The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President 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. (more…)

We’re a Movement, Not an Industry

On March 13th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

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.    (more…)

Creative Tension: Urgency + Honesty + Accountability

On March 6th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

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?”    (more…)