Credit Union Times Magazine February-28, 2007

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    South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union, Miami, Fla., recently awarded 15, four-year scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Each year, South Florida Educational FCU awards 15 graduating seniors with a Florida Prepaid College Scholarship. With the escalating costs of a secondary education, today's value for a four-year scholarship can exceed...


    Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Jacksonville, Ark., was voted the "Best Credit Union In Arkansas" for 2006 by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper. Annually, the newspaper prints a listing of business categories and invites readers to fill in the blank of the best business in each category. In 2006,...


    Synergy One Federal Credit Union, Manassas, Va., is now reaching the middle school level with the opening of the first student-run, in-school branch by a credit union in Prince William County. Many friends of the education and business community attended the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. Synergy One...


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Looking Back

  • Looking Back

    Looking back four years ago finds Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) bringing some sparks to CUNA's 2002 Governmental Affairs Conference and giving bankruptcy reform supporters reasons to hope their legislation may reach President Bush's desk sooner rather than later.


  • Another Way to Look at Low-Wealth Households

    Creating Value in Underserved Markets. If you haven't read it, you should. It never mentions credit unions; but it's all about credit unions. Untapped provides specific examples of how businesses around the world have had success reaching and growing business among underserved communities that previously were not considered viable customers.

  • Financial Institutions Require Flexibility in Currency Transaction Report Filings

    In January, my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee and I began 2007 on a bipartisan note by bringing to the floor an important piece of unfinished business remaining from the 109th Congress--legislation that would relieve financial institutions from having to file Currency Transaction Reports for "seasoned customers." H.R....

  • Health Savings Accounts: A Real Member Benefit

    Meaningful discussion has been going on, recently, regarding the value of membership in a credit union. In addition to owner equity, good rates, convenience and confidence, members rate products and services high on the scale when it comes to valuing their credit union membership. With affordable health care at the...

Publisher's Column



  • EAST

    eanne D'Arc Credit Union, Lowell, Mass., has promoted Denise Bouchard to vice president, information technology officer; Paul McDonald to vice president, consumer loan manager; Fred McCardell to assistant vice president, systems officer; Patricia Dery to assistant consumer loan manager; Sheila Fortin to information security officer; Kathleen Gendron to card services...


    First Florida Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Brent E. Lister president/CEO; Linda Jones executive vice president/COO; Mike Davis senior vice president, lending; Libby Polk senior vice president, administration; Michelle Troha senior vice president, marketing; and Andrea Hurley, senior vice president, security and compliance, due to its recent merger with...


    Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, Minn., has named Corey Rupp director of lending. Scott Credit Union, Collinsville, Ill., has appointed Michelle Prickett as assistant branch manager of its Edwardsville Branch. Kemba Credit Union, Indianapolis, has promoted Michael Dukehart II to marketing and business development manager and Michael Pence...

  • WEST

    Oregon First Community Credit Union, Bandon, Ore., has promoted Erin Robertson to banking center manager; Sarah White to senior loan officer in its Coos Bay Banking Center; and Sarah Winkler to senior loan officer in its Reedsport Banking Center. The CU has also appointed Mike Leep to accounting manager in...

Beyond the Job

Billlionaires Club


  • Correction

    Correction In a techbyte in the Jan. 31 issue entitled, "Bluepoint Solutions Offers Process for OTG Sunsetting," Bluepoint Solutions incorrectly stated that Symitar, a Jack Henry subsidiary, was phasing out its OTG document management solution. Symitar is not phasing out the product and is still actively offering it to its...

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