Young professionals realize their role entails more than just their daily credit union duties. And they know the movement’s future depends on their involvement in advocacy. “There’s been a massive influx of interest and energy from YPs the last few years,” says Adam Engelman, CUNA’s director of federal grassroots advocacy. “They embody the credit union movement in the sense that they’re passionate about giving back to their communities. They see the good work credit unions are doing in their...
Blair Wolston, Chair of the Credit Union Young Professionals of Vermont and a financial advisor for VSECU, relates his experiences representing Vermont at the first Global Classroom initiative for young professionals coordinated by the World Council of Credit Unions and hosted by the Sicredi credit union system of Brazil. The first global classroom initiative was a multi-day summit combining credit union young professional from the United States with Sicredi credit union leaders from Brazil...
AVCU Vice President Bryan Kent chats with Jeff Gephart of Efficiency Vermont on the importance of incorporating the value of energy efficiency improvements in the appraisal value of real estate properties. Jeff addresses the state of energy efficiency in Vermont, trends, property valuation and more.
AVCU's Statehouse advocacy team reviews highlights of the 2019 Vermont legislative session along with new and updated laws pertinent to credit unions. Featuring advocacy team members Adam Necrason and Jessica Oski, with host Joe Bergeron, President of the Association.
Regardless of income level, a better financial future is available for most anyone when you plan ahead and make wise choices within your means. But getting on the right path to eliminate debt and save for the future can be overwhelming. Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce and and VSECU Senior VP of Marketing & Business Development Yvonne Garand talk about the state of financial literacy among Vermonters, insights on the path to financial well-being and freely available resources everyone can...
Vermont Credit Unions On Air meets Scott Wilson, CEO of SeaComm Federal Credit Union of Massena, NY. Scott shares insights on SeaComm's expansion across upstate New York State and into Vermont, along with philosophies about service to members, cooperation among credit unions and much more.
AVCU President Joe Bergeron, is interviewed by Robert McGarvey of the McGarvey Credit Union Podcast. In his CU2.0 Podcast McGarvey notes Bergeron's 40th year of service to Vermont credit unions as AVCU President and explores his close-up view of issues and ideas that rock Vermont's credit unions, which vary in size from tiny to $1.5 billion. Bergeron also talks about the relationship between state credit union leagues and CUNA, state and federal government, and how small credit unions...
A panel of financial experts share simple advice appropriate for anyone of any income level to get on the path to regular savings and the security it brings. Panelists include Patricia Selsky (Money Sense Program Manager, New England Federal Credit Union), Andrea Heller (Financial Counselor & Educator, Opportunities Credit Union) and Rachel Feldman (Public Relations Specialist, VSECU). Discussion is moderated by Joe Bergeron (Association of Vermont Credit Unions).
Association of Vermont Credit Unions board member Jim St. Peter chats with AVCU President Joe Bergeron about his career in financial services and credit unions, challenges and views on the future of financial services.
GM plant shutdowns, Tesla, trends in car sales, the year ahead . . . . all are part of the conversation with Carol Miller and Chris Bacho of Association indirect lending partner, CU Direct. AVCU Vice President Bryan Kent hosts the discussion.
Mike Reuter and Ann Heiden of the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions join AVCU's Joe Bergeron on International Credit Union Day to explore the breadth and depth of credit unions around the globe and how the World Council of Credit Unions and the Foundation bridge and advance credit union efforts in 117 countries and provide critical aid when disaster strikes.
Association President Joe Bergeron celebrated 40 years of service to Vermont credit unions on September 11, 2018. In this podcast interview by Director of Information Services John Cote, he reviews highlights of a 4 decade career, most of which began with appointment as the Association's chief executive at the age of 25.
More and more Vermont credit union members get their CU loan at the car dealership, and conduct their over the counter transactions at shared branch locations. AVCU VP Bryan Kent shares insights and data with President Joe Bergeron in this update.
It's been a decade since the great recession and the aftermath that touched the entire United States credit union movement, reducing the number of corporate credit unions by about 75%. Steve Roy, CEO of Tricorp Federal Credit Union chats with AVCU President Joe Bergeron about what's changed . . . and what's remained the same . . . for corporate credit unions over the past decade.
With Vermont's recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Jill Stowe of VSECU and Chuck Karparis of Members Advantage Community CU meet with AVCU President Joe Bergeron to discuss the marijuana business in Vermont and its effect on credit unions.