Teaming up for success

'We aren't afraid to come up with unique ideas and make them enjoyable for the staff to implement.'

Donna Gdowski (above left) and Nadine Hohnke have different roles at Public Service Credit Union, but they almost always find themselves working together as a team.

Gdowski, the marketing/events coordinator, and Hohnke, a marketing analyst, say their partnership produces unique results that inspire co-workers and members at the $150 million asset credit union in Romulus, Mich.

“We respect each other’s opinions and aren’t afraid to try new ideas,” Gdowski says. “We have so much fun together brainstorming and coming up with fresh new ways to get people excited and motivated to do what they do best.”

That includes walking around the credit union in a two-person camel costume on a Wednesday to celebrate “Hump Day,” at the halfway mark of a six-month project. “It’s fun to brainstorm with Donna and see where our crazy ideas take us,” says Hohnke.

The two complement each other as they work to spread the credit union message. They devise an idea, get staff on board, and spread that enthusiasm to members and the community. One such idea was the “Spread the Love” campaign. The goal was to perform random acts of kindness around the community and inspire others to do the same by filming the reactions.

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