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Michigan Credit Union League

In Brief, Feb. 1

Credit Union Collection Consortium

The Credit Union Collection Consortium meets next on Wednesday February 13, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at Michigan Legacy Credit Union located at 144 E. Pike Street in Pontiac. The speakers will be Super Lawyer Chuck Holzman and bankruptcy expert Tami White, both from Holzman Law, PLLC. Chuck and Tami will discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and providing an update on trends in bankruptcy. No reservations are necessary and this is a free event. All interested parties are welcome. Please use the outside entrance ramp to the downstairs meeting room.  

FUEL MI Holds First Meeting

An introductory meeting of the new FUEL ((Fueling, Uplifting, Educating Leaders) MI Young Professionals networking group was held on January 29 at Vibe Credit Union. This group is being formed with support from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) to encourage lifelong involvement with credit unions.

FUEL MI aims to expand, support and provide opportunities for networking, collaboration, leadership development and cooperative community outreach for emerging credit union professionals.

The FUEL MI Young Professionals Networking Group is searching for driven and dedicated young professionals who are passionate about sustaining the credit union movement to join the new, statewide program. Group members will meet quarterly and be responsible for determining and implementing methods for participants to connect, interact and learn about the credit union industry and movement, as well as actively participate in community outreach initiatives throughout Michigan.

Young credit union professionals interested in joining are invited to submit a participation agreement by Feb. 11. For more information contact Kristina Fend at Vibe Credit Union.

MCUL & Affiliates 2019 Compliance Conference

Seats are still available for those interested in attending the MCUL & Affiliates 2019 Compliance Conference, which features a new expanded agenda. Taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton--Riverfront, Feb. 20-21, the conference provides the most insightful compliance information available to Michigan credit union professionals, featuring an impressive line-up of experts. Timely sessions include "Canna Money: It Will be Everywhere," "Thinking of Banking Canna: Now What?" and "21st Century Risk in a Connected #FakeNews World."

MCUL & Affiliates 2019 Leadership @ Eleven: Executed Development Series

Why be a ten, when you can be an eleven? Limited seats remain for the MCUL & Affiliates 2019 Leadership @ Eleven: Executive Development Series. The seven month leadership development program, now in its second year, is designed specifically for Michigan credit union executives. Program takeaways include self-awareness through comprehensive, individualized reports on emotional intelligence, DiSC style and 360-degree feedback from employees, peers and leaders. It includes six one-on-one executive coaching sessions and the creation and execution of an Individual Development Plan, as well as three in-person meetups. Enrollment is $2,999 and is limited to 16 cohorts.

Forest Area Federal Credit Union Opens Fifth Branch

Forest Area Federal Credit Union (FAFCU) opened the doors of its fifth location on Mon., Jan. 21 in Lake City. A grand opening celebration is set to take place at the new Lake City branch on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Staff, friends and family will gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. The public and local businesses are encouraged to attend. Attendees can enjoy food, drinks, prizes and giveaways.

“We can’t wait to bring the community together and celebrate a milestone for Forest Area FCU at our grand opening. We hope to be accompanied by warm weather this spring,“ said Alex Lutke, CFO.

The new state-of-the-art branch located at 101 N. Main St. Lake City, features a full-service drive-thru and ATM and four teller booths.

“Lake City is a special place and we looking forward to growing with this great community.” Said Sheri Paschall, Branch Manager.

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