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10/29/2013 to 10/30/2013
When: October 29-30, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Hotel Phillips
106 West 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64105
Contact: Gina Evans
800-362-2076 or 316-942-7965, ext. 3010

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Joint conference hosted by the Kansas Credit Union Association and the Nebraska Credit Union League

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Welcome Reception
Monday, October 28
6-7 p.m.
Sponsored by Kansas Corporate Credit Union

Marketing Conference
Tuesday, October 29
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Social Media Tips and Best Practices
  • Don’t get TRICKED by Marketing Compliance 
  • Integrating Guerrilla Marketing
  • Marketing Best Practices Roundtable: Join your peers for this session favorite, sharing best practices, successes and challenges in the areas of marketing!

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Anderson, Compliance Attorney, PolicyWorks
Jennifer works with individual credit unions on a variety of federal regulatory compliance matters. She provides strategic compliance direction while assisting credit unions with the day-to-day implementation and understanding of federal laws and regulations. Jennifer has worked with financial institutions for over 7 years in various capacities. She is a licensed attorney in the State of Iowa.


Aaron Petersen, Owner/Operations, Play Creative
Aaron has experience in both the creative and business sides of marketing and advertising. This unique combination and a rich background in graphic arts, he has a keen eye that helps guide clients throughout a project’s entirety. 




Adam Lohman, Owner/Creative Director, Play Creative
Adam has been in the design field for over 11 years and has seen how the industry has changed and is continually evolving. This perspective allows him to provide clients with quality design and strategic project direction.




Murder Mystery Dinner
Tuesday, October 29
6:00-10:00 p.m.

Look closely at your dinner companions. Before the evening is over you’ll see them in a new light. Could you be sitting next to a MURDERER? Or his ACCOMPLICE? Perhaps you’ll be the expert detective to unravel the mystery and solve the CRIME!

The Mystery Train is an evening of laughter, delicious food and a compelling conundrum to consider. Presented as a live mystery game, hosted by professional actors and showmen, the entire audience plays detective and enjoys a four-course meal during deliberations.

Dinner will be held at The Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee Street, Kansas City, MO. Transportation provided.


Lending Conference

Wednesday, October 30
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Key Lending Strategies for Growth and Retention
Can credit unions experience significant loan growth, profitability, and membership growth in a challenging economy? Absolutely!Credit unions across the nation have experienced nominal to negative loan growth due to economic conditions that have resulted in high unemployment, increased bankruptcies, and a lack of consumer spending. Successful credit unions must be proactive, not reactive, in their effort to maximize loan growth and profitability while managing risks and minimizing losses.

Explore key lending strategies that have proven to increase loan opportunities, profitability, and membership growth in a challenging economy. Discover creative lending strategies, innovative marketing initiatives, and a unique lending program that credit unions can integrate for successful growth!

  • Cultivate a proactive lending philosophy that can lead to more loan opportunities and increased member loyalty
  • Discover creative lending and marketing strategies that capture more profitable loans
  • Explore a unique lending program that can increase loan opportunities
  • Find out how you help members improve their credit score
  • Lending Best Practices Roundtable: Join your peers for this session favorite, sharing best practices, successes and challenges in the areas of lending.

Featured Speaker

Celeste C. Cook, CEO/Founder, cuStrategies LLC
As a credit union industry strategist, Celeste provides strategic planning services, consulting services, and training programs to the credit union industry. She is a keynote and motivational speaker in addition to a consultant and trainer, and her dynamic and engaging speaking style have also made her a popular and sought-after speaker in the credit union industry.



Location and Accommodations

Hotel Phillips
106 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Room Rate      $109.00 per night, plus tax
Reservations   800-433-1426
Parking            $12.00 valet parking for overnight guests | $9.00 valet parking daily rate

For room rate discount, mention you are with the KCUA-NCUL Catch the Cooperative Spirit Conference.

Deadline         Monday, October 7, 2013


Educational Investment

One Day Only:

  • Non-Council Members:            $199
  • Council Members:                    $174

Both Days:

  • Non-Council Members:            $349
  • Council Members:                    $324

Murder Mystery Dinner:                     $20

Dinner sponsored in part by CUNA Mutual Group

Cancellation Fee

Cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to the seminar will result in a $50 cancellation fee. As always, substitutions are welcome and encouraged.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for all KCUA education events. Scholarships pay 100% of registration fee for credit unions under $7M, 50% for credit unions between $7-$75M and 25% for credit unions over $75M.

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