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From award winners to credit union champions at the Capitol, this channel highlights some of the most ardent credit union supporters in the state.

2012 Michigan Small Business Champions

2012 Michigan Small Business Champions MCUL & Affiliates CEO David Adams was among those honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event in Lansing. Adams was chosen as the 2012 Financial Services Small Business Champion for his advocacy and efforts with regards to credit unions providing financing for small businesses across Michigan. Credit union and CUSO leaders from around the state were in attendance as the awards were handed out. Adams has also been named the Midwest Regional and National Financial Services Small Business Champion for 2012, the first time in recent history that a credit union leader has received such...

 

2012 Michigan Small Business Champions

2012 Michigan Small Business Champions

MCUL & Affiliates CEO David Adams was among those honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event in Lansing. Adams was chosen as the 2012 Financial Services Small Business Champion for his advocacy and efforts with regards to credit unions...

Invest in America Wins 2012 Herb Wegner Memorial Award

Invest in America Wins 2012 Herb Wegner Memorial Award

In just a few years, Invest in America has made a notable impact on the credit union industry. Whether it's raising awareness of the benefits of credit union membership, providing consumers with discounts, supporting credit unions with a program designed...

Cheney: Michaels Data Breach, Interchange Impact

Cheney: Michaels Data Breach, Interchange Impact

CUNA President & CEO Bill Cheney shares the importance of supporting the Tester/Corker interchange bill in the Senate, using the recent Michaels data breach as an example of the services financial institutions provide to retailers and consumers that...

Rep. Lisa Howze and David Adams

Rep. Lisa Howze and David Adams

MCUL & Affiliates Chief Executive Officer David Adams speaks with State Rep. Lisa Howze about the importance of smart money management, as part of Financial Literacy Month in April. They discuss the importance of budgeting, saving and managing credit.

Michigan Credit Union Foundation Overview

Michigan Credit Union Foundation Overview

This video highlights the mission, structure and programs of the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) as well as its leaders, including E&A CU’s Jan Rose and CUNA Mutual’s Doug Burroughs. Hank Hubbard, whose credit union, Communicating...

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton and Dave Adams

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton and Dave Adams

MCUL & Affiliates CEO Dave Adams sits down with State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton of Huntington Woods, 27th district, to discuss the importance of youth financial education and the positive work that credit unions accomplish in their communities.

Rep. Gary Peters Addresses Debit Interchange

Rep. Gary Peters Addresses Debit Interchange

Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) talks about the importance of credit unions lobbying their Member of Congress to support a delay in the debit interchange rule.  Peters discusses how the provision regulating interchange is actually anti-consumer...

Rep. Eileen Kowall and Dave Adams

Rep. Eileen Kowall and Dave Adams

MCUL Chief Executive Officer David Adams speaks with Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) discuss credit union basics and offer helpful insight for understanding consumer credit scores.

MI House & Senate Banking Hearings

MI House & Senate Banking Hearings

MCUL CEO David Adams testified to the Michigan House and Senate banking committees to show the importance of not-for-profit financial institutions and support the resolution, eventually passed by both houses, in favor of amending the Dodd-Frank position...

Dave Adams before the Senate Banking Committee

Dave Adams before the Senate Banking Committee

MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams gives testimony before the Michigan State Senate Banking & Financial Services Committee on what can be done to help foster a healthier operating environment for credit unions both in the State and at the National level.

Rep. Dianne Byrum and Dave Adams

Rep. Dianne Byrum and Dave Adams

Dave Adams talks to Rep. Byrum about consumer credit scores and other critical personal financial information. Adams emphasizes the benefits of membership with not-for-profit credit unions as well as the importance of saving and maintaining a stable financial...

Rep. Pam Byrnes and Dave Adams

Rep. Pam Byrnes and Dave Adams

Washtenaw County State Rep. Pam Byrnes and the MCUL & Affiliates CEO David Adams discuss the nature of credit unions and personal financial education. Adams covers budgeting basics, credit cards and foreclosure avoidance.

Rep. Mary Valentine and Dave Adams

Rep. Mary Valentine and Dave Adams

West Michigan Rep. Mary Valentine sat down with David Adams to discuss the nature of credit unions and consumer financial education. They focused on the best ways for consumers to deal with issues of foreclosure, home budgeting and retirement planning.

Bill Cheney Addresses Corporate Stabilization

Bill Cheney Addresses Corporate Stabilization

CUNA President & CEO Bill Cheney recorded this video to respond to the Wall Street Journal's negative headline equating the NCUA's recent corporate CU actions with a bailout. In reality (as explained in the article itself), all of funding is contributed...

Rep. Jon Switalski and Dave Adams

Rep. Jon Switalski and Dave Adams

Dave Adams and Rep. Jon Switalski discuss financial education, and consumer saving, borrowing and investing on Capitol Update. They also cover the differences between banks and credit unions and the importance of staying fiscally fit during the financial...

Glenn Ray Speaks with MSHDA's Mary Townley

Glenn Ray Speaks with MSHDA's Mary Townley

MCUL's Glenn Ray speaks with Mary Townley of MSHDA for an update on the Helping the Hardest Hit Homeowner program which launched in July. Federal grant money totaling $154.5 million is available to assist struggling homeowners, and credit unions are pitching...

Udall Supports MBL Amendment on Senate Floor

Udall Supports MBL Amendment on Senate Floor

Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado is a major supporter of credit unions and raising the member business lending cap. This speech on the Senate floor shows his advocacy and passion for the issue, which CUNA and MCUL are working to incorporate into the larger...

CARD Alliance: Interchange Roundtable

CARD Alliance: Interchange Roundtable

CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica, along with the leaders of NAFCU and the Independent Community Bankers Association, discuss the pitfalls of the interchange amendment and the negative effects it will have on financial institutions and consumers.

Sen. Randy Richardville and David Adams

Sen. Randy Richardville and David Adams

Sen. Randy Richardville sat down with the MCUL's David Adams and CP FCU President/CEO John Crist to discuss financial education and literacy, the importance of planning for the future, and the positive work credit unions do in our communities.

MSHDA: David Adams and Mary Townley

MSHDA: David Adams and Mary Townley

David Adams and Mary Townley (MSHDA's senior manager of homeownership) discuss the Hardest Hit Fund and what Michigan's lenders can do to participate in the process of helping homeowners to stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure.

Rep. Wayne Schmidt and Dave Adams

Rep. Wayne Schmidt and Dave Adams

MCUL President/CEO David Adams joins State Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) on his "Capitol Report" program to discuss a variety of topics, including the important role credit unions play in their communities and the need for personal financial...

Rep. Dan Scripps and Dave Adams

Rep. Dan Scripps and Dave Adams

MCUL President/CEO David Adams joins State Rep. Dan Scripps (D-Leland) on his "Northwest Michigan Now" program to discuss a variety of topics, including the important role credit unions play in their communities and the need for personal financial...

Rep. Kim Meltzer and Dave Adams

Rep. Kim Meltzer and Dave Adams

Rep. Meltzer (R-Macomb Township) sat down with MCUL President and CEO Dave Adams to talk about credit unions and consumer financial literacy. In Michigan's economy, managing decreased home values can also be difficult, but credit unions are working with...

Rep. Tim Moore and Dave Adams

Rep. Tim Moore and Dave Adams

MCUL President and CEO Dave Adams speaks with Rep. Tim Moore (R-Farwell). They discuss credit unions and personal finance including credit cards, saving for retirement and responsible borrowing. Adams also discusses the "Invest in America" program...

Rep. Jennifer Haase and Dave Adams

Rep. Jennifer Haase and Dave Adams

MCUL President/CEO David Adams and State Rep. Jennifer Haase (Richmond) discuss financial education and awareness for youth and adults. Adams gives advice on saving, borrowing and utilizing financial institutions like credit unions.

Rep. Eileen Kowall and David Adams

Rep. Eileen Kowall and David Adams

State Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) from the 44th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO David Adams about the "Invest in America" program, growing credit union membership and foreclosure prevention. The discussion highlights the work credit...

Partisan Communications and Independent Expenditures (IEs)

Partisan Communications and Independent Expenditures (IEs)

Political advocacy is very important for credit unions. This helps members of the state and federal government know more about credit unions and how legislation will impact credit union business. This video has first-hand testimonials from CEOs and...

Sen. Gilda Jacobs and David Adams

Sen. Gilda Jacobs and David Adams

State Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods) from the 14th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO David Adams about growing credit union membership, the "Invest in America" program and foreclosure prevention. The discussion highlights the work...

Rep. Jeff Mayes and David Adams

Rep. Jeff Mayes and David Adams

Representative Mayes (D-Bay City) from the 96th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO David Adams about the continued success of credit unions in a difficult economy, the credit union response to foreclosures, and the creation of the "Invest in...

Distinguished Service Award - Pat McPharlin

Distinguished Service Award - Pat McPharlin

MSU FCU President and CEO Patrick McPharlin received the MCUL's Distinguished Service Award at the 2009 AC&E in Traverse City. McPharlin has been a part of MSU FCU for more than 30 years, helping to lead it from a small-asset-size credit union to...

Sen. Michael Switalski and David Adams

Sen. Michael Switalski and David Adams

State Sen. Switalski (D-Roseville) from the 10th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO David Adams about the creation of the "Invest in America" program. They also discuss the continued success of credit unions in a difficult economy, the...

Sen. Ray Basham and David Adams

Sen. Ray Basham and David Adams

State Sen. Basham (D-Taylor) from the 8th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO David Adams about the creation of the "Invest in America" program. The two also discuss credit unions continued success in a difficult economy, the credit union...

Rep. Jon Switalski and David Adams

Rep. Jon Switalski and David Adams

State Rep. Switalski (D-Warren) from the 25th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams about credit unions' continued success in a difficult economy. Adams also discusses the creation of the "Invest in America" program, the credit...

Sen. Bill Hardiman and David Adams

Sen. Bill Hardiman and David Adams

State Sen. Hardiman (R-Kent County) from the 29th District speaks with MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams about the credit union initiative "Invest in America." They also discussed the credit union response to foreclosures, how they're faring in...

Sen. Gretchen Whitmer and David Adams

Sen. Gretchen Whitmer and David Adams

State Sen. Whitmer (D-Ingham County) from the 23rd District speaks with MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams about credit unions' continued success in a difficult economy. Adams also discusses the credit union response to foreclosures, the creation of the "Invest...

MCUL Education Podcast: How to survive during these tough times.

MCUL Education Podcast: How to survive during these tough times.

Renee Werth, director of Education and Events speaks to Tim Harrington, CPA and President of Team Resources. Renee and Tim discuss several ways to survive during tough economical times; specifically in the short term.

Sen. John J. Gleason and David Adams

Sen. John J. Gleason and David Adams

State Senator John J. Gleason from the 27th district talks with MCUL CEO David Adams about the "Invest in America" program and how it can help members in Gleason's Genesee County district.

Sen. Glenn S. Anderson & David Adams

Sen. Glenn S. Anderson & David Adams

State Senator Glenn S. Anderson from the 6th District talks with MCUL President and CEO David Adams about the "Invest in America" program. The two also talk about how credit unions are helping Anderson's district in Wayne County.

Sen. Jason Allen with David Adams - Part 1

Sen. Jason Allen with David Adams - Part 1

State Senator Jason Allen from the 37th District talks with MCUL CEO David Adams about the "Invest in America" program. The two also touch on the credit union basics.

Sen. Jason Allen with David Adams - Part 2

Sen. Jason Allen with David Adams - Part 2

State Senator Jason Allen from the 37th District talks with MCUL CEO David Adams about the "Invest in America" program. The two also touch on the credit union basics.

Sen. Roger Kahn & David Adams - Part 1

Sen. Roger Kahn & David Adams - Part 1

Sen. Roger Kahn from the 32nd District talks with MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams about the credit union response to the foreclosure crisis. Adams also discusses student run branches, household savings and what makes credit unions unique.

Sen. Roger Kahn & David Adams - Part 2

Sen. Roger Kahn & David Adams - Part 2

Sen. Roger Kahn from the 32nd District talks with MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams about the credit union response to the foreclosure crisis. Adams also discusses student run branches, household savings and what makes credit unions unique.

Sen. Roger Kahn & David Adams - Part 3

Sen. Roger Kahn & David Adams - Part 3

Sen. Roger Kahn from the 32nd District talks with MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams about the credit union response to the foreclosure crisis. Adams also discusses student run branches, household savings and what makes credit unions unique.

David Adams talks with John Rupert

David Adams talks with John Rupert

MCUL President/CEO David Adams talks with Muskegon Co-op FCU CEO John Rupert about running an SAS credit union, collaboration and maintaining a loan portfolio.

Adams/Shobe Video Podcast

Adams/Shobe Video Podcast

MCUL President/CEO David Adams sits down with DFCU CEO Mark Shobe.  The two discuss DFCU’s merger with CapCom, growing membership in the current economy and how to retain top employees.

Adams/Hubbard Video Podcast

Adams/Hubbard Video Podcast

David Adams interviews Hank Hubbard, CEO of Communicating Arts Credit Union, in this one on one video podcast.

Adams/Snyder Video Podcast

Adams/Snyder Video Podcast

David Adams interviews Kit Snyder, CEO of Consumers Credit Union, in this one on one video podcast.

Adams/Easterling Video Podcast

Adams/Easterling Video Podcast

The MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams sits down with United Federal Credit Union CEO Gary Easterling to talk about credit union merger. United Federal Credit Union merged two years ago with First Resource Federal Credit Union. Adams and Easterling also...

Save the Dream Podcast

Save the Dream Podcast

The MCUL President/CEO Dave Adams sits down with Governor Jennifer Granholm to discuss the new “Save the Dream” legislation.Save The Dream Program Article