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    February 2019

    A Note from Chris

    It was great to see so many passionate credit union professionals at the Wisconsin State GAC last month – what a fantastic turnout, and thanks to The League for hosting such an important event. I encourage everyone to consider attending CUNA’s GAC in March to promote all the wonderful things credit unions do for their members and communities. 

    I also encourage you to attend our upcoming Credit Union Town Hall events, co-hosted by The League and Corporate Central, and held at various credit union offices across the state of Wisconsin. The purpose of these Town Halls is to provide credit unions with strategic updates from The League, Reach Business Lenders, Corporate Central, and our Family of CUSOs. Mark your calendars for the following sessions:

    • Thursday, March 28 in Appleton, WI
    • Thursday, July 18 in Onalaska, WI
    • Thursday, October 24 in Madison, WI
       

    Thank you,

    Chris's Signature

    Chris Felton
    President/CEO

    Credit Union Day at the Ballpark

    Corporate Central and The League are hosting a Credit Union Day at the Ballpark! The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Giants at 1:10 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 14 at Miller Park. This event is open to all credit union members, families, and friends. Come celebrate the credit union movement and network with your peers, while benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, and The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). More information coming soon.

    What's New and Who's Who

    Congratulations Mark Volz

    Mark Volz

    Congratulations to Mark Volz for being selected to Crash the GAC 2019 in Washington D.C. This year 100 crashers will attend Crash the GAC representing every state in the nation. Mark is the only Wisconsin crasher selected to represent The Wisconsin Credit Union League and Corporate Central at the capital. 

    Congratulations Matt Cilla

    Matt Cilla

    Congratulations to Matt Cilla for passing the Level 1 CFA exam. He is excited to take on the Level 2 CFA exam in June. Good luck Matt!

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    Our Community

    Corporate Central staff at Habitat for Humanity

    On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Corporate Central offered staff an optional volunteer day to spend at the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore location in Wauwatosa, WI. Staff Participated in a variety of jobs including painting, floor staging and redecorating, donation placement, and other jobs to help improve the store’s aesthetics and functionality.

    If you would like to schedule a group volunteer event in conjunction with Corporate Central, please contact Brittany Jordan.

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    Wild Adventures with Leo

    Leo made his debut at the State Government Affairs Conference put on by The Wisconsin Credit Union League. He made friends with Tina Liegel and Jackson Burgau from Heartland Credit Union, and Robyn Newcomb and Jeffery Anderson from Fort Community Credit Union.

    Tina, Jackson, Leo, Robyn, and Jeffrey

    As Corporate Central’s mascot, Leo serves as the face of Corporate Central, engaging members in his travels across the state and country and supporting our mission of Helping Members to be Wildly Successful. Leo will travel to conferences, conventions, workshops, and credit unions to showcase Corporate Central’s presence at industry events. If you would like to take Leo on a wild adventure at your credit union, reach out to Marketing for more information.

    Did You Know?

    Asset / Liability Benchmarking

    How do you measure your investment portfolio’s performance? More and more credit unions are choosing to utilize a benchmark to measure their investment portfolio’s performance. Benchmarking the investment portfolio is a key step in optimizing your credit union’s balance sheet. Contact your QuantyPhi Financial Strategist to learn more!

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    Stories that Exemplify the Movement

    Meeting the Needs of Others

    Taylor Credit Union handing check to the Taylor County Wisconsin Veteran Service Office

    Each year, Taylor Credit Union in Medford, WI raises funds internally to donate to local charities and causes. This year, the staff donated $300 to the Taylor County Wisconsin Veteran Service Office for unmet needs.

    $500/500-Pounds

    Ripco Credit Union donations pile

    Ripco Credit Union in Rhinelander, WI gathered donations from community members for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. An anonymous donor helped them match their $500/500-pound goal, which lead to Ripco offering an additional $100 to meet their new 600-pound goal.

    Polar Vortex

    Cloverbelt Credit Union employee posing with donations

    Cloverbelt Credit Union in Wausau, WI donated hand and foot warmers, thermal underwear, snacks, and laundry kits to the Wausau Warming Center and the Wausau Salvation Army. With the frigid weather, the donations were very much appreciated!

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    What's Trending?

    How to Evolve from a “That’s the way we’ve always done it” Culture

    “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Have you ever heard these words spoken at your credit union? Take a good look at your organization. Are you in a funk? Does it feel stale? Do your employees get excited about coming to work? Is there excitement in the air, or is it a hum drum environment? If you find yourself in the predicament of trying to break the “that’s the way we’ve always done it” culture, read the article to find a few simple ideas to try instead.

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    Our Family of CUSOs

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    Make the Shift

    Are you ready to empower productivity in your business? Make the shift. Emergifi can help you evaluate and implement the version of Office 365 that is right for your credit union. Get powerful services to transform your business, including business-class email, online storage, and teamwork solutions. Emergifi is offering 15% off the first year of Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions to new clients. 

    15% offer applies to:

    • New Office 365 Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business customers
    • Office 365 Business Premium customers upgrading to Microsoft 365 Business
    • Subscriptions created through May 31, 2019
       

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    I-Care is Going National

    Following our upcoming strategic planning conference in early February, I-Care will begin a national marketing campaign, taking our employee benefit and healthcare solutions to credit unions across the entire country. A targeted audience of select credit unions has been identified and will soon be offered the opportunity to join our exclusive group of progressive credit union participants, with tailored solutions to expand employee benefit offerings, mitigate the risks of funding an insurance plan, and reduce your credit union's overall benefits spend.

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    Education at Your Service

    QuantyPhi will continue to focus on the loan portfolio for February’s upcoming webinar. On Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. CT, QuantyPhi will present the basic characteristics of loan participations, how they work, the pros and cons, and what different kinds of participations exist. Register for the upcoming webinar before it’s too late! 

    QuantyPhi will be hosting a Strategic ALM Conference on March 26-27, 2019. View the agenda and speakers and reserve your seat today.

    Reserve Your Seat for the Strategic ALM Conference

Upcoming Events

Monday Market Monitor


Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00 AM Central Time (CST) | Conference Call

The Monday Market Monitor is a weekly conference call geared toward credit union investment managers. It will provide up-to-date economic highlights, yield curve analysis, investment product recommendations, and a forecast for the upcoming week.

Fuel Your Loan Machine!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join QuantyPhi for this 30-minute webinar to learn how to benchmark your credit union’s investment portfolio to support your credit union’s ability to continue loaning to members.

Vendor Selection: How to Shop for the Right Vendor

Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central and Ncontracts for this 45-minute webinar where we will show you how to cut through competing demands and lofty promises with best practices for selecting the right vendor, for the right reasons.

I-Care: HR Forum – Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Milwaukee, WI

You are invited to join other credit union HR professionals, Lockton, and InterLutions for a day of learning, sharing, and networking.

What REALLY Needs Your Attention as you Prepare for your NCUA Exam?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Do you really have the time and resources to tackle the expanded cybersecurity exam guidelines? Join Emergifi, and partner Redstone Consulting Group (RCG), for a 45-minute webinar to learn about how RCG’s ACET Collaboration Portal can help your credit union prepare for the NCUA’s cybersecurity exam.

Domestic Wires 101

Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central for this 20-minute webinar to learn more about the basics of domestic wires including which steps you should take and what procedures you should follow.

Big Credit Union Should Not Equate to Big Insurance Costs

Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join InterLutions and Lockton for this 45-minute webinar to learn how to better engage and evaluate multiple options, how to examine and negotiate details, and how to position your credit union to get better pricing.

Are You Interested in Learning how to Calculate Basic Returns on Loan Pools?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join QuantyPhi for this 30-minute webinar to learn how you can begin to do the analysis necessary to analyze pools better at your desk.

Economic Outlook Conference

Thursday, October 10, 2019, All Day Central Time (CST) | The Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee, WI

Join us Thursday, October 10, 2019 at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, WI for our annual Economic Outlook Conference. This conference will provide you with insight and analysis from dedicated economists and professionals with diverse backgrounds.

Titletown Showdown 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Green Bay, WI

Corporate Central and Special Olympics Wisconsin have teamed up once again to bring you Titletown Showdown at the City Stadium in Green Bay, WI. We are challenging your credit union to form flag football teams to compete against each other to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

Town Hall: Madison

Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Madison, WI

Join Corporate Central and The League for a unique town hall experience.

Digital Marketing Forum

Thursday, November 7, 2019, All Day Central Time (CST) | Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Save the date for our brand new Digital Marketing Forum - November 6 and 7, 2019.

Lost in Space: The Benefits of Automation in Contract Management and E-Signature

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central and Ncontracts for this 45-minute webinar to help you tackle these challenges by addressing the evolution of electronic signatures and documents; how best to utilize e-signature; regulatory compliance for e-signature; contract management and signature workflows; contracts best practices (i.e. drafting, negotiating, finalizing, enacting); gaining control of your fiduciary responsibilities through contracts automation; and managing third-party risk by automating and capturing the data.

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