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CU System briefs (02/04/2014)
  • MONTGOMERY, Ala. (2/4/14)--The Alabama Credit Union Association State Governmental Affairs Conference begins today, and attendees and non-attendees alike can take advantage of a mobile app that is available for Apple and Android devices (eSignal Feb. 3). It provides access to the agenda, speakers, social media integration for Facebook and Twitter. The app also includes a map of downtown Montgomery, Ala., tips for credit union advocates' visits to the Capitol and a league contact. Legislative, regulatory and grassroots advocacy are among the topics for today's agenda. Hill visits are set for Wednesday afternoon ...
  • WICHITA, Kan. (2/4/14)--Sixteen members of the Kansas Credit Union Association's young professionals group spent Jan. 28 in Topeka for CUnext Advocacy Day (Vision Jan. 31).  The CUnexters learned about credit union advocacy and the legislative process, watching the latter in action as they shadowed their state legislators through committees, constituent meetings and onto the House floor. During lunch, State Sen. Rob Olson (R-23), who also is chairman of the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, detailed the role of committees in the legislative process. The group also learned about the state regulators at the Kansas Department of Credit Unions. (Kansas Credit Union Association photo) ...
  • NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (2/4/14)--Merrimack Valley CU pumped up 144 lucky drivers Friday by giving away free gas at a North Andover, Mass., gas station. CEO Peter Matthews and other staff of the $497 million-asset credit union manned the pumps to give away more than $6,000 in free gas. "We made a lot of people happy today and in doing so supported a local business and created some awareness of our credit union," Matthews said ...
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (2/4/14)--A loan promotion from ElecTel Cooperative FCU for new and transferred auto loans paid off for members when Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday. The $40 million-asset credit union started the promotion in December that if the famous groundhog saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter, eligible auto loan holders would have six weeks with no loan payments. "Hopefully it will make the six more weeks of winter a little more bearable, especially after the winter weather we've had this past week," said CEO Nancy Long. The Raleigh, N.C, credit union booked more than $600,000 in new auto loans as part of this promotion ...


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