For the credit union world, the eventful year of 2017 is now a thing of the past. When we take a look back at the past twelve months we remember the highlights and bright spots from around the industry. Credit unions who saw success were recognized, as well as the individuals who helped facilitate accomplishments and achievements.
It goes without saying that in order to prosper in any industry, it takes a team effort. And although it may seem a bit cliché, it is true. Everyone must do their job to the best of their ability to create cohesiveness and keep everything operating smoothly. This all doesn’t just happen out of nowhere or overnight. Strategy and direction for a team or close working community all come from somewhere and that place is usually at the top.
There is no question that donating and being active in the community helps brand awareness and image. In the case of credit unions, it goes deeper than that since institutions are heavily centered on members. This is why it is important to maintain a positive presence in the community, considering a majority of your members make up that population and have come to expect nothing but the best.