President’s Point – 2019 Coaching College

Employee professional development and coaching is vital to improving performance, enhance staff commitment and loyalty, as well as decrease levels of stress and tension in the workplace. The Harvard Business Review reports, “The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” In 2017, the League […]

Florida seeks commissioner of financial regulation

The state of Florida has posted an ad for the Florida Commissioner of Financial Regulation position in Tallahassee, FL. The search is being re-opened months after it first was listed and left vacant despite many applicants. Making this position of particular interest to the credit union industry, the office is responsible for regulatory oversight of state-chartered […]

IRA Workshop scheduled in Birmingham

Register here for the 2019 LSCU IRA Essentials and Advanced Workshop on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 in Birmingham, AL. IRA Essentials Training is being offered for those who need to learn the basics of Traditional and Roth IRAs or want an updated, general refresher on IRA rules. IRA Advanced Training builds on the attendees’ […]

VyStar Credit Union to acquire Citizens State Bank

VyStar Credit Union announced it has signed an Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Citizens State Bank (CSB), a Florida state-chartered bank headquartered in Perry, FL, with more than $280 million in assets. Established in 1958, CSB has four locations: two branches in Gainesville, and branches in Perry and Steinhatchee, FL. After the transaction […]

Longtime CU supporter Hastings battles cancer

A longtime friend to the credit union industry, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), announced this week that he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer at the  Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hastings plans to continue representing Florida as he battles the disease. “I have been convinced that this is a battle worth fighting, and my life is defined […]