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Lessons From A CUSO Leader

February 01, 2006
Lessons From A CUSO Leader February 1, 2006 Who: Lisa Renner What: CEO Where: CU Holding Co. LLC and Beyond Marketing LLC, Lenexa, Kan., CUSOs owned by Mazuma Credit Union , Kansas City, Mo. What's the biggest challenge in managing CU and CUSO cultures? Understanding and respecting that these should... READ MORE

School Is In Session In March

February 01, 2006
School Is In Session In March February 1, 2006 Credit unions can learn the keys to developing an effective residential mortgage lending program during one of CUNA's March 2006 education opportunities. The Residential Mortgage Lending School, March 13-17 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., assists credit union lending staff in making... READ MORE

The Right Stuff: Build A Perfect Team

January 01, 2006
The Right Stuff: Build A Perfect Team January 1, 2006 By Winston Scott Whether your credit union has five people or 500, its success depends on getting everyone to work together. With the wrong team, even the best-laid business plans can fall apart. Consider what happens at the National Aeronautics... READ MORE

Dias Keeps OnPoint On Target

January 01, 2006
Dias Keeps OnPoint On Target January 1, 2006 WHO: Cliff Dias WHAT: President/CEO WHERE: OnPoint Community CU, Portland, Ore. Why was OnPoint Community CU named one of Oregon's 'most admired' companies an unprecedented five consecutive times? OnPoint Community Credit Union (formerly Portland Teachers Credit Union) is committed to providing exceptional... READ MORE

The Finer Points Of HSA Reporting

December 01, 2005
The Finer Points Of HSA Reporting December 1, 2005 By Dennis L. Zuehlke After a slow start, health savings accounts (HSAs) are taking off as more credit unions begin to offer these tax-advantaged accounts, used to pay for health care expenses. Although HSAs have been available since Jan. 1, 2004,... READ MORE

'Shy' Executive Honored For Leadership

December 01, 2005
'Shy' Executive Honored For Leadership December 1, 2005 Who: Jane Wood What: Executive vice president/chief operating officer Where: Wescom CU, Pasadena, Calif. How did you earn a 2005 Women in Business Award? A number of years ago, state legislators from the Pasadena area, Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly members Dario... READ MORE

Her Enthusiasm Is Contagious

December 01, 2005
Her Enthusiasm Is Contagious December 1, 2005 Who: Patsy Van Ouwerkerk What: President/CEO Where: Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif. Why you recently won a chamber of commerce award honoring exceptional mentors: I'm enthusiastic about my work and it's contagious. I'm a coach encouraging everyone to contribute to the team's success. It's... READ MORE

CUNA Salary Survey: 2005 Base Pay Increases Average Less Than 4%

December 01, 2005
CUNA Salary Survey: 2005 Base Pay Increases Average Less Than 4% December 1, 2005 Compensation consultants predict that across all industries, 2005 will be the fourth-consecutive year of average pay increases below 4%, making credit unions' budgeted base pay increases for 2005 fairly consistent with the national trend, according to... READ MORE

Mature Workers Can Ease Expected Labor Shortages

November 01, 2005
Mature Workers Can Ease Expected Labor Shortages November 1, 2005 Pursuing passions, not pensions Knowledge loss Tactics for strategic change The rapidly aging global workforce--caused mainly by the number of retirement-eligible employees continuing to work--is both a challenge and opportunity for employers, according to a report released by The Conference... READ MORE

Security, Innovation Top This CEO's Agenda

November 01, 2005
Security, Innovation Top This CEO's Agenda November 1, 2005 Who: James Blake What: President/CEO Where: HarborOne CU, Brockton, Mass. What's your CU's most compelling security initiative? Given the increasing pervasiveness of identity theft and fraud-related activities, we have begun a process working with our data center, COCC, [Avon, Conn.] where... READ MORE

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