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Joni Senkpeil

A Fierce Collaborator

Small CUs improve members’ financial lives and boost cooperative strength of the CU movement.
April 6, 2014
League leader works tirelessly for small CUs.
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Dan Morrisey

A Fighter for Small CUs

Compliance burden is ‘like an avalanche.’
April 1, 2014
‘We have to keep up the fight.’
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Small CUs Share Strategies for Success

Session addresses lending strategies, expense control, and compliance issues.
February 25, 2014
Session addresses lending strategies, expense control, and compliance issues.
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Royce Reintroduces CU MBL Bill

Bipartisan bill would help CUs lend an additional $13 billion to small businesses.
February 14, 2013
Last year, MBL legislation had strong bipartisan support with 144 co-sponsors in the House and 21 in the Senate.
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Eight Thriving Cottage Industries

Their growth potential makes them prime lending candidates for CUs.
January 11, 2013
Cottage industries—businesses that can be started by individuals in their homes—present major lending opportunities for CUs.
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America's CU Conference

Small CU Roundtable Meets at ACUC

Group discusses compliance burden and the importance of collaboration.
June 18, 2012
Small CU professionals kick off the 2012 America’s Credit Union Conference Sunday afternoon.
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Latino CU Conference

Serving Small Biz Important to Latino CUs

CUs are a key source of business loans for Hispanic small businesses.
June 17, 2012
Sixty percent of small businesses can’t get needed credit.
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Cheney: Act Now on MBL Bill

Vote on CU Small Business Jobs Bill could come as soon as the third week of April.
April 16, 2012
Congress is on recess this week and next, providing a great opportunity to encourage senators to support this legislation.
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Chabot Promotes MBL Bill Despite Banker Objections

‘The banks hate it, but I hope we’ll get it done.’
March 21, 2012
Ohio republican shares fears about divided government, huge deficits, and the economy.
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2012 Governmental Affairs Conference

Small CU Roundtable Highlights Shared Resources

Collaboration can relieve compliance burden and enhance member service.
March 20, 2012
NCUA addresses Small CU Roundtable on partnerships and training resources.
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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