I want to say up front that we here at CUbroadcast are big supporters of Credit Unions for Kids. Why would you not be? Anyway, I'm sure most, if not all, of you have heard the big news about Credit Unions for Kids hitting its $100 million milestone in donations from you, the credit union industry, to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Huge news to say the least. To get the details on this achievement, we invited Credit Unions for Kids Joe Dearborn to discuss the exciting details and future plans for his organization. Exciting stuff on the horizon. Joe is nothing short of a fantastic human being heading up a more than worthy cause. We are delighted and honored to have him on the show to share this good news from credit unions to kids. Check it out -- and keep giving!
With CUNA's 2012 America's Credit Union Conference taking place next week in San Diego, I invited CUNA's President & CEO, Bill Cheney, on the show to discuss what hot topics will be covered at the show, along with speakers, sessions, and other cool items planned for the big event. We even discussed how his Texas Rangers, who will be in town to play the San Diego Padres next week, will crush my hometown team. Sad but true, I'm afraid. Aside from the ACUC happenings, we discussed a number of other trending credit union topics such as regulations, financial literacy, social media, and much more. It was a huge honor to have Bill on the show, as he provides valuable insight on the state of the industry. Check it out!
It's that time of year again when we contact CU Journal's Publisher, Frank Diekmann, to discuss the latest round of industry best practices that generate increased value for credit unions. That said, we invited Frank on the show because CU Journal has just announced its2012 Best Practices Awards Call for Entries, where credit unions and vendors supply the magazine with their potential award-winning operations. In this interview, we discuss with Frank just what he looks for in a winning entry, any trends that crop up, and some of the contest's past winning examples. Always a good interview with Frank to see how the industry is progressing with latest innovations and operations. Enjoy the show -- and don't forget to send in your entry!
Mike Lawson, Host
Married to a beautiful and wonderful wife, raising 5 kiddos (including twins!), enjoy helping others tell their stories, and love surfing SoCal waves. Keep it simple.