Gerry Dick to address Centra Annual Meeting

COLUMBUS, IN (March 25, 2014) — Gerry Dick is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Centra Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on April 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the YES Cinema in Columbus, IN. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. The meeting is free and open to Centra members and the public, subject to seating limitations. Dick is the host and creator of Inside INdiana Business television and serves as president and managing editor of Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC, an Indianapolis-based media company focused on producing and distributing Indiana business news and information. He will address highlights of the Indiana and local economy, as well as latest trends in the banking industry.

Recognized across the state as an Indiana business leader and a respected business journalist, Dick’s television show can be seen on 15 Indiana network and public stations. Additionally, listeners can tune into his business updates on 27 statewide radio stations or get their news on-demand from a collection of email, web and mobile business news products he creates. He has twice been awarded the state’s top honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash, most recently from Governor Mitch Daniels. He has been awarded Ernst and Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was recognized by the Small Business Administration as its Journalist of the Year. Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick has also received an EMMY for best interview/discussion program/series or special. A frequent moderator on issues related to Indiana business and the state’s economy, Dick also serves as a business news analyst for WTHR-TV (NBC) and 93 WIBC Radio in Indianapolis.

Centra’s Annual Meeting will feature not only Gerry Dick’s keynote remarks and a Question/Answer session with the news veteran, but also a look-back at Centra’s successes during 2013. An Apple iPad Mini, a GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition Camera, and two $50 cash prizes will be awarded to several lucky attendees.

“We are fortunate to be able to bring Gerry’s expertise to our Annual Meeting,” said Doug Harris, Centra President. “He brings a vast knowledge of the Indiana business environment, and I’m sure he will provide valuable insights about our local economy.”

About Centra
Centra is a community-based, full-service financial institution, serving multiple communities throughout central and southern Indiana, as well as locations in Jamestown, New York and Whitakers, North Carolina. Centra also is part of two nationwide networks: CU Service Centers, which provides an additional 5,000 branch locations throughout the United States – including nearly 200 branches in Indiana, and the CO-OP ATM Network, which provides free access to 30,000 ATMs in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1940, Centra provides financial accessibility, affordability, and education for more than 127,000 members through a full range of banking services that include Savings and Checking options, Auto Loans, Mortgage Loans, Credit Cards, Business Loans and Deposits, as well as Financial Management Services. With $1.2 billion in total assets, Centra is the third largest credit union in the state of Indiana and has earned a 5-Star financial rating by Bauer Financial, Inc. – the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm – for 74 consecutive quarters. Centra operates under the member promise of “Centered Around You.”

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