The P.A.

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

Desperate times demand the very best

On November 13th, 2017, posted in: Service, Uncategorized by

Toy Volkswagen Van in the Setting SunThe battery was dead.  At least that was the first thought.  The car just clicked at us.  There are only so many things that can go wrong when the parked car clicks:  battery, alternator, or starter.  We guessed the former, but quite frankly, we were operating under an extremely limited base of knowledge.  I can barely get the gas cap off. Diagnosing a car that wouldn’t start was a real reach for me.  (more…)

Saying “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

On September 18th, 2017, posted in: Service, Uncategorized by

Has anyone ever asked you something like this, “Do you have any idea what you just said?” Such a question can be alarming if uttered in the wrong tone or with a negative inflection. (more…)

A Trip Down Memory Lane

On June 26th, 2017, posted in: Service, Uncategorized by

top workplaces 2016Facebook does something really cool. I’m not on Facebook, but Mrs. Adams is and loves that pictures posted are revisited as “memories” on anniversaries of the original postings. I must admit, I enjoy looking back at my grandkids pics and reminiscing. Yes, they grow up fast, and the pictures are a reminder of just how fast. Just a couple of years ago, they couldn’t talk — now they won’t shut up.  (more…)

What Makes Us Great

On April 10th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Service, Uncategorized by

bedrockGreat companies focus on who they serve. That’s what makes them great. Our focus, as an example, is always on our members, staff and community. As leaders of our institution, we regularly check our focus; it does not waver. (more…)

Closing the Gaps

On February 27th, 2017, posted in: Service, Uncategorized by

mind the gapDon’t you wish that the people who engineer the front end of cars and the people who make parking curbs could get together on what the height should be? It seems like more times than not, I pull into park and a shrieking, guttural sound comes from the front undercarriage of my car as it plays a game of tag with the curb. You only need to hear the sound once, and you are forever scarred. It may happen more than that initial time, but truthfully, you’ll be conscious of attempting not to do it for the rest of your driving days. It’s a horrible sound.  (more…)