The Pulse (04-25-2017)

Volume 6, Issue 17

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Minnesota’s Credit Unions elect Board of Directors, Approve Bylaw Amendment at MnCUN Annual Conference

Last week, 475 credit union professionals, volunteers, and vendors from all areas of Minnesota met for the 2017 MnCUN Annual Conference. Held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, the conference featured education sessions, the state’s largest credit union exhibit hall, Minnesota Credit Union Foundation committee fundraisers, and networking events.


Along with networking and education opportunities, conference attendees participated in the annual Business Meeting, which featured an overview of credit union accomplishments over the past year, as well as committee reports and Board elections.


This year three incumbents were re-elected, and one new member elected, to three-year terms on the MnCUN Board of Directors:


  • Rick Odenthal, Central Minnesota Credit Union
  • Brian Sherrick, Ideal Credit Union
  • Dan Stoltz, SPIRE Credit Union
  • Randy Willert, Two Harbors Federal Credit Union

During the meeting, the Minnesota Credit Union Network membership approved a bylaw amendment to the organization’s Board of Directors structure. The previous structure consisted of nine seats based on geographic location and membership size. The approved bylaw change retains nine board seats: four for credit unions with less than 10,000 members and five at large seats available to all member credit unions. The changes were effective immediately following the in-person vote.


The 2016 MnCUN financial audits were also approved at the business meeting. Financial audits are available on the About Us page of the Network website.


Following the Business Meeting, Board table officers were elected. Dan Stolz of SPIRE will serve as Chair, Karen Fleming of HBI Employees will serve as Vice Chair, and Mary Hansen of Mayo Employees will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.


Paul Knorr of Accentra Credit Union concluded his time on the Board of Directors and was presented a framed painting of Minnesota’s state flower, the lady slipper, as a token of appreciation for his service to the Network. 






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57 Vendors Reach Credit Union Decision Makers at 2017 Annual Conference

The Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference Exhibit Hall was held on Thursday, April 20 in Bloomington. The annual event offers employees and volunteers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with vendors focused on helping credit unions best serve their members.


The following companies participated as vendors and conference sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:

  • CUNA Mutual Group*
  • MnIPC*

Gold Sponsors:

  • Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union*
  • AmeriCU Mortgage*
  • CliftonLarsonAllen*

Silver Sponsors:

  • CO-OP Financial Services*
  • Harland Clarke
  • HTG Architects*
  • IWS Acquisition Corp
  • NuSource Financial LLC

Traditional Exhibitors

  • Advanced Fraud Solutions
  • Affinion Insurance Solutions
  • Allied Solutions
  • American Mortgage & Equity Consultants*
  • Bankers Equipment Service
  • BFB Gallagher
  • Case Financial
  • Checks For Less from Bank-A-Count Corporation
  • CrankyApe*
  • CSCU*
  • CU Companies
  • CU Direct
  • CU Recovery & The Loan Service Center*
  • CU*Answers
  • Cummins Allison
  • CW Technology
  • DAYTA Marketing
  • Edge One, Inc.
  • Emergent Networks*
  • Entrust Datacard
  • EO Johnson Business Technologies
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
  • First Class Mortgage*
  • Fiserv
  • Great River Office Products*
  • John M. Floyd & Associates
  • Kasasa
  • La Macchia Group
  • LSC*
  • Mail Communications Group LLC
  • Marketplace Home Mortgage*
  • Mortgage Lending Services*
  • OM Financial Group
  • OnApproach*
  • Route 66 Extended Warranty
  • Sharetec
  • Shingobee Builders
  • Shred Right
  • Stanley Security
  • Streamworks*
  • The Baker Group*
  • TMG
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Vanman Architects and Builders, Inc.
  • Visible Equity
  • Wipfli LLP*

Exhibiting companies were invited to participate in education sessions, fundraisers and networking events throughout the two-day conference. The next Minnesota credit union exhibit hall will be held in conjunction with the Fall Conference Sept. 8 through 10 in Brainerd.


“The MnCUN Annual Conference Exhibit Hall offers an outstanding opportunity for credit unions and exhibitors,” said Vice President – Network Service Corporation John Ferstl. “Credit unions are able to see the latest products and services from vendors capable of serving their specific needs and vendors are able to meet directly with decision makers.”


indicates Vendor Involvement Program Participants. Participants in MnCUN’s Vendor Involvement Program agree to offer professional service and quality product lines. These companies must appreciate the characteristics that make credit unions unique and understand the importance of providing the best service possible to Minnesota’s credit union members.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
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