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CU System briefs (11/09/2011)
  • MILWAUKEE, Wis. (11/10/11)--Rick Roy, CUNA Mutual Group senior vice president and chief information officer, has been named the 2011 Chief Information Officer of the Year in the Enterprise category by the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and the Business Journal of Milwaukee, Wis. The SIM Wisconsin awards highlight the significant role of technology, said Jeffery Melcher, present of SIM Wisconsin and director of technology support and energy delivery at We Energies. The Enterprise category comprises companies with more than 1,000 information technology users. Under Roy's leadership, CUNA Mutual has received several awards, including the CIO 100, InfoWorld 100, Insurance Networking News' INNovators award and InformationWeek's 500 Most Innovative IT Organizations …
  • PARAMUS, N.J. (11/10/11)--Greater Alliance CU, a $156.2 million asset credit union based in Paramus, N.J., is celebrating what it calls "Veteran's Month," as opposed to just Veteran's Day on Friday (The Daily Exchange Nov. 4). As part of the month-long celebration, Greater Alliance is offering all current members of the armed forces or veterans who either already are members of the credit union or who join in November, 0.5% off any personal, debt consolidation, or vehicle loan rate ...
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (11/10/11)--Trenea Eversole, a member at Park Community FCU, Louisville, Ky., captured the $5,000 first-place prize in the credit union's second $aving Families Challenge. Eversole reduced her debt more than $20,000 over 10 months. Douglas and Wendy Pederson took the second place prize of $2,500. Catrina Lowery captured the third-place prize of $1,500. Margaret Davis won the fourth-place prize of $1,000. Each family set goals such as purchasing their first home, getting out of debt, starting a college savings for their children or increasing their 401(k) balance. As a group, the participants reduced their debt nearly $50,000, increased their net worth more than $79,000, and increased their credit scores a total of 210 points …


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