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March 5, 2013

Young "Spokesters" explained at Convention

Learn to attract new, younger borrowers by speaking their language. A special ticketed lunch ($19 in advance, $25 onsite) May 9 at The League's annual Convention will show you how! Marketing guru Tim McAlpine will showcase one of the nation's largest and most successful social media campaigns to attract young adults to credit unions. This video shows how young "spokesters" for credit unions explain credit union services in a way that young adults appreciate. Stay tuned as we add to our exciting roster of convention speakers!

Wisconsin's Pat Wesenberg is new CUNA Board Chair
Pat Wesenberg, president/CEO of Central City CU in Marshfield, was elected as Chair of the Credit Union National Association Board of Directors at its meeting during the CUNA Govermental Affairs Conference. Pat, who urged credit unions at the event to boost their advocacy efforts, will be among our featured speakers at The League's May Convention. FULL STORY

Activists update state Assembly Committee on CU service
Wisconsin Activists explained the issues affecting credit unions and their 2.3 million members at an informational hearing recently for the Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions. FULL STORY

Two directors elected to League Board, YP Advisors named
Two individuals have been elected to represent credit unions in Regions 2 and 4 on the Board of Directors for The Wisconsin Credit Union League, and two Young Professionals from credit unions were elected by the Board to serve as its advisors. FULL STORY

Directors & CEOs: gain your edge at Convention
Today's competitive financial services market requires extraordinary vision & leadership. You can rise to the occasion but only if you know what issues, risks and opportunities will make or break today's financial providers.Gather at The League's 79th Annual Convention & Exposition May 8-11 at the Kalahari Resort to consider key issues facing today's top execs and directors. FULL STORY

Top tech guru teaches mobile, tech planning at Convention
Lee Wetherington (left), who guides top-performing financial firms on cutting edge technologies, will share with attendees at The League's Annual Convention & Exposition the key insights you need to ensure your credit union's mobile and other technologies are on pace to meet future demands. FULL STORY

Under age 35? Apply by March 26 to "Crash" Convention
Are you a credit union young professional under 35 who would like to attend The League's Annual Convention? Now you have a chance to attend at little to no cost to your credit union as part of our annual "Crash" event. FULL STORY

Empower members, increase loyalty with financial counseling
Members rely on your expertise to borrow smarter and better manage their finances. Show them the way by attending The League's Member Financial Counseling Seminar April 16 on the CUNA Campus in Madison. Member service reps, collectors, lenders and just about any employee can become a positive life-changer for members with this blueprint that will help you identify opportunity and take action. Credit union favorites Lois Kitsch (right) and Ken King show you how to become your members' superstar! FULL STORY

Protect your credit union and members: understand bankruptcy
Learn the basics to protect your credit union and its members by attending The League's Bankruptcy training March 14 in Wisconsin Dells. FULL STORY
New Project Zip Code software is now available
Version 13.0 of Project Zip code software is now available for download. Wisconsin credit unions are encouraged to take a few moments to download this program, which safely assesses the presence of your credit union members in each zip code. This information is crucial in illustrating credit unions' impact in each legislative district and Wisconsin overall. FULL STORY

Make members' car buying easy: new app drives smartphone lending
Credit unions partner with CUNA Mutual Group to grow loans, increase non-interest income and reach more channels that members prefer. At the end of 2012, CUNA Mutual Group's Smartphone loans for loanliner.com® surpassed a half-billion dollars in loan submissions, assisting credit unions in reaching younger members and making it easier to apply for a loan. Now, using CUNA Mutual Group's AskAuto™ app, your members can car-shop with ease! The app lets them scan VIN numbers for vehicle information, receive your loan rates and remotely start a loan application. FULL STORY

Why leave your office? Learn "how" with convenient webinars
Learn to accomplish every task more effectively as part of the League's Keys to Operations Webinar Series. Designed to cover a wide array of functions at your credit union—including tellering, lending, compliance program monitoring and Enterprise Risk Management—these live and archived webinars will help you make better decisions every day. FULL STORY

Ensure you receive good advice in a third-party bond/insurance review
If you're working with a third-party to help review your fidelity bond and other insurance protections, be sure you understand whether the third party is an independent consultant or a commissioned broker. And be sure the third party's priority is to serve your credit union's long-term best interests. Here's a checklist to help guide your decision about finding the best partner for protecting your credit union, its officers, and board members. FULL STORY

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