Inside Marketing: Effective Stories
Don’t just tell members, show them, how your CU can help solve their problems
NextGen Leaders: Meet the 2012 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec Top 15:
Read all of the profiles available at this time here.
Read blog posts from the Top 15 on the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec blog.
Credit Union Management Featured Article
Growing With Incentives
Variable compensation programs can motivate employees to produce the results you want, but only if your credit union commits to strong leadership and comprehensive coaching.
CUES, CUES Director and CUES Supplier members, as well as subscribers to Credit Union Management, can access a complete digital version of our August issue at cumanagement.org. Email email@example.com for password help. Or, to sign up for a handy monthly email with direct links to top articles, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our Sponsor
Recruiting is the Key to Building a Winning Leadership Team
In today’s challenging environment, highly qualified executive leadership is essential to success. JMFA ESG has the experience and tools to help you find the best talent, whether you’re looking for:
- the ideal CEO, CFO or COO;
- top-level managers; or
- interim leadership on a contract or project basis.
|Discover Leadership's Role in Fostering Innovation with Lyn Heward, Director of Creation, Cirque du Soleil|
Review all your member benefits.
Blog: The Advantage of Being Different: According to Youngme Moon, author of Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd, three popular companies (listed in this CUES Skybox blog post) embraced potential negatives, and actually flaunted them. Rather than attempting to match their competitors, they emphasized their uniqueness, she told her audience at the 2012 World Council of Credit Unions Annual Convention in Gdansk, Poland.
CUES Councils: Find a local meeting in your area by using the CUES Council map. There are five council events planned in August, September and October.
CUES Alabama Council Meeting
CUES Illinois Council Meeting
CUES Wisconsin Council Road Trip
CUES Florida Council Fall Meeting
St. Augustine, Fla.
CUES Southern California/Arizona Council
Palm Springs, Calif.
Gain a Lending Edge
Decisions made by your lending staff have a major impact on the long-term success of your credit union. Send your team to CUES School of Consumer Lending, Sept. 17-18; and CUES Advanced School of Consumer Lending, Sept. 19-20, in Schaumburg, Ill. They’ll return from these CUES-level offerings with the tools needed to make the best decisions possible.
Cool App: IFTTT (If this, then that) lets you create connections between 49 channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, email programs and more.
A Strong Foundation for Your Credit Union
Cornerstone Advisors, Inc. helps credit unions save millions in operating costs by uncovering opportunities for improvements and efficiency. Their comprehensive advisory services include strategic planning, best practices and process improvement, technology management, and mergers and acquisitions. Hear directly from the experts when you watch this short video.
Honored: Andrews Federal Credit Union, Suitland, Md., was recently ranked among the best military credit unions in the country for its international presence by NerdWallet.com, a personal finance website committed to spreading the word about consumer-friendly banking. The CU has 11 CUES members.
The National Credit Union Foundation announced Hubert H. Hoosman, Jr., president/CEO of Vantage Credit Union in Bridgeton, Mo., is the winner of the 2013 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement.
For the fourth consecutive year, Florida Trend magazine has selected Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Va., as one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For 2012. Navy FCU ranks 13th this year. The CU has four CUES members.
Name Change: GTE Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., has decided it's time to change its name to GTE Financial. The CU has three CUES members.
New Headquarters: Texas Trust Credit Union, Mansfield, Texas, has embarked on the next phase of its growth strategy with the purchase of an office park. The $721 million credit union has purchased two buildings in Arlington, Texas, which will serve as the new corporate headquarters as well as a long-term financial investment. The CU has 12 CUES members.
Community Involvement: In recognition of the achievements of 26 students in school, at home and within their communities, Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, Herndon, Va., has awarded a combined $115,000 in scholarships. The Foundation has two scholarship programs: The Ben DeFelice Scholarship, which presented $5,000 each to 20 students; and the Central Intelligence Retirees Association Scholarship, which awarded $2,500 each to six students. Northwest FCU CU has 17 CUES members.
Vancity Credit Union, Vancover, British Columbia enviro™Visa cardholders helped raise $1 million in grants this year by using their Visa credit cards for daily transactions. In keeping with the credit union's philosophy to serve its members’ long-term well-being by building sustainable communities, this year's grants support a range of environmental initiatives focused on creating a sustainable food system. Every year, a portion of the credit card’s profits is distributed back to the local community through the Vancity enviroFund™. So far this year, $250,000 has been distributed in grants to support 21 farmers' markets throughout British Columbia. The remaining $750,000 will fund 12 organizations and a variety of projects that provide British Columbians with greater access to local and organic food. The CU has three CUES members.
CUES Supplier Member News: Credit Union 24, Tallahassee, Fla. announced that it is disbursing $1.1 million in patronage dividends to its shareholding credit unions during Q3 2012. Due to the network’s cooperative, credit union-owned structure, Credit Union 24 returns profits to credit unions that own shares of the network in the form of cash and equity certificates.
Read more—and submit your own--CUES member news.
Free! Webinar: Emotional Intelligence
1-2 p.m. Central
ServiStar Users Group
CUES School of Consumer Lending
CUES School of Business Lending: School III: Strategic Business Lending
CUES Advanced School of Consumer Lending ™
Free! Webinar: Building Value through Mergers
1-2 p.m. Central
CEO/Executive Team Network
Palm Beach, Fla.
Palm Desert, Calif.
Check out all the upcoming CUES and CUES Council events.