Iowa Lottery CEO Rich and Big Dream Organizer Matthews to Speak at 2013 Iowa Credit Union Convention

DES MOINES, IA (September 12, 2013) — The annual Iowa Credit Union Convention, themed “New Thinking. New Possibilities,” will take place in Des Moines at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center September 18-20. More than 500 credit union CEOs, directors, executive staff, guests and vendors are expected to attend this year’s conference focusing on sparking innovative change in the credit union industry.

Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will welcome Iowa Credit Union Convention attendees on Thursday. Entrepreneur Mitch Matthews will be the opening keynote speaker. He will share the story behind the BIG Dream Gathering and teach attendees to dream bigger and achieve more in order to benefit the credit union industry.

Terry Rich, CEO and President of the Iowa Lottery, will be a keynote speaker at the annual Convention on Friday, September 20. Rich will discuss taking risks, the formula for successful innovation and practical applications for success.

Fourteen diverse education breakout sessions will cover topics relevant to the credit union industry, including healthcare reform, proactive lending strategies for growth, cooperative marketing and the economic outlook among others.

Convention attendees are invited to attend the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s (ICUF) Benefit Night on Thursday, September 19, for a night of trivia competition. All proceeds will be used to fulfill ICUF’s mission of helping Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence. For real-time updates, follow the Convention hashtag at #IACUConv.

The Iowa Credit Union League is the trade association that represents the interests of Iowa credit unions and their more than one million members. Credit unions are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives owned and operated by their members. Iowans use their credit union membership to receive higher interest rates on savings and lower interest rates on loans. For more information on ICUL and Iowa credit unions, visit Follow ICUL on Twitter at or on Facebook at learn more about credit unions, visit

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