The Pulse 04-13-2017

Volume 6, Issue 15.5



CEO Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the annual MnCUN CEO Conference being held Wednesday, June 7 through Friday, June 9 at The Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth. Exclusively for credit union CEOs, this event will provide a supportive environment that will facilitate discussion on the issues, obstacles and opportunities facing you and your staff. 


The conference will feature a variety of speakers and networking opportunities. In addition, the education component of the conference will examine many of the unique issues facing credit unions in Minnesota. 


Scheduled speakers include:


  • Gary Black, Great Plains Regional Director, Cirrus Aircraft
  • Ryan Foss, Managing Director, Innovation, Filene
  • Timothy O’Neill, Regional Labor Market Analyst, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Wrong About Everything Political Podcast Hosts – Amy Koch, Brian R. McDaniel, Javier Morillo-Alicia and Carin Mrotz

Additional conference and lodging details, along with a schedule of events, can be found on the CEO Conference page of the Network website.

With questions, please contact MnCUN Vice President & General Counsel John Wendland by email or call (651) 288-5519.




Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet.





Upcoming Peer-To-Peer Sessions

Credit union professionals are encouraged to join their peers at the upcoming Minnesota Credit Union Network Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings. P2P meetings provide attendees with an opportunity to network and share knowledge with credit union professionals in their department from across the state.


MnCUN is looking to make P2P sessions accessible to professionals in a broader geographic region. If your credit union has a training or community space available, and is interested in hosting a meeting, please contact MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet by email or by phone at (651) 288-5503.


A full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online.



City & County Credit Union Honors James Snyder with Credit Union Builder Award

The Leadership Team and Board of Directors of City & County Credit Union are pleased to announce James (Jim) Snyder has been honored as a Credit Union Builder through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF). Jim was surprised with the Award at the credit union’s recent Annual Meeting.

“Jim is a tireless supporter of City & County Credit Union,” said City & County Credit Union President & CEO Patrick Pierce. “We thank him for his many years of service to our members.”

Jim Snyder served as Chairman of City & County Credit Union from 1997 until 2016. In 2010 Snyder received the Minnesota Credit Union Network Volunteer of the Year award, which is given each year to recognize the service of an outstanding credit union volunteer who best exemplifies the credit union spirit through dedication to the credit union movement.

Snyder joins 42 other individuals who have been honored since 2008 with MnCUF’s Credit Union Builder Award. The names of the recipients and the contributing credit unions are permanently displayed in the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s lobby as a tribute to their accomplishments. The honorees receive a plaque from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, and donors are also listed online and in the MnCUF’s annual report.

To learn more about the Credit Union Builder Award and to view a list of those who have been honored with this recognition, visit the MnCUF website. 

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034