Citing newfound industry cooperation and enhanced services, the Credit Union Association of New York is winding up 2009 with a blip in new members--14.
In "welcoming back" the 14, the trade group said the member increase demonstrates "the organization's relevance at a time when a distressed economy" is slowing membership gains at other trade groups and business organizations.
The membership spurt "is a testament to the value the association provides, and it is also a reflection of New York credit unions' commitment to unity and cooperation," said President/CEO William J. Mellin. "It is all the more impressive when you consider the challenges many of us are facing."
Joining CUANY in 2009 were: : Advantage FCU, Bridgeway FCU, Cobblestone Country FCU, CORE FCU, Education Affiliates FCU, Hudson River Teachers FCU, Meridia Community FCU, Mohawk Valley FCU, MONEY FCU, MPO FCU, Northern FCU, Progressive Neighborhood FCU, St. Joseph's Parish Buffalo FCU and TEG FCU.