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Spotlight: Glenna Osborn

July 01, 2007
Spotlight: Glenna Osborn July 1, 2007 Who: Glenna Osborn What: President/CEO Where: Missouri Central CU, Lee's Summit What I've learned about CUs Although I have a degree in finance and economics, I had no appreciation for credit union philosophy until after I graduated. Credit unions were mentioned in a money... READ MORE

Spotlight: Paul Morin, a Veteran of Members' Affairs

March 01, 2007
CU leader works for veterans' rights. READ MORE

Mark Holbrook: A Mission of Service and Ministry

December 01, 2006
Who: Mark Holbrook What: President/CEO Where: Evangelical Christian Credit Union, Brea, Calif. What are the top two reasons for your CU's success in making loans to churches, a very specialized lending segment? First, over 15 years ago Evangelical Christian Credit Union recognized that churches and ministries represented a significant underserved... READ MORE

What Makes A Good Annual Meeting?

July 01, 2006
What Makes A Good Annual Meeting? July 1, 2006   Themed Meetings  We have fun first, and then get down to business. We have a social hour followed by a dinner and entertainment. We have the business meeting at the end of the evening. We always have a themed annual... READ MORE

Maine CUs' Volunteer Time Grew 22% Last Year

June 01, 2006
Maine CUs' Volunteer Time Grew 22% Last Year June 1, 2006 Maine credit union staff and directors volunteered more than 20,000 hours of their time in 2005, a 22% increase over 2004, according to the Maine Credit Union League. Based on figures from the Points of Light Foundation, which calculates... READ MORE

Board Nominations, Elections, And Term Limits

January 01, 2006
Board Nominations, Elections, And Term Limits January 1, 2006 By Barbara Wirtz The National Cooperative Business Association's (NCBA) new survey regarding nominations, elections, and term limits for credit union directors raise questions that will require thoughtful and courageous analysis to answer. Challenges from the banking industry are prompting credit unions... READ MORE

Evaluate, Improve Board Performance

January 01, 2006
Evaluate, Improve Board Performance January 1, 2006 A new online assessment tool allows credit unions to evaluate board members' competencies on a group and individual level, and receive solutions and resources to improve overall board performance. BoardAssessment.com is a subscription-based assessment tool that evaluates board members' knowledge in five key... READ MORE

The Art Of Shmoozing: Connect On A Deeper Level

November 01, 2005
The Art Of Shmoozing: Connect On A Deeper Level November 1, 2005 Cell phones, e-mail, and virtual meetings may have made it easier to reach people, but they haven't made it easier to connect with people. That's why sales consultant Richard Abraham wants to revive the lost art of shmoozing.... READ MORE

It's Late. Do You Know Where Your Value Proposition Is?

October 01, 2005
It's Late. Do You Know Where Your Value Proposition Is? October 1, 2005 By Clark Crowdus Here's a value proposition found on San Francisco's Craigslist 'Personals' section: "The girl you marry" "Think librarian, beautiful but demure, 5'5", slender, sexy, sharp as a tack and successful, but with a soft side,... READ MORE

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