ATLANTA (5/4/15)--As credit union membership increases--topping 102 million--the dramatic effect they make on their communities and members is getting noticed. Georgia Trend, a statewide monthly business publication, recently published a detailed profile of Georgia credit unions.
In “Good Neighbors, Good Business,” Georgia Trend notes that not only are credit unions cost-effective alternatives in the financial services industry, they also are committed to charity, education and community outreach.
“Members like to see organizations that are cause-oriented and appreciate their credit union getting involved and improving their lives,” Mike Mercer, president/CEO of the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, told the magazine. “Credit unions are not trying to harvest profits--they are in existence to help you do what you are doing.
“We are not trying to generate return and deliver it to third-party shareholders; we are trying to help people.”
The article breaks down the “people helping people” philosophy with examples from: