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October 31, 2012

Helping neighbours out during hard times is part of what it means to be a local credit union

October 2008. It’s still pretty fresh in everyone’s memory, largely because the effects of the market meltdown fuelled by massive high-risk sub-prime lending practices of major financial institutions continue to be felt, especially in the United States and Europe. Though Canada was not hit nearly as hard, many Canadians found themselves unemployed or saw their...

October 29, 2012

Leadership, failure and the importance of trying

I love road trips. The good thing is that my husband does too, so whenever we can we like to take to the highways and byways across B.C. and the United States. It’s great going stateside, enjoying the beauty of the places we visit and the people we encounter. With each trip we seem to take away something special that makes our lives all the richer. And on a recent trip to the U.S., it was a bit of politics and...

October 18, 2012

On this International Credit Union Day, it’s my hope we celebrate not just what the cooperative banking movement has accomplished in B.C. and across Canada, but more importantly the promise we have as a movement for the future.

The impact of credit unions is tangible. In B.C., for instance, our movement has made us the banking choice of 1 in 3 British Columbians, employer of more than 8,200 full-time equivalent employees, contributor of some 25,000 hours in volunteerism, and...

 
Lean
October 16, 2012

If you’ve been following us, you’ll know that we embarked on a Lean journey in 2011. We’ve seen some pretty impressive results as we’ve adapted Lean methodology to our business.
Though Lean’s roots are in automotive manufacturing, its principles and methods apply to many industries, including service businesses. At First...

 
Lean
October 2, 2012

If you’ve been following us, you’ll know that we embarked on a Lean journey in 2011. We’ve seen some pretty impressive results as we’ve adapted Lean methodology to our business.

Though Lean’s roots are in automotive manufacturing, its principles and methods apply to many...

 
Lean
October 2, 2012

If you’ve been following us, you’ll know that we embarked on a Lean journey in 2011. We’ve seen some pretty impressive results as we’ve adapted Lean methodology to our business.

Though Lean’s roots are in automotive manufacturing, its principles and methods apply to many...