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CA FINALISTS CHOSEN FOR THINK PRIZE
updated 03/14/13 04:27 PM
Winner to be Announced May 2
CO-OP Financial Services has selected three finalists for the CO-OP THINK Prize 13, a $10,000 grand prize presented by MasterCard. The winner will be announced on May 2 at the THINK 13 Conference in Chicago.

CO-OP THINK Prize 13 is a competition created by CO-OP Financial Services to inspire innovative business solutions to the issues facing the credit union industry.

The three finalists are:

  • Robert Baron, director of marketing, Technicolor FCU, Burbank, CA: Virtual Teller System.
  • Andree Kirk, online services administrator, San Francisco FCU, San Francisco: Shared Member Application Platform.
  • Deborah Larson, branch manager, Dakota Plains CU, Enderlin, ND: Switch Kit App.

The finalists were selected from among 25 semi-finalists by judges from CO-OP Financial Services and Filene Research Institute. The winner will be chosen based on judges’ scoring, online voting by credit union employees, and on-site voting by registered THINK 13 Conference attendees. Credit union employees can vote at www.co-opthink.org from March 26 to April 19.

CO-OP Financial Services will be working with the finalists to produce a video that helps the entrants explain their idea, which can take any form such as an innovative application of technology, a new process for back office efficiency, or a fresh approach to industry advertising and marketing. Though the ideas can vary widely, the judging criteria for entries are based on four main standards – impact, creativity, aggregation (the application of the idea across the industry) and implementation (the ability to be adopted).

                           
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CO-OP SUPPORTS 'SHOP FOR MIRACLES' updated 04/22/14 11:02 AM
Fundraising Program for CMN
CO-OP Financial Services is supporting Shop for Miracles—a one-day charitable program to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals—through its Miracle Match Program.

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Silver Linings for CA, NV
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CFPB RELEASES DISCLOSURE FORM GUIDE updated 04/21/14 10:25 AM
Also, CA Unclaimed Property Program
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a guide to completing TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Forms—a companion to the small Entity Compliance Guide the bureau recently released.

'PROBLEM SOLVED' COLUMN HELPS CUs updated 04/16/14 04:30 PM
Latest in Credit Union Digest
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