Dakota CU News & Notes
Capital CU Announces New Business Services Officer
Capital Credit Union has announced the hiring of Michael Lehn as a business services officer at their Main Office in Bismarck. Lehn has four years of professional experience in the financial services and agriculture lending industries. As a business services officer and member of Capital Credit Union’s Ag Lending Team, he will focus on lending and delivery of multiple business products with an emphasis on building new business and agriculture lending relationships in the western North Dakota market. Lehn joins the Capital Credit Union team from Cornerstone Bank in New Town, where he had been an ag and business banker since 2018. Prior to Cornerstone Bank, he worked for Farm Credit Services of North Dakota as an ag loan officer. Lehn earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from University of Wisconsin – River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Mia, have one son, Blaise.
United Savings CU Seeking Business Lender
United Savings Credit Union (USCU) is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate to join their team as a full-time business lender. This position will be based out of USCU’s Dilworth office in Dilworth, MN. The business lender will be responsible for establishing business relationships with commercial borrowers, explaining business products and services and ensuring loan quality through analysis of financial data and proper structuring of the credit, as well as looking for deposit growth opportunities for the credit union. Experience working with credit partners like the Small Business Administration (SBA), Bank of North Dakota (BND), and Pactola (CUSO) is a plus. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two to three years of lending experience, preferably in commercial lending, as well as a degree in a business-related field. For additional details about this position, please call Jim Schaefbauer at 701-356-1395 or email Jim@unitedsavingscu.org. Send your resume in confidence to United Savings Credit Union – Attn: Jim, PO Box 2308, Fargo, ND 58108.
MAP Campaign Webinar
CUNA will be a hosting a webinar to cover our next MAP campaign: Protecting Consumers Through Interchange. This MAP webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 10 at 2:30 pm CT. Some in Congress are discussing changes to the interchange payments system that could limit interchange revenue while also putting credit union members at risk. This free webinar is open to all MAP credit unions and will cover the state of play on Capitol Hill and why it’s critical your credit union takes part in this campaign. Register here.
Join Us FORE Fun!
The deadline is rapidly approaching for the Dakota Credit Union Foundation’s 5th Annual Golf Scramble, which will be held on Thursday, August 26, at the Apple Creek Country Club in Bismarck, ND. Please consider sending a team to our golf tournament or purchasing a sponsorship this year – a team of four is $500; individual golfers are $135. Price includes green fees and golf cart, lunch, and dinner after the event, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, ND. Register here and contact Kayla Pulvermacher with any questions. The deadline to register is Friday, August 13.
Mark Your Calendars for October 21
International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) is Thursday, October 21. Each year, we come together to celebrate ICU Day to raise awareness about what it means for members around the world to have a credit union as their financial partner. This year's ICU Day theme, “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,” reflects the way credit unions contribute to a brighter future by working to improve members' financial well-being. It is at the heart of the mission and structure of credit unions. International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. Click here to be notified as soon as more ICU Day information and collateral is available.
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