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    Hello trial members! I wanted to take a moment to talk about Mentors. In thinking about your professional journey, do you have a person that stands out the most as someone that helped you navigate? Tell me about what made them an important mentor ...

  • I came across this article recently "Steps for young leaders to establish credibility in the workplace" (link below) and thought it made a few great points and it got me wondering, what are Canadian Credit Unions doing to support young or emerging leaders ...

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    Recommendation

    If any of you have your CPI programs through SWBC or State National, please share your experience. Thanks, lp Laura L. Parham, CLE Chief Executive Officer Heritage South Community Credit Union 763 N Main Street, P.O. ...

A Word From Our CEO, John Pembroke

How to attract top talent on a cu-sized budget

Identify-and then communicate-the unique 'why' a high performer would want to take a job with you.

Some financial organizations that compete with credit unions for talent can say to candidates, “If you come here and work out, you’ll be a millionaire before you’re 30”—and it’s true.

No credit union can say that. And only a very few CUs can say that if you excel at your work in their shops—for your whole life—you’ll be a millionaire. 

Fortunately, I know from watching people who graduated with me from Wharton in the late 1980s that not everyone wants to work on Wall Street. My classmates who did so worked 80, 90, even 100 hours a week. Some of us didn’t go that direction because money isn’t the sole thing that motivates great people. 

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Members Shout Out

New Position:

Gene Novello is the new president/CEO of TECH CU, Crown Point, IN, replacing the retiring Mike Hussey.

John Howard will succeed the retiring Peter Matthews as president/CEO of Merrimack Valley CU, Lawrence, MA.

Direct FCU, Needham, Massachusetts, recently announced three new executive-level promotions: Michael Ferreer as SVP/chief experience officer, Amy Horan as SVP/CLO and Brian Medeiros as SVP/CIO.

 
Acquisition/Mergers:
Bridgewater CU, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, has merged with Merrimack Valley CU, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and will operate as “Bridgewater Credit Union, a division of Merrimack Valley Credit Union.”
 
Honored:

Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, has received the National Best and Brightest in Wellness™ award.

Canvas CU, Lone Tree, CO, has been awarded 2019 Great Place to Work certification.

The mortgage team of Elevations CU, Boulder, CO, was recognized as a 2019 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame award winner for efficiency and ROI gains.


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