Keeping pace with a national trend, banks in Wisconsin experienced a 15% decrease in business lending in 2009 while the state's credit unions marked a 13% jump last year.
For its efforts with a project that helped 3,520 employees at 80 Wisconsin credit unions better train to offer members investing and saving resources, the state's cooperatives will receive the Governor's Financial Literacy award.
Imagine attending a huge out-of-state conference for professionals within your industry where the networking opportunities are endless.
Successfully suing the Internal Revenue Service over the unrelated business income tax and serving as a test case for the credit union movement might be enough political activity to last any financial institution for several years.
The Wisconsin Credit Union House, patterned after its Washington counterpart, will get its first major political tryout in two weeks.