The P.A.

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

ice cream sundaeEvery once in a while, we celebrate in a big way. A night out on the town. On our radar is a dinner that includes as many courses as reasonable. Think appetizer, entree and dessert as the primary goal. Dessert is usually shared as a result of the loaf of bread consumed while waiting for appetizers. The bread is of the fancy kind, and we just can’t seem to stop ourselves. It almost always happens that way.    Read more »

Respect

On February 6th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

RESPECT Scrabble TilesRespect for one another has eroded as if an avalanche has struck the mountainside. I can’t believe how far. So far, in fact, that love, kindness and respect for each other is questioned. Respect is so out of the norm that people ask, “Why are you being nice to me?” How sad. Being respectful of another person is now taken as a ruse of some sort. In other words, the expectation is now comments that are something in the way of disrespect. I’m thinking out loud here, but when love, kindness and good deeds are no longer the expectation, how slippery does the slope become? Read more »

hands with smartphonesThere is a lot of talk in the business world around “disruption.” Disruption is just that — disrupting. No need to overthink the definition. It does appear to me that over time and after relentless conversation, “disruption” has become synonymous with new technology and/or carries a negative connotation. I disagree. Disruption can exist on many fronts and be very positive as well. Thought leaders may need a wake-up call. Read more »

Help Us To Help You

On January 23rd, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by

People get so frustrated when the credit union has to deny their loan. We do too. We never set out to deny a loan. We look for ways to approve loans, but denials of borrower requests happen all the time. Read more »

Real Solutions For Real People

On January 17th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized by

Business meeting casualI love talking with our staff. They are insightful, thoughtful, compassionate, mission-centered and generally speaking, some of the finest people I’ve ever met. Did I say smart? Yes, very smart too. Read more »