Think B.I.G.

Think B.I.G.

When I started preparing to present Think B.I.G. to the high school interns my biggest challenge was finding a way to make it interesting and relevant to them at this point in their lives. Learning how to budget, save, and set financial goals is not the most exciting topic to a 17 year old, but it is an important topic that needs to be discussed.

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Meeting our members' alternative transportation needs

Meeting our members' alternative transportation needs

Urban landscapes are changing throughout our cities. With these changes, transportation is evolving to meet the needs of growing populations that require accessible alternatives. Single-owner vehicle centric environments are becoming more occupied by people utilizing public transportation, vehicle and ride share programs, and healthier, non-motorized forms of transit. In the banking industry, credit unions have excelled at providing low cost vehicle loans. 

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Break Barriers. Build Relationships. BE the Credit Union Difference.

Break Barriers. Build Relationships. BE the Credit Union Difference.

Scenario One: You’re standing in line and strike up a conversation with the gal in front of you, Anne. You share that your deepest desire is to become a proficient hiker. As you’re waiting for your order, Anne offers you two choices: would you rather have advice on local hiking trails or $100? Which option do you take?

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Are You Part of the 60 or the 40?

Are You Part of the 60 or the 40?

So where did this Talent 20/20 stuff come from anyway? And “why” should every employee, leader, and business owner care…TODAY? I’ve been in the credit union (CU) space for 14+ years. I’ve seen and heard entirely too little about how CUs are developing people. Prior to a couple years ago, I never heard the words succession planning mentioned in a CU.

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Hope

Hope

Imagine a young woman. Let’s call her, “Sue”. Red-haired, green-eyed, maybe freckled. At 11 she loses her only family member, an older sibling, to a drug overdose. At 13 she runs away from her foster home. By the time she is 16, she struggles with addiction and lives on the streets. By her 17th birthday, Sue enrolls in a court-ordered program for at-risk youth.

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Education through Partnership. Joining into the Lives of Our Members

Education through Partnership.  Joining into the Lives of Our Members

“There’s not enough time in the day”, a statement uttered by everyone at some time. Or how about, “I’ll get around to it when I find time”. Problem is, these statements lead to unintended consequences. Too often, we see individuals, of all ages, come through our doors seeking help and advice in the aftermath of financial turmoil.

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