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USAFCU Offers Business Services

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.-The $580-million USA FCU here is now offering lending and deposit services to small business members through a venture with CU Business Partners, LLC, Chatsworth, Calif.

The credit union said its maximum business loan will be $250,000, but that it does also make commercial and real estate loans of more than $1 million.

Business Partners is providing loan origination and application services, data processing, credit underwriting, loan document preparation and more, and already provides services to approximately 90 other credit unions nationally.

Profound Hosts One-Day Workshop

COLUMBUS, Ohio-Profound Communications is offering a one-day workshop May 12 for credit unions in the midst of planning or applying for a community charter or wanting to better penetrate their SEG Groups.

The "Making Your Community Charter a Success" Smart Marketing Education seminar will provide best practice discussions, feature a marketing panel who will share from their own credit unions' community charter experiences as well as offer tips for communicating with credit union boards and setting budgets.

The panel includes David Parmerlee, vice president of marketing operations, Financial Center Federal Credit Union ($292M assets) located in Indianapolis, and Shelly Fluharty, vice president of marketing, Fairmont Federal Credit Union ($152M assets) located in Fairmont W.V. Tammy Schalk Holtzmeier, President of Profound Communications, Inc., will facilitate the morning discussion and afternoon campaign development. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Easton Town Center in Columbus.

For info: www.itsprofound.com, 614-944-5755 or info itsprofound.com.

Teen Marketing Conference On Tap

ALBUQUERQUE-The first-ever teen marketing conference designed specifically for credit unions will take place Sept. 15-17 in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. CU Succeed, the teen financial education program originally created by the New Mexico CU League, is hosting the conference.

"Our expertise in the teen market made hosting this conference a perfect fit," said Ray Beauchamp, vice president of CU Succeed. "We are always looking for more ways we can help credit unions form lasting relationships with their teen members."

The conference will feature opening keynote speaker Patrick Adams, VP of St. Louis Community Credit Union and closing keynote speaker, Jason Diaz, a professional trainer and historian with expertise in generational marketing. Constance Moss, financial services author and trainer and Jep Enck, professional speaker, will also present.

For info: www.cuteenmarketing.com.

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