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Downs Appointed as Allegiance Credit Union CEO
Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:00 AM

The Allegiance Credit Union (ACU) board of directors has appointed executive vice president, Amy Downs, as the new president and chief executive officer. Downs, whose tenure commences January 2018, will succeed retiring President and Chief Executive Officer Lynette Leonard, who led the $260 million dollar asset credit union after joining the staff in 1997.

Ho Ho Ho: CUs, Chapters, Vendors Are Invited to Festival of Trees
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:55 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation would like to invite you to the 2017 Festival of Trees Dinner and Auction hosted by the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of Credit Unions benefiting the Foundation. This festive event will feature beautiful Christmas trees, wreaths, Santa Bags filled with surprises, and even Santa himself.

CUAid Accepting Donations to Help CU People Affected by California Wildfires
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:50 AM

The National Credit Union Foundation is now accepting donations through the online disaster relief system to raise money for credit union people affected by wildfires in Northern California. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations to the General Disaster Relief Fund at

Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:45 AM

I’m betting few of you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. However, I am willing to bet that most of you have heard of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax, in which the personal information of over 143 million people was compromised. The effect of this breach and the importance of patching was covered in Kevin Hood’s article last week.

Get the Latest Dividend Guidelines Online Now
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:40 AM

The October 2017 Dividend Guidelines from ALM Resources are now available for download on the Cornerstone Credit Union League website.

Webinar for Small CUs Oct. 17: BSA Training for Lending Staff
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:35 AM

Please join us for a small credit union webinar, "BSA Training for Lending Staff," featuring Cornerstone Credit Union League Regulatory Compliance Advisor Nathan Behncke.

Improve Your Bottom Line Through Great Marketing
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:30 AM

Credit union marketers and business development professionals from all levels and experience are invited and encouraged to attend the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Marketing and Business Development Conference, Oct. 25-27, this year at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake in Houston, Texas.

Webinar Date Change for You Get What You Plan For... Formulating Strategy That Brings Results
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:25 AM

You’ve probably heard the old saying that those who fail to plan are planning to fail. While it would be a rare organization that does no planning, too often we fall into one of two camps: planning for the near term—essentially being reactive to current conditions; or writing a strategic plan and then putting the plan on the shelf and never enacting its provisions.