Among the new enhancements on the site will be improved organization, photos of credit unions in their communities, snappier graphics and easier-to-use navigation.
But the greatest enhancement visitors will discover on the new CUJournal.com will be found in providing more than just expanded editorial tools. Credit Union Journal is greatly upgrading in 2013 the opportunity for credit union leaders to collaborate with each other and comment on current events and other developments.
Leveraging the resources Credit Union Journal began aggregating with the introduction of CUllaborationNation in 2011, the new CUJournal.com will now include under the CollaborationNation umbrella four ongoing discussions of critical topics: Compliance and Regulation; Technology; Lending, and Topics In The News. CUllaborationNation will continue to offer and build upon the resources it has gathered, including white papers, marketing materials, opinions, videos and more.
Leaders of credit unions of all asset sizes and in all parts of the country are encouraged to take time to share their thoughts, and to pick the brains of their fellow executives using the broad range of topics reported in this newspaper every week as a means of provoking discussion and feedback.
"Credit Union Journal has dedicated itself editorially to helping credit unions to grow and succeed," said Publisher Frank J. Diekmann. "The expanded resources at CUJournal.com are part of that mission, especially the ability to interact with other credit unions. Our goal is to allow for collaboration on shared interests, for discussion of experiences and lessons learned, to pass along advice and in general to actively engage in and advance what is at its core the greatest strength of credit unions."
The new CUJournal.com design includes components that will be familiar to regular visitors to and users of the site. This will include each day's Daily Briefing and constantly updated Special Bulletins featuring breaking news; reporting identified by category; the ability to quickly and easily send a letter to the editor; and national and regional information on deposit and loan rates.
As always, Credit Union Journal invites your input.
Please take a moment and tour the new CUJournal.com.