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MS CUs Collaborate to Support Food Initiative During Pandemic


Mississippi credit unions collaborate to support community food initiative during pandemic Jackson, MS (4/27/20) – Credit unions in the Jackson, Mississippi, area teamed-up to sponsor nutritional supports for local families during the COVID-19 crisis. Working with the Jackson Public School (JPS) Office of Child Nutrition and Partners in Education, the credit unions’ support will help provide more than 3,300 meals to JPS children and families. “The credit unions of Mississippi are elated to partner with Partners in Education and JPS Child Nutrition on this initiative,” said Angela Mitchell, Vice President of Marketing at Members Exchange Credit Union. “We recognize the [...]

MS CUs Collaborate to Support Food Initiative During Pandemic2020-04-28T14:07:59-05:00

MS CUs Providing Essential Financial Services During Crisis


During Crisis, Mississippi Credit Unions Continue to Provide Essential Financial Services, Implement Assistance Programs Jackson, MS, April 7, 2020 – The credit unions of Mississippi are open for business. They remain strong during this health crisis and have taken the steps necessary to continue to provide essential financial services. To support the nation's public health efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, credit unions have modified their operations to accommodate enhanced sanitization measures and social distancing strategies. Still, they are maintaining consumer access to vital financial services through extended drive-thru and call center hours and a wide array of remote and [...]

MS CUs Providing Essential Financial Services During Crisis2020-04-07T12:34:42-05:00

Call for CU4Kids Contributions


Call for final 2019 CU4Kids Contributions 12/30/19 -- If your credit union raised money this year to benefit Credit Unions for Kids and you have not yet submitted those funds, please do so NOW! Credit Unions for Kids in Mississippi benefits the Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, a Children's Miracle Network hospital serving Mississippi's children. Submit your Credit Unions for Kids contribution: When to submit: Now! Make payable to Batson Children's Hospital Memo line: Credit Unions for Kids Mail to the attention of Jennifer Hospodor, Public Affairs/Batson Children's Hospital/UMC, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 [...]

Call for CU4Kids Contributions2019-12-30T10:47:36-06:00

MS CU volunteer, employee, affected by Dec. 16 tornadoes


MS credit union volunteer, employee, affected by December 16 tornadoes On Monday, December 16, 2019, Howard Austin, chairman of the board at Vickswood FCU (Redwood, MS), was at his home near Mize, MS, watching a television station's live weather coverage of the severe storm outbreak that was moving across the state, when the weather radar indicated a tornado heading his way. "I heard it coming, and then everything outside went white," Austin explained. "I grabbed my little dog and ran to the bathroom and wedged us between the toilet and the wall." The roof came off first, then all the [...]

MS CU volunteer, employee, affected by Dec. 16 tornadoes2019-12-20T10:16:37-06:00

MS CUs Host Financial Reality Fair


MS CU's host financial reality fair at Congressman Thompson's event Each October, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson hosts a College and Career Fair in Greenville. The event offers students a chance to learn more about jobs and higher education opportunities. Mississippi credit unions are proud to be a part of the event, hosting a Financial Reality Fair to give students an interactive opportunity to learn about budgeting and managing money in the real world. Students are given a worksheet at the beginning of the fair, on which they are assigned various educational levels (High School, College, etc.), a family situation, and [...]

MS CUs Host Financial Reality Fair2019-10-30T12:30:04-05:00

LEAD MS plans October 14th ‘Day of Service’


LEAD MS plans October 14th 'Day of Service' On Monday, October 14, members of 2019 LEAD Mississippi will hit their communities to spread kindness and lead by example to demonstrate how credit unions put their ‘people helping people’ philosophy to action. LEAD, Leaders Engaging in Action & Development, is a program specifically aimed at the development of Mississippi’s young credit union professionals as future credit union leaders. “We (the board of directors for LEAD) wanted to showcase the credit union difference on a statewide level," said LEAD MS Chair-elect Christian Hartley, Keesler FCU. "Credit unions here in Mississippi are [...]

LEAD MS plans October 14th ‘Day of Service’2019-09-19T09:16:37-05:00 Gets Fresh New Look

2019-09-03T14:47:00-05:00 Gets Fresh New Look The Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA) is excited to announce a fresh new look for their website,! The site's information is organized around the core activities MSCUA conducts to help foster an environment more favorable for credit unions' success: Advocacy, Collaboration, and Knowledge.  In addition, the Quick Links option in the menu bar offers a fast-pass to the most frequently used areas of the site, and logging-in to the Members Only section offers resources and information exclusively available to MSCUA-affiliated credit unions, including a detailed MSCUA staff contact list. The site also features a [...] Gets Fresh New Look2019-09-03T14:47:00-05:00

Mississippi Small CU Forum Set for October


The Mississippi Credit Union Association is pleased to once again host an opportunity for credit unions $40 million and less in assets to come together to learn and network! This year's Mississippi Small Credit Union Forum will be held October 16 - 17, 2019, in Jackson and will feature a variety of speakers focused on technology and strategy that can help your credit union succeed. Plus, we'll get together after-hours for some fun networking and team work too! Overview: Mobile Digital Transaction Management - Joseph Lao, Manager of Sales and Business Development, eDoc Innovations CECL: Implementation/Practice Considerations - Cynthia Walker, CEO, [...]

Mississippi Small CU Forum Set for October2019-08-14T21:25:16-05:00

CUNA News: Resources enable small credit unions to thrive


While no two credit unions are alike, all small credit unions require one factor to succeed: collaboration, says Tom Sakash, CUNA’s manager of small credit union initiatives. He facilitated the Small Credit Union Roundtable Tuesday during the America’s Credit Union Conference at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. CUNA offers multiple resources to enable small credit unions to thrive, Sakash says. They include: Small Credit Union Community, an online forum where nearly 1,000 small credit union leaders discuss best practices and share experiences. This resource also provides access to a “New Loan Promotion Idea Book,” a file library with sample [...]

CUNA News: Resources enable small credit unions to thrive2019-08-14T21:43:59-05:00

The Three Most Important Strategic Questions


By Scott Butterfield, Your Credit Union Partner It’s that time of year again when many of us are finalizing arrangements for annual strategic planning meetings. Besides nailing down the right venue and getting calendar confirmations from each of our board members, our thoughts turn to weightier matters and questions, such as “where do we go from here?” In preparation of the event, questions are asked, challenges considered, and opportunities identified in order to determine the best mix of content and focus. Agenda content designed to engage the group, challenge ideas, and encourage strategic plays an important role in the execution [...]

The Three Most Important Strategic Questions2019-09-02T13:44:27-05:00

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