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    March 2018

    A Note from Chris

    Dear Member,

    We look forward to seeing many of you at our annual meeting on Thursday, May 10. Corporate Central will hold our annual meeting in conjunction with The League’s Annual Convention & Exposition at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. If you have not registered yet, you can do so here, to join us for a truly special and unique credit union event.

    All members of Corporate Central are invited to attend. For Corporate Central members who are not members of the Wisconsin Credit Union League, you are invited to attend all of the planned events, including a Golf Scramble and Jazz Night Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 9, the League and Corporate Central Annual Meetings on Thursday, May 10, and an assortment of fun, motivating and educational opportunities throughout this four-day convention.

    Hope to see you there!

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    Chris Felton

    Audited Financials

    Corporate Central is pleased and proud to present our 2017 Audited Financials. They have been posted to our website and can be found in our Due Diligence Center.

    What's New & Who's Who

    Breaking News – It’s not your typical 10 year work anniversary, it’s an amazing 10 year work anniversary times 2! It’s a celebration this month in the Accounting Department. Both Susan and Peter have been with Corporate Central for 10 years. Congratulations!

    Susan Grassell

    Getting to know...Corporate Central's Susan Grassell

    1. What is your favorite childhood memory? Taking family vacations in the summer.
    2. What was your first record, tape or CD that you ever owned? Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet.
    3. What was the first concert you ever went to? New Kids on the Block.
    4. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Working third shift at an envelope making factory.
    5. What do you like about working at Corporate Central? Everyone is very friendly and passionate about the credit union movement.

    Pete Iwanowski

    Getting to know...Corporate Central's Peter Iwanowski

    1. What invention do you think will be popular in 20 years? Self driving cars!
    2. Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Jennifer Love Hewitt.
    3. What was your favorite Halloween costume you wore as a child? One of the Ghostbusters. I rocked the proton pack with blaster.
    4. What was your first record, tape or CD that you ever owned? Alvin and the Chipmunks.
    5. What do you like about working at Corporate Central? Quite simply the people at Corporate Central!

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    The Fun Committee has continued its efforts to benefit Children's Miracle Network throughout the month of March. Efforts included monetary donations to participate in our "Corporate Madness" basketball bracket and organizing a sock drive. We're proud to share that we crushed our goal of collecting 100 pairs of socks! Brittany, Jesse and Julie presented our donations to Colleen from Children's Miracle Network.

    Women's Leadership Conference

    Corporate Central's Manager Member Services, Stephanie Schmidt attended the Wisconsin Credit Union League’s Women’s Leadership Seminar in Madison, Wisconsin. The event was co-sponsored by Corporate Central and included networking, idea sharing, and skills development. The event offered attendees insight into leadership best practices, and addressed issues many women face as credit union industry executives.

    Did You Know?

    Do you need a competitive student lending solution to grow your younger membership base? Would your credit union like to generate fee income with little to no effort? The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan Program allows credit unions to expand their product line and generate fee income. With this solution, there is little financial risk involved, and it is completely free to implement.

    Student Loan Graduation

    To learn more, please contact Gail Kearney at gail.kearney@corpcu.com, or 800-242-4747 ext. 146.

    Credit Unions Connect

    Stories that exemplify the movement

    Great Lakes Credit Union is making a difference to the Early Head Start program of McHenry County. The program supports children's growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services including early learning, health and family well-being. Nicholas Mager of Great Lakes presented the check to Jannie Ramirez, Tanya Cantin, Pearl Waldspurger, Becky Walkington, and Mayra Leanos of CAA Head Start of McHenry County.

    Giving back to the community comes in different ways; monetary, time or engaging with members. UniWyo Federal Credit Union was able to share their expertise with a local high school talking about money management. What a great way to connect with the young adults!

    A Great Read

    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of over confidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

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    Our Family of CUSOs

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    Managed Services - Patching & Software Updates
    Emergifi can manage your security patches and software updates, so you can focus your time and energy on the core businesses that deliver high value solutions to your members.

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    InterLutions & VolCorp Team Up to Provide Superior CU Employee Healthcare
    A recent partnership between InterLutions CUSO and Volunteer Corporate Credit Union (VolCorp) will result in more credit unions and their employees having access to I-Care, InterLutions’ innovative employee benefit solution that reduces costs, increases health plan flexibility, and enhances benefits. The new alliance will bring the revolutionary healthcare alternative to qualifying members of VolCorp.

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    Strategic ALM Conference
    Ending a decade of easing and zero interest rate policy, the Fed has tightened five times since December 2015. With the Fed Funds rate target now at 1.25% and another hike looming on the horizon, the million-dollar question remains – where are we going from here? To answer this question and many others, QuantyPhi is hosting a Strategic ALM Conference April 17 & 18.

Upcoming Events

Resist Your Instinct and Make Better Balance Sheet Decisions with Better Analysis

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join QuantyPhi for this 30-minute educational webinar that will look at our quick decision-making process and help you prepare to make better a decision framework before decisions are made.

WILD - Wisconsin Ideation & Local Development Initiative Information Session

Thursday, August 2, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join The League for this 30-minute informational webinar to learn more about the program.

Batman and Risk Assessments – BOOM!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

BAM! Join us as we unmask the various risk assessments at your credit union.
POW! Get ready to add a few gadgets to your risk management utility belts.
KABLAM! Learn why strategy and risk go together like the caped crusader and his sidekick.

Mergers and Acquisitions and the Critical Role of Vendor Management

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

This webinar will show you how to tackle this herculean task and give you the tools to: streamline and standardize your institution’s existing vendor management workflows to simplify post-merger activities; analyze whether audit processes and risk management oversight are aligned; evaluate which vendors to keep post-merger; find hidden costs within contract terms; and engage regulators to ensure a satisfactory transition.

Resist Your Instinct and Make Better Balance Sheet Decisions with Better Analysis – Part II

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join QuantyPhi for this 30-minute educational webinar that will look at our quick decision-making process and help you prepare to make a better decision framework before decisions are made.

Cyber Security

Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Emergifi, InterLutions, and Lockton for this 45-minute educational webinar to better protect your credit union from cyber security attacks.

Corporate CAFÉ Basics

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central for this 30-minute webinar where we will cover system requirements, types of users, layered security – VIP credentials, PINs, and passwords.

Top 5 Best Practices for Patch Management to Protect Your Data Today

Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Emergifi for this 30-minute educational webinar to learn actionable items you can implement today to ensure systems are secure, free of vulnerabilities, and operate your credit union without interruption.

Contactless Payments are in Your Credit Union’s Future

Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central and Elan for this 60-minute educational webinar for an update on contactless implementations in the U.S. and across the globe; learn the benefits of contactless payments for credit unions and their cardholders; and find out more about implementation best practices and recommendations.

Economic Outlook Conference 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018, All Day Central Time (CST) | Monona Terrace Madison, WI

The Economic Outlook Conference will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Madison, WI at the Monona Terrace - Hall of Ideas EFHI.

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