BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (2/25/08)--Who’s Who in America’s Credit Unions has chosen 8,804 inductees for its inaugural 2008 edition. The publication and award program is designed to honor leadership, accomplishment and service in the credit union field. The editorial advisory board selected inductees, based on their accomplishments and service. A minimum of five years or other experience is required. More than 10,000 people were nominated nationwide--including volunteers (60%), credit union managers (25%) and other credit union specialists from leagues or trade associations (15%). The board also plans to dedicate each year’s edition to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the credit union movement. Dedications will be announced in March. For more information, use the link.
MADISON, Wis. (2/25/08)--CUNA Mutual Group (CMG) has created a free webinar that aims to help credit unions be more innovative in marketing personal insurance products. The recorded webinar is available on the CMG site (use the link). Keith Kremers, MEMBERConnect sales specialist, leads the webinar with special guest Jim Sarver, manager of CEFCU Financial Services. Sarver shares his credit union’s story of success with direct marketing and talks about how direct mail helped the credit union. The webinar also describes the opportunities available through CMG’s MemberCONNECT program and how they can help credit unions with agency relationships. “We’re not suggesting credit unions drop their agencies in favor of MemberCONNECT,” Kremers said. “We are suggesting they can significantly increase their product distribution.” For more information, use the link.