Welcome to the 2013 America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC) and welcome to The Big Apple.
It’s exhilarating to have so many credit union representatives gathered in one place to unite for good and propel the movement forward.
ACUC has emerged as the best event for forward-thinking credit unions to connect and collaborate with leaders and thinkers, inspiring fresh ideas and action.
This year, we’re emphasizing the innovative attitudes and creative sparks that will help credit unions capture the opportunities before us and drive positive change for the credit union movement. Our 2013 speakers and their game-changing insights are sure to leave you energized and poised to raise the service bar at your credit union.
This year’s conference will also feature Thought Leader sessions, popular for their renowned field experts and right-now topics, such as leadership practices, tapping into new markets, staff dynamics and more. We are pleased to again partner with CUNA Mutual Group to bring you Discovery sessions which delve into urgent credit union issues in smaller, interactive settings.
Gathered here, we have a rare opportunity to come together around our shared goals and values. I encourage you to participate in the Unite for Good activities we have scheduled this week.
Stop by the CUNA booth for your Unite for Good action pack, it’s filled with information and tools to help you remove barriers, create awareness and foster service excellence back home. Be sure to wear your Unite for Good/Credit Unions Are a Smarter Choice t-shirt on Wednesday, when we’ll make a splash for credit unions right here in New York City.
Talk and tweet about what your credit union is doing with CUNA and league staff, and connect with your credit union peers to share ideas and celebrate all we do for America’s people.
While you’re here, don’t forget to get out and spend some time taking in this great city. We’re in the center of everything, only a few minutes from Times Square (where you can see our video billboard promoting credit unions and aSmarterChoice.org), Central Park, Rockefeller Center and countless other New York City landmarks. So I hope you’ll set aside some time to explore your surroundings.
Thank you for being here, and thank you for being part of a movement that makes a difference for more than 96 million Americans.
BILL CHENEY is CUNA's president/CEO.