CU*Answers announces 2016 video contest winners

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 30, 2016) — CU*Answers, the 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO, announced at its 2016 Leadership Conference the winners of its 9th Annual Video contests for Best Video Idea, Best 30 Second Spot Idea, and Best Completed Video. For the first time ever, CU*Answers selected four winning entries instead of three. The winning contributors, all employees of credit unions on the CU*BASE® core processing platform, each won $1,500 for their credit union plus an Amazon Echo.

The theme for this year’s contests was “Online Retailing 2.0 – Redefining Everything Credit Union” and CU*Answers reported 35 total entries received from credit union employees. CU*Answers also produced their own Industry Short with Fulvew Productions using the same theme. All winning videos premiered on the big screen for the attendees at CU*Answers Leadership Conference held at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The winners are:

  • Best Video Idea – Julie Stevens, Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union
  • Best 30 Second Video Idea – Kathy Fearnley, Lakeshore Federal Credit Union
  • Best Completed Video – Jamie Richter, Heartland Credit Union
  • Best Completed Video – Julie Stevens, Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union

This year’s winning videos can be viewed online at or view a full collection of videos CU*Answers has produced for credit unions to use on their website, lobby monitors, and some suited for television broadcast at Be sure to click on the Industry Short link as well at

About CU*Answers

CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded in 1970, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 2 million members and $21.5 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit


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