LANSING, Mich.-Even as two credit unions become one during Lake Trust CU's merger here, employees know exactly where to go to get the latest word and to get to know one another: the employee portal.

"You can't over-communicate during a merger," said Danielle Brehmer, VP-marketing at the $1.6-billion CU. "A merger creates a lot of feelings among staff. But one thing that helps mediate those feelings is to communicate."

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