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CU System briefs (03/15/2010)
* HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (3/16/10)--A Northeaster that killed six people and knocked out power for 900,000 utility customers in New York and New Jersey Saturday night knocked out power and communications at the New Jersey Credit Union League headquarters. The league said Monday it was "operating fully in its business continuity mode" and serving New Jersey credit unions (The Daily Exchange March 15) ... * RALEIGH, N.C.(3/16/10)--Members of Raleigh-based State Employees' CU (SECU) provided a $125,000 grant through the SECU Foundation to Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to continue production of Exploring North Carolina. The five-time Emmy-nominated program is a series of mini-adventures featuring plants, animals, geology and history of North Carolina places on UNC-TV, North Carolina's only statewide network. The series is distributed nationally on the Apple Computer's "iTunes U" network ... * NILES, Mich. (3/16/10)--A signage business in Niles, Mich., closed abruptly and the business manager has disappeared, leaving a credit union with only one of two signs it commissioned as a remodeling project. The credit union, Greater Niles Community FCU, paid a hefty down payment--$12,000--for the order in October. The business, Elkhart-based Sign Image & Design, has gone bankrupt, said the owner, Jeanette Cross Ryman. Her husband, Lyle Ryman, had represented himself as the company owner when he took the credit union's money and disappeared. His wife has filed for a divorce (South Bend Tribune March 14) ...


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