Community Service

Why Don't You Target the Hispanic Market?

May 01, 2007
Why Don't You Target the Hispanic Market? May 1, 2007 By Tony Malaghan The latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimates put the U.S. Hispanic population at 42.7 million, or 14.4% of the U.S. population. This means one out of seven U.S. inhabitants are Hispanic. The Bureau projects by 2050 the... READ MORE

What Makes Companies Thrive? Eleven Myth-Shattering Findings

April 01, 2007
What Makes Companies Thrive? Eleven Myth-Shattering Findings April 1, 2007 Oft-cited sources of competitive advantage have little or no impact on consistent, organic growth. That was a key finding revealed in "The Road to Organic Growth: How Great Companies Consistently Grow Marketshare from Within," by Edward Hess.  Hess's research revealed... READ MORE

Community Ties

March 01, 2007
Community Ties March 1, 2007 By Dick Radtke and Lucy Harr Find a need and fill it. Cloverbelt Credit Union , Wausau, Wis., followed that sage advice, and Rebecca's Closet came to life. This partnership between Cloverbelt and the Volunteer Center of Marathon County began with a chance encounter between... READ MORE

Desjardins Award Winners Embrace Youth Service

March 01, 2007
Desjardins Award Winners Embrace Youth Service March 1, 2007 Winners of the national 2006 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, which recognizes leadership in youth financial literacy, are leading the movement in youth financial education, says CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica. "Each of them has something to show the rest of us... READ MORE

Membership Growth: The Better Thief Wins

January 01, 2007
Membership Growth: The Better Thief Wins January 1, 2007 By Rich Jones How do you grow a credit union in static or congested market? Growth is static in Elevations Credit Union's primary market, Boulder, Colo. The 2004 census information was depressing--Boulder County grew by 957 people. That's not to say... READ MORE

Training Program Improves Service to Underserved Latino Community

January 01, 2007
Training Program Improves Service to Underserved Latino Community January 1, 2007 Credit unions will have help tailoring their products and services for the underserved Latino community through an expanded agreement between IBT Enterprises LLC , Norcross, Ga., and CUNA Strategic Services . Under the new program, credit unions can reach... READ MORE

CUs Do a World of Good

October 01, 2006
Roberto Heredia maneuvers his motorcycle up and down washed-out gravel roads across a mostly dry creek bed, zipping past the arid, hilly landscape near Bolivia's southern border with Argentina. The loan officer for Magisterio Rural Agencia Padcaya Credit... READ MORE

Operation Hope Founder Speaks at Alliant CU

October 01, 2006
Operation Hope Founder Speaks at Alliant CU October 1, 2006 Alliant Credit Union kicked off its fall 2006 Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools initiative with an inspirational speech by John Bryant, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation Hope Inc., a national non-profit organization providing programs to help minorities and... READ MORE

New Xerox FCU CEO Embraces Collaboration

October 01, 2006
New Xerox FCU CEO Embraces Collaboration October 1, 2006 Who: Teresa Freeborn What: President/CEO Where: Xerox Federal Credit Union, El Segundo, Calif. What's your vision for Xerox Federal? I see Xerox Federal as a formidable financial institution in our key markets in the coming years. The challenges we face aren't... READ MORE

How do you Communicate Member Ownership?

October 01, 2006
How do you Communicate Member Ownership? October 1, 2006 CU Philosophy an Easy Sell We want our members to understand ‘membership' and ‘ownership.' Our collateral pieces and Web site emphasize that we're a self-help, nonprofit, member-owned cooperative. There always will be competition on rates. Our theme is that by gaining... READ MORE

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