Management

Wegner Award Recipients Named

October 23, 2009
The 22nd annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, sponsored by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), will be presented Feb. 22, 2010, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference. This year’s four recipients are: 1. Richard Heins, Lifetime Achievement Award . Heins is lauded as a... READ MORE

An Unforgettable 75-Year Celebration

October 23, 2009
Daniel A. Mica The voices of yesterday’s CU pioneers can still be heard at Estes Park. When I first heard the suggestion that the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) observe in mid-September its 75 years of service to credit unions at the location of its founding—Estes Park, Colo.—I was a... READ MORE

Mica: 'Recommit to Unity and Service'

October 15, 2009
Warmest greetings to those celebrating International Credit Union Day, Oct. 15, 2009, from your friends at the Credit Union National Association as we observe this year’s theme: “ Your Money; Your Choice; Your Credit Union .” This year’s theme celebrates “choice.” The need for choice is what gave birth to... READ MORE

ICU Day Broadcast to Celebrate Global CU Heritage

October 12, 2009
The annual International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) broadcast, sponsored by Credit Union Development Educators  (CUDE) and World Council of Credit Unions  (WOCCU), will highlight the continuing contributions of the worldwide credit union movement. This year's broadcast will originate from $3 billion asset United Nations Federal Credit Union , Long... READ MORE

Reconsidering Nonqualified Deferred Compensation? Not So Fast

September 25, 2009
By Heidi Pedersen Donahe The economic downturn is causing some credit unions and their executives to reconsider their nonqualified deferred compensation and retirement arrangements. “While credit union employees and officers are not immune from the general trend to contain compensation in this economy, it is strategically important to maintain a... READ MORE

Who's Afraid of Decoupled Debit Cards?

September 23, 2009
Judy Dahl It’s an innovative product, and one CUs should keep an eye on. “Open a debit card account with us and we’ll link it to your existing checking account. You’ll earn rewards for every transaction.” This is the type of message some mega card issuers spread to convince consumers... READ MORE

Overcome 'Facebook Fear Factor'

September 23, 2009
Sharyn Alden Develop policies regarding employee social networking practices. Social networking has been called the new frontier of communication. But a recent report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, in London, says worries about misuse and employee bad behavior are creating a “Facebook fear factor” that companies must... READ MORE

A Tipping Point Approaches

September 23, 2009
Expect a shorter adoption cycle for mobile banking than for online banking. READ MORE

Wake Up and Smell the Salsa

September 23, 2009
Wake Up and Smell the Salsa   Mark Condon Too many young people are unfamiliar with CUs. Every summer, Wisconsin’s Beloit College publishes a list of cultural observations that help people identify the experiences shaping the lives and forming the collective mindset of incoming freshmen. Here’s a sampling of this... READ MORE

Stepping Down

September 23, 2009
Daniel A. Mica I’m moving on, but definitely not retiring. You may have heard I’m stepping down as the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) CEO, effective January 2011. If you haven’t heard, well, it’s true: I’ll be moving on. Let me be clear about one thing, however—I’m not retiring. I’m... READ MORE

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