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Are You 'Friending' Co-Workers? Friend Wisely
July 17, 2013
Weigh the negatives before confirming a colleague’s friend request on Facebook or extending an invite to a co-worker.
Superstorm Sandy Offers Lessons on Disaster Prep, Recovery
July 16, 2013
Surviving and recovering from a devastating event requires a well-rehearsed disaster preparation plan.
Help Members Use Credit Responsibly
July 01, 2013
CUNA’s “Power Over Debt— Break the Debt Cycle” member seminar helps members manage their credit card debt.
Nice Guys and Gals Can Finish First
June 25, 2013
Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant examines why some altruistic individuals rise to the top—while others become doormats.
Connect—and Reconnect—With Your Members
June 13, 2013
Build each member interaction into a meaningful connection.
CUNA Seeks Entries for 2013 CUNA ELLy Awards
June 05, 2013
Entries must be received by July 31, 2013.
Five Reasons Leaders Must Lead on Training
May 19, 2013
Great leaders never stop learning, and that means great leaders never stop training.
Take Advantage of Upcoming CUNA Schools
May 04, 2013
CUNA on-site programs provide great environments that give credit union professionals a chance to learn, network and discuss critical issues.
‘Blended Threats’ Need Blended Protection
April 20, 2013
Threats faced by CUs today have never been more sophisticated and complex.
Callen to Address CUNA Marketing School
April 01, 2013
Network, discuss critical issues, and learn about industry changes at CUNA’s on-site programs.
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Membership Growth Strategies
Q&A: How Technology Shapes CU Branch Design
Q&A: Staff Functionality Dictates Modern Branch Design
Four ‘Must Haves’ for Mobile Pay Technology
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While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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