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|The Pulse (08-19-15)|
The Pulse (08-19-2015)
August 19, 2015 ● Volume 04, Issue 33
Credit Union News
CEO Roundtable with NCUA Vice Chairman Metsger - Sept. 25
The Minnesota Credit Union Network will be hosting a CEO Roundtable with National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Vice Chairman Rick Metsger. The event will take place at Wings Financial Credit Union in Apple Valley from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This event will be an open format allowing credit union CEOs, to have a frank conversation with Vice Chairman Metsger on the various issues, obstacles and opportunities credit unions face.
Mark your calendar – MnCUN Media Bootcamp scheduled for Nov. 3
Media dynamics are in constant motion. Credit Unions have compelling and newsworthy stories that reporters, bloggers and journalists need to understand and cover. MnCUN’ s media Training will focus on strategies to engage, manage and shape media coverage. It will include tips and techniques for interacting with media along with practice delivering your message. The training is geared toward CEOs, marketers and anyone who may be in a spokesperson role at their credit union.
$16,500 in financial education grants available from MnCUF
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation – with the mission of providing resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive – has a strong commitment to financial education. On Monday, the Foundation announced that it has $16,500 in grants available to assist Minnesota credit unions in implementing financial education projects.
Applications will be accepted Monday, August 24 through Friday, Oct. 2.
Applications will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including credit union value, community impact, collaboration and creativity. Projects/initiatives must have measurable outcomes and submit a written follow-up report within 30 days of the project completion.
Examples of financial education projects/initiatives include:
For additional information and application forms, visit the financial education grants page of the Foundation website. With questions, email MnCUF Executive Director Lyndsay Miller or call (651)288-5517.
Business Journal seeks CEO of the Year
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is seeking nominations for its annual Executive of the Year Award. The honoree will be featured in the first issue of 2016.
The honor will be awarded to a chief executive of a Minnesota company who has a long track record of business success. The honoree must have made outstanding contributions to a Minnesota company, an industry and the community. In keeping with the Business Journal’s mission, the executive must have been an important figure in news of the past year.
To nominate an executive for this honor, please complete the online form by Friday, Sept. 11.
Credit Unions in the News
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.
EO Johnson Business Technologies’ Locknet® Managed IT Services provides tips to assist your organization in being safe from Cyber-attacks.
Financial institutions and small businesses agree – they are dependent on the Internet for their day-to-day operations. And, particularly for financial institutions, they have vital information to protect. How to protect themselves from Cyber threats is of critical importance.
Where to start?
Cyber security starts with a simple message: Stop. Think. Connect. The goal is to create awareness of the risk of cyber threats so employees demonstrate safer online behaviors.
Seven tips to keep your organization safe
Consider the following seven tips in protecting your organization and employees from online attacks, data loss, and other threats.
Cybercrime is ever changing, and it is critical to be aware of the most current threats. Defending against cybercrime is becoming a highly specialized skill. Organizations that don’t have the internal resources to effectively control the risks associated with cybercrime should consider seeking out a partner that has the unique expertise required to protect their employees, organization, and members.