Four Ways to Turn Mergers into Partnerships

Four Ways to Turn Mergers into Partnerships

“Mergers.” They can sound cold, and there’s a tendency to treat credit union mergers or mergers between community banks like business deals without any deeper meaning to them.   But what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? It might sound crazy, but...
How to Grow Business During a Pandemic

How to Grow Business During a Pandemic

How do you grow business during a pandemic?   Not to mention sinking oil prices, rising unemployment and a trade war with China. It’s enough to depress every credit union or community bank executive. As Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chair, said recently, “This...
Top Four Hazards Your CU Needs To Avoid Now

Top Four Hazards Your CU Needs To Avoid Now

This post by Mark Arnold originally appeared on cutimes.com.   COVID-19 is one of the biggest challenges of our time. The pandemic’s health threat and death rate are the likes of which we have not seen in generations. And of course we are likely to feel the...
Four Strategic Planning Myths

Four Strategic Planning Myths

In a previous post we talked about Four Branding Myths. While we referenced Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster and Elvis, we also “myth busted” a few common assumptions when it comes to branding. The same holds true for strategic planning. There are many myths,...