WASHINGTON (10/17/14)--With a record number of visitors to Credit Union House in September, the movement's permanent presence in the nation's capital is on pace to surpass last year's attendance.
|Credit Union National Association Chief Economist Bill Hampel is only one of the many credit union experts who spoke to Credit Union House visitors, which include members of Congress, business leaders and credit union advocates. Topics have included the credit union tax status, risk-based capital and regulatory relief. (Credit Union House Photo)|
More than 1,000 visitors attended Credit Union House events in September alone--nearly double last year's amount. This year's attendance number already surpasses 3,000, closing in on the 2013 total of 3,300.
"This level of activity is a positive reflection of the value Credit Union House presents to the entire credit union community," said Dick Ensweiler, Credit Union House chair and Cornerstone Credit Union League CEO. "Few industries have such a strong Capitol Hill presence--and therefore direct access to our nation's leaders--as credit unions do. Politicians and credit union officials alike use and enjoy our facility."
Credit Union House is a townhouse in Washington, D.C., owned by every state credit union trade association and the American Association of Credit Union Leagues. It was built primarily for credit unions and credit union groups nationwide as a coordination center on Capitol Hill, and it is considered a symbol of the strength and permanence of the credit union movement on the national scene.