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L-R: Melissa Ameluxen, VP of State Government Affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Roger Ballard, CEO of NuVision FCU; Shruti Miyashiro, CEO of Orange County’s CU; Bill Bernie, CEO of Eagle Community CU; Pat Bates, Fifth District County Supervisor for Orange County; Diana Kot, VP of Membership Development and Advocacy for SchoolsFirst FCU; Rick Hoffman, VP of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for CU of Southern California; and Bill Cheney, CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU

STATE CANDIDATE VISITS CU LEADERS
updated 07/29/14 11:06 AM
Bates Engages With CEOs, Staff
Credit union leaders in Orange County gathered at Eagle Community CU last week to meet with Fifth District County Supervisor Pat Bates.

The event served as an opportunity to become reacquainted with Bates, who previously served in the California Assembly.

As a county supervisor, Bates has worked to protect taxpayers and improve her county’s fiscal outlook, create business-friendly policies to attract jobs, maintain high levels of public safety, shorten the timeline for delivery of transportation projects, implement pension and retiree medical liability reform measures, and protect the coastal environment.

Bates ran unopposed in the primary election within the 36th Senate District, which heavily favors her as a republican. In the upcoming general election, Bates faces a write-in candidate.

The 36th Senate District is a coastal seat, stretching from Rancho Santa Margarita to Encinitas.

 
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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.

WHAT 'REACH' MEANS TO YOUR CU updated 10/22/14 05:00 PM
Unique Cross Section of Opinions
What’s your perspective of “REACH”? And what does it mean to your credit union? On Monday afternoon, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention was in full swing—so we asked several attendees at this year’s REACH conference their opinion.