Credit Union Times Magazine March-05, 2003

In Other News

  • BRANCHING OUT

    Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Universal City, Texas, has celebrated the grand opening of its Ben White Branch. The celebration included a speech from TCUL General Counsel/Advocacy Ann Graham. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Winston J. Robinson Duo strolled through the branch playing acoustic country western music. The facility features...

  • DONATIONS

    Bell-Tel Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., Real Estate Manager Candice Nowadly played cupid this year as she presented seven large boxes of valentines to the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. The hospital serves approximately 350,000 veterans in Central Florida. The valentines of much needed items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, combs,...

  • AWARDS

    SECURITY Federal Credit Union, Flint, Mich., is among the finalists at the first annual Flint & Genesee County Business Awards. The credit union was recognized in both the service industry and e-commerce categories. The award program was started by the Flint Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize area businesses for...

News

  • Affinity FCU Family Referral Campaign Results in Lucky Winner

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Affinity Federal Credit Union has recently awarded a Disneyland/Universal Studios vacation package to lucky member Colleen McDonald. McDonald's name was drawn from a pool of members who entered a raffle drawing as part of Affinity's Family Referral Promotion. The two-month promotion resulted in an additional 2,700...

  • Progeny Marketing Innovations Hits Road with BMW

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Progeny Marketing Innovations is hitting the convention road with a BMW convertible giveaway. For the fourth year in a row, the marketing strategy firm will be giving away a vehicle during the BAI Retail Delivery conference. Registered attendees at some 15 conferences throughout the year can enter...

  • CUDL's 2003 Marketing Campaign Evokes Fond First Car Memories

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - Everyone remembers their first car - how they paid for it, the make and model, the color, their first time behind the wheel, maybe even what they named the car. Even if their first car was only a toy car, they can remember that just as...

  • Helping Consumers Make a Quick Switch

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. - PSB The Marketing Supersourcer has launched a new "Switch Kit" Program to help set credit unions apart from the competition. The customizable program emphasizes the ease and convenience of converting an account from one existing institution to another. "With real growth of financial service products at...

  • Southern Tier CUs tops in "Rocker-thon 2003"

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - For the third straight year, the Southern Tier Credit Unions' Public Relations and Marketing Council (PRMC) took first place honors by raising the most funds during the annual Mom's House "Rocker-thon." For its contribution of more than $1,700, the PRMC was awarded a $100.00 gift certificate to...

  • MAC Hosts Multicultural Marketing Workshop

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - In light of growing diverse cultures in the United States, the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) will be presenting two workshops on multi-cultural marketing on March 5 at the California/Nevada Credit Union League office in Rancho Cucamonga and March 12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel...

  • UT FCU Shock Ad a Ringer for Students

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Apparently it is not how much but what information is placed on a bald head that will appeal to elusive Generation X'ers here. "We wanted the students here to know that UTFCU accounts really stand out in a crowd and that we are `head and shoulders' above...

  • Wescom Puts the Pedal to the Brand

    PASADENA, Calif. - As Wescom Credit Union's small PT Cruiser "convoy" zips around southern California, consider it branding on the move. The three cars toting license plates 1WESCOM, 2WESCOM and 3WESCOM are the brainchild of Wescom CU President/CEO Darren Williams who wanted his business development officers to have vehicles that...

  • Kowal offers 3600 View of Call Centers

    BOSTON - The latest offering from Kowal Associates, a contact center consulting firm, hopes to provide a 360-degree call center view. The Contact Center Review 3600 highlights areas where the contact center is performing well, identifies performance gaps and outlines what changes need to be made to achieve the desired...

  • Chicago "Savvy Single" Launches Branding Firm

    CHICAGO - Today's Chicago Woman Business Magazine has named Kirsten Osolind, founder of re:invention a brand image consulting firm, one of the city's Savviest Singles of 2003. Osolind recently launched her firm to offer such services as strategic planning, competitive auditing, client business development, marketing promotions, and position-driven communication programs...

  • Special Report: Retail Delivery Systems/Marketing

    From a tattooed bald head to electric blue PT Cruisers racing around the California coast, see how credit unions are distinguishing themselves from the competition in a special report on pages 18 to 20.

  • Valley First Credit Union Adds Personality for Young Members

    MODESTO, Calif. - Valley First Credit Union has literally breathed life into its preteen club Planet M with a life-size version of HANC. Taken from the main character of Liberty Marketing Services' popular Planet M, eight-foot HANC (Human Assistant Network Communicator) has been busy on the road, making stops at...

  • Protecting Private Insurance

    A NASCUS Board member and an ASI executive speak out on attacks on private insurance. See story page 3.

  • SCC National Marketing Blitz Begins; Leveraging on the One-Stop Theme

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The first shared branching network - Service Centers Corporation-is ready for its national marketing debut. Although well known locally and in Washington D.C. since merging with CO-OP Network, the largest credit union owned ATM/EFT network in June, SCC is making the most of its position as the...

News Briefs

Opinion

  • Creating a Newsletter Your Members will Read

    We all like to think that member pore over their monthly or quarterly newsletters, reading every word and considering how they can use all the wonderful services the credit union offers, participate in credit union events, and convince their families and co-workers to join the credit union. Reality check: Is...

Publisher's Column

  • Once again GAC looks the same with differences

    In between paralyzing snow and rain storms, the huge annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in D.C. once again came off with a familiar sameness, but several differences too. Here are some random observations: * The record turnout of 3,000-plus again strained the conference facilities of the Washington Hilton Hotel. For...

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People

  • VENDORS

    Building Committee Inc., a design build firm, has named Don A'Hearn midwest sales manager. LA GARD, an electronic locking device manufacturer, has named Dan Sparks south/midwest regional sales manager. qbt Systems, an integration platform provider, has appointed Brian Bodell president.

  • MIDWEST

    Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., has named Rob Meijer Traverse City branch mortgage specialist and Samuel J. Secson Grand Rapids region mortgage specialist.

  • WEST

    Global Credit Union, Spokane, Wash., has named Pamela Judson, Terry Lynn Sjolie, and Eunice Toombs member services representatives, and Michael Reimer LAN administrator specialist.

  • SOUTH

    Charlotte Postal Credit Union, N.C. has elected the following volunteers to its board of directors: Hugh Livingston Jr., president; Phillip Kridel, vice president; George Johnson, treasurer; Barry Williams, secretary; Phillip Robinson, Edd Murphy, Judi Gore, DC Trull and Harold Harless, board directors. In addition, CPCU has elected Chuck Burch, Cam...

Letters to the editor

  • United Teletech CU Still CUANJ-Affiliated

    The article "Clark Out as Shaughnessy is Named Interim President of CUANJ; New Jersey CUs in Wait and See Mode" that ran in the Feb. 19 issue of Credit Union Times listed United Teletech Federal Credit Union with the names of a few credit unions that disaffiliated from their association...

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