We talked to Mark Johnson of Strategic Link partner Zipwhip this week, who described how Zipwhip allows credit unions to engage with members through text messages to landline phones.
Philp’s outreach and education with members sets a standard for engagement. Johnson extols the benefits of consistent, in-person advocacy. Each was honored as their respective state’s Credit Union Advocate of the Year.
Spokane’s united credit union community is working together to preserve the credit union tax model. Messaging congress in a method that is comfortable for credit union leadership and members, they’re proposing a “Credit Union Love Letters” campaign.
Spokane Teachers Credit Union announced plans last week to open a new branch and house its commercial lending program in downtown Spokane’s historic Hutton Building, a move CEO Tom Johnson said “gives STCU an opportunity to reclaim an architectural treasure.”
Fortune magazine yesterday announced that STCU is one of America’s great places to work, ranking 16th nationally among medium-sized companies on the magazine’s “Great Place to Work: Best Small & Medium Workplaces” list.
Well before Bank Transfer Day took root, personal finance reporter Stacy Johnson was telling consumers how to ditch their banks and vote with their feet. Now Johnson is offering his content free of charge for credit unions’ member-facing websites.
Being prepared at any time to beat the drum for MBL legislation pays off. During the recent spring Hike the Hill trip, the CEO of a large Spokane credit union quite literally gave the “elevator speech” to an influential government leader.
With President Obama’s announcement that he will make job growth his next priority, the credit union movement is urging Congress to raise the cap on member business lending. Growth in credit union MBL programs remains on a slow trajectory with the sputtering economy.
Kitsap CU elects a new board chair, plus an Oregon chapter meeting announcement.
The Iowa Division of Credit Unions will soon be led by former National Credit Union Administration Chairman Joann Johnson. Johnson served the NCUA for a total of six years starting in 2002, and led the agency for her final four years.
Although medical and human resources experts have been touting the benefits of “wellness” for decades, a growing body of research is showing concrete, bottom-line results.