The P.A.

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

A Tale of Two Conferences

On July 27th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

conferenceI was invited to attend a conference. It was a little bit different from my normal conference attendance in that I wasn’t a speaker, nor was it a conference that fell in the genre of financial services. (more…)

Our Stuff Costs More

On July 20th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

empty walletI have written on these very pages over my many years of pontificating that the government’s measurement of inflation and the practical experience of those of us on the street are two totally different things. As an example, the government claims very little change in inflation, yet I assure you that the costs to take care of my family continue to go up. (more…)

A Sense of Community

On July 13th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

familySeriously, we had a GREAT data processing system upgrade. For those keeping score, it happened just a little over a week ago. For those who experienced disruption to their lives, vehement disagreement would prevail — and I agree with them. I’d be upset as well. You don’t mess with people’s money or their kids. Again, our apologies to those adversely affected. (more…)

It Was Time for the Change

On July 7th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

typewriterWhy the data processing upgrade?

It was time for the change. Have you ever had something that wasn’t working right, but you kept fixing it all the time and it kept costing you money? You knew you had to get something new, but when? When would be the best time? We knew there would never be a perfect time, but knew we had to do something. We committed and finally got it done.  After years of analysis, it ended up like pulling off a BAND-AID®. But it was time. (more…)