CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference looking back to look forward in 2014

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Vicki Christner - CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754;

Amy Nigrelli - CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246;

Madison, Wis. (June 11, 2014) - Renowned speaker Jeff Rendel has been announced as the emcee and opening keynoter for this year's Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, November 3-6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, where he will discuss the need for a reinvented movement propelled by timeless credit union principles. Registration and event details are available at .

"The idea of CUNA's Community Credit Union & Growth Conference is to prompt future-focused action by bringing credit union leaders together," explained Meghann Dawson, Director of Learning Events, CUNA. "With a forward-thinker like Rendel at the helm, this year's event will not only foster important relationships between credit unions, but inspire change in line with this year's theme: Looking back to look forward."

Attendees of Rendel's keynote session, "It's 1934 All Over Again - A Revitalized Movement and a Promised Future for All," will hear how credit unions' pursuit of universal value and service can be directed to fuel the growth and innovation that they will need to thrive.

Conference attendees will also develop and implement strategies for fostering important community ties by meeting with knowledgeable industry vendors and taking part in valuable peer conversations. Then, during hot-topic sessions, industry experts and speakers will introduce new perspectives, strategies and action-plans for overcoming the biggest challenges facing today's community credit unions.

Also on-site, the 2014 Community Credit Union of the Year Award  will be presented to credit unions that best uphold the movement's values while demonstrating a positive influence in the field of service.

For more information on CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference and to register, visit .

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