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Products and Services briefs (03/31/2008)
* RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (4/1/08)--Mary Lou Retton, the first female American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal, will speak at CO-OP Financial Services’ “Think 2008” April 14-16 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Retton, a 15-year ambassador to Children’s Miracle Network, is the organization’s national chairperson. “We’re thrilled to welcome someone like Mary Lou who shares our admiration and commitment to Children’s Miracle Network,” said CO-OP CEO Stan Hollen. CO-OP donates $2 million annually to the network. redit unions are a major contributor. CO-OP is a credit union service organization that offers ATM network access, processing, debit and credit card services and shared branching ... * SAN DIMAS, Calif. (4/1/08)--Financial Service Centers Cooperative Inc. (FSCC) announced speakers for the 2008 Credit Union Retail Delivery Convention June 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. Speakers include: Jason Boles, president, Jason Boles Consulting; Sarah Canepa Bang, president/CEO, FSCC; Mark Condon, senior vice president of research and advice, Credit Union National Association; John Dyer, vice president, Advanced Products, Cardtronics; Chip Filson, president, Callahan and Associates; Tom Glatt, president/CEO, Continental FCU, El Segundo, Calif.; Gigi Hyland, board member, National Credit Union Administration; Tim Lerew, president, Tim Lerew Associates; Gregory Martin, chief operating officer, Metafos; Scott Post, senior vice president, strategy and delivery, Hanscom FCU, Boston; Ann Rhoades, founder and former executive vice president of JetBlue Airways, and president of People Ink; Ray Springsteen, senior vice president, business development, Callahan and Associates; Joe Sullivan, founder/president, Market Insights; and Josh Sundquist, paralympic ski racer ... * LAKE FOREST, Calif. (4/1/08)--“One More Member,” a song that is a salute to the credit union marketer, was introduced by The Marketing SuperSource at the CUNA Council’s Annual Marketing and Business Development Conference in Nashville, Tenn., March 16-19. The song is available for free download on www.psbonline.com/psbeat ... * KINGWOOD, Texas (4/1/08)--The New Jersey Credit Union League added Strunk and Associates to its V.I.P. Solutions preferred vendors’ resource list. The list contains companies and organizations that provide professional services and cost-saving opportunities to credit unions statewide. Strunk was added as the league’s overdraft privilege provider because it is responsive, explains its program thoroughly and is knowledgeable about regulatory issues, according to Jeanne Chichelo, Pinnacle FCU, Edison, N.J. ... * LATHAM, N.Y. (4/1/08)--Access FCU, Clinton, N.Y.; Achieve Financial CU, Berlin, Conn.; and Tonawanda Valley FCU, Batavia, N.Y., have added CO-OP Network access to their card programs, according to Covera Card Solutions. Through the agreement, the network will add 15 ATMs--seven from Access and eight from Achieve, Covera Card Solutions said last month. Covera provides credit unions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with card programs, including credit, debit and ATM. Covera is a partner of the CO-OP Network, which offers access to more than 25,000 surcharge-free ATMs in the U.S. ...


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