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Shop for Miracles on ICU Day
September 01, 2014
Purchases with CU-issued cards on Oct. 16 benefit CU4Kids.
Connex CU’s Christopher Whalen Voted CO-OP Think Prize 14 Winner
May 23, 2014
Outcome was determined by judges, online voters, and THINK 14 attendees.
Takeaways from CO-OP THINK 14
May 21, 2014
The annual conference aims to translate knowledge, motivation, and insights into positive, passionate actions.
CO-OP Financial Services Awards 16 Scholarships for Community CU & Growth Conference
October 02, 2013
Attendees will create ready-to-implement action plans to help their CUs reach their full potential.
CU Service Centers Becomes CO-OP Shared Branch
June 03, 2013
The change will occur during a two-year rebranding process at participating CUs.
May 03, 2013
'I always encourage people to be bolder.'
Scenes from the 2013 THINK Conference
May 01, 2013
The conference runs April 29 to May 2 in Chicago.
The Evolution of an ATM Network
April 30, 2013
President/CEO Stan Hollen reflects on how the company has evolved since he took over more than seven years ago.
Co-op Financial Services to Sponsor Scholarships
August 08, 2011
This is the second year CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring scholarships to this event.
Sri Lankan Women Gain Financial Access
July 01, 2011
In Sri Lanka, a woman and her husband run a welding shop thanks to the financial support of Women’s Development Services Co-operative Society.
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Leadership Q&A: Brandon Michaels
Set Up New Hires for Success: Seven Steps
Guide Members to Financial Health
Transforming the Branch Manager
Make Your Advertising Count
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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