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* DUBLIN, Ohio (3/14/08)--The Ohio Credit Union League announced these 2008 Leadership Recognition Program awards (eLumination Newsletter March 12): William Burns and Ronald Moss of Kent CU, Volunteers of the Year; Doug Fecher, CEO, Wright-Patt CU, Professional of the Year; Central Ohio Chapter, Spectacular Chapter Award in its category; L.C.E. FCU, AurGroup Financial CU and Ohio University CU, Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award; Bay Area CU, Credit Union of Ohio, CME FCU and Kemba CU, Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award; CSE FCU and Day Air CU, Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action; and Classic FCU, Fiberglas FCU and Ohio University CU, Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award. They will be honored at the Ohio Credit Union System's ZENITH08 conference April 24-25 in Columbus … * BATON ROUGE, La. (3/14/08)--Neighbors FCU has named Kathi Gill as president/CEO, according to the Louisiana Credit Union League (eNews March 12). Gill has been executive vice president at the $328 million asset, Baton Rouge-based credit union for the past 15 years. She recently was honored as the 2007 Alumnus of the Year of the Southwest CUNA Management School. A Certified Credit Union Executive, Gill serves as vice president of the Baton Rouge Credit Union Chapter, is a member of the CUNA Mutual Group Market Research Panel and a member of the Baton Rouge Rotary, serving on the Literacy Committee … * VANCOUVER, B.C. (3/14/08)--Credit Union Central of British Columbia announced it has posted a record net income of $24.4 million during 2007, a 47% increase from $16.6 million in 2006. Financial margin of $31.1 million also turned in a record, with a 20.5% increase from a $25.8 million record in 2006. Assets grew 9.4% to $5.66 billion. The trade association for the province's credit unions paid a dividend of 8.34%. After taxes and dividends, $17.7 million was transferred to retained earnings (Marketwire March 12) … * MARGATE, Fla., and SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (3/14/08)--MediaNet Group Technologies Inc., which offers an online mall and affinity program platform through its BSP Rewards subsidiary, has announced it will build a private branded rewards mall for $1 billion asset Arrowhead CU, San Bernardino, Calif. Arrowhead offers 24-hour access to accounts, loan approvals online in seconds, and online banking services. Larry Strong, Arrowhead's president/CEO, noted that BSP services more than 700 merchants and 8,500 restaurants. BSP builds, brands and customizes proprietary loyalty/rewards/mall programs …


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