RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (July 28, 2014) - CO-OP Financial Services is adding to its THINK initiative with a series of one-day regional events that will include elements of its renowned annual conference, including major featured speakers from outside the industry.
"Our 'Think It Out' events will focus on enhancing the member experience to attract new members, build loyalty and add revenue," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP. "We will look at key trends and opportunities for credit union growth. Like our THINK conference, we will do so with a difference - by finding 'insight from the outside' with the help of fantastic featured speakers."
The first THINK It Out event will take place on Wednesday, August 20, in Ontario, Calif., and will highlight Randi Zuckerberg, former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook, and currently CEO of Zuckerberg Media. The event is free to credit union employees, who may learn more and register immediately at www.co-opfs.org/events.
The appearance of Zuckerberg and other featured speakers at future THINK It Out events is sponsored by MasterCard (www.mastercard.com). MasterCard is a longstanding CO-OP business partner and has sponsored the annual CO-OP THINK Prize since its inception in 2011.
Zuckerberg spoke at the THINK 14 Conference in May in New Orleans. On August 20, she will again address her own experience of business innovation at Facebook, with an ensuing discussion applying that experience to issues within the credit union movement.
The THINK It Out agenda will also include subject matter experts from CO-OP speaking on how to attract younger members; as well as on financial technology advances, including mobile, EMV, branch transformation and member service. A section specifically on credit, featuring Tim Kolk of TRK Advisors (www.trkadvisors.com), is also a part of the agenda.
The THINK It Out agenda will remain consistent through subsequent meeting dates and locations, with a different featured speaker planned for each event. With future headlined speakers to be announced, upcoming THINK It Out events are scheduled for September 23 in Livonia, Mich.; October 8 in Washington, D.C.; and November 5 in Pleasanton, Calif.
For more information and to register immediately for the THINK It Out event on August 20 in Ontario, Calif., visit www.co-opfs.org/events.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of "Be There. Be More," CO-OP's products fall into three business lines, including "Locations," (ATM, shared branching and call center services); "Card Payments" (debit and credit processing) and "Mobile/Virtual" (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit www.co-opfs.org.