Capital Credit Union Promotes Doug Lee
Doug Lee was recently promoted to market president east region at Capital Credit Union. In this position and as a member of the credit union’s senior management team, Lee will lead Capital Credit Union’s mortgage team in all six markets and business lenders in the Fargo market, with an additional focus on growing the credit union in the Fargo area. Lee majored in accounting and finance at Mayville State University. Within the community, he coaches youth baseball and is active in Hope Lutheran Church. Lee has been with Capital Credit Union since 2019, most recently as mortgage sales manager. He lives in Fargo with his wife Tonya and two children.
North Star Community CU has Multiple Job Opportunities!
Due to exciting growth and expansion, North Star Community CU, based in Maddock, ND, has multiple openings in several of their locations, including: Retail Branch Manager in Maddock; Retail Branch Manager in Cavalier; VP of Lending; Marketing Specialist & Event Coordinator; and Ag/Commercial Lender in Rugby. There are also several entry-level positions available at this time. Click here for more information or to apply. North Star Community Credit Union serves the North Dakota communities of Maddock, Bottineau, Butte, Cavalier, Devils Lake, Grafton, Minot, Rugby, Velva, Tolna, and Willow City. Chartered in 1940, the credit union currently has more than 21,000 members and holds over $410M in assets.
Credit Unions United Holding Free Pool Party
The Credit Unions United Chapter is holding their Annual Free Pool Night on Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Park Pool & Slide in Minot. Prizes will be given away, sponsored by the credit unions. In case of inclement weather, please contact your credit union or listen to the local radio stations for announcements.
NCUA Bank Secrecy Act Webinar for Small Credit Unions
NCUA is holding a free webinar on August 24th to discuss Bank Secrecy Act Trends, challenges, and provide credit unions with valuable updates on BSA compliance. Topics include: Industry Suspicious Activity Report filing trends; Common BSA violations for small credit unions and risk mitigation; Emerging fraud schemes and threats to small credit unions; The customer risk statement; and An update on the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. The “BSA Update: Challenges for Small Credit Unions” webinar is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT and run approximately 60 minutes. Register here.
Free Webinar: Gift Cards are Better than Socks!
Yes, it’s time to talk holidays already! Like socks, gift cards are popular go-to holiday gifts (but much more fun). Join Envisant for this complimentary webinar on Wednesday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) to learn about gift card holiday trends. They will take you through holidays past, present, and future as they review the historical statistics, the impact COVID has made, and future expectations surrounding the prepaid holiday market. Register here.
Minot Women Connect Welcomes International Speaker
On August 31, Sam Goodwin, an American entrepreneur will be at the Minot Grand Hotel sharing his story of resilience after being wrongfully detained on false charges of espionage in Syria. He was the first American to be released by the Syrian regime without federal intervention. Goodwin has led humanitarian efforts across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and currently works in Congressional Advocacy for the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in Washington DC. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Communication Studies and French from Niagara University and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis. Tickets for this event are open to the public (everyone is welcome) and available for purchase on the Minot Chamber EDC website. Goodwin’s keynote at the Grand Hotel will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and lunch will be served.
Over 666,000 Impressions and Counting – Your SWAP $$ At Work!
The June Gas Station TV (GSTV) numbers are in and the results are even better than we expected. During that month alone, GSTV delivered over 666,600 impressions of video ads promoting credit unions throughout the Dakotas! That’s your SWAP contributions working for us all! Don’t forget – keep your eyes open for the billboards that are now all across the Dakotas promoting credit unions and YourMoneyFurther.com. We also have both digital and printed SWAP advertising running statewide across both North and South Dakota.
As a reminder, contributing credit unions have enhanced listings on yourmoneyfurther.com, so be sure your listing is customized and updated to maximize your placement. Contact Lindsey Hefta if you have any questions, or to learn how you can support our Statewide Awareness Program (SWAP).
America’s CU Museum – Credit Union Women Making History
America’s Credit Union Museum has announced the launch of a new “Credit Union Women Making History – Herstory” exhibit. Honoring the past, present and future of the incredible women making history in the credit union industry, Herstory will be an interactive exhibit showcasing inspiring stories never heard before. The new exhibit will premiere at the museum’s 20th Anniversary celebration in September 2022. In addition to a physical display at the museum, the exhibit will have an online presence that shares stories through virtual visits. Everyone is invited to nominate a CU Woman from the past, the present, or someone whose work today is contributing to the future of the movement. For more details, click here.
Free Webinar Series for Small Credit Unions
There is a free webinar program for smaller credit unions from CUNA. In this series, you will be connected to business partners that are vetted and known to work well with smaller credit unions. Partnering with CUNA Strategic Services, the goal is to deliver direct to your office presentations on services from small credit union-friendly vendors that can help you enhance your organizations and the services you offer members. Each month, two small credit union-friendly providers will present how their offerings can enhance your service to members. This free series takes place every second Thursday of the month now to December. Register for the series here.
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