Holiday Schedule – Closed Monday
Dakota Credit Union Association offices will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observation of Labor Day, to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
Credit Unions United Chapter Pints & Politics in Minot
Credit Unions United has scheduled a “Pints & Politics” Forum for Tuesday, September 6th at the North Dakota State Fair Grounds, Upper Atrium Building, located at 2005 Burdick Expressway East in Minot. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for social, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and discussion with local legislators and candidates on the credit union difference, as well as legislative agenda items for upcoming session. Please RSVP to Jennifer Jerauld (Town & Country CU) at 701.420.6762.
Missouri River Chapter Pints & Politics in Bismarck
Join your peers for a Pints and Politics meeting on Thursday, September 15 at Lucky’s Bar, 2176 E Thayer Ave. Bismarck ND. Meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Artic Room for social, with presentation at 6:00 p.m. by DakCU President/CEO Jeff Olson. All staff and volunteers are welcome, kindly RSVP here: https://poply.com/r/IJg05VCeG and questions can be addressed to Heather Fleck 701.667.9500.
New Ideas Conference Early Bird Discount
Registration is open for the 2022 New Ideas Conference October 3 – 4 at the Black Leg Ranch near Bismarck, ND. Register by September 9th and save $50 with the reduced rate of just $299 per person! Our emcee will be Chris Lorence, executive director of CUNA’s CU Awareness! As always, DakCU’s New Ideas Conference will leave you excited, invigorated, and inspired with new concepts, as well as actionable steps and key takeaways that you can implement at your organization immediately. Click here to learn more and register today!
Understanding Hispanic Market Hurdles and Aspirations – a free webinar!
CUNA Mutual Group and MGIC is offering an exclusive credit union event, “Understanding Hispanic Market Hurdles and Aspirations” on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. CT. Consumers from different races and ethnicities face different family dynamics, systemic biases and financial hurdles. Understanding challenges will help your credit union connect with those consumers, ultimately earning their trust and referrals for your products and services. Key takeaways from this 60-minute webinar include: What is driving this demographic growth and which disparities are getting in the way; Which loan products will see the highest demand and opportunity; and What does the affluent Hispanic segment look like? Edgar Hernandez, Sr. Multicultural Strategy Manager at CUNA Mutual Group, will share key insights from a series of multicultural behavioral studies conducted in the past three years, and dispel some myths. Register here.
Med5 FCU Partners with JMFA to Improve Overdraft Service for Members
To create additional value and enhance their member service, Med5 Federal Credit Union has selected to implement JMFA’s fully disclosed overdraft solution. The new partnership will positively impact the credit union’s operational processes and service delivery.
According to Med5 FCU’s Operations Manager, Myles Burnham, “[The JMFA team was] amazing to work with from the moment we met. We are blown away by the ODP platform—how robust its features are but also how easy it is to navigate. On top of that, given the current environment surrounding courtesy pay and the fees associated with it, our minds are at ease with JMFA’s 100% compliance guarantee.”
If you would like to learn more about JMFA’s overdraft services, please contact Derrik Mather, JMFA Regional Director at 402.525.3615 or for general questions, contact George McDonald, DakCU’s Chief Officer of Strategic Resources.
Dakotas Sister Society Presents Bo McDonald!
Dakotas Sister Society is ready to take on the topic of ho-hum credit union marketing with Bo McDonald! Nanci Wilson and Dakotas Sister Society (DSS) is excited to introduce Bo as the next guest host of their educational and networking virtual meeting on September 15th at 1:00 p.m. (CT). The meeting will also be recorded so if you are unable to attend, you can watch at your convenience attendees. EVERYONE is welcome, and you can register 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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