CU*Answers announces three video contest winners

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 29, 2017) — CU*Answers, the 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO, announced at its 2017 Leadership Conference the winners of its 10th annual video contests for Best Video Idea, Best 30 Second Spot Idea, and Best Completed Video. The winning contributors, all employees of credit unions on the CU*BASE® core processing platform, each won $1,500 for their credit union plus their choice of either an Android smart watch or an Apple Watch®.

The theme for this year’s contests was “It’s A Cooperative Thing – Cooperative Business Charters Rock for Being More Than Just a Brand” and CU*Answers reported 40 total entries received from credit union employees. All winning videos premiered on the big screen for the attendees at the CU*Answers Leadership Conference held at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The winners are:

  • Best Video Idea – Amanda Kissner, Wakota Federal Credit Union
  • Best Completed Video – Cristen Austgen, Northstar Credit Union
  • Best 30 Second Spot Idea – Troy Clawson – Allegan Credit Union

To commemorate 10 years of video contests, CU*Answers and Fulvew Productions created a compilation highlighting the last decade of videos relating to the credit union industry. CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes said, “On behalf of CU*Answers, we would like to thank our partner, Fulvew Productions, for the past decade of memorable videos that we are able to share with our network partners.”

This year’s winning videos can be viewed online at the CU*Answers website 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

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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