The P.A.

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

hands all inOngoing is the debate by and between our community and civic leaders as to whether or not St. Louis County and St. Louis City should come together in an effort to gain a more efficient means by which to serve their respective residents. An “all for one — one for all” region mentality versus the fragmentation that exists today could only improve services, reduce costs and give our region an opportunity to thrive. That’s the thought. Read more »

row of lockersYou will not have heard of this outstanding gentleman. His name is Philip W. Eldred, and what he did just over 75 years ago defines service. We talk about service with varying degrees of definition. Service is a relative term, meaning different things to different people, but every once in a while, we can all agree there is an example that stands atop all others. When we see real service, it stands out as a beacon of hope. Read more »

listen spelled in scrabble tilesDr. Stephen Covey, best known for the best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is also noted for saying something that may be the crux of the problem in the world today. I’ll narrow that down some — it’s probably the issue at hand in our country for sure. It shows up in at least two places: on college campuses and certainly as a prevailing concern in business. Read more »

man standing in darkened roomIt is all about giveback. That’s what CDFIs do. In a metropolitan area rife with the trials and tribulations of everyday living, isn’t it good to know that somebody has your back? Read more »

classic cars in black & whiteHow’d you enjoy last week’s comments? Well, here is question #2. Remember, I had the privilege to sit on a panel to discuss what our communities need to be successful. On behalf of SLCCU, I was able to share the story of what a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) does in the market.  Read more »