Credit Union Times Magazine July-19, 2006

In Other News

  • AWARDS

    Mark Holmes, the vice president and marketing director for Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union, Miramar, Fla., was named the United Way of Broward County Volunteer of the Year for 2005. A member of the United Way campaign cabinet, Holmes' efforts to help identify new sponsor companies, increase Eastern Financial pledges...

  • DONATIONS

    Houston Texas Fire Fighters Federal Credit Union, Houston, has awarded Rebecca Becknal, Blake Besselman, Alisa Chandler, Christopher Hagan, Justin Hutchens and Meghann Lowdermilk each with a $1,000 scholarship. All of the winners were judged on academic achievement, character, leadership, community involvement and an essay. This is the second year in...

  • BRANCHING OUT

    Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union, Miramar, Fla., recently opened its 25th branch. The new office, located in Hialeah, was immediately busy with 12 members opening safety deposit boxes on the first soft opening day. The branch, managed by Esther Jacomino, also set records for new account activity for a new...

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Tech Bytes

  • WRG Signs Two More CUs to Episys Integration Solution

    PASADENA, Calif. - Two more credit unions will be using Wescom Resources Group's integration solution to customize software for their Symitar Episys platforms. They are $514 million Utilities Employees Credit Union of Reading, Pa., and $171 million Community One Credit Union in Las Vegas. The CU Integrator tools allow programmers...

  • Synergent Reaches Electronic Check Collection Milestone

    WESTBROOK, Maine - Synergent, a subsidiary of the Maine Credit Union League, has reached a milestone in its Check Processing & Support Services Division by having the 100th branch begin using its Electronic Check Collection product. As of June 26, Synergent's Check Processing & Support Services is now receiving ECC...

  • Mid-Atlantic Re-Ups with Digital Defense for Security Compliance

    SAN ANTONIO - Digital Defense Inc. says it has renewed its security compliance and risk management contract with Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union. Larry Hurtado, president and CEO of the San Antonio-based online security specialist, says the big corporate has many of the same compliance requirements as its member credit...

  • Clarke American Adds IVR To Customer Service Menu

    SAN ANTONIO - Credit unions calling customer service at Clarke American will now be served with the same interactive voice technology many use to serve their own members. The company, a provider of checks and related products to financial institutions, says it has invested in an IVR system that centers...

Special Report

  • AmeriChoice Branch Open Sundays

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union is standing out from the competition by being the first credit union in South Central Pennsylvania to be open on Sundays. "We are very excited to be able to offer our members more convenient hours and service by opening on Sundays," said Carol...

  • Neighbors Credit Union Opens Second Florissant Branch

    FLORISSANT, Mo. - Neighbors Credit Union has cut the ribbon on a new Florissant branch. The cash ribbon totaling $500 was donated to Florissant Ambassadors, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the City of Florissant and the surrounding area by collectively championing causes and undertaking projects...

  • Holy Rosary Credit Union Branch Heads to High School

    ROCHESTER, N.H. - Holy Rosary Credit Union is gearing up to launch a student run, credit union branch at the Richard Creteau Regional Technology Center this fall. Partnering with the Rochester School Department, HRCU's "teaching" branch is designed to introduce students to all aspects of banking. The timing turns out...

  • Achieva CU Grand Opening a Home Run

    LARGO, Fla. - Achieva Credit Union tapped Devil Rays' second baseman Jorge Cantu to help make its East Lake branch grand opening a memorable one. Cantu, who signed autographs and posed for photos with hundreds of fans, also managed to save a win for the Rays over the Atlanta Braves...

  • Virginia CU Branch Opening a `Shredfest'

    RICHMOND, Va. - What better way to ring in two new branches than to help members fight identity theft? Virginia Credit Union recently sponsored free shredding events at two new locations in Colonial Heights and Mechanicsville. Cintas Shredding, a document destruction company, shredded up to three boxes of paper per...

Opinions

Looking Back

Opinion

  • Credit Union Conversions: Ripe for Abuse.and Reforms

    Few issues generate stronger emotions or wider ranges of opinions than credit union conversions. Skepticism about the motivations and misunderstandings about the processes for conversions are pervasive. Understanding is increasing, however, that conversions raise many salient issues: How should and do credit unions differ from banks? Who does and should...

Publisher's Column

People

  • SOUTH

    MACO Educators Federal Credit Union, Woodstock, Ga., has promoted Jerry Jordan to chief operating officer and Kathy Day to vice president of branches. Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, Memphis, Tenn., has promoted Marc Burford to business development coordinator and has named Chris Copeland marketing assistant. Alabama Telco Credit Union, Birmingham,...

  • WEST

    Nevada Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, has hired Kristen Williams as central processing assistant vice president; Carmenie Hughes, Cynthia Disisto, Jetoon Patel, Joyce Maestas, Rae-Shaunda Paige, and Tessa Hernandez as financial service representatives II; Quiana Gibson as central processing tech I; Kenneth Hughes and Roger Sedillo as real estate loan...

  • EAST

    STCU Credit Union, Springfield, Mass., re-elected Rosemarie Mazz-Moriarty, Roland Joyal, and Kenneth Ketchum and elected Erin O'Leary all to three-year terms on the CU's board. Penn East Federal Credit Union, Scranton, Pa., has promoted Linda McCauley to accounting clerk and named Kristen Maro teller supervisor of the Clarks Summit branch....

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