The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
CEO of St. Louis Community Credit Union

The Good Old Days

On December 4th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

old man with newspaperMy wife said she would have been home sooner, but she was “stuck behind a bunch of old guys— probably in their 60s — at the check-out counter.” They were rambling on about something “from the old days.”  Read more »

thanksgivingDid we all give thanks last Thursday? I did. Given how much I’m thankful for, I need more than 24 hours on a designated day in November. I’m a year-round thankful guy, and I’ll tell anyone who asks. Read more »

visitors at beachSelfishness is a horrible character trait.  It’s one we perfect in our teen years, and sadly it hangs around to some degree throughout our adult life.  The seriously selfish usually serve to destroy marriages, relationships, and the workplace culture when allowed to go unchecked.  Add selfishness to being stubborn and you have the formula for disaster.  Give a little for the good of all that you meet.  It will make the world a better place.  Read more »

Toy Volkswagen Van in the Setting SunThe battery was dead.  At least that was the first thought.  The car just clicked at us.  There are only so many things that can go wrong when the parked car clicks:  battery, alternator, or starter.  We guessed the former, but quite frankly, we were operating under an extremely limited base of knowledge.  I can barely get the gas cap off. Diagnosing a car that wouldn’t start was a real reach for me.  Read more »

Staying relevant

On November 6th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

Road sign that reads "One Way" with ArrowSears is irrelevant.  How did that happen?  Cable TV too.  Just this past week, the icon Procter & Gamble is dealing with irrelevancy due to younger shoppers not having the brand loyalty of older demographics.  Wal-Mart is throwing every idea they can at making their online channel more effective.  I can cite fifty more instances where companies did not move with the market and the results were disastrous.  How many strip malls are for sale?  There is only one way that a strip mall became vacant enough to be for sale.  Something changed.  Same for the tenants.  They failed for some reason.  Irrelevancy is the overarching word used most.  Read more »