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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (2/5/13)--The power outage that delayed Sunday night's Super
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    Bowl game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans presented an opportunity for business continuity providers. Within minutes of the outage, CUNA Strategic Services provider Agility Recovery Solutions  was reminding everyone on Facebook that disaster strikes "when you least expect it." "This short power outage was yet another reminder that a crisis or disaster can happen at any time, anywhere, and for many organizations those disasters can be quite serious," Scott Teel, Agility Recovery's marketing director, told News Now. He urged credit unions to "take steps to adequately plan for future utility, security, communications and technology failures, as well as the more serious widespread disasters like those caused by Mother Nature." He pointed out a multitude of free, easy-to-use resources available online at ,  and Agility, which provides disaster recovery solutions,  also provides free educational resources specifically for credit unions. It also has an upcoming free webinar on Business Continuity Plan Testing. (Photo provided by Agility Recovery Solutions) …
  • FRIONA, Texas (2/5/13)--John Michael Garibay, 22, of Friona, Texas, was sentenced by a federal judge in Amarillo to 57 months in prison in connection with a robbery of Friona FCU in August.  U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson also ordered Garibay to pay $6,541 in restitution.  The incident occurred when a man wearing a gas mask walked into the credit union and drew a handgun from his waistband. Police trailed the suspect to a mobile home, where they allegedly found items connected with the robbery. Garibay also allegedly told them where to find a pistol used in the holdup (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Feb. 1) …
  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (2/5/13)--An Albuquerque man, James Charles Mollohan, 35,  was arrested in connection with a robbery Friday of New Mexico Educator's CU, based in Albuquerque. The incident began when a man leaned over the counter and demanded money from a teller. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash and he fled. The teller called police when she thought she recognized a man from another robbery attempt, reported (Feb. 1). Police reportedly Tasered the suspect in the credit union's parking lot when they made the arrest ...
  • SAN ANTONIO (2/5/13)--Security Service FCU employees have voted the $6.58 billion asset, San Antonio-based credit union  into a spot in the top 100 American workplaces. SSFCU was ranked 95th out of 872 organizations reviewed, in the category of companies with more than 1,000 employees. The National Top Workplaces list was determined solely by feedback gathered through an objective employee survey. The survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, an on-demand employee survey provider, in conjunction with 30 regional newspapers. The survey uses a proprietary set of 22 questions to rank companies. The award comes after SSFCU was ranked in the top-10 large companies in the city for the second consecutive year in the San Antonio Express News' Top Workplaces 2012 program  (LoneStar Leaguer Feb. 4) ...
  • SCRANTON, Pa. (2/5/13)--Jerome J. "Jerry" McAllister, former CEO of Tobyhanna FCU, Scranton, Pa., died Thursday, said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Feb. 4). McAllister was born in Scranton. A graduate of Lackawanna College, he was the CEO of the Tobyhanna Army Depot FCU from 1967 to 1996. McAllister was a Navy veteran. Funeral services were held Monday …


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