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CU News Briefs
Friday, April 19, 2013 5:10 AM

Mobiloil FCU was recently named Business of the Month by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. The Business of the Month is selected by the Chamber president from the group of businesses who renew their membership each month. Criteria include staying power, success in growing, making improvements or adding jobs. Support for the community and sponsorships of Chamber of Commerce activities are also among the factors considered.  There is an effort to promote all aspects of the economy from business services, manufacturing and retail.  Twelve selections will be made each year from the nearly 1100 businesses who are members of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.  Pictured in the photo are Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President Jim Rich, Mobiloil FCU President/CEO Bob Hamer, Vice President of Marketing George Perrett and Marketing Assistant Pam Trosclair.

On May 7, the Alamo Chapter of CUs will host award-winning author, speaker and consultant, Anna Liotta. Growing up in a household of six generations, Liotta has a deep understanding of how generational demographics and dynamics impact the landscape of business.  She addresses the differences of all four generations currently in the marketplace (Traditional, Baby Boomer, Gen X and Millennials) and how to interact with them as employees and sell to them as members. The session will be from 1-2:30 p.m. and he cost is $40, which includes a box lunch. Liotta is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Executive MBA Program and is the author of Generational Codes: What Makes the Generations Tick and What Ticks Them Off. To RSVP for the event, please call (206) 283-2905.

The Houston Chapter of CUs continues to raise funds for children’s charities.  On April 15, 41 credit unions and business partners participated in the Chapter’s annual Golf Tournament at Tour 18 Golf Course in the Houston area.   Over 128 people participated in the event, raising $26,000 for children’s charities. 

“As this is very rewarding work, I feel fortunate I was able to play an active role in helping this year.  I cannot say enough about the generosity of local area credit unions and their vendors,” says T. Scott Kreinbring, executive vice president at PrimeWay FCU and event organizer.  “Watching their eagerness to give back to the local communities we serve made my job simple.  I am incredibly proud to be part of the credit union industry.”  

All participants enjoyed the tournament knowing the funds support children in need.  One participant, Brian Ellis, vice president at InvesTex CU and HCCU Ad Coop committee member stated “although my golf game isn’t where it was when playing in high school golf tournaments, I’m happy to participate in the Chapter’s golf event.  It’s definitely a worthy cause, all had fun, and Mr. Kreinbring and his staff did another outstanding job running the event.  Next year, let’s build on this success to do even more.”

The golf tournament is one of many efforts the Chapter supports the community and enhances the quality of life in the Greater Houston Area. 

Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with InTouch CU is hosting a 2013 small business “how to” breakfast series May 10, from 8-10 a.m. the cost is $25 per person and the opportunity to sponsor a table is also available.  Presenter Jennifer Bagley is one of the most in-demand sales supply chain speakers and strategists. She is known for her engaging and entertaining style, as well as, her mastery level knowledge of the Sales Supply Chain - including technology, strategy, behavior and collaborative marketing strategies. Online registration is available at online at www.allenfairviewchamber.com.

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Mobiloil FCU: Business of the Month