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* DES MOINES, Iowa(11/5/08)--Seventeen New York credit unions completed a six-month interactive, Hispanic outreach training program to provide a framework for growing by outreaching to the Hispanic market. Coopera Consulting, an Iowa-based consulting firm focused on Hispanic market strategies, partnered with the Credit Union Association of New York to prepare and educate credit unions on how to grow in the Hispanic market through Coopera's 4Ps educational framework: Personnel, Products, Processes and Promotion/Marketing. Through webinars and workshops, the credit unions developed an outreach plan for growth through the Hispanic market. Coopera will work with those that are ready to implement their plans … * WARRENVILLE, Ill. (11/5/08)--Members United Corporate FCU has appointed Jeannine Smith of Albany, N.Y., as vice president of public relations, a newly created position out of the corporate's Albany office. Smith will direct and oversee the corporate's public relations office, including publications and written materials, and will implement the corporate's national media relations plan. She was previously a self-employed public relations consultant. Smith also served as director of communications for Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region and at The Albany Academy … * FRISCO, Texas (11/5/08)--Texans CU and Frisco (Texas) Independent School District are celebrating the opening of a new student-run credit union branch at the district's Career and Technology Center. Four students will earn credit by working at the credit union with a Texans' operations manager throughout the year. The center branch and ATM will be open during school hours for students, teachers, administrators and the public. The new branch is part of Texans' three-part plan to assist with teaching money management to students. From left, Jill Blevins, Jessica McDonald and Michele Canatela, greet parents, students and other school officials at the CTE Center Open House.(Photo provided by Texans CU) …


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