus relief in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO USAA and The USAA Foundation will donate more than $6.3 million to provide support for military members, their families and local communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic in San Antonio. In addition, the money will expand critical COVID-19 testing capacity with a new Panther System at UT Health San Antonio for patients and health care workers on the front lines. Here is a detailed dollar breakdown of the donations:$4.7 million in total to San Antonio-focused nonprofits. $1 million to the San Antonio Food Bank already announced as part of their recent telethon. $500,000 to UT Health for testing.
Here’s how USAA is bringing San Antonio employees back to the office
SAN ANTONIO – While USAA is extending work-from-home guidelines until Sept. 1, employees can begin coming back to work starting June 15. The voluntarily pilot program will take place at the San Antonio, Phoenix, Tampa and Colorado Springs campuses, according to a news release from the financial institution. “When we do return to the office, it will be phased over time,” USAA stated. “Employee safety remains our top priority.”Officials plan to announce additional details about the pilot program before it launches. USAA donating $1 million to SA nonprofits responding to coronavirus
USAA chief: Coronavirus 'cabin fever' may be behind car crash uptick after initial steep decline
USAA CEO Wayne Peacock told CNBC on Monday that the company has recently noticed increases in car crashes, even with coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses in place. "The last couple of weeks we've seen a slight uptick in those rates, certainly not because stores are reopening," Peacock said on "Squawk on the Street." "I do think there is either a spring fever or a cabin fever in the air. San Antonio-based USAA, which serves military veterans and their families, recently announced a third 20% credit on monthly premiums to auto insurance customers. Peacock added that USAA is looking closely at how macro trends around transportation may be affected by the Covid-19 crisis.cnbc.com
USAA will return more money to policyholders due to fewer drivers on the road
SAN ANTONIO – USAA is returning an additional $280 million dividend to auto insurance policyholders based on fewer drivers on the road. This is similar to last month where more than a $500 million dividend was given to members as a 20% credit for two months worth of premiums. This additional credit will reflect 20% of the third month’s worth of premiums. All auto policyholders in effect as of April 30th will receive the credit. USAA to return money to auto insurance policy members
The USAA Foundation, Inc. steps up with $1 million donation to Food Bank
The USAA Foundation, Inc. steps up with $1 million donation to Food BankVolunteers from USAA pack boxes of food for seniors Friday November 3, 2017 at the San Antonio Food Bank. less Volunteers from USAA pack boxes of food for seniors Friday November 3, 2017 at the San Antonio Food Bank. Food banks across the country say they welcome the upcoming influx of food the USDA is buying to make up ... more Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close The USAA Foundation, Inc. steps up with $1 million donation to Food Bank 1 / 1 Back to GallerySAN ANTONIO The USAA Foundation, Inc. on Wednesday donated $1 million to the San Antonio Food Bank through WOAI- TVs and KABB Fox 29s Feeding San Antonio campaign. "We have historically supported the food bank because we know it's an important mission here in San Antonio," USAA CEO Wayne Peacock told KABB. The list of donors joining Najim include Carlos and Malu Alvarrz, Lacie and Joe Gorder, Gordon Hartman, the Kronkosky Charitable Fund, the Mays Family Foundation, Nu Star Energy and the Greehey Family Foundation and the Whitacre Family Foundation.mysanantonio.com
USAA to return money to auto insurance policy members
SAN ANTONIO – USAA will be returning money to members who have an auto insurance policy. According to a news release, policy holders who have an auto insurance policy as of March 31 will receive 20% credit on two months of premiums in the coming weeks. The company made the decision after data showed members are driving less due to stay-at-home and shelter-in-place guidance across the country. Other automotive insurance companies have announced they are also returning money to policy holders. Returning premiums provides timely help for our members,” said USAA President and CEO Wayne Peacock.
Auto insurers are offering discounts amid the pandemic. What you need to know
So why should you keep paying your regular auto insurance premium? Liberty Mutual said it will give its customers a 15% discount on their auto premiums for the next two months. And Geico is offering a credit in the same amount for customers who renew their policies before Oct.7, or on any newly purchased policies. Today, USAA said its auto insurance holders will get a 20% credit on two months of premiums. For weeks, he's been trying to get insurers to readjust their costs to reflect the current environment.cnbc.com
San Antonios Large Employers Adapt to Faltering Economy by Adjusting Operations
Business-as-usual is nowhere to be seen among San Antonios major corporations as the nation faces off against the novel coronavirus pandemic. In San Antonio, Toyota directly employs 3,200 people, and with its 23 local suppliers, there are approximately 7,200 total at the project site. On Friday, the San Antonio Area Economic Development Foundation fielded a short survey to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on business operations in the San Antonio area. Ninety percent of its 1,800-member San Antonio workforce is working from home, said a spokeswoman. Valero employs about 1,800 people at its San Antonio headquarters, and USAA has about 19,400 of its total 35,000 nationwide workforce in San Antonio.therivardreport.com
USAA bank in San Antonio suspends face-to-face operations in the lobby
USAA bank in San Antonio suspends face-to-face operations in the lobbyFILE The USAA Federal Savings Bank lobby in San Antonio suspended face-to-face operations inside the bank lobby amid the coronavirus pandemic. FILE The USAA Federal Savings Bank lobby in San Antonio suspended face-to-face operations inside the bank lobby amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Staff File Photo Photo: Staff File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close USAA bank in San Antonio suspends face-to-face operations in the lobby 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe USAA Federal Savings Bank lobby in San Antonio suspended face-to-face operations inside the bank lobby amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, USAA sent its employees an email confirming that a worker from the San Antonio office was diagnosed with COVID-19. A statement from the company Monday reads, "At 3 p.m. today, the USAA Federal Savings Bank lobby in San Antonio will suspend face-to-face operations inside the bank lobby until further notice.mysanantonio.com
Health Crisis Hits Home at USAA; Company Donates $1M to Relief Effort
But the individual, who works in the San Antonio office, is currently out of state receiving medical care. The company employs 19,000 people in San Antonio. Fitness centers and cafeteria self-service lines on the San Antonio campus are closed. In late February, the Food Bank began doubling up on its food distributions for people in need, said Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, which feeds 58,000 people a week in its 16-county region. Founded and headquartered in San Antonio since 1922, USAA is a $31 billion insurance and financial services company that serves primarily the military and military dependents.therivardreport.com
USAA employee in San Antonio tests positive for coronavirus, company official says
SAN ANTONIO – A USAA employee in San Antonio has tested positive for coronavirus, USAA spokesman Matt Hartwig confirmed to KSAT 12 News on Sunday. The infected employee has not been on the USAA campus since March 6 and is being treated outside of Texas, Hartwig said. The infected employee is not among the three cases being investigated by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, City of San Antonio spokeswoman Laura Mayes said Sunday night. USAA sent employees a letter about the infected employee, Hartwig said. KSAT CORONAVIRUS CONTINUING COVERAGE:· The ultimate coronavirus guide: From preparedness and prevention to testing and treatment· SAQ: Your questions answered about the coronavirus· Texas Gov.
USAA, Other San Antonio Employers Ready Remote Work Plans
On March 16, USAA plans to keep at least 25 percent of non-member-contact employees, in all of its offices, working from home. Though there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases within the general population in San Antonio, the virus is circulating, with 21 confirmed cases in Texas, prompting business leaders to join public officials in planning for the worst. In San Antonio, companies such as USAA and Frost Bank, as well as the City of San Antonio, are gearing up for the possibility of a widespread outbreak. Joint Base San Antonio, another of the citys large employers, scheduled a force health protection town hall via Facebook Live on Wednesday. In San Antonio, an estimated 300,000 workers do not have the benefit despite efforts to enact a paid sick leave ordinance last year.therivardreport.com
Military families gifted refurbished vehicles
SAN ANTONIO – Three needy military families were presented with a free refurbished vehicle Friday. Gunn Collision, USAA and Allstate teamed up for the project. Gunn Collision spearheaded the project and arranged for local vendors to do the body work and paint finishing to prepare the vehicles. The project is in conjunction with the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides Program.
Two SA companies score 100% for LGBTQ workplace equality
SAN ANTONIO – The non-profit, Human Rights Campaign, just released its annual Corporate Equality Index, which grades companies across the nation on their level of inclusion for LGBTQ employees. Two San Antonio companies received perfect scores this year: Rackspace and USAA. "I think we both experienced that before Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed. HRC puts together an annual Corporate Equality Index, which uses a list of criteria to rate companies on inclusivity. We’re asking you to understand it and respect it in the workplace,” said USAA Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jason Kamiya.
City Looks to Learn from Private Sector Through Upcoming R&D League
The City of San Antonio is set to lean on private companies and academic institutions to develop a new research and development program. City staff introduced the idea, which it is calling the R&D League, on Tuesday during the City Councils monthly Innovation and Technology Committee meeting. If you really think about every multi-billion-dollar, vertically-integrated organization on the planet they have an R&D department, Pelaez said. UTSA professors would in the third R&D League project develop a data-informed approach to draw boundaries for neighborhood empowerment zones, a designation created by the state to increase and preserve affordable housing. Assembling the R&D League constitutes the final project, Kinnison said.therivardreport.com
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Economic forecast; Changes to Toyota plant; USAA decreasing employee bonuses
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT News at 9 to discuss the 2020 economic forecast, the changes coming to the local Toyota plant and the decrease in bonuses for USAA employees. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express News. You can read more of his work by clicking here. News @ 9 Business Briefing: 2020 economic forecastNews @ 9 Business Briefing: Changes coming to local Toyota plantNews @ 9 Business Briefing: Decrease in USAA employee bonusesAPP USERS: Click here if you experience issues playing the individual videos
A Year in Review: Who and What Has Come and Gone in 2019
The past year has seen immense change in San Antonio. It was difficult to single out one thing that really capped the Decade of Downtown, so the Rivard Report compiled a list of the people, things, and ideas that have come and gone during 2019. The climate plan was an ambitious 2019 initiative, which called for the city to effectively abandon fossil fuels by 2050. As director of the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) for eight years, Luber was credited with doubling museum attendance and membership. After serving as city manager of San Antonio for 13 years, Sculley retired from the city government in February.therivardreport.com
USAA employees help assemble care packages for deployed servicemembers
SAN ANTONIO – USAA employees helped spread holiday cheer Thursday as they teamed up to assemble thousands of care packages for overseas troops. The goal for this year calls for 10,000 care packages, which include everyday items like socks, toiletries and snacks, plus a handwritten note by employees and their families. The packages will be sent to deployed servicemembers for the holidays. Holiday store hopes to help kids learn the art of givingUSAA encourages the public in the giving spirit to purchase items on Operation Gratitude’s AmazonSmile page through Dec. 15 so they can be added to care packages.
USAA employees help assemble care packages for deployed servicemen and women
USAA employees help assemble care packages for deployed servicemen and womenPublished: December 5, 2019, 9:36 amUSAA employees helped spread holiday cheer Thursday as they teamed up to assemble thousands of care packages for overseas troops.
‘While You Were Sleeping’: Command center at USAA monitors threats, warns employees around the world
SAN ANTONIO – A bank of television monitors stretches across the entire wall at the front of a secured room. In the early morning hours one recent day, only four eyes were keeping watch on them all. Scott Simmons and Rene Martinez work on the overnight shift at the Unified Command Center on the campus of USAA. As Senior Incident Manager and Incident Manager 1, respectively, their jobs involve watching over the world, looking for any signs of trouble. “Any type of police activity, fire activity, any other threats that may come through such as HazMat incidents,” said Simmons.
USAA ranks high with customers in Consumer Reports survey
SAN ANTONIO - USAA ranked high among insurance companies when Consumer Reports asked its members to rate their satisfaction after filing a claim with their insurer. "The key is to get your home and its contents protected at the best price," said Tobie Stanger, money editor for Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports recommends insuring for the full replacement cost, which means buying enough to cover labor and materials to rebuild your home. All Consumer Reports material Copyright 2019 Consumer Reports, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Consumer Reports is a not-for-profit organization which accepts no advertising.
Local Leaders launch 2019 United Way Community Campaign
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City Manager Erik Walsh and USAA CEO Stuart Parker will announce the multimillion-dollar goal for 2019 United Way Community Campaign on Wednesday morning. The annual communitywide fundraising endeavor raises donations from local employees, corporations, organizations and individuals. The money goes to help groups in the community that take care of those in need by providing critical human and social services. United Way will kick off a social media campaign for the fundraiser, as well. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.