Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications


Capital Credit Union Promotes Ashley Wooden

Ashley Wooden was recently promoted to financial services representative at Capital Credit Union’s Main Office. In this role, she will be responsible for consumer lending including auto, RV and home equity loans, delivery of deposit products such as money market accounts and certificates of deposit, and actively soliciting, promoting, and servicing credit union products and services. Wooden earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary in 2015. She has been with Capital Credit Union since 2019, most recently as a member services associate at the North Branch.


Alloya Holds Virtual Leadership Symposium

Alloya Corporate held their annual Executive Leadership Symposium in a virtual format last week. A record-breaking 577 credit union professionals from 365 credit unions representing 28 different states gathered for online education free of charge, in continuation of Alloya’s efforts to provide as much relief as possible to credit unions during these uncertain economic times. Featured speakers included keynote Ginger Hardage, former Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines and founder of Unstoppable Cultures; NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood; CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle; keynote Lee Rubin, former captain of the Penn State football team; and a live panel discussion on COVID-19 Impacts and the Presidential Election, featuring Alloya Investment Services’ Tom Slefinger, CUNA Mutual’s Steven Rick and CUNA’s Jordan van Rijn. Next year’s Symposium is slated to be held from September 8-10, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV at the Venetian-Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casino. Pre-registration is now open. Visit www.alloyacorp.org/symposium2021 to learn more.


Lewis & Clark Development Group Seeking Your Input!

Help us help you through COVID-19! Lewis & Clark Development Group, a CUAD CAP Member, was awarded funds to assist communities in identifying and assisting with the challenges that their businesses have due to COVID-19. To better understand the effects of the pandemic, they are gathering information through a survey of the businesses in the ten county region that Lewis & Clark Development Group serves. Business leaders are encouraged to complete the survey here: https://lcdgroup.org/covid19impact/. If you can share and encourage the completion of the survey with your business members, the input will be much appreciated.

Located in Mandan, ND, Lewis & Clark Development Group provides programs and loans to support individuals, businesses, and local governments in expanding affordable housing opportunities and advancing economic and community development across North Dakota. If you have any questions, please contact Paulette Paulson EDA CARES Director at 701.667.7606 or George McDonald, CUAD’s Chief Officer of Strategic Services at 701.250.3942.


Apply Now for 2021 Diamond Awards

CUNA is accepting nominations for its 2021 Diamond Awards. The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council has also introduced Crisis Management as its newest category, the first new category announced in two years, bringing the total to 35 categories. The Diamond Awards are the highest credit union-specific honor for creative, results-driven solutions. Early Bird deadline is December 21, 2020 and Final Deadline is January 15, 2021. Learn more here.


Free Small CU Webinar Series

Be sure to check out the free CUNA-League System Small CU Webinar Series! This series provides actionable, relevant and operation-improving best practices while bringing free education to small credit unions on the most important issues they face. Each live webinar takes place on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. MT) now through Spring 2021. While subjects are wide-ranging, each webinar will aim to answer many of the biggest questions facing small credit unions. *Please note: the Small CU Webinar Series is designed for credit unions $75M and under in assets.

Here are some upcoming dates and topics:

  • September 22: Performance management
  • September 29: Lending
  • October 6: Data analytics
  • October 13: The secret to making difficult conversations easier
  • October 20: Growing a small CU in a rural setting

Register here for the series. For additional information, including a complete lineup of upcoming topics, click here.


CU Lunch Local October 13

Show your support for local businesses by participating in CU Lunch Local on October 13th this year. Every dollar makes a difference – whether it’s a cup of coffee or ordering lunch. Sign-up by filling out a simple form found here then share how you are supporting local businesses any day leading up to October 13 by using #CULunchLocal on social media. Be sure to “like” the official CU Lunch Local Facebook Page!


2020 ICU Day October 15

ICU Day will take place on October 15 during Co-op Month. This year’s theme is “Inspiring hope for a global community” which reflects how credit unions contribute to a brighter future, even at times like this. Click here for more information including free graphics, suggested social media posts, posters, coloring pages, and more. Don't forget to spread awareness of your ICU Day festivities to help promote the power of credit unions. Use the hashtag #ICUDay to highlight your credit union's story and the incredible impact credit unions make in their communities every day.


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