Earlier this month, Matt and I attended the CU Water Cooler Symposium. As a former editor and event coordinator once upon a time, I’m admittedly pro-CUWCS and here are my three biggest takeaways.
- Our distant cooperative cousins outside the financial services space have a huge impact on the financial health of our communities (see The Merc Co-Op) and, in some cases, among our members with the most modest of means (see Happy Bottoms). Why aren't we all teaming up more often?
- Execute, THEN you may talk (if you choose to). SECU has their stuff together, don’t they? They just choose not to yap about it. I like that.
- Just because it’s a gathering of credit union idealists doesn’t mean we aren’t highly entrepreneurial, creative, nimble and impactful. Practical, occasionally. Open to different ways of thinking, always.