There was a time when for America’s credit unions thought they had really become the “bee’s knees” when they first began meeting in Washington for reasons other than taking a train to Union Station to get federal legislation passed or a new federal regulator organized.
James Brown won’t be at CUNA’s GAC this week (at least not the James Brown), which is too bad, since he wrote the anthem for this year’s meeting: “I Feel Good.”
A barrier to mergers that often isn’t discussed. A merger feature that often isn’t practiced. What power drills can teach us.
According to the CUToday.info 2018 Member Giveback Tracker, credit unions have announced special bonuses, loan rebates and other payouts to the tune of about $180 million so far.
Was it right—or was it wrong? Were you paying attention?
It’s said we’re supposed to ring out the old as we ring in the new with each calendar change, but let’s face it–it’s never been an equal proposition and the attention is always to the latter. So…
Before we close out 2018, which means we’ve officially reached adulthood for the rest of this century, here are just a few more observations, odds/ends and other stray items found during a year-end cleaning of my computer desktop:
With 2019 rapidly approaching––meaning we're a year away from being bombarded with news headlines, reports, Powerpoint graphics and more all sharing "2020 Visions"––it's time to start cleaning out the 2018 Reporter's Notebook.
I have an idea to pitch this holiday season and I’m looking for some (cooperative) elves who just might be willing to unwrap it and get it under CU Christmas trees a year or two from now.
Some news items found among the Thanksgiving leftovers: