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New Functionality Added To Site

FOREST GROVE, Ore.-Merger Solutions Group (MSG) has added new functionality to its website. MSG now has CU merger news feed pages both on its website and via Twitter, and is allowing CUs to ask former CU CEO Ray Alexander merger-related questions. MSG President David Bartoo said the "Ask Ray" feature is free. Credit unions of any size can reach Alexander through a confidential message via the MSG website or by calling him directly.

"We wanted to have a one-stop shop for all credit union merger news," said Bartoo. "The news feeds will include all merger-related articles, any information we feel impacts merger activity, and preliminary and final merger approvals."

For info: www.mergersolutions.com

NAFCU Promotes Four People

ARLINGTON, Va.-NAFCU has promoted four people, with Carrie Hunt, Brad Thaler, Anthony Demangone and Dr. Tun Wai to vice president positions. In addition, Hunt has also been named NAFCU's general counsel.

'Show Me Challenge' Is Open

ST. LOUIS-Vantage Credit Union is staging the "Show Me Challenge" as part of the Young & Free St. Louis promotion. It is open to anyone age 18-25, with entries are being showcased on the YoungFreeStLouis webiste throughout February. Voting will occur March 1-8, with the winner receiving a cash prize of $2,500 and the opportunity to have their concept produced and used by Vantage in future campaigns.

SHRM Credits For Attending

MADISON, Wis.-The CUNA HR/TD Council's annual conference has been approved as an event that will provide attendees with SHRM recertification credits. It is scheduled for April 10 - 13 at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

For info: www.cunahrtdcouncil.org.

Changes On NASCUS Board

ARLINGTON, Va.-Several changes have occurred on the NASCUS board. Howard Pitkin, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Banking, has been named to the board to fill an open seat. Mary Hughes, Idaho Department of Finance's financial institutions bureau chief, has been named secretary/treasurer.

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