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    November 2018

    A Note From Chris

    As the holiday season draws near, it is a good time to take stock of all the things we are thankful for. I want to extend my sincerest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for each and every one of you involved in this amazing credit union movement. Your hard work and dedication to the “people helping people” credit union mission has significantly, positively impacted so many members lives. Thank you! 

    We wish you and your families a safe, happy holiday season and a prosperous, healthy new year to follow. Merry Christmas!

    Thank you,

    Chris' Signature

    Chris Felton

    MAC 250

    MAC 250

    In 2017, Corporate Central launched a Members Advisory Council for credit unions under $250 million in assets, called MAC 250. Our MAC 250 consists of credit union CEOs interested in shaping the strategic direction of Corporate Central. We meet semi-annually to discuss important credit union challenges and strategies, and look for ways to leverage Corporate Central, our CUSOs, and business partners to deliver new and innovative solutions to credit unions.

    If you are interested in being an advisory council participant, please contact Jesse Kohl, Senior Vice President Corporate Development.

    What's New & Who's Who

    Mark Sowinski, Executive Account Manager

    Mark Sowinski

    Getting to know... Corporate Central's Mark Sowinski

    1. Who was your childhood actor/actress crush? Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel from The Avengers (BBC TV production).
    2. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Unloading trucks on the “sunset” shift at UPS.
    3. What is a weird fact you happen to know? The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
    4. What is something about you that people would be surprised to know? I played Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple” in high school.
    5. What do you like about working at Corporate Central? The vision and the momentum. Corporate Central has demonstrated that they have a vision for the future of the credit union industry. With the creation of the Emergifi, QuantyPhi, and InterLutions CUSOs, Corporate Central has a plan to bring its credit union members forward with the latest technology solutions, improved ways to enhance their balance sheets, and has found ways to bring the best health care insurance benefits to credit union employees. The three CUSOs, along with the existing leading suite of service products, are gaining momentum. Having built out the Business Development team this past year will help keep that momentum rolling along, as more and more credit unions become aware of the outstanding services and member support that Corporate Central brings to the table. None of this would be possible without all the talented and dedicated staff members here at Corporate Central. I have been ‘over-the-moon' impressed with the leadership team and everyone at Corporate Central, along with their focused vision, exhilarating momentum, and desire to make credit union members better and better. 

    Kyle Gutierrez, Information Technology Technician

    Kyle Gutierrez

    Getting to know... Corporate Central's Kyle Gutierrez

    1. What was your favorite Halloween costume you wore as a child? When I was five, I went as the Red Power Ranger. My Grandma handmade/sewed the costume for me because my parents couldn't find one in stores.
    2. What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know? I paint table top miniatures in my spare time.
    3. What are your favorite songs from your teenage years that you still rock out to when nobody else is listening? Pretty much anything 90's Alternative/Grunge or the 90's One Hit Wonders. “One Week” by Bare Naked Ladies, “Basket Case” by Green Day, or “Hooked” by Blues Traveler.
    4. What show on Netflix did you binge watch embarrassingly fast? How I Met Your Mother. I think I watched nine seasons in just over two weeks.
    5. What do you like about working at Corporate Central? Corporate Central has a good group of people that really are looking out for our members.

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    Pete and Will holding donations for Christmas with the Vets near a snowman Christmas tree

    For the third year in a row, in honor of Veterans’ Day, Corporate Central partnered with Christmas with the Vets. Started by Jeff “Doc” Dentice, a Vietnam veteran, in 1988, Christmas with the Vets is a holiday party for the hospitalized veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical center. Additionally, Corporate Central hosted a Thanksgiving celebration lunch where employees could donate $5 for an all you can eat lunch to benefit Christmas with the Vets.

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    Credit Union House Party

    Corporate Central and The League employees networking at Credit Union House in Madison, WI

    On November 28, Corporate Central and The Wisconsin Credit Union League came together for an evening filled with networking, relationship building, and idea sharing at Credit Union House in Madison, WI. Thanks goes out to Brett Thompson and his outstanding team for hosting!

    Did You Know?

    Competitive Cash Delivery Solutions
    Our full-service Corporate Cash solutions give you convenient options without having to maintain Federal Reserve Bank accounts or courier relationships. As your cash delivery partner, we take great pride in providing a uniquely efficient service that offers the advantages of aggregated volume, diligent third-party oversight, automated settlement and billing, along with service and support through the staff you know and trust at Corporate Central.

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    Stories that Exemplify the Movement

    The Great Tutu Challenge

    Nebraska Federal Credit Union's President/CEO, Keith Kauffeld, wearing a tutu holding a check

    Employees and members of University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union in Lincoln, NE teamed up against breast cancer by raising $708.96. In meeting their fundraising goal, President/CEO, Keith Kauffeld, was challenged to wear a tutu, while employees enjoyed a casual dress day. University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union contributed an additional $500 for a grand total of $1208.96 donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

    Giving Tuesday

    Linn Area Credit Union presenting a check to Indian Creek Nature Center

    In honor of Giving Tuesday, Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, IA chose to support organizations their employees volunteered with throughout the year. For every hour employees volunteered for a nonprofit organization, that organization was entered into a drawing for a chance to receive one of three $500 donations. A total of 61 volunteer hours were entered, and the winning nonprofits were: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids, Indian Creek Nature Center, and National Motorcycle Museum.

    'Tis the Season

    MembersAlliance Credit Union employees with colorful handmade holiday cards

    Employees from MembersAlliance Credit Union in Rockford, IL created handmade holiday cards for pediatric hospital patients. The cards will be delivered to SwedishAmerican, Mercyhealth, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center hospitals.

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    A Great Read

    Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
    From the head of Google's innovative People Operations comes an inquiry into the philosophy of work – and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, Work Rules! provides teaching examples from a range of industries – including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees.

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    Our Family of CUSOs

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    Six Credit Unions Partner with Emergifi
    To stay on top of technology and cyber security, six credit unions chose to partner with Emergifi. The new participating credit unions asset sizes range from $50 million to $2.5 billion.

    New services vary from a financial institution in Alabama using Emergifi’s SaaS subscription for safekeeping to a credit union in the Midwest entrusting Emergifi to manage their IT infrastructure and serve as their virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO).

    Learn more About Emergifi’s Services

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    I-Care Continues to Grow
    I-Care is growing. A collaborative healthcare and benefits solution built specifically by credit unions for credit unions, I-Care’s continued growth helps both existing participants and new participants. The law of large numbers, especially in the insurance market, makes a significant impact in how underwriters price insurance and how brokerage partners deliver resources to their clients. As we expand I-Care – a credit union community of healthcare solutions – our ability to deliver competitive pricing will continue to grow for our participants.

    Learn More About I-Care

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    Welcoming Our Newest Member of the Team

    We happily welcome the newest member of the QuantyPhi team, Harper Rose Wierzba! Harper was born 8 lbs, 5 oz, and 20.5 in at 11:28 p.m. CT on October 5. Congratulations Ben and Kayla!

    Throughout November, QuantyPhi continued to demonstrate the balance sheet optimization process with credit unions. The webinar-based presentations led to investment portfolio reviews showing credit union professionals how properly using the investment portfolio can better the credit union’s balance sheet. Using total return analytics, QuantyPhi can perform what-if swap scenarios to capture the Delta (difference of total return before and after the swap scenario) in a credit union’s investment portfolio. Contact QuantyPhi and ask us if we can help your credit union optimize its balance sheet for 2019.

    Mark your calendars! QuantyPhi will be hosting the Strategic ALM Conference on March 26-27, 2019. The agenda and registration information will be released in early 2019.

    Learn More About the Strategic ALM Conference

Upcoming Events

Loan Participation Basics

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join QuantyPhi for this 30-minute webinar to learn the basic characteristics of loan participations, how they work, the pros and cons, and what different kinds of participations exist.

Trending in 2019: Tipping Points for Banking Breakthroughs

Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join InterLutions and SRM for this 30-minute webinar to learn about notable trends this year that include more disruption in the payments space, conversational banking, intelligent automation, and the continuing movement to cloud-based systems.

How to Leverage SOC and SSAE 18 Reports Throughout Every Department of Your Financial Institution

Tuesday, March 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 and your colleagues the best way to gain efficiencies by helping you define how these reports scope out inherent risk; recognize fourth-party risk; understand how SOC and SSAE 18 reports assess the appropriateness of IT security internal controls; discover what these report results mean for your bank’s IT security and vendor management; devise strategies for analyzing data from longer and more complicated audit reports; and communicate the importance of these reports to other department heads who may not be adept at risk management processes.

Strategic ALM Conference

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, All Day Central Time (CST) | Corporate Central Credit Union, Muskego, WI

Save the date for our annual Strategic ALM Conference - March 26 and 27, 2019.

Town Hall: Appleton

Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Appleton, WI

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

Ramping Up Your Student Loan Program

Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central and Sallie Mae for this 45-minute webinar to learn more about the program guidelines as well as the best marketing practices for the upcoming peak season.

Offer Student Loans to Your Members

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Central Time (CST) | Webinar

Join Corporate Central and Sallie Mae for this 45-minute webinar to learn more about the Smart Option Student Loan Referral Program.

Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2019, All Day Central Time (CST) | Grand Geneva, Lake Geneva, WI

Save the date for our Annual Meeting - May 9, 2019.

I-Care: HR Forum

Thursday, May 16, 2019, All Day Central Time (CST) | Kansas City, MO

Join Lockton and InterLutions for a day of learning, sharing, and networking with other credit union HR professionals. More details, including registration information, is coming soon.

I-Care: HR Forum

Thursday, May 23, 2019, All Day Central Time (CST) | Nashville, TN

Join Lockton and InterLutions for a day of learning, sharing, and networking with other credit union HR professionals. More details, including registration information, is coming soon.

Credit Union Day at the Ballpark

Sunday, July 14, 2019 1:10 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Miller Park Milwaukee, WI

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.

Town Hall: Onalaska

Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time (CST) | Onalaska, WI

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

Economic Outlook Conference

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

Save the date for our annual Economic Outlook Conference - October 10, 2019.

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.

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