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Jun 27, 2022

Let’s #CUImagine: Carolinas Credit Union League Annual Meeting

by Melissa Krut

The perfect vacation? Sunshine, blue skies, and plenty of inspiration! The folks organizing the Carolinas Credit Union League Annual Meeting got it all right — including the perfect weather! Imagine 2022, held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was full of good fun, great conversations, and amazing views. Still, this wasn’t entirely a vacation! The real work behind this event focused on all things credit union growth, from building the energy and advocacy for the year ahead, to growing a stronger foundation for future development. Especially in challenging times, we all need stability — and as Jimi Hendrix noted, castles made of sand fall into the sea eventually! Good times, sweet treats In such a beautiful location, enjoying the outdoors was a definite plus! In addition to time on the beach and by the pool, CCUL event organizers hosted a golf outing and an evening soiree on the patio, among other opportunities. To sweeten the deal, there was a candy station, great food, and plenty of refreshments to keep everyone’s energy high. Listen and learn In addition to the opportunities to meet with and learn from so many exhibitors, each of the speakers offered a unique perspective that added to the general conversation. From political forecasts to advocacy updates, current events and their implications for the economy in general and credit unions specifically were a common theme. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, presented “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” with an insightful look ahead at changes to watch. […]

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