Leading through the storm

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When Sterling Nielsen started as CEO of Mountain America Credit Union on Nov. 1, 2008, the credit union—like the economy—was in trouble. Not only did Nielsen help the CU power through some difficult years, but he set a bold plan to grow to $10 billion from $2.8 billion by 2022. With $9.1 billion in assets as of September, the CU could actually meet its goal in 2020, two years early.Read the credit union’s success story—and learn why Nielsen was named the 2019 CUES Outstanding Chief Executive—on p. 10.Nielson credits his team for the CU’s success and embracing the challenge he put forth. One testament to his leadership is that he kept employees’ needs in mind during the recession. “A lot of companies were hitting their employees pretty hard by suspending raises and 401(k) contributions. My thought was that such actions would erode the confidence of our employees and create fear, so what we chose to do instead was ask management to take a pay cut. Our focus then, as it is today, is to treat staff fairly.”Considering that financial stress is a big problem for many employees, Mountain America CU was wise to focus on the well-being of its staff. Our article, “Employees Seek Financial Fitness,” discusses the retirement distress experienced by many staff members. How can your credit union help its team with this? Turn to p. 18 for retirement and financial literacy best practices. continue reading »last_img read more

Wellington teams lose in Andale; Oxford boys overwhelm Central-Burden

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington varsity basketball teams fell to Andale Tuesday to open the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV season. Plus other Sumner County basketball action…Varsity girls: Andale 48 Wellington 44The Wellington girls basketball team played Andale down to the wire but still could not get past the Lady Indians on the road. Not sure if the Lady Dukes have ever won in Andale’s gym. Tuesday they came close against the preseason favorite.The game came down to the last eight seconds of the game before Andale secured the win on a free throw.Andale took a 14-9 first quarter lead and held a 24-19 advantage at the half. Wellington then took the lead in the third quarter 34-28 outscoring the Indians 16-9. But Andale came back with a 15-9 output in the fourth for the victory.Scoring for Wellington was Carlie McComb with 18, Lauryn Snipes 14, Tayland French 3, Taylor Zimmerman 3, Jaedyn Ledesma 3, Lereia Salvador 2, and Holly Wright 1.Wellington is now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. The Crusaders travel to Wichita Collegiate on Friday before the Christmas break.Varsity boys: Andale 56 Wellington 44The Wellington boys fell to Andale in the league opener.The Indians took a 20-14 first quarter lead and led 30-21 at the half. The Crusaders held tough in the second half, but. would eventually fall behind by double digits for the loss.Wesley Gilmore was the leading scorer with 11 points for the Crusaders. Austin Dunn had 10, Colin Reichenberger 6, Trevor Nance 6, Connor Phelps 4, Payton Baker 3, and Parker Daugherty 2.Wellington is now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. The Crusaders trade to Wichita Collegiate on Friday before the Christmas break.In junior varsity action, Wellington beat Andale 64-32. C-team lost to Andale 58-38.Sumner County:Boys: Oxford 74 Central-Burden 34Oxford opened up a 20-9 first-quarter lead and was in front 41-21 en route to victory.“We played a very young team tonight here at home,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys basketball coach. “We did a nice job tonight running our zone offense and getting good looks out of it.”Oxford is 2-2 on the year.Other Sumner County scores:Boys:Conway Springs 50 Garden Plaine 48,Wichita Trinity 74 Belle Plaine 52Girls:Wichita Trinity 55 Belle Plaine 19Garden Plain 37 Conway Springs 20Caldwell 51 Argonia 35last_img read more