Credit Union Times Magazine October-04, 2006

In Other News


    Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union, Battle Creek, Mich., has awarded its 2006 college scholarship to Ashtyn Sparks. The KCFCU Scholarship covers all tuition and admission fees to Kellogg Community College for two years. Sparks was chosen because she has shown leadership through her school participation and has achieved high academic...


    Security Service Federal Credit Union, Fountain, Colo., has announced that Service Center Manager Angela Hoyle received the Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star Award at a recent ceremony. The Rising Star program recognizes business leaders under 40 who have made significant contributions to their professional industry and to the community....


    Vantage Credit Union, St. Louis, recently held the grand opening of its newest location in Wentzville. During grand opening week, the public was encouraged to stop by for a tour of the branch and enjoy the festivities. The first 100 people to open a Vantage checking account received a $10...


Front Page News

News Briefs



Tech Bytes

  • OSI to Re-Sell, Integrate Rosetta Tools for Printing IRDs

    Open Solutions Inc. is partnering with a Florida-based maker of MICR laser printers and imaging software to offer the solutions to OSI clients who want to take advantage of Check 21 and substitute checks. OSI will be integrating and re-selling Rosetta Technologies Corp.'s IRDPrint solutions, tools that OSI already is...

  • SmartSource Solutions Launches Three CU Web Sites

    SmartSource Solutions has launched new Web sites for three credit unions. Aurora Schools Federal Credit Union ( in Aurora, Colo., Kansas Super Chief Credit Union ( in Topeka, Kan., and New London Municipal Employees Credit Union ( in New London, Conn. each unveiled new sites driven by SmartSource. "The content...

  • CUISPA Summit to Again Feature NCUA Panel on Compliance

    The Credit Union Information Security Professionals Association will hold its second-annual risk management summit on Jan. 28-31 in Fort Worth. The NCUA again will send information security officers from each of its regions to the 2007 conference, this time to be held at The Renaissance Worthington Hotel. The three-day event...

  • OSI Cites Growing Adoption of Basic Platform Among Smaller CUs

    Open Solutions Inc. says it's "gaining momentum among more traditional credit unions" with a basic version of its core processing platform.

  • Sophisticated Phishing Attack Targets CSCU

    A sophisticated Sept. 20 phishing attack targeted credit union cardholders by masquerading as a site sponsored by Card Services for Credit Unions, the association of credit unions that processes their card transactions with Fidelity National Information Services.


Letters to the editor

Publisher's Column

  • Do CUNA and NAFCU Have to Get Along?

    The credit union industry is like a big family. Travel to a few conferences throughout the year and you are likely to see many of the same faces, whether they are credit union leaders from vendors, trade associations or credit unions themselves. People generally get along and enjoy working in...

Staking Out the Stats

  • Staking Out the Stats

    With rising health insurance premiums, a growing number of employers are looking for creative solutions that will not only help reduce costs, but will also still attract and retain top talent. Here is a look at a few benefit moves some 827 surveyed employers that offer health insurance have made...


  • EAST

    Constitution Corporate Federal Credit Union, Wallingford, Conn., has named Brian Terry vice president of IT and operations.

  • WEST

    Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., has appointed Pam Baker to vice president of home loans. SELCO Community Credit Union, Eugene, Ore., has announced that Branch Manager Mike Stanley will now manage both Deschutes County locations of the credit union. Travis Credit Union, Vacaville, Calif., has named Tim Dunahay to head...


    SRP Federal Credit Union, North Augusta, S.C., has promoted Lisa Shuford to project assistant to the president and Curt Schachtner to manager of operations. L. G. & W. Federal Credit Union, Memphis, Tenn., has named Ken Newberry president/CEO. Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, Memphis, Tenn., has appointed Cheryl Morman to...


    Firstmark Credit Union, San Antonio, has named Lester Warby III vice president information technology and chief information officer.


    Scott Credit Union, Collinsville, Ill., has promoted Karen Johnson and Stacey Knebel to assistant branch managers of its Scott AFB office and its Highland office respectively. The CU has also appointed Charlene Stovall and Jenna Stanko to head its Edwardsville office. SAC Federal Credit Union, Omaha, Neb., has promoted Robin...

In Memoriam

  • Longtime Navigator CU President Pete Avara Dies

    W.T. "Pete" Avara Jr., president of Navigator Credit Union for 50 years, died Sept. 25 after a yearlong battle with chronic lung disease. Avara was 79 and the father of three sons, including Navigator CU's acting president/CEO Laurin Avara. An NCU spokesperson said the senior Avara never retired from his...

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