The P.A.

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

The Digital Divide Must Be Bridged

On March 28th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

restaurant touchscreenThere is a restaurant chain that got its start in San Francisco. It’s called Eatsa. Los Angeles has one as well. This chain, from order to handoff, is almost completely automated. That’s French for “very few employees.” That’s sad if you’re somebody who likes to see the economy humming because people have jobs.  Higher-paying jobs replaced with robotics is nothing new. But when the entry-level workforce is replaced with “bots,” one has to ask — what the heck is going on out there? (more…)

People Come Before Profit

On March 21st, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

row of smiling businesspeopleThe banking business is a lot about numbers. Credit unions get caught up in all of the numbers, too. Honestly, I could fill up your living room wall (from corner to corner) with numbers, ratios, statistics and analysis all meaning something to someone regarding our financial stability and strength. (more…)

The Most Important Meal of the Day

On March 14th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

fruit loops“Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.” Not anymore. The cereal industry has been in a nosedive since the turn of the new millennium. Cereal sales are down nearly 40% since 2000, and the slide into the rabbit hole doesn’t show any reprieve. (more…)

Getting Things Done Requires Many Hands

On March 7th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

Getting Things Done Requires Many HandsHow do you get something done? Well, there are probably as many answers to this question as there are people asked. Suffice it to say, in many instances, if not most, you don’t get a task completed alone. My guess is that getting things done requires many hands. (more…)