MADISON, Wis. (1/7/10)--Credit union marketing and business development professionals celebrating a “career year” or a lifetime of achievement may be nominated for three awards sponsored by the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council for outstanding service to credit unions. Recipients of the Hall of Fame, Marketing Professional of the Year, and Business Development Professional of the Year Awards will be announced at the council’s 17th annual conference, March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. The Hall of Fame Award honors a lifetime of achievement in marketing and business development for credit union professionals. Nominations are being accepted until Jan. 15. Nominees may be current or former credit union professionals in these fields, may be alive or deceased, and will be evaluated based on these criteria:
* Number of years in the profession; * Contributions to the profession; * Contributions to the success of the candidate’s credit union; * Continuing education; * Credit union movement contributions, and * Involvement in outside organizations.
The Marketing Professional of the Year Award recognizes an industry professional in credit union marketing who consistently excels for the benefit of his or her employer, while advancing the founding principles of the movement. Nominations are being accepted until Jan. 29. Judges base this award on:
* Marketing as a factor in the credit union’s success; * Marketing as a management function; * Fostering the success of the credit union movement, and * Enhancing the community through organizational involvement/activism.
The Business Development Professional of the Year Award will be presented to an individual exemplifing excellence in credit union business development, including the growth of credit union membership and expansion of services, while maintaining the ideals of the credit union movement. Nominations are being accepted until Jan. 29. Award selection will be based on nominees’ mastery of:
* Business development as a factor in the credit union’s success; * Fostering the success of the credit union movement, and * Enhancing the community through organizational involvement/activism.
For award descriptions and entry forms, use the links. For more information on entry procedures, contact Bobbi Bischke, CUNA council administration, at 800-356-9655, ext. 4018, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org