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3 More On Board cuboardroom

WALLINGFORD, Conn.-Three more credit unions have signed up for cuboardroom, the online communications service that allows CU directors and others to meet electronically. Offered by SmartSource Solutions, LLC, a CUSO of Constitution State Corporate Credit Union, the product that allows for the delivery of board packets, the facilitation of board discussions, the enabling of online voting and the archival of documents, has been purchased by the $1-billion Northwest Corporate, Portland, Ore;, the $67-million Northern Schools FCU in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the $69-million LA DOTD FCU in Baton Rouge, La. Northwest Corporate has also executed a resellers agreement to market cuboardroom to its members. For info: 800-352-3823.

Checks Feature NASCAR Drivers

SAN ANTONIO-Clarke American has introduced personal checks featuring four of the top drivers in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series: Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte or Tony Stewart. Each check design includes a colorful photo of the driver, his car, his autograph and the NASCAR logo all on a checkered-flag background. NASCAR driver checks can also be enhanced with Clarke American's Expressions phrases. Eleven racing-related statements such as "I love Racing!" are offered, allowing customers even more personalization options. For info: www.clarkeamerican.com.

Speaker To Get Really Small

DALLAS-W. Michael Cox, chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and author of the Pulitzer Prize- nominated book, "Myths of Rich and Poor," will keynote Southwest Corporate's 25th annual Economic Forum Nov. 5- 6 in Dallas. Cox's comments will focus on his theory of an economy driven by nanotechnology, a branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of extremely small electronic circuits and mechanical devices that are built at the molecular level.

For info: www.swcorp.org.

Ascend United, CCS Enter Deal

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.-Ascend United, the debt recovery service owned by the Washington league, has entered into an agreement with Credit Collection Services (CCS) to use that firm for collection efforts. According to Ascend United, CCS charges a fee of approximately 30%, vs. the 35% of other companies.

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