To our member credit unions, we provide legislative advocacy, regulatory support, training and staff development opportunities, networking, and business support services.
In conjunction with a variety of strategic business partners, the Association develops, markets and provides members with access to affordable back-office support products and services. The Association remains committed to its mission of assisting credit unions in any way possible with improving their overall level of service to members and Vermont consumers.
- CUs Respond to NACS Data Breach Post in The Hill Blog
During last week’s CUNA GAC, Lyle Beckwith, SVP of Government Relations at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), wrote a post for The Hill’s Congress Blog postulating that credit unions are trying to profit from data breaches. It did not take long for CUNA and the credit union industry to respond and point out that many of Beckwith’s claims were either inaccurate or simply false. ... read more
- Project Zip Code Goes Mobile in New Update
Project Zip Code (PZC) is a secure program that counts credit union members and matches them by congressional district, state legislative district and county. These numbers are uploaded to CUNA’s Project Zip Code national database and combined with numbers nationwide. The member totals are then transmitted for use of the PZC national website. This data aids in federal and state advocacy efforts, and can be very useful to credit unions interested in ATM expansion or shared branching. ... read more
- Grow Your CU’s Youth Week Celebration by Helping Kids Plant Trees
Vermont’s Arbor Day celebration takes place on the first Friday of May each year, but did you know that 2014’s National Arbor Day will occur during Credit Union Youth Week? If your credit union is looking for an exciting way to celebrate youth week and benefit the environment at the same time, look into participating in the Fourth Grade Foresters Project. Easy, inexpensive, and fun are words that businesses and organizations have used to describe this effort which works to revive the celebration of Arbor Day in America’s schools by finding local organizations to give fourth graders trees that carry a message from the sponsor. ... read more
- CU of Vermont Has Safe for Sale
Credit Union of Vermont in Rutland has a TL30 high security safe in excellent condition for sale for $1,500. Manufactured by U.S. Security Safe, the unit features a combination lock that was professionally updated and refitted by a locksmith in June of last year. The exterior dimensions are 38” tall, 25" wide, and 26" deep and the interior features two fully adjustable shelves. ... read more
- Annual Meeting Gold Sponsor - Vantiv
Vantiv is another AVCU endorsed business partner which has graciously continued their gold sponsorship tradition of underwriting our convention education program for several consecutive Annual Meetings. This year, they are presenting the Saturday afternoon breakout sessions by Rory Rowland and Alice Dendinger. ... read more