The P.A.

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

The Business of Helping People

On November 7th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

silhouette-of-people-in-sunset2For those of you who enjoy my blogs that are of a humorous nature, stay tuned in the upcoming weeks. For those of you who like feel good stories about lifting people up, you’ll have to wait. This blog is about business, nevertheless the business of helping people. It’s a blog about the minutia and wrangling behind the scenes in order to get banking investment to the streets in order to have the opportunities to help people. Then, and only then, can I tell the human interest stories that warm our souls.   Read more »

Let’s Get Back to Nice

On November 3rd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

child with bouquetTwitter is mean-spirited and displays a well-thought-out tactical nastiness for most of its users. This generation of pop culture spends painstaking time hiding behind a made-up handle that allows for total anonymity in order to actively seek to subvert all that is good in the world. When one’s mind is focused on crafting some vile retort to what’s trending, then being nice is far from conscious thought. Read more »

If You’re a Cubs Fan, Turn Away

On October 26th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

baseballsIf you’re a Cubs fan, turn away. I’m not the type of guy to say, “Let bygones be bygones.” I don’t like the Cubs. I’m a Cardinals fan. To root for the Cubs is to borrow a phrase from the Hillary Clinton camp: “…deplorable and irredeemable.” Go Indians. Cleveland is always in need of a little love, and I’m just the guy to give it to them. Read more »

It’s About the “Smalls”

On October 17th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

hands and seedlingSo I watch the show American Pickers. I had no idea what a picker was the first time I watched it, and I still view most episodes with my mouth agape at the junk people accumulate (read: hoard) that is of value to others. Truly, the show epitomizes the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Read more »

The Lessons He Left with Me

On October 11th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

father and son on beachHis expectations were high. Always. Not unachievable, unrealistic or incomprehensible — just a level of excellence that pushed me and my little sister to be better. Read more »