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Shondell Varcianna on Content That Connects

Episode 019 of the Credit Union Business News Podcast CEO & Founder of Varci Media, Shondell Varcianna, explains that the best content is subject matter that your members actually want rather than what your executive team or board want. She enlightens financial institutions that the best brands know their audience like their best friends. Learn more about Shondell at www.varcimedia.com. Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com. Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at https://btcinc.net/

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Episode 18 of the Credit Union BUSINESS News Podcast

Eric Berg, the Founder and President of NetGiver

Eric Berg, the Founder and President of NetGiver, discusses how to align charitable giving and brand enhancement within your credit union. Doing so not only can build member loyalty but also employee involvement. Learn more about NetGiver at netgiverapp.com.

Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.

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Episode 17 of the Credit Union Business News Podcast

Daniela Parker, Chief Risk Officer of TwinStar Credit Union, joins us to discuss the challenges of managing risk especially during a pandemic. Spoiler alert: Did anyone say “toilet paper?”Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com

Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.

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Rebecca Stone on Creating a Best Place to Work

Episode 16 of the Credit Union Business News Podcast

Rebecca Stone, CEO of Service One Credit Union, joins us to discuss how to give employees a voice and, thus, creating an environment where employees want to come to work. Simply put, when you take care of your employees they take care of your members.

Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com.  Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.  

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Connie Miller on How to Build a Great Place to Work

Episode 15 of the Credit Union Business News Podcast

Connie Miller, CEO of Icon Credit Union, joins us to detail how her organization is not only consistently recognized as one of the best places to work but also one of the most financially sound institutions in the industry. A strong culture and a profitable business are two sides of the same coin,

Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com.  Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.  

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Episode #14:

Jason Peach, CEO of West Community Credit Union, joins us for a conversation on their experience with a fin-tech accelerator in their local St. Louis area. We also discuss the value of technology to both the brand and culture of the institution. Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com.

Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.

Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at https://btcinc.net/


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Episode #13:
Chad Miller, CEO of SW Louisiana CU, discusses the value of community partnerships to the brand and strategy of his CDFI. He also talks about the challenges of being a first-year CEO in a world of COVID-19 and civil unrest. Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com.

Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.

Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at https://btcinc.net/

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Episode #12:
Cami Baker, an authority on leveraging social responsibility in business development, shares ideas on creating collaboration and growing your credit union through partnership. Learn more about Cami at CamiBaker.com Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com.

Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.

Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at https://btcinc.net/

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Credit Union Business News Podcast

Episode 011 of the Credit Union Business News Podcast Chief People & Strategy Officer for Canvas Credit Union, Tansley Stearns, joins us to discuss the critical importance of making a human connection both internally and externally.

Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com.

Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at https://btcinc.net/

Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com. Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara or Ken Bator.

Episode 010 of Credit Union Business News Podcast A panel of past guests join host, Ken Bator: Stacy Armijo, Eric Bruen, and Robert York discuss what they have done in their credit unions during the pandemic and what they plan in the future to thrive in the new normal. Learn more about Credit Union Business News at creditunionbusiness.com. Suggestions for the CU Business News Podcast can be directed to Tim O’Hara at Tim@CUBusiness.com or Ken Bator at Kbator@BTCInc.net.

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Episode 009: Vicky Lowell, CDFA – Founder of Empowered Worth and international best-selling author of Empower Your Worth: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Self-Worth and Net Worth, joins us to explain “The Mommy Penalty Box.”

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Episode 008: Stacy Armijo on How to “Amplify” the Experience for Your Employees and Members | Credit Union Business News Podcast

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Amplify CU’s Chief Experience Officer, Stacy Armijo, discusses how to weave together the online and offline experiences that drive exceptional service for your members. One of the first steps is to create a positive experience for your employees. Thank you to the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting.

Episode 007: Milana Leshinsky on Virtual Training | Credit Union Business News Podcast

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Simplicity Circle Founder, Milana Leshinsky. shares much needed advice today on virtual training and summits as well as the technology tools to connect with employees and members. Learn more about Milana at https://www.simplicitycircle.com/ Thank you to the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting.

Episode 006: Anita Belitz shares the secret to getting promoted | Credit Union Business News Podcast 

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Anita Belitz, Career Mentor, shares how employees can get unstuck and move up the org-chart in the financial industry today. Learn more about Anita at www.anitabelitz.com including her podcast – the Wise Women’s Workplace. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at www.btcinc.net.

Episode 005: Dr. David Schramm on How Family Principles Translate into Strong Cultures | Credit Union Business News Podcast

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Dr. David Schramm, Ph.D. in Family Studies, discusses how the dynamics of strong family principles translate into a healthy workplace culture within your credit union. Learn more about Dr. Dave at drdaveschramm.com and his recent TedX talk. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting.

Episode 004: Becky Landis encourages her members to “Come on Home”

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Becky Landis, CEO of State Highway Patrol FCU in Columbus, OH, discusses the motivation behind the credit union’s 60th-year-celebration tagline “Come on Home.” Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at www.btcinc.net.

Episode 003: Chris Bower on Leadership

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Credit union veteran and current CEO of Endurance FCU, Chris Bower, discusses the essential elements of leadership today. As a leader of three different credit unions in three different states in the past 15 years, Chris shares his approach to mentorship today. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at btcinc.net.

Episode 002: Eric Bruen on the Credit Union Turnaround via Brand and Strategy

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Eric Bruen, CEO of Desert Valleys FCU (DVFCU), discusses the journey from arriving on his first day to run an institution that was virtually on life support to building a viable and recognizable brand in the community. We also talk about the passion of the members and staff of the organization that made DVFCU what it is today as well as how credit unions under $100 million in assets certainly CAN compete in today’s marketplace. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode Support EXP at SupportEXP.com.

Episode 001: Robert York on the Power of Differentiation and Niche

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We meet with Robert York, VP of Marketing & Business Development for ILWU Credit Union, at the institution’s headquarters in Long Beach, CA to delve into how focusing on a specific member-niche not only builds brands but also assets and income. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at btcinc.net.

Episode 000: Introductory Episode

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In this introductory episode, podcast host, Ken Bator, interviews Tim O’Hara, Publisher and Owner of Credit Union Business News. They discuss the many industry publications Tim has started over his career as well as the future of Credit Union Business News Podcast. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Bator Training & Consulting, at btcinc.net.