The P.A.

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

I Don’t Know What to Think

On June 29th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

question marks on chalkboardI think I read this right. Page 6 of the St. Louis Business Journal, from the week of June 19-25, included a story on this spring’s Arch Grant recipients. An Arch Grant is a $50,000 non-equity grant to startups (usually tech-based companies) from around the world to help jumpstart their respective businesses. (more…)

A Potpourri of Thoughts

On June 22nd, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

man with thought bubbleUnlike most of my postings, this one is not just a singular theme that moves from paragraph to paragraph seamlessly visiting one subject. Nope, this one is intentionally all over the board.  (more…)

People Helping People

On June 15th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

mountain climbersFun with numbers: I noted on one of the many reports I receive on a regular basis that we are fast approaching $1 million loaned out in our Payday Loan Consolidation program. This milestone will be reached probably before the kids go back to school. (more…)

Life Is Too Short to Be Unhappy

On June 8th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

head deskI just read a staggering number that is both outrageous and rather depressing all rolled up into one. Seven out of every 10 people are “unhappy and disengaged with their work.” This statistic comes to us compliments of a Gallup poll, which I presume was conducted by “unhappy and disengaged” people. Nevertheless, we have to go with the number as accurate. Maybe the three happy and engaged employees did most of the work. (more…)

Iowa — Really?

On June 1st, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

cornfieldWhat’s up with Iowa? How come they get to play “leader of the pack” in picking the presidential stock for the rest of the country? What qualifies them to make the early call on who is best suited to lead the country forward? They’re Iowa. Iowa. How come Iowa? Quite frankly, I’m a little insulted that they call the shots so early. (more…)