Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Getting Creative to Drive Growth
Goodbye toasters and alarm clocks — hello hitching posts and bike-thru lanes.
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BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — It's great to be named one of the best places to work in New Jersey for the last four years, but what XCEL FCU likes even better is the business that satisfied employees drive. more »
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University FCU here is the dominant credit union in the local market, and one of the biggest financial services players in town, but one person says that its success comes from always acting like an underdog. more »
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Bob Marquette, CEO of Members 1st FCU, is big on attitude and helping members better their financial situation. more »
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — For Peter Lupi, being named NAFCU's Volunteer of the Year caps off a life-long involvement in the credit union community. more »
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Just listening to Robin Brulé detail all the hats she wears on a daily and weekly basis is tiring. more »
As credit union executives converge on Las Vegas for NAFCU's annual meeting this week, Credit Union Journal is offering an in-depth look at this year's crop of award winners. more »
When it comes to improving credit union board diversity, performing a self-assessment is one of the best practices to consider, according to Jim This, president and co-founder of the Paragon Group, an Olympia, Wash.-based CUSO owned by $894 million TwinStar Credit Union that offers board effectiveness evaluations. more »
Achieving diversity among board members is difficult enough at most credit unions, but community development and low-income credit unions face special challenges of their own. more »
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — If community development or low-income-designated credit unions are forced to hold board seats for people of certain income classes, it would be counterproductive. more »
LAKE BLUFF, Ill. — The fact that average consumer transaction balances are at $4,436 — a higher dollar amount than any time in the last 25 years — should be a big red flag for credit unions. more »
Credit Union Journal is now calling for nominations and entries for its 2014 Best Practices Awards. more »
SAN FRANCISCO — The flurry of regulations coming out of CFPB were expected to drive some credit unions right out of the mortgage business, but the "big dog" of mortgage regulation is yet to come, and that one might finally do the trick, according to one compliance expert. more »
SAN FRANCISCO — Credit unions need to continue to invest in technology — and use it well — if they expect to attract the elusive Millennial demographic. more »

A look at credit union partners and what they will be offering at NAFCU's upcoming Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.
Oct 20 - 22 | PayThink (formerly ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum)

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ
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Oct 27 - 29 | Financial Services Collections & Operational Risk Conference

The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, NV
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Highlighting the CU Difference
This spot from Minnesota Valley FCU highlights the CU difference, including shared branching, the people-helping-people philosophy, and that credit unions are non-for-profit financial institutions.
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