The P.A.

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

Boy ices skatingIn this world preoccupied with “who’s zooming who,” there remains room for sweet and innocent — lots of room. I (for one) need those tender moments to counterbalance a full schedule and the ever-changing dynamics of the daily grind. While “Mach VI with your hair on fire” is standard operating procedure on any given day, the sweetness of a tender moment touched by a quiet breath is a welcome reprieve to the otherwise raging windstorm. God just seems to know things like when to quiet the storm. I am thankful. The little boy who named me Poppy seems to have a sensitivity that far and away exceeds his age.  We’re all the better off for it.  Read more »

The Wild, Wild West of Lending

On June 13th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

wild wild westWe should have been on the stage sharing with the packed house what St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) does from our corner of the world to combat payday lending. We have an alternative to the otherwise usurious nature of a loan product that is far from conducive to allowing families to build wealth. We’ve had the products for years, helping consumers save $8 million annually. Read more »

Stop to Smell the Roses

On June 6th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

fishing with grandpa“Start living — that’s the next thing on my list.”

How many times have you “had to mow the lawn”? Or “have to do the dishes?”  Really, is our top priority “to have to get the car washed”? Does the garage floor really have to be spotless? I’m going to enjoy this coming summer as much as possible with my grandkids, kids and wife. I’ve got a list, but it’s not what you think. Read more »

The Journey of Development

On May 31st, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

baby asleep on bookI heard secondhand from an extremely honest and reputable source that during the first three years of a child’s life, their brain develops to about the 80% level. That’s pretty impressive and seems about right.  Read more »

RedDough storefrontIs corporate greed giving way to social conscience? Probably not (for the most part), but there appears to be a much bigger push to do the right thing. Especially when the wrong thing is really wrong. Read more »