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GHOST ACCOUNTOWN, USA–It’s Halloween, and it isn’t just mysterious apparitions that haunt some credit unions—it’s unshakeable memories of poor management, bad loans and even a comedy club event gone bad

GHOST ACCOUNTOWN, USA–It’s Halloween, and it isn’t just mysterious apparitions that haunt some credit unions—it’s unshakeable memories of poor management, bad loans and even a comedy club event gone bad.

COOPERATIVE CEMETARY, USA–They are memories that haunt credit union leaders to this day–simultaneous conversions, branches in “un-nice” places, and even a “Boogie Man Of Ambition.”

DENTON, Texas–In one remote village in the Dominican Republic, people gather once a month to draw a name out of a wooden bucket so one family can head to town to buy something they have dreamed of purchasing.

MADISON, Wis.–Credit union membership rose a whopping 706,000 in August and is now up 5.02 million over the past year–the population of South Carolina–according to the latest Trends Report from CUNA Mutual Group.

WASHINGTON—Credit unions may face yet another wave of lawsuits, and this time whether the cases are considered frivolous or not will likely be determined by a case pending against Wells Fargo.

TYSONS, Va.—PenFed Credit Union contends the CU movement needs to tell its story in more compelling ways–and it’s about to not only tell its own story, but that of all credit unions, as well.

LAKE FOREST, Ill.—With record-high levels of checking deposits just waiting to move as rates rise, what can credit unions do to keep these core accounts from going out the door?

TACOMA, Wash.–Three personal stories, three lessons for credit unions. Those lessons: Credit unions often talk about diversity, yet they don’t really recognize the insights they are missing out on. Credit union leaders may not believe they are up to a challenge, but they are if they know where to focus. Credit unions often talk of telling their story, but it isn’t the telling of the story that is the real key.