The P.A.

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

Time to Refocus

On July 3rd, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

locked hornsWho you’ve been mad at over the years seems to be misguided. That’s the message I would convey to those in the local banking community. For years (as many as I can remember), the bank lobby has stood up to, lobbied against, written droves of letters, and generally solicited the support of legislators and the general public against credit unions. After all, credit unions and their exemption to paying federal taxes are killing them. Read 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.  Read more »

Attitude is Everything

On June 19th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

“Woe is me.” A popular phrase uttered by way too many. “Suck it up Buttercup.” A popular phrase often used to remind those stating the former, “Woe is me” statement. Failure is easy to accept.  Fighting back is hard.  I lean toward fighting back.  Read more »

Do More

On June 12th, 2017, posted in: Community, Uncategorized by

climber giving hand upLots of goings-on around our world have created vulnerable populations. George Clooney, in a Wall Street Journal editorial, goes on to implore all of us to do more to alleviate the problems of the world and their debilitating impact. Yes, the same George Clooney who played an extra years ago in the series Roseanne. Read more »

hand inserting debit cardYears ago, I ended up in a debate that progressed to a heated discussion, then to a war of words to a good old-fashioned “throw-down.” This other guy and I were not going to find a common bond. It happens that mediation sometimes can’t be reached. That was the case here, but to our credit, never did we call names. It was civil but heated. Read more »