The P.A.

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

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.    Read more »

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?”    Read 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.  Read more »

felt hearts on clotheslineTime marches on. I’m older, things ache and my eyes aren’t as good. Patience is tested more often, belts don’t stretch as far and I have an uncontrollable desire to wear plaids with stripes. There are issues I remain passionate about, and there are those that once moved me that today don’t even register. Yes, time marches on. Read more »

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 »