BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (12/10/07)--More than 230 credit union professionals gathered at the Alabama Credit Union League’s 2007 Development Conference, making it one of the best-attended development conferences in league history. The conference was held Nov. 28-30 in Savannah, Ga. Professionals and volunteers representing 44 credit unions, 123 guests and 23 vendor organizations were in attendance. “It’s more important than ever that credit unions take advantage of league offerings as well as use peer discussions, to further the future of their individual credit unions, as well as the future of the credit union movement,” said Gary Wolter, president/CEO of the league. The conference opened and closed with three featured speakers, including former NBA star Walter Bond, who talked about personal determination. The conference featured sessions including:
* Maverick Marketing: Create Award-winning Marketing on a Shoestring Budget; * Discovering and Evaluating Untapped Markets; * Motivating Directors: Dos and Don’ts from a Burned-Out CEO; * Innovative Operational Models to Help Your Credit Union Thrive and Survive; * The Board-CEO Relationship Dynamic: Making it a True Partnership; * Mobile Banking--Making it Work for You; * Product Pricing: Everything Can’t Be a Loss Leader; and * The Intrigue of Delivering Business Services Lending.