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Can CUs Serve the Budding Marijuana Industry?

The compliance burden of doing so appears not only insurmountable, but also overreaching.
April 1, 2014
Until marijuana-related businesses are legal at the federal level, CUs may be taking a great risk by serving them.
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Best Brands Built on Ideals

Business lessons sometimes come in strange packages.
March 26, 2013
Great brands aspire to change peoples’ lives—and they benefit by doing so.
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Let's Celebrate!

March is 'Credit Education Month,' so why not throw a party?
March 18, 2013
Personal remembrances may bring repeat business to your CU.
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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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Picture Perfect

Research takes a snapshot of consumers’ perceptions.
January 14, 2013
Consumers who ultimately determine critical marketing outcomes may invest but a moment in deciding whether to act on or ignore a marketing message.
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CUs and Mobile Monetization

Go beyond basic mobile services to recoup costs, grow income.
December 13, 2012
Small business members will pay for mobile services that create new efficiencies.
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MBLs Offer ‘Chef Salad’ of Benefits for Lenders, Economy

Business lending requires strong relationship-building, which favors CUs.
November 30, 2012
Expanding business lending could make CUs significant contributors to the national economic recovery.
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Research Roundup

What's on Your Menu?

Questioning traditions can result in improvements.
November 24, 2012
Your members are both hungry and curious. What will you serve them?
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Back to the Future

The decline of a once-dominant community offers a cautionary tale for CUs.
October 22, 2012
Is your heart still in your CU?
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2012 Governmental Affairs Conference

Former Nurse Now Operates Under Washington Chaos

Nation’s capitol has ‘lost its sense of order,’ Rep. Caroyln McCarthy says.
March 21, 2012
She tells congressional colleagues the proposed MBL legislation ‘is a good bill that won’t hurt anyone.’
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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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