Articles by Adam Mertz

Jason Osterhage

Intellectual Curiosity Trumps Insularity

Venturing outside your comfort zone is key to discovering new ideas.
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Venturing outside your comfort zone is key to discovering new ideas.
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CUs Must Share Their Powerful Messages

Storytelling can persuade consumers—and members of Congress.
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Through their daily focus on improving members' financial security and the communities they serve, credit unions across the country have great stories to share.
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Dan McGowan

A 'Come-From-Behind' Story Line

‘We are the little CU that could, and did, and continues to do great things.’
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‘We are the little CU that could, and did, and continues to do great things.’
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James Robert Lay

Ex-Punk Rocker Joins Digital Revolution

A golden age awaits credit unions that embrace the new digital world.
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A golden age awaits credit unions that embrace the new digital world.
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Jeff Johnson

The Right People, the Right Initiative, the Right Time

‘The end goal is to improve our competitiveness in the broader financial services marketplace.’
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‘The end goal is to improve our competitiveness in the broader financial services marketplace.’
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Eric Jenkins

He Means Business

'Small businesses can be very profitable members if you have the right products and services to meet their needs.'
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'Small businesses can be very profitable members if you have the right products and services to meet their needs.'
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American 1 CU’s 'Teen Idol' Competition Remains a Big Hit

About 50 youths auditioned for the Michigan CU's singing contest.
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The competition, now in its 10th year, raised more than $3,600 for charity.
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Security Remains A Top Concern

A wave of DDoS attacks struck financial institutions earlier this year.
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The rapid increase of online and mobile transactions underscore the need for tight controls.
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Tech Priorities

Rising costs for software and third-party services squeeze CUs’ IT budgets.
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Anticipate larger IT budgets for new tech initiatives and maintenance of existing services and software.
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Executive Suite

Former Bankers Embrace CUs

Executives want to make a difference and strengthen the movement.
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Three former bankers who’ve become CEOs at credit unions speak about the factors that fueled their decision to switch.
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