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The 1 CU Conference offers contest

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MADISON, Wis. (5/3/10)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) are offering attendees of The 1 Credit Union Conference a chance to win free registration. CUNA and WOCCU are hosting a contest where attendees can win free registration, two free room nights at the MGM Grand Hotel during the conference, or The Executive Book Series’ complete set of books written by conference presenters. The conference, jointly hosted by CUNA and WOCCU for one year only, will be held in Las Vegas July 11-14. To enter the contest, individuals must tell which session interests them the most and why, and share the most compelling reason they have for attending the conference. Entries will be judged on creativity, sincerity and how clearly stated the benefits of attending the conference are for the individual and credit union. Responses should be limited to 100 words and submitted by May 10. Prizes will be awarded May 12. Keynote speakers include authors Jim Collins and Kevin Carroll. Also speaking will be Canadian singer Bernard Lachance. Collins wrote “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don’t.” Collins will speak about how credit unions can go from “good to great” in serving their members. Carroll founded Kevin Carroll Katalyst LLC and is the author of “Rules of the Red Rubber Ball,” “What’s Your Red Rubber Ball?!” and “The Red Rubber Ball at Work,” which advocates that organizations and individuals embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential for sustaining meaningful business and personal growth. To enter, use the link.

Ongoing Operations receives NACUSO innovation award

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (5/3/10)--The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) presented Ongoing Operations with its CUSO Collaboration and Innovation Award.
Ongoing Operations received the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations’ (NACUSO) CUSO Collaboration and Innovation award. From left are: Kirk Drake, CEO, Ongoing Operations; Tom Davis, CEO, NACUSO; and Juri Valdov, board chairman, Ongoing Operations. (Photo provided by Ongoing Operations)
Ongoing Operations provides business continuity solutions for the credit union industry. It was named runner up in 2007 and 2008 in the NACUSO competition. The company is “constantly searching for new ways to deliver value and developing the next generation of technical solutions to help the industry thrive,” said NACUSO CEO Tom Davis. NACUSO was formed in 1985 to help credit unions explore the use of credit union service organizations and the delivery of non-traditional products and services.