The P.A.

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

Pokemon Is Not the Problem

On July 25th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

walking with smartphoneGet up, couch potatoes. Your exercise regimen is here. It’s time to burn some fat, strengthen those muscles, put some miles on those PF Flyers. Society’s tendency to be sedentary has been shaken to the core — BY THE PHONE! Not even Steve Jobs could have thought of this. There have been sightings of kids playing outside. What?  (more…)

Make Small-Dollar Mortgages

On July 18th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

Modest HomeYou know what jumbo shrimp are. A great oxymoron for sure. Jumbo shrimp are just that – big ol’ shrimp. Likewise, it seems to me that 7-Eleven® is known for Big Gulps, which started out as big and have found their way to the upgrade of jumbo. Jumbo anything is big, but jumbo gulps means a heck of a lot of fluids. Jumbo Ozaki was a professional golfer from somewhere across the Pacific if memory serves me correctly. You guessed it – he was not known for his diminutive stature. (more…)

When We Need One, We Hope We Have One

On July 11th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

hardware storeIt is Friday morning, and I’m trying to get an early start on the weekend. Unfortunately, I’m sitting in the parking lot, waiting for someone, anyone, to stick a key in the door to open so that I can be first in line at CVS with the intent of buying a plunger. Bad start — the day could be a long one.  (more…)

Happy, Yes. Healthy, No.

On July 5th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

candy_2You know what resides “at the corner of happy and healthy”? Walgreens. In order to make their strategic plan align with their cutesy little tagline, they have bought just about every corner plat of land in America where there is a high density of population and/or a busy intersection. The higher the car count, the better. If you want to know where there are lots of people, look for a Walgreens.  (more…)