The last month of summer is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the idea of a relaxing beach vacation has to be over just yet. Many popular destinations around the world are capable of offering travelers their ideal vacation scenarios, but when you think about it, there are a few select places that come to mind. Hawaii, for instance has been a predominant tourist paradise for years from its breathtaking beaches and luscious landscapes, to its one-of-a-kind cuisine and fascinating culture. So with that being said, what better place is there to hold a conference in the middle of summer? The Wailea Beach Resort and Spa in Maui which is where the CU Conferences National Credit Union Directors Conference kicked off on August 23. This four-day retreat saw credit union directors, CEOs, board chairs and committee members from across the country gather together to discuss important industry topics, and focus on ways to grow their credit union. Attendees were left informed and inspired, all while enjoying themselves in paradise.
Maintaining compliance at a credit union is no walk in the park. It has been an integral part of the credit union industry and posed a threat to some institutions in the past due to changing regulations and costs. Recently, our CEO, Richard Gallagher had an article published in the Credit Union Times where he discussed these issues and gave great insight into the changing landscape of credit union compliance. He touches on the past where many credit unions felt burdened or threatened by regulations and how today that idea has developed into something more positive and less overwhelming.
Credit union awareness day always falls on the 3rd Thursday of October. However, why should you wait until then to raise awareness? There are steps you can implement now to make sure members and potential members are fully aware of what your credit union has to offer. Take a look at the five steps below and put them to work for you.