Every year credit union volunteers, officials, CEOs, and guests from New Hampshire come together for the state's largest credit union gathering. The reasons that this convention draws so many attendees are almost as varied as the people who attend.
A key attraction of this three-day event is the educational programming, which ranges from legal and regulatory compliance to strategic environmental analysis to new technology. One of the most important benefits provided by the convention is the chance to meet with and enjoy the company of many people who share a commitment to the important work that credit unions do. The shared insights and creative discussions, sparked by common goals and friendship, make the convention a unique and wonderful event.
59th Annual Meeting and Convention – "Credit Unions climbing to the Top!" June 7-9, 2013
Succession planning is not a new phenomenon. Organizations, including credit unions, have been wrestling with ways to identify, develop, and retain their talent for decades. So, why is succession planning suddenly popping up on every organization's radar screen? Today's organizations are facing higher demands in a global market with the retirement of Baby Boomers and the widening talent gap. Also, many organizations assume that succession planning is something to be considered later on. However the truth is that, in order to maximize the value of an organization and ensure a smooth transition, succession planning must be addressed from the very beginning. The traditional home-grown and paper-based succession plans that organizations relied on in the past are no longer meeting the needs of today’s workforce. In order to achieve results, organizations need to start with the basics, create a strong process, and then invest in the tools and technology to instill a talent development mindset in their organizations.
"Climb to the Top" and renew acquaintances, network with peers, and learn new strategies that are critical to establishing effective succession planning. The New Hampshire Credit Union League's Convention Committee invites you to join and meet with your peers June 7-9, 2013, for the New Hampshire Credit Union League's Annual Meeting and Convention at The Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
Perhaps it is the pristine location, the classic beauty, or the history that has evolved. Or maybe it is the fact that one cultivates a sense of contentment in Stowe, Vermont. For over a century, Stowe has attracted the world's most discerning travelers who have cherished the beauty of the area's covered bridges, sparkling lakes, rambling woodlands, and majestic peaks. Having opened in June 2008, The Stowe Mountain Lodge sets a new standard of luxury and aesthetics for the East Coast's most magnificent resort. Built at the base of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, in the new "Vermont-Alpine" style, The Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a truly luxurious setting, while still paying respect to the Vermont traditions of utilizing local artisan products and embracing the tranquility of nature.
Each year, the committee strives to design a program that features educational sessions, meetings, and recreational activities that fit the needs of the membership in attendance. One of the most important benefits provided by the convention is the chance to meet with and enjoy the company of many people who share a commitment to the important work that credit unions do. The shared insights and creative discussions, sparked by common goals and friendship, make the convention a unique and wonderful event.
This year's convention begins with Bill Nagle, senior vice president, Credit Union Training and Resource Delivery for the New Hampshire Credit Union League in an opening session entitled, Hug! Bill will highlight two Wall Street Journal Bestsellers by Jack Mitchell, Hug Your Customers – The proven way to personalize sales and achieve astounding results and Hug Your People – The proven way to hire, inspire, and recognize your employees and achieve remarkable results. Author Jack Mitchell shared some of his company’s deceptively simple but winning relationship strategies for creating a culture of truly taking care of your members and employees in his two best-selling books. He says it has nothing to do with being touchy-feely around them and everything to do with offering both groups over-the-top service. The afternoon general session, Succession Planning, features D. Hilton Associates' Senior Vice President Brian Kidwell. As an experienced research consultant in the credit union industry, Brian will discuss industry trends affecting executive succession planning and developing compensation trends. The impact of generational and work force changes can be felt across all industries and credit unions are no exception. He will discuss how changing demographics in the workplace are compelling credit unions to revisit their succession plan, executive recruitment strategies, and retention efforts to leverage these developments to their best advantage.
Sponsorships and face-to-face socializing with company representatives continue to be a vital and important aspect of the convention each year. Thirteen sponsors had the opportunity to mix and mingle with attendees and guests in a more relaxed setting as part of last year’s conference. Depending on the level of sponsorship, many of the sponsors had the opportunity to address the group at various functions throughout the weekend. This year's convention offers the same sponsorship opportunities to companies with some enhancements.
On Saturday morning, credit union delegates will gather for the League's 59th Annual Meeting. A special tour, A Taste of Vermont, is scheduled Saturday afternoon. The golf tournament begins teeing off following the Annual Meeting and the weekend convention will conclude with the banquet that includes the special sounds from The Swingin’ Vermont Big Band. Swing band music is a style of Jazz originating in the 1930's and 1940's. Swing band music was made famous by such big bands as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and Count Basie. In the 1990's, there was a renewed interest in swing bands fueled by a resurgence in swing dancing including such dances as the Jitter Bug and the Lindy Hop. Together since 1991, The Swingin’ Vermont Big Band has gained the reputation of being Vermont’s premier dance band. Most of the talented band members also teach music in public schools and/or privately.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Donna Bevilacqua at email@example.com or (800) 842-1242.
Credit unions click here to register for the New Hampshire Credit Union League's Annual Meeting and Convention.
Social media and mobile computing are primary methods of communicating in today's retail marketplace. However, it is face-to-face communications that often result in a greater return on your sales and marketing investment. Electronic communications are fast, convenient, and efficient, but face-to-face is more powerful and enables you to build stronger lasting relationships. As budgets tighten and sponsorships become more selective based on bottom-line results, the New Hampshire Credit Union League's Convention Committee recognizes the importance of bringing together vendor representatives and credit union decision makers.
Credit unions are experiencing slower growth and increased competition in a volatile economic marketplace. They are challenged to manage growth and still fulfill the ever changing deposit and credit requirements of members. Showcasing your company’s products and services can help New Hampshire’s credit unions meet their members’ needs. The Convention Committee invites your company to become a sponsor at the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Convention, June 7-9, 2013. The Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont will serve as the host.
The Stowe Mountain Lodge sets a new standard of luxury and aesthetics for one of the East Coast’s most magnificent resorts. Built at the base of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, it exemplifies the new “Vermont-Alpine” style. The Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a unique luxurious setting, while still honoring Vermont’s traditions of utilizing local artisan products and embracing the tranquility of nature.
Event sponsorships offer your company the opportunity to network and maintain relationships with current and prospective credit union clients face-to-face. By sponsoring and attending the event, you not only reinforce your brand in a positive manner, but create an elevated level of trust among your target market. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to meet with credit union CEOs, chairmen, and volunteers while enjoying the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. The Annual Convention represents the largest gathering of New Hampshire credit union attendees. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Be a sponsor and help us celebrate one hundred and five years or serving New Hampshire’s citizens.
What will a sponsorship at the New Hampshire Annual Meeting offer your company?
- The opportunities to be one of a limited number of vendors who have the unique opportunity to meet, greet, and market your products and services to attendees.
- With a sponsorship of $1,000 or more, the opportunity for a credit union representative of your choice to give your company a verbal testimonial at a convention event. - NEW
- The opportunity to highlight your company in a 5 minute presentation at a convention event.
- The opportunity to be introduced and acknowledged as a sponsor during dinner.
- Complimentary convention registration(s). (room, meals, and beverages not included)
- With a sponsorship of $2,500 or more, your company’s logo and a link to your website is posted on the convention website.
- Signage acknowledging the sponsorship throughout the convention and on a tee sign at the golf tournament.
- Complimentary ad in annual report.
- One promotional piece in convention folder.
- Acknowledgement of sponsorship in post-conference newsletter.
Join us in Vermont. Be a sponsor and take advantage of this unique opportunity. Enjoy the beautiful Green Mountains and the luxurious Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Click here to register as a sponsor.
For more information, contact Donna Bevilacqua at 800-842-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the New Hampshire Credit Union League 2011 Annual Report.