The Pulse 05-04-2017

Volume 6, Issue 18.5



MnIPC Introduces New Name, Logo

The Minnesota Item Processing Corporation (MnIPC) has announced that it will be changing its name to TruLync.


MnIPC has provided credit unions with a cost-effective processing facility for more than 30 years, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). MnIPC offers credit unions and other financial institutions nationwide a complete suite of cost-effective technology solutions which improve operational efficiency, increase financial performance, reduce risk, and enrich member relationships.


“As an evolving technology solutions company serving a broad range of customers throughout the nation, the Minnesota Item Processing Corporation no longer represents who we are,” said MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins. “The name TruLync embodies us as the organization we are today and the direction we are headed in the future.”


MnIPC's suite of item processing services includes: hosted and Service Bureau delivery models for OnApproach M360; data organization and real-time access; file, item, and data processing services; remote deposit Services; back office services; and customer support with certified staff.


“The new logo features a multi-colored ‘dot plane,’ representing the full spectrum of data points we explore, filter and analyze on behalf of our customers to provide precise business intelligence that informs decisions and drives results,” said MnIPC Vice President Dean Scholl. “The dot plane is skewed in a spherical shape to represent the global nature of our business insights and impact.”


The TruLync name and logo will be implemented in the coming months. With questions, contact Dean Scholl by email at or by phone at 651-288-5551.




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 Professional Development Opportunities

Below is a summary of the Minnesota Credit Union Network's May educational sessions. Browse the listings below and click the links for more detailed information and online registration. Look for a complete schedule on the Event Calendar section of the Network website.


Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sessions




Chapter Meetings


Foundation Events



Mary Ann Kosel honored a Credit Union Builder by South Metro Federal, Wakota Federal Credit Unions

The Leadership Teams and Board of Directors of the South Metro Federal and Wakota Federal Credit Unions are pleased to jointly announce Mary Ann Kosel is being honored as a Credit Union Builder. Mary was surprised with the award at the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference in Bloomington.

Mary Ann has over a half century of service to credit unions in Minnesota as a member, volunteer Board member, an employee and as a consultant. She is currently an Operations Support Specialist at South Metro Federal Credit Union. Additionally, she serves as the Board Treasurer at Wakota Federal Credit Union. Mary Ann served as a volunteer at Wakota on both the Board and Supervisory committee since 1991.

“A true credit union advocate, Mary Ann has provides pro-bono or low cost consulting to small credit unions for almost 22 years,” said South Metro Federal Credit Union President Don Crofut. “She volunteers her time for credit unions in need. When asked how many credit unions she volunteered to assist in some manor her best guess-timate was more than 50.”

”Mary Ann believes strongly in the credit union principles ‘People helping People’ and ‘Cooperation Among Cooperatives’, and has personally been instrumental in perpetuating the movement here in Minnesota,” said Wakota Federal Credit Union President Mary Matheson.

Kosel joins 43 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.



Foundation Scholarship Council Announces 2017 Recipients

After reviewing 548 scholarship applications from members of 58 of Minnesota’s credit unions, the Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) has named its 2017 scholarship recipients. The council will award a total of $10,000 to 16 students for the 2017-2018 school year.


Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients:


$1,000 Recipients 

  • Paige Frank, Wings Financial Credit Union
  • Alec Huynh, North Memorial Federal Credit Union
  • Anne Kopas, Firefly Credit Union
  • Cassidy McGillick, Wings Financial Credit Union

$500 Recipients

  • Kelly Besst, Electrus Federal Credit Union
  • Patrick Blaha, Wings Financial Credit Union
  • Austin Host, Wings Financial Credit Union
  • Debra Huberty, SPIRE Credit Union
  • Dylan Kuntz, SPIRE Credit Union
  • William Lopno, Firefly Credit Union
  • Ryan Miller, SPIRE Credit Union
  • Luke Norquist, Brainerd B.N. Credit Union
  • Brian Prchal, Heartland Credit Union
  • Taylor Remme, Richfield Bloomington Credit Union
  • Miranda Shubert, Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union
  • Duff Watson, TopLine Federal Credit Union

The FSC, a committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, strives to build credit union brand awareness and strengthen member relationships through their scholarship program. Since its inauguration in 1997, the FSC has benefited over 300 credit union members with $175,000 in scholarships.


More information about the FSC can be found on the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation website.

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