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  • SAN ANTONIO (2/4/13)--Generations FCU, San Antonio, will host a Small Business Boot Camp, an eight-week series of four classes to provide emerging entrepreneurs with critical information for building a successful business. Classes are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, 21, 28, and March 28. They cover: a Small Business Overview, The Business Plan, Financials and Projections, and Entity Formation. "Small business owners should never have to face the countless hurdles, stress and difficulties by themselves," said David Rodriguez, financial education advocate for Generations FCU. "Our goal is to be their financial advocate, to offer step-by-step assistance throughout the process, and to put them on the right path so they can grow and succeed and in turn our community can grow and succeed" …
  • MADISON, Wis. (2/4/13)--Summit CU, a $1.8 million asset credit union in Madison, Wis., opened a new branch in the city's Memorial High School on Jan. 26. (The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal Jan. 31). The student-staffed branch is open only to students and staff during lunch periods. School officials said they hope an on-site credit union will help students learn life skills such as using a checking account and developing financial responsibility. Summit also has an in-school branch at LaFollette High School, which was the first in-school branch in Dane County …
  • CHARLESTON, S.C. (2/4/13)--Latitude 32 CU Friday launched a search for "Lat 32 Crew," a group of community spokespeople in Charleston, S.C. "The goal is not to acquire paid spokespeople for the credit union but rather to give the influencers of our community a voice on the topics they are passionate about," said Latitude 32 President Brad Rustin. The Lat 32 Crew will share with friends and family ways that the credit union has "not only helped them personally, but made an impact in our local community," he said. Surveys indicate that most consumers don't necessarily believe traditional paid advertising any more, said Mark Dudley, vice president of branding and communication for Your Marketing Co., which will handle the project. "We want to encourage members to take ownership of the message of Latitude 32 CU and tell their personal stories on a level that their friends and family understand and relate to," he said. Applications close at 11:59 p.m. March 15 …
  • WICHITA, Kan. (2/4/13)--Catholic Family FCU, based in Wichita, Kan., has chosen Michael Taylor as president/CEO. He has been in the position for about three weeks. Taylor succeeds Marilyn Wells, who retired after 25 years' service with the $27 million asset credit union. Taylor previously was executive vice president and operations manager at Northwest United FCU, a Catholic credit union based in Arvada, Colo. He served there for 10 years. Taylor has 37 years of financial services experience, including 20 in credit unions (Wichita Business Journal Jan. 29) …


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