The Pulse (11-29-16)

Volume 5, Issue 48

The Pulse Archive


Credit Union Days at the Capitol Registration open

The Minnesota Credit Union Network’s annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol event provides crucial information about state political issues relevant to credit unions and offers the opportunity to build relationships with the state’s elected officials. In 2017, MnCUN will be hosting four separate Credit Union Days based on geographic region.


The Credit Union Days at the Capitol are scheduled as follows:


  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Arrowhead and Lakes & Pines Chapters
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 - Central & North Red River Valley Chapters
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Archer Doig Chapter
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Hiawatha and Southwestern Chapters

We at the Minnesota Credit Union Network strive to make our major events as valuable to you, our members, as possible. By holding regional Credit Union Days at the Capitol in 2017, we hope to provide more advocates with the ability to have constructive meetings with legislators on behalf of Minnesota’s credit unions.


Each Credit Union Day will include a legislative briefing and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge followed by attendee meetings with legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol concluding at 4 p.m. The cost of this event will be $25.


Registration for the 2017 Credit Union Days at the Capitol is open until Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.


With questions, contact MnCUN Director of Advocacy Ryan Smith by email or by phone at (651) 288-5533.



Register now to receive your free chain of hearts materials

Get ready to line your lobbies with paper hearts! The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (MnCU4Kids) Committee is inviting you to participate in its 2017 Chain of Hearts campaign.

The Chain of Hearts is a statewide fundraiser that will run from Jan. 9 to Feb. 27, 2017. All proceeds benefit Gillette Children's Hospital, which helps kids with disabilities and chronic conditions. Gillette is based in St. Paul, with numerous clinics around the state.

During the fundraiser, credit union members and local businesses purchase paper links and hearts that are connected and hung in lobbies to help illustrate the "people helping people" philosophy of credit unions.

To participate, complete the fundraiser registration survey by Friday, December 9. 

Chain of Hearts is an extremely simple fundraising event that is available to your credit union at no cost. For more information about this fundraiser, please contact MnCU4Kids Co-Chair Brad Scholl or MnCU4Kids liaison Becky Holst.





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Credit Union Rewards Offering Sprint Program Webinar

Love My Credit Union Rewards is offering a chance to learn about Sprint’s exclusive Credit Union Member Cash Rewards.

Beginning in January 2017, credit union members will benefit from:

  • $100 cash back with every new line activation
  • Current Sprint customers will receive $50 for every line transferred
  • $50 loyalty rewards every year for every line
  • Cash back will deposit right into the member’s credit union account

New to the program, credit unions will have even more earning opportunities with a performance-based payment structure, featuring no limits to earning non-interest income.

Additionally, credit unions will be able to track member sales and activations in the partner center.

These two new program features are intended to help credit unions track best practices and increase earning potential.

The credit union-focused webinar will cover:

  • Full details on cash back reward deposits available to members
  • How to enroll and prepare for the launch of this exciting new offer
  • Added program features including the ability to track member sales and activations
  • Marketing requirements for credit unions to earn non-interest income

If you can’t attend Wednesday’s webinar, there will be two more covering the same topic on

Credit unions are invited to join this webinar on Wednesday, November 30, 2 p.m. For those who are unable to attend the webinar on Wednesday, there will be two more covering the same topic on Thursday, December 8 at 2 p.m., or Wednesday, December 14 at 2 p.m.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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