BY TIM O’HARA
It almost seems impossible to believe that this month we’re celebrating the 12th anniversary of “Credit Union BUSINESS” magazine. My, how time flies when you’re having fun! When I look back at just how fast the time has breezed by, I have difficulty believing it. But at the same time, a huge amount of work by a small army of professionals has resulted in the best “Business-Oriented” credit union trade publication in the industry.
The “Business” focus was first suggested by a top CU chief executive officer from a fast-growing billion-dollar Texas-based credit union. He suggested that there are too many general news trade papers and websites that deal in politics and too much self-interest in the editorial pages of the association pubs in particular.
“I want to see a publication like ‘Forbes’ or ‘Fortune’ magazines to help me run my credit union,” he said.
Twelve years later, “CU BUSINESS” is truly the “business” publication serving credit unions! The editorial content is current, addressing real-time problems and challenges with well-tried solutions. The editorial contributors are all seasoned professionals, and I am very proud to have each of them represented in “CU BUSINESS”! They are the top consultants to the CU industry.