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    August 2017

    A Note From Chris

    I hope all of you had a great summer, with plenty of time to spend with friends and family!  

    It’s been another busy month at Corporate Central. We’re especially excited to announce the launch of our technology services CUSO, Emergifi, led by our Chief Information Officer, Gregg Tushaus. The Emergifi website launched this month and new innovative technology solutions custom-built for credit unions are now available!

    Chris Felton

    What's New & Who's Who

    This month we celebrated Jesse Kohl’s 15th Anniversary! Jesse has been instrumental in the expansion efforts of Corporate Central’s products, services, strategic alliances, education and overall membership base.

    We also celebrated Stephanie Schmidt's well-deserved promotion to Manager Member Services. In her new role, she is the primary coordinator for new service implementations and oversees all facets of the new service process.

    Our Family of CUSOs

    Our CUSO offering custom-built credit union technology solutions is here! Emergifi provides credit union technology solutions that improve productivity and security, while reducing cost and risk. Given the incredible pace at which technology is changing, credit unions are challenged to do business faster, smarter and more efficiently – or risk getting left behind. As a result, cloud computing is rapidly becoming a primary driver of business transformation, giving credit unions a way to differentiate, disrupt and gain share in the market. Our managed, cloud-based approach offloads low value utility services and focuses your resources on high value initiatives.

    Check out our new website to learn about our technology product and service offerings, and see the press release highlighting the launch of this innovative technology CUSO.

    I-Care, the innovative employee benefits solution for credit unions, recently announced the growth of its program to over 3,000 total lives insured. The announcement highlighted the cost savings and benefit enhancements for one of its newest participants, Educators Credit Union.

    According to Peter Stein, Chief People Officer of Educators Credit Union, "Through July, we saved about $383,000 over last year just for our medical plan. If you annualize it, that’s about a $600,000 savings. We decided to go with I-Care not only for the cost savings, but also for the high level of benefits and consulting services. We can control our medical costs and design our plan based on staff needs. We’re able to give our employees better benefits at a lower cost to them, and the transition was very easy. Knowing what I know now, I would have joined I-Care sooner.”

    Check out the full press release.

    On August 23, Ben Wierzba, Financial Strategist, hosted an educational webinar titled, "Liability Driven Investing," based on his white paper, “Boost Performance and Reduce Overall Risk with Liability Driven Investing.” When investment managers discuss the investment portfolio, conversations often revolve around risk and return as they relate to the portfolio only. While return and risk of the investment portfolio are certainly important, they should not be the only driving forces behind a credit union’s investing strategy. With the practice of liability driven investing, risk relative to liabilities is the primary concern.

    The webinar and white paper remind us that ALM requires performance measurement in order to ensure return goals are being met and risk levels are being maintained. To properly measure results, benchmarks must be put in place.

    Credit Unions Connect
    Stories that Exemplify the Movement

    Advia CU Supports Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run
    Advia Credit Union in Parchment, Michigan is a proud supporter of the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run, donating $653 to this wonderful event.

    Dane County CU Making New Friends
    Dane County Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin had a big week for volunteering, helping with the Heartland Farm Sanctuary. The Heartland Farm Sanctuary's mission is to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other.

    A Great Read
    A Report Provided by our Partners at Filene

    Money Talk: Shifting the Financial Landscape through #Adulting
    The Center for Consumer Decision Making hosted a Money Talk colloquium that explored the market-shifting force the Millennial generation has on the financial industry. Through the five presentations given we consider that the Millennial generation is living a dichotomy. More Millennials are living in poverty than the previous generation and graduating with triple the debt for a college education. Yet, they are the target market and driving force of the fintech revolution and many will be receivers of the greatest wealth transfer to ever occur in America. Credit unions are uniquely positioned to understand and support this generation through what is most certainly a scary, uncertain, and exciting time in their lives.


    Summer Olympics are Coming to Corporate Central
    New leaders have taken over the Fun Committee for the next few months and are bringing the Summer Olympics to Corporate Central. Corporate Central staff have been divided up into three teams, each fighting for a chance at the gold medal in different events or challenges.

    During our Summer Olympics we will also be participating in fundraisers to benefit Special Olympics of Wisconsin including an opportunity to participate in the Second Annual 2017 Titletown Showdown.

    Let the games begin!

    Did You Know?

    Several Corporate Central members already have experienced significant cost savings from our new revenue enhancement and cost reduction solution, CU-Save, offered through our CUSO, InterLutions. CU-Save offers unique benchmarking solutions, coupled with industry-expert consultants, with a drive to significantly improve your bottom line. Email us at innovation@interlutions.com or visit our website InterLutionsCUSO.com for more information.

Upcoming Events

Ramping Up Your Student Loan Program

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Central Time (CST)

This webinar will review the Smart Option Student Loan Referral Program. We will review the program guidelines as well as the best marketing practices for the upcoming mini peak season.

Courtesy Pay Class Action Lawsuits

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time (CST)

Credit unions have exposure to class actions in many areas, with one of the most threatening being courtesy pay lawsuits.

Vendor Risk Management: Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Central Time (CST)

Every financial institution has hundreds of third-party service providers assisting them with their business operations. What if one or more of them wasn’t viable from a risk perspective?

Strategic ALM Workshop - Onalaska, WI

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, All Day

Despite three Fed rate hikes, the future path of interest rates remains uncertain. Will the economy stumble in a higher rate environment forcing a reverse course or will the Fed have room to continue pushing fed funds higher?

The Better Way to Manage Your Chargeback Returns to Save Time, Money & Staff Resources

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time (CST)

Credit unions can reduce their chargeback return risk and save time and money by using a new service from Corporate Central. Deposit Returns Source Capture is a web-based platform that allows a credit union to receive electronic chargeback files and quickly make decisions on either redepositing those checks or returning them to members.

Strategic ALM Workshop - Madison, WI

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, All Day

Despite three Fed rate hikes, the future path of interest rates remains uncertain. Will the economy stumble in a higher rate environment forcing a reverse course or will the Fed have room to continue pushing fed funds higher?

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