NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (3/13/12)--The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) has expanded its annual CUSO Collaboration and Innovation Awards to recognize a credit union for using the CUSO model to serve its membership.
NACUSO is accepting nominations from its membership for this year's awards.
Nominations must be submitted by the close of business April 4. During the annual conference NACUSO will acknowledge all CUSOs and credit unions that submit applications.
"CUSOs are vibrant examples of how collaboration can leverage the credit union system's resources to enhance member value, said Jay Johnson, executive vice president of Callahan & Associates and chairman of the 2012 award committee. "By driving innovation, broadening services provided to members and capturing efficiencies, CUSOs are a critical component of credit union success today and in the future.
"NACUSO would like to recognize both the CUSO and the credit union that best exhibits excellence in utilizing collaboration and innovation to serve the financial and other needs of their membership," he added.
The judging panel for this year's awards will include five leaders from the credit union industry and cooperative business sector who have demonstrated experience in innovation and collaboration.