CU*Answers “Be an Innovator” program celebrates two years with impressive employee involvement

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (December 4, 2014) — CU*Answers announced that the employee-driven “Be an Innovator” program hit its second anniversary this month clocking some impressive statistics. The program started in December 2012 as a way to encourage innovative ideas from all teams within the CUSO. Since then, fifty percent of the company’s employees have attended the thirteen meetings held. Over thirty-five employee ideas were discussed, of which thirteen were submitted for executive review, and five were implemented from start to finish.

In addition CU*Answers celebrated “Innovator Day” in September with staff showing support by wearing orange t-shirts sporting the “Be an Innovator” logo.

“What I am most excited about is the professional development opportunities that “Be an Innovator” has created for employees,” said Alycia Meyers, the program coordinator. “It is a unique program that allows employees to implement their own idea from start to finish. And there are other opportunities to be involved such as mentoring or joining a committee to implement an idea.”

Meyers concluded that employee participation is still going strong with four ideas set to be presented at the next meeting in January.

About CU*Answers, Inc.
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 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 1.7 million members and $15.7 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit

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