The P.A.

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

What’s in a Name?

On March 20th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

boot tracksI don’t know what I was expecting when I walked into Chuck’s Boots, but as I entered, I stopped inside the door for a second and had to gather myself. My face must have had that sort of look that a young farm boy might have when he first travels to New York City. Those corn fields all the way to the horizon at home, suddenly replaced by concrete stacked to the clouds, will have a halting effect. Read more »

hands with sunset similar to CUNA logoLike that crazy uncle whose antics are suspect at best, we try not to talk about our credit union movement’s crazy side very often. You know, if you talk about it, suddenly there it is — on your doorstep. The fact is that we have a collective credit union mission and a power that we don’t leverage near as well as we could. Folks, it’s time to talk about it.    Read more »

paper light bulbIf I used the phrase “creative tension,” would you recognize where I might be going with the discussion? I’ll come clean with you — the first time I heard it, I was drawing a mental picture of what exactly this action is, but honestly, I was guessing as to the answer. In a business setting, what is “creative tension?”    Read more »

Closing the Gaps

On February 27th, 2017, posted in: Service, Uncategorized by

mind the gapDon’t you wish that the people who engineer the front end of cars and the people who make parking curbs could get together on what the height should be? It seems like more times than not, I pull into park and a shrieking, guttural sound comes from the front undercarriage of my car as it plays a game of tag with the curb. You only need to hear the sound once, and you are forever scarred. It may happen more than that initial time, but truthfully, you’ll be conscious of attempting not to do it for the rest of your driving days. It’s a horrible sound.  Read more »

felt hearts on clotheslineTime marches on. I’m older, things ache and my eyes aren’t as good. Patience is tested more often, belts don’t stretch as far and I have an uncontrollable desire to wear plaids with stripes. There are issues I remain passionate about, and there are those that once moved me that today don’t even register. Yes, time marches on. Read more »