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Finance /  • September 21, 2018
Post summer-time blues
The lazy, hazy days of summer can lead to high credit card bills, in part due to Canadians’ love of dining out.

With the summer of 2018 nearing the finish line, it’s time to take stock of what we actually spend our money on during those leisurely days at the beach or cottage, sightseeing, or visiting the grandparents. A survey released this past Jul...

Business / Community Development /  • September 21, 2018
Common goal
Libro Credit Union’s innovative cluster program is a partnership with various Ontario organizations that are working towards increased provincial prosperity.

This past May, Libro Credit Union(104,000 members, $7.2 billion in assets) was awarded the Community Economic Development Award at the 2018 National Conference for Canada’s Credit Unions. The Ontario-based credit union was given the hon...

Technology /  • September 19, 2018
Email addiction
Should credit unions create policies explicitly limiting emailing to the workday?

Though she hates to admit it, Anna Wieler says she was guilty of checking her office email account while on a recent staycation. “I probably did it once a day; it’s more that I delete things I don’t need to know about,” Wieler la...

Mergers /  • September 13, 2018
Zoom zoom
Bob Marshall, the new COO of Connect First Credit Union, muses upon the parallels between drag racing and mergers.

In championship drag racing - the world's fastest motorsport - timing is everything. Competitions can be won or lost by a millisecond. "A hundredth of a second is the blink of an eye; you can’t even imagine a thousandth,” says Bob Marshall, th...

Economics / Sustainability /  • August 14, 2018
Green bonding with the planet
The global green bond market is experiencing a growth spurt.

Climate change and global warming is the defining issue of our time, caused by the planet’s atmosphere trapping heat, a phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect. The gases that contribute to this include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous o...

Finance / Marketing /  • August 10, 2018
Capitalizing on content
An ambitious new “Everything Retirement” website targeting baby boomers shows how effective content marketing can be.

We know we should learn more about managing our retirement but we’re wary of marketers and slick salespeople. We need knowledge but we also crave authenticity. These advertising truths form the basis for a content marketing solution aime...

Human Resources /  • August 3, 2018
What’s the buzz?
The imminent legalization of recreational cannabis has credit unions scrambling to create appropriate policy regarding employee use.

The administrative lead up to the legalization of recreational cannabis is becoming quite the buzzkill for many business professionals—particularly when considering employees who deal directly with the public. Will smoking breaks need to be redefin...

Business / Human Interest /  • July 18, 2018
For the love of burgers
With the backing of Morell Credit Union, Quentin Gillis and Tanya O’Brien have become Prince Edward Island’s most acclaimed purveyors of burger and fries.

Prince Edward Islanders might be partial to potatoes but they are even bigger fans of burgers. So much so, the province is home to a wildly popular, month-long festival called PEI Burger Love. “I don’t think anyone counts calories on PEI...

Economics /  • June 27, 2018
Ten year anniversary of the financial crisis
The 2008 bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers bank in the United States sparked a near-collapse of the world’s financial system. Is the West in full remission?

It has been a decade since the global economy sunk into a Great Recession following the bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers investment bank, which precipitated a domino effect that swept Europe, sparking a debt crisis. How well have Western na...

Human Interest / Leadership /  • June 15, 2018
Step up
Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan has embraced the #MeToo movement.

The #MeToo movement was sparked last October by the media firestorm that swept Hollywood following a raft of sexual assault allegations levelled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since then, it has spread swiftly through workplaces acr...

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