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With vaccines widely available and COVID-19 cases dropping in the U.S., many people have begun to emerge from their locked down existence, and it’s been fascinating to hear from people across the credit union industry about the various ways they’re approaching the idea of returning to pre-pandemic life. Just as some vaccinated individuals are taking baby steps back into society (outdoor lunch with a vaccinated friend, a haircut) while remaining cautious, some credit union leaders are continuing to have staff work at home or at least giving them the option to, and still holding events virtually.

Then there’s a whole camp of individuals, vaccinated and not, whose lives are back to business as usual (of course, some of these people ignored the pandemic entirely, but I’ll spare you on my feelings on that) and credit union leaders who are insisting that employees return to the office and are registered for in-person conferences in the coming months. If you’ve read our round-up of remaining 2021 credit union conferences, you’ll see that lots of folks are eager to show up to those hotels and convention centers with bells on.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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