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Bankruptcy Prevention by Committee

March 01, 2008
Bankruptcy Prevention by Committee March 1, 2008 For nearly 20 years, a group of Michigan credit unions has banded together to put on a free workshop each year to educate members about alternatives to bankruptcy, how to prevent mortgage foreclosure, and other matters, says Fran Gibelyou, branch manager for Family... READ MORE

Videos: Creative Collaboration

March 01, 2008
Videos: Creative Collaboration March 1, 2008 Partnering with Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative has given Brewery Credit Union in Milwaukee access to the co-op's 13,000 members, says Jim Schrimpf , CEO of the $30 million asset community development credit union. It also gives Outpost members the convenience of an in-store branch,... READ MORE

Be a Financial Literacy Champion

March 01, 2008
Be a Financial Literacy Champion March 1, 2008 The U.S. credit union movement is at a crossroads. For most of its more than 80 years of existence, the movement has grown steadily. But in recent decades growth has slowed, and many signs suggest the decline will continue unless the movement... READ MORE

New Avenues

February 01, 2008
New Avenues February 1, 2008 By Derek Tynes A CEO transition can be an uncertain and anxious time for everyone. Addison Avenue FCU shares the HR plan that smoothed the ride. After weeks or months of searching, your board finally hires a new CEO. Is it time to relax? Hardly.... READ MORE

Meet C. Lin Hodges

February 01, 2008
Meet C. Lin Hodges February 1, 2008 Who: C. Lin Hodges What: President/CEO Where: Associated CU , Norcross, Ga. On Dec. 31, George Clarke stepped down as CEO of $852 million asset Associated Credit Union after 29 years with the credit union. Succeeding him is C. Lin Hodges, the institution's... READ MORE

Business Execution in 2007: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

February 01, 2008
Business Execution in 2007: The Good, Bad, and Ugly February 1, 2008 Last year saw its share of winners and losers in the realm of business execution, says Rick Lepsinger, president of New York-based OnPoint Consulting . He offers a year-end round-up of organizations whose actions ranged from "brilliant move"... READ MORE

MySpace Moves to CU Space

February 01, 2008
MySpace Moves to CU Space February 1, 2008 By Mary Mink "The Web has moved much further than the dot-org Web site. Now it's about managing your online identity on social networking sites, conversing with members on their blogs, and keeping up with what's being said about you and your... READ MORE

Seven Ways CEOs Help Top Companies Get Ahead-and Stay There

January 01, 2008
Seven Ways CEOs Help Top Companies Get Ahead-and Stay There January 1, 2008 Top-performing companies are characterized by cultures that are flexible, adaptive, participative, and innovative, and they operationalize these attributes through leader behavior and organizational structure and systems. So says Rick Lepsinger, president of New York-based OnPoint Consulting and... READ MORE

Spotlight: Richard Brandsma

January 01, 2008
Spotlight: Richard Brandsma January 1, 2008 Who: Richard C. (Rick) Brandsma What: President/CEO Where: Sound CU , Tacoma, Wash. Proactive lending and people skills pay off for Rick Brandsma, CEO of $362 million asset Sound CU, Tacoma, Wash. The credit union won CUNA Lending Council 2007 Excellence in Lending Awards... READ MORE

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

January 01, 2008
What's Your New Year's Resolution? January 1, 2008   Be Bold   We believe a New Year's resolution should be gallant and daring. No wimpy stuff for us. To that end, we resolve to uncover an innovative solution that will help low-wealth people become financially successful. This seems like a... READ MORE
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