Credit Union Times Magazine March-16, 2005

In Other News

  • AWARDS

    New Jersey Federal Credit Union, Totowa, has named member Joan Millar the winner of the Palm Pilot Drawing. Millar entered NJFCU's drawing while attending the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. Tower Federal Credit Union, Laurel, Md., has awarded its member Nancy Prugh with an enhanced definition 42-inch plasma screen monitor....

  • DONATIONS

    South Jersey Federal Credit Union, Deptford, N.J., has raised $2,000 in support of the American Red Cross' tsunami relief efforts. SJFCU supports numerous altruistic organizations throughout South Jersey including the National MS Society, The ARC of Gloucester and Cape May Counties, The Camden Children's Garden and The Children's Miracle Network....

News

News Briefs

Marketing

  • John Deere CCU Takes Two Gold

    WATERLOO, Iowa - John Deere Community Credit Union (JDCCU) has received two Gold ADDY Awards from the local Marketing, Advertising, and Communications Association (MAC). JDCCU took home honors in the categories of Regional TV Campaign and Regional Single TV spot. The two commercials will be forwarded to the 9th District...

  • Bears Promote Tower FCU Product Awareness

    LAUREL, Md. - A two month promotion with bear giveaways has helped Tower Federal Credit Union increase its online bill payment membership by 50%. In addition, the number of Tower FCU members signed up for e-statements totals over 15,000. During January and February, Tower FCU branches gave stuffed black bears...

  • Southeast Corporate Rings Up Four ADDYs

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Southeast Corporate has won four ADDYs in the local advertising federation's ADDY competition. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the ADDYs are one of the largest and most representative creative competitions in the advertising industry. Southeast won Gold for its Member Business Solutions flash-based Web site, besting...

  • CUs Urged to Participate in Youth Saving Challenge

    MADISON, Wis. - Over 140 credit unions are gearing up for the CUNA 2nd Annual Youth Saving Challenge, coinciding with National Credit Union Youth Week, April 17-23, 2005. Sponsored by CUNA, the free program is designed to help credit unions strengthen their relationship with youth and their families by encouraging...

  • Back to Basics Marketing Approach Helps Pay Off Big for Credit Unions

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - When it comes to credit union marketing, less can sometimes lead to fabulous results. "Marketing campaigns can look good, but if it doesn't work it's not a good one," said CEFCU Vice President of Marketing Sue Yoder. Yoder says what has proved successful for CEFCU...

  • Meriwest CU, MidFlorida FCU Tout Success and Win Awards

    LAS VEGAS - Meriwest Credit Union Senior Account Manager Tanya Edwards and MidFlorida Federal Credit Union Board Secretary Sandy Prince took home first and second place honors during the CU Conferences Business Development Select Employee Group Conference. The Share Your Successes winners were selected by their peers. Edwards cites branding...

Tech Bytes

  • Navy FCU Stocks Up for Check 21 With NCR

    DAYTON, Ohio - NCR said last week that the $23 billion Navy FCU has selected its image-based technology for image capture, processing, and storage - all in preparation of image exchange brought on by Check 21. Navy will specifically use NCR's ImageMark solutions to capture, balance and consolidate images from...

  • Callahan's CU Search Engine Fully Operational

    WASHINGTON - Callahan & Associates has completed the beta test of its credit union search engine - CU Info Search - and is now experiencing an average of 1,500 to 2,000 searches a week. The search engine can be found at www.cuinfosearch.com or through Callahan's Web site, www.creditunions.com. Callahan Vice-President...

  • iQ Credit Union Signs Fuze for Knowledge Management

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - iQ Credit Union has signed a two-year agreement to deploy the knowledge management and e-services system from Fuze Digital Solutions on the credit union's Web site and intranet. "In particular, I appreciated the Fuze Suite's ability to tightly integrate with our Web site, support two-way secure communications,...

  • Hack Attacks Growing Fast on IM/P2P Channel

    WALTHAM, Mass. - Here's a growth industry that credit unions might want to be aware of: spam, virus and worm attacks through instant messaging applications. The IMlogic Threat Center (www.imloglc.com) says the number of such attacks through IM and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications have been increasing 50% each month so far...

  • Symitar Parent Acquires Intelligence Firm

    MONETT, Mo. - Jack Henry & Associates, parent company of credit union data processor Symitar Systems, has acquired Tangent Analytics, a provider of Web-based business intelligence systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This deal follows an already established strategic alliance between the two firms that resulted in the...

  • Shared Branching to be Available Through Fiserv

    ATLANTA - Credit unions all over the country that already have a relationship with Fiserv EFT in ATMs or other services will now have the opportunity to participate in shared branching through the processing firm. That's because Credit Union Service Centers has certified Fiserv EFT as a third party processor...

Special Report

  • Seven Seventeen Credit Union Wins International Design Award

    WARREN, OHIO - An innovative design of Seven Seventeen Credit Union's new Portage County branch has earned the Award of Merit in the International Store Design Competition sponsored by the Institute of Store Planners and Visual Merchandising and Store Design magazine. Columbus-based TRIAD Architects centered much of the branch's design...

  • Chetco FCU Members Step Back Home to the `50s

    CRESCENT CITY, Calif. - Chetco Federal Credit Union has taken "home banking" to a new level with its latest branch here. As members walk into the retail branch they walk through time back into the `50s - complete with ice cream parlor inspired teller stations, a fully equipped kitchen stocked...

  • Simpson Community Credit Union Unveils Latest Branch

    SHELTON, Wash. - Simpson Community Credit Union has opened the doors to its second full-service branch here. The 16,063 square-foot structure built on a 2.65 acre site features four drive thru lanes, expanded parking, 24 hour ATM access, safe deposit boxes, and online banking kiosks. The new building will also...

Briefs

Opinions

Letters to the editor

  • Right On Mike Welch

    I just finished reading Mike Welch's publisher's column about "Who's Kidding Who?" from the Feb. 9 issue of Credit Union Times. (Sometimes it takes a while for issues to make it around to my desk.) Over the years, I have held various positions within the credit union industry so I...

  • Hanley Got it Right

    I'd like to respond to a letter in the March 2 issue of Credit Union Times from Orange County Teachers FCU CEO Rudy Hanley. Since Mike Welch gave his opinion of small CUs, it's quite refreshing to see that there are many vocal supporters of small CUs out there, especially...

  • You've Maintained Your Trusted Reputation

    I read with great interest your item on the inaccurate tsunami photos in your February 16 edition. You obviously did not have to take ownership for the mistake, since they were provided by a trusted source. But your willingness to do so spoke volumes about your diligence in safeguarding the...

Publisher's Column

  • First Celebrate, Then Begin PR and Education Process

    As you read this, champagne corks might still be popping at state and national credit union association headquarters and elsewhere, as bankruptcy reform legislation, as of press time, appeared close to finally becoming reality. Doing something about the steadily rising number of personal bankruptcies and growing bankruptcy abuses has long...

People

  • WEST

    Eagle Community Credit Union, Lake Forest, Calif., has appointed the following employees: Rodney Selbo senior vice president/member services; Moritz Wohanka senior vice president/CFO; Cheryl Ferguson Rancho Santa Margarita branch manager; Jeni Good member service center manager; and Art Villarreal loan manager. In addition, Eagle Community CU has promoted Nina Adorable...

  • MIDWEST

    Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union, West Lafayette, Ind., Vice President of Finance/CFO Brian Musser has been appointed to the Government Relations Advisory Committee for the National Automated Clearing House Association for a two-year term. Hopewell Federal Credit Union, Heath, Ohio, has appointed the following new staffers: Terry Johannsen consumer loan...

  • VENDORS

    CO-OP Network, the No. 1 credit union EFT network, has named Kimberly Phillips Hester senior vice president of network services. HTG Architects, an architectural design/build firm, has named Larry Ward project architect and Jim Gulan job captain. DEI Incorporated, a design/build firm, has welcomed the following six new employees: John...

  • SOUTH

    South Carolina Federal Credit Union, North Charleston, has named Liza Rehill vice president of sales and service Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, Tenn., has named Dan Robinson regional manager.

  • EAST

    Community Resource Federal Credit Union, Latham, N.Y., has named Heather Finch VISA coordinator. Tobyhanna Army Depot Federal Credit Union, Scranton, Pa., Business Development Specialist Christina Sheerer has been selected to compete in this year's Pennsylvania Youth Ambassador Contest representing the Scranton Chapter of Credit Unions. Fort Belvoir Federal Credit Union,...

Staking Out the Stats

  • Staking Out the Stats

    Curious how to reward well deserving staffers? A recent survey developed by staffing solutions provider Accountemps finds that despite the popularity of non-monetary incentives, cash bonuses are still preferred. Chief Financial Officers were asked, "Which of the following do you feel is most effective in rewarding your team after a...

Voting Poll

In Memoriam

  • Longtime CU Leader Robert Dargan Dies

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former South Carolina Federal Credit Union CEO Robert Dargan has died at the age of 64, ending his two year battle with cancer. Dargan, who led SCFCU from 1992 to 2004, was known as a leader in the South Carolina financial community and throughout the Southeast...

Opinion

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