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8th Annual Meeting and Convention Recap

Fri, Jun 14, 2013

Columbia, Maryland

The sessions are over, the exhibit booths are closed, and the wonderful views of Ocean City are behind us. But what resonates now are the key messages from our speakers, the takeaways from the breakout sessions, the networking, and of course, the memories left from attendees dancing to the music of the Reagan Years.

In addition, the Association debuted its new brand. We hope you noticed our new look. As John mentioned, this is not just an exterior change, but we are making great strides to be different, responsive, innovative and impactful with our internal shifts as well. We took your feedback seriously and proudly redesigned our logo and web site, added a tagline and came up with strategies to better inform and engage our affiliates.

The convention focused on providing education, information and best practices to help our credit unions succeed. With education at the forefront, 15 breakout sessions were offered, including topics on Enterprise Risk Management, Marketing, Effective Executive and Leadership, Constant Growth in Today's Environment and much more. These sessions were well attended and valuable material and tools and insight were provided to help advance the credit union movement.

Thank you to our sponsors for hosting networking events for our attendees. From the crab feast to the golf tournament to a brand new evening mixer, attendees had the opportunity to exchange with their credit union peers. These events allowed for best practice sharing and a chance to discuss opportunities with corporate business partners and exhibitors.

We were excited to honor a few retiring CEOs—Congratulations to Rick Webb, Paul Torbeck, Cindy Prestandrea and Margaret Burdette.

Thank you to the more than 250 attendees, 60 exhibitors and 10 sponsors for making this year's AMC a huge success.

Be on the lookout for more on the convention in "The Daily Scoop" next week.