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Free brochures offered by revamped Hispanic Resource Center
MADISON, Wis. (1/2/08)--The first 100 individuals who register for the list service at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Hispanic Resource Center will receive copies of Las Cooperatives de Ahorro y Credito, a brochure written in Spanish about credit unions. The resource center recently underwent a redesign, which “should help visitors find the information they are looking for faster. It segments content for new visitors, new information, networking tools and additional resources,” said Danielle Chatfield, community affairs director for MidStates Educators CU in Columbus, Ohio, and chairman of the advisory group of credit unions overseeing the site’s development. The site has received nearly 250,000 hits since it was launched in February 2005. The news section of the site drives monthly traffic, Chatfield said, but she’s hoping to stimulate more activity on the site’s list service. “Credit unions have had a long history of sharing solutions with each other and that’s what we hope the list service will do for credit unions reaching out to service the Hispanic market,” she said. “And while we’ve had an increase in the number of people and discussions taking place on the list service, we think many credit unions may not be aware of that resource.” Discussion on the list serve has ranged from topics on individual taxpayer identification numbers to international remittance services. “Reaching out to serve new immigrants is one way credit unions can grow their membership,” she said. For more information, use the links.


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