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L-R: Andy Hunter, CEO of Silver State Schools CU; Rick Schmidt, CEO of WestStar CU; Eric Estes, CEO of Boulder Dam CU; Sue Longson, former VP of Business Development and Community Relations for SCE FCU and CEO of SONEPCO FCU; Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; Wayne Tew, CEO of Clark County CU and Chairman of the Nevada Credit Union League; Wally Murray, CEO of Greater Nevada CU; and Melissa Ameluxen, VP of State Government Affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

NEVADA CU LEADERS MEET WITH GOVERNOR
updated 05/23/14 03:35 PM
Sandoval in Re-Election This Year
Nevada credit union leaders recently met with Gov. Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas and discussed improvements to the state’s economy, as well as how credit unions are working in their respective communities to assist members.

The governor talked about the small business climate across the state, and how the credit union movement can work together with their communities and the state to move Nevada forward. The conversation was highlighted by a look at recently released unemployment statistics for the state.

On that note, CEOs took the opportunity to report the positive growth recently experienced at their individual credit unions.

Sandoval is running for re-election this year against a crowded field of candidates. The governor faces four opponents in the June 10 GOP primary.

Seven democratic candidates have also filed to run, along with an Independent American Party candidate and a Green Party candidate.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.