Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764; firstname.lastname@example.org
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MADISON, Wis. (April 18, 2011) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today its first round of America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo Big Time Thursday contest winners. Featured on its blog site, CUNAverse, the online contest builds discussion around thought-provoking ACUC keynoters and speaker topics. Each week, CUNAverse blog writers feature a speaker and invite readers to share innovative ideas from their credit unions. Big Time Thursdays have generated posts from all over the United States with ideas on youth outreach, Hispanic initiatives, tapping into employee ideas, differentiation and more. Each week a winner is randomly selected from contributors. Prizes tie to the blog post’s theme.
Big Time Thursday winners to date are as follows:
Cheryl Hart won an Apple iPod® nano and a copy of Charlie Todd’s book Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere for commenting on how TruMark Financial Credit Union uses a mix of social media and in-person activities to get the word out about financial literacy and more.
Amy Ackerman won a copy of Doug Hall’s book Jump Start Your Brain and a magic kit to jumpstart her next big idea for commenting on how 1st MidAmerica Credit Union used idea generation techniques to brainstorm ideas on wowing, engaging and having great interactions with members.
Katherine Dyer won a copy of Eric Saperston’s documentary The Journey on DVD and a $15 Starbucks card for responding with questions she has asked herself in order to improve as an individual and excel in her role at Hiway Federal Credit Union.
Big Time Thursdays will take place weekly through early May. Upcoming conversation topics include best-selling author Dan Pink and using key motivators to drive top performance; and renowned adventurer and West Point professor, Alison Levine and surviving and thriving through change.
The America’s Credit Union Conference is recognized as the key innovation and leadership event for credit unions. This year’s conference, Big Time: Big Ideas & Big Opportunities will take place June 19 – 22 in San Antonio, Texas; and features a dozen of America’s most passionate speakers on ideas that matter.
To participate in the Big Time Thursday innovation conversation, for contest details, and for upcoming ACUC announcements, visit CUNAverse.com, follow @CUNAverse on Twitter #ACUC and join the CUNAverse Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CUNAverse.
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With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves 90 percent of America’s 7,700 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by nearly 92 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information, visit www.cuna.org.