League collaboration drives America’s credit unions forward
NAPERVILLE, IL (October 28, 2015) — This fall, representatives from credit union leagues all across the United States gathered together at the offices of the Illinois Credit Union System in Naperville, IL.
The annual League Partners Meeting, organized by LSC®, is a summit open to all league partners to exchange ideas, offer up new solutions to challenges and learn about new products and services. After all, the credit union motto is “people helping people” and that extends to our leagues as well.
LSC and the Illinois Credit Union League stand firm in their commitment to collaboration, supporting one another for the good of the entire movement. For credit unions to remain competitive and continue providing better opportunities for current and new members, we all need to work together. All leagues have different challenges and have discovered unique approaches. LSC provides this gathering to share those stories and ideas, as well as what we are doing here.
Eleven different states were represented this year spanning from the east coast all the way across the country to California. Topics included Hot Topic discussions, marketing solutions, sales and new products, and changes to the industry. There was also plenty of time scheduled for open discussion and questions.
“This is my second year attending LSC’s League Partners Meeting and I plan to continue to attend each year,” said Corey Prince, VP of Innovation and Relationships for the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. “There are a number of reasons that I find this meeting particularly beneficial. First is that I get to gather more in-depth information regarding what LSC is ‘up to’ so I can be prepared when I am speaking with my credit union members about our partner. Second is that I enjoy spending time with both the LSC staff and my League peers from around the country.”
LSC strives to make this meeting as comfortable and enjoyable as possible so attendees can socialize and network together. Aside from the regular presentations, this year’s included an outing to Top Golf. Attendees were treated to a reception and a fun golf experience that combines competition with entertainment. Even those who aren’t golfers enjoyed this unique event and the comradery among their peers as well as some new relationships that came with it.
“This provides me with an opportunity to have conversations around what they are doing within their own Leagues,” said Prince. “LSC knows how to provide a nice mix of business and fun so it never feels ‘one-sided’.”
“I have been attending the LSC League Partner meeting for several years,” said Tonja Wheatley, VP of Credit Solutions at California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “It continues to be one of my favorite meetings. The topics are informative regarding our LSC business and the industry in general. The meeting is well planned and executed.”
LSC values their league partners and feels the annual League Partner Meeting is an invaluable opportunity for us all to spend time together to gather new ideas, meet colleagues from around the country, and discover new solutions that will help all of our members.
Said Wheatley, “I also value the event as an opportunity to network and get to know LSC staff and the other Leagues representatives. The fact that the LSC team is so passionate about what they do really shows! My team is excited to try new strategies to grow the business.”
After another successful League Partners Meeting, LSC is looks forward to 2016!
LSC® is a credit union service organization offering a wide array of products and services and is dedicated to helping credit unions compete. Its experience and expertise in all areas from card programs and customer service to education and legal advocacy, as a corporate partner of the Illinois Credit Union League, has made LSC a key support provider in the credit union movement. Its products include credit and debit programs, pre-paid debit cards, portfolio development consulting, Agent credit card programs, ATM services, and debt collection. It serves more than 2,300 credit unions in 50 states. More information can be found at: http://www.lsc.net.