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March 13, 2014

by Jason Brown & David Kropp

For credit unions, there is clearly no time like the present to rethink our business in the Google age

After more than 80 years of publication, the final issue of the Kamloops Daily News rolled off the printing presses in January. According to the once well-read newspaper’s owners, the decision to shut down Kamloops’ only...

March 11, 2014

Pining over what was won’t help credit unions face what is

We’ve all experienced them. Those events in time that forever change the course of the road you’re travelling down—in your own life, with your family, at work.

I know I have. One example that comes to mind readily is when I was at Starbucks. The organization was opening stores in key markets in the U.S. and Canada and knew it had something special—but it wasn’t sure...

March 5, 2014

Credit unions need to rediscover the pioneering spirit

It was one of those news stories that made me go “wow!” The world’s largest online retailer—Amazon—unveiled their Prime Air drone project to the world in December. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you need to. In the near future, Amazon could be offering store-to-door delivery within hours (possibly minutes) of placing...

March 4, 2014

Remember that old Remington commercial where the owner claims, ‘I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company’? The sentiment rings true for First West CIO Darrell Jaggers, who, after years of interacting with First West, loved the credit union so much he joined them.

From across the Georgia Straight, as the CIO of Island Savings Credit Union (Island Savings), Darrell had admired First West’s steady growth and innovation. When the opportunity presented itself, he...