The Importance of a Good Mission Statement

June 03, 2010
A mission statement provides the fire to get the CU engine working. READ MORE

'Godfather' Named 2010 CU Hero of the Year

June 02, 2010

Credit Union Magazine readers selected Vic Thate, executive vice president of FAA Credit Union in Oklahoma City, as the 2010 CU Hero of the Year.


A Microfinance 'Entrepreneur'

June 01, 2010
The first defining moment in Carol Schillios’ life came at the ripe age of 12, when she moved with her family to Switzerland. READ MORE

When Factories Fold

June 01, 2010
The recession has idled scores of U.S. factories. When the gates close, CUs become members' financial safety net. READ MORE

Is Your CU Ready for a Natural Disaster?

May 27, 2010

When disaster strikes, the link between business and community becomes obvious. Anywhere from 40% to 60% of America's small- to medium-size businesses...


Perseverance Requires Patience

May 27, 2010

Our nation’s financial challenges aren’t new; they’ve just been ignored.

I’m a world-class procrastinator. Packed away in a box somewhere there’s even a yearbook from 1966 with an admonition from my homeroom teacher that “an early start would make your life and mine easier.”


CUs Struggle To Contain Benefit Costs

May 26, 2010

Employers are having difficulty offering benefits due to financial constraints caused by the poor economy and escalating costs, particularly for health care, according to the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) 2010-2011 Credit Union Staff Benefits Survey Report.


Seeking Bilingual Staff? Test Their Proficiency First

May 14, 2010
By Astrid Rial Companies that recruit bilingual talent to serve Spanish-speaking customers seek associates who can effectively communicate in both English and Spanish. Many Spanish-speakers in the US speak colloquial or familiar Spanish. So the challenge for recruiters is to objectively verify that bilingual job candidates can competently communicate in... READ MORE

Cheney Named New CUNA CEO

May 05, 2010
Bill Cheney will take the reins as CUNA president/CEO July 5, succeeding Dan Mica. Cheney, 49, is president/CEO of the California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “After an exhaustive search, in which nearly 100 highly qualified candidates were considered, the CUNA Board has unanimously accepted and certified the executive search committee’s recommendation... READ MORE

Go From Good to Great

April 30, 2010
Business growth guru Jim Collins , author of “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t,” will keynote The 1 Credit Union Conference . The event, a joint effort between World Council of Credit Unions ( WOCCU ) and Credit Union National Association ( CUNA ), will... READ MORE

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