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This video press release announces Heartland Credit Union as the first credit union to go live with Money Mission. See story below.

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July 23, 2010

Credit unions affecting major federal legislation
Credit unions continue to watch with keen interest several federal legislative issues that our movement has played a role in shaping. FULL STORY

Apply by July 30 to receive $1,700 in free investment training
With the application deadline extended to July 30, RP3 participants have more time to apply for the next phase of the REAL Progress & Pathways to Prosperity program – the CFE Certified Financial Educator® program. FULL STORY

Have fun & raise money for The Foundation at The League Invitational
It’s a win-win situation! You can enjoy a day of golf and help raise money for the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation by participating in The League Invitational on Aug. 5. FULL STORY

2010 WI Economic Summit includes CU ideas to spur economic growth
You are invited to the 2010 Wisconsin Economic Summit Series, three major meetings dedicated to helping Wisconsin forge dynamic strategies for a stronger economic future. FULL STORY

Interest in Money Mission grows as first credit union launches the program
As Heartland Credit Union becomes the first to offer Money Mission, interest continues to grow with League representatives traveling around the state and Midwest to present the game to other interested credit unions, leagues and credit union groups. FULL STORY

Money Mission’s popularity brings reduced price
As interest in the innovative financial literacy tool, Money Mission, continues to exceed initial expectations, it has allowed the game’s price, including the set up fee and monthly maintenance fee, to be reduced considerably. FULL STORY

Meet the Board: Vice Chair’s passions include credit union advocacy and music
Mike Mallow, The League Board Vice Chair serving Region 5 and Sheboygan Area Credit Union President, has a long history in the financial sector going back 30 years. FULL STORY

From Red to Black: NCUA Assessments causing headaches? I can help
In the latest From Red to Black column, Bill Rockeman, The League's Senior Consultant, provides resources for dealing with the NCUA assessments, as well as other tools that may be helpful to credit unions. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: Regulatory changes aren’t taking a summer break
In the latest Compliance Compass column, Paul Guttormsson, The League's Legal Counsel, reminds credit unions of some important upcoming regulatory deadlines. FULL STORY

Credit Union News


Educational opportunities can help CUs serve the Hispanic population
With the Latino population in the state of Wisconsin nearing 300,000, according to recent U.S. Census figures, it is becoming even more important for credit unions to provide services for this largely unbanked population. FULL STORY

Increase revenue and cardholder penetration with an easy-to-implement, CARD Act-compliant marketing campaign! Act now, FIS is offering discounts on their ProDirect service. FULL STORY 

Gift card season will be here before you know it!  Get started now to have your program live in time for the October newsletter. FULL STORY 

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Make social media work for your credit union with the help of League Marketing
Let League Marketing help your credit union put together a social media strategy that will really work for your credit union. “Social media is about starting relevant conversations,” said Natalie Sherry, League Marketing Creative Services Manager. “We can help your credit union start and continue those conversations with a strong and consistent social media strategy tailored to your credit union’s needs.” For more information, contact Natalie at (800) 242-0833.

Start preparing for fall strategic planning and budgeting
Summer may be a time for vacations and relaxing by the pool, but it’s also the perfect time to begin preparing for fall strategic planning and budgeting. FULL STORY

Share Small Business Conference, Aug. 16, with business members
The Small Business Conference, organized by Congressman Tom Petri, will help small businesses learn about the multitude of local, state and federal programs that they can leverage to be successful. The conference, which costs $35 and includes lunch, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac. The registration deadline is July 31.

2010-’11 League Government Affairs Committee & Councils announced
Members of The League’s 1 with The League Council, Services Council, Young Professionals Council and Government Affairs Committee for 2010-’11 have been announced. Updated committee and council lists can be found on The League’s Leadership page. Our sincere thanks to the dedicated credit union professionals who serve the movement as part of these advisory groups.

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