Minnesota’s Vendor Involvement Program welcomes 18 for 2013

ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) welcomed 18 participants into its Vendor Involvement Program (V.I.P.) for 2013. Designed to optimize business relationships with Minnesota’s credit unions, this program combines advertising with exclusive benefits at MnCUN’s major conferences, as well as speaking engagements and opportunities to participate in new MnCUN initiatives.

V.I.P. is a program created in 2005 to provide committed service organizations with an opportunity to work with MnCUN and increase brand visibility among Minnesota credit unions. Of the 18 total organizations, one is a new participant this year. Seventeen others are repeat V.I.P. organizations that have renewed their participation for 2013. All of MnCUN’s V.I.P. vendors are dedicated to serving credit unions and their members by providing quality products and competitive pricing.

Repeat participants include:

  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union
  • AmeriCU Mortgage
  • CO-OP Financial Services
  • CU Companies
  • Emergent Networks
  • First Class Mortgage
  • FIS
  • ICUL Card Services
  • Locknet IT Solutions
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • MnCUSC Shared Branching
  • MnIPC
  • Murnane Brandt, P.A.
  • Repossessors Inc.
  • Skilcraft Plus
  • Wipfli

New V.I.P. vendor SPEDCO is an organization that works with financial institutions to help secure small business lending opportunities. The company works closely with credit unions to help borrowers receive the financing needed to help their small businesses grow.

“The Vendor Involvement Program gives credit union service providers an easy way to promote their offerings to Minnesota credit unions,” said MnCUN Vice President – Network Service Corporation John Ferstl. “At a time when companies are looking to get the most out of their advertising budgets, this program provides specific opportunities to target potential clients and can help create brand loyalty among credit unions.”

Participants in MnCUN’s Vendor Involvement Program agree to offer professional service and quality product lines. These companies must appreciate the characteristics that make credit unions unique and understand the importance of providing the best service possible to Minnesota’s credit union members.

 The Minnesota Credit Union Network is an organization representing the state’s 134 not-for-profit cooperative credit unions serving more than 1.5 million member-owners in Minnesota.

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