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Products and Services briefs (12/14/2007)

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* DALLAS (12/17/07)--Five credit unions in five states sold their credit card portfolios to TNB Card Services. The credit unions are: Grafton Suburban CU, North Grafton, Mass.; Independent FCU, Anderson, Ind.; Western Cooperative CU, Williston, N.D.; County Schools FCU, Ventura, Calif.; and Eastern Maine Medical Center FCU, Bangor, Maine. TNB, an electronic and payments processing solutions provider, has acquired more than 45 portfolios in 2007 … * PORTLAND, Ore. (12/17/07)--CU Business Group announced the date, location and speaker line-up for its 2008 National Conference. The conference will take place March 11-13 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Speakers include Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Administration board member; Larry Middleman, president/CEO, CU Business Group; Debrah Parker, senior vice president, Community First CU; Anna DeYoung, CEO, Sky FCU; Lisa Gambee, principal, Creative Abandon; Jeremy Presta, CEO, ParkSide FCU; Robert Pfaendler, principal, The R. Pfaendler Co.; Chris Oldag, senior vice president, Patelco CU; and Cheri Perry, president, Total Merchant Concepts … * DES MOINES, Iowa (12/17/07)--The 2008 Midwest Management Issues Conference will be held Jan. 13-16 in Savannah, Ga. The conference is a collaborative effort of leagues from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Breakout sessions will be tailored for credit union managers and volunteers. Featured speakers include Tom Glatt, CEO of Continental FCU in El Segundo, Calif., who will speak about his credit union’s experience with a takeover attempt by Wings FCU in Apple Valley, Minn.; and Ron Galloway, producer of the documentary “Why Wal-Mart Works.” For more information, use the link … * AUSTIN, Texas (12/17/07)--FirstClose will offer First American CoreLogic’s ValuePoint4 Default automated valuation model and property verification reports to its clients, including credit unions. ValuePoint 4 and property verification reports are available through batch processing and in the first quarter of 2008 through a technology integration with FirstClose’s platform, the company stated (National Mortgage News Dec. 10). FirstClose is a service of First Lenders Data Inc. …