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Midweek Mixer webinars off to a strong start as May sessions conclude

Thursday, May 28, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The Midweek Mixer webinar series is off to a great start with more than 200 individuals tuning in to one or more sessions this May. The Wednesday webinar series is offered at no cost to Carolinas Credit Union League members.

Concise, timely and well received, the Carolinas Credit Union League’s Midweek Mixer webinar series concluded its lineup of May sessions on Wednesday, May 27. The series is expected to continue through September 2020.

Over the course of the month, webinar attendees learned how to manage stress, stay positive during times of change, relieve financial anxiety for members, prepare for reopening branches safely, and lead with empathy for marketing success.

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Special thanks to our speakers this month: Canidae Consulting's Jim Kasch; Leadership and Employee Dev. Consultant Linda Lafortune; TRP Enterprises' Daniel Lobb; Market Insights' Joe Sullivan; and La Macchia Group's Dave Throndson and David Welsh.

The 30- to 60-min sessions are hosted on the Zoom Webinar platform where participants watch the presentations and mainly interact with each speaker using the “Chat” tool to ask questions, exchange insights, and share topical resources.

The May 13th webinar, “Moving Forward: Staying Positive in Times of Change” led by TRP Enterprises’ Daniel Lobb, garnered a lot of healthy discussion among participants as they each shared how they are coping with the societal changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I have to start opening my mind about the changes that will come as a result of this pandemic,” shared one attendee on the chat.

“The good news is we don’t have to have all the answers ’cause nobody does, but approaching it with open mindedness will go a long way,” said Lobb in response.

Overall, the session emphasized that if each of us can look at change through a positive lens, it’s easier to see the opportunities for learning and growth even if we don’t know exactly what the future holds.

All of the speakers this month received high praise for their content and the majority of attendees have enjoyed the opportunity to have these weekly educational discussions.

“I have really enjoyed the midweek mixers,” TCP CU Financial Service Supervisor Kalyn S. Stowers said. “They have given wonderful advice that’s been helpful during these unforeseen times.”

“We are so glad the series is proving to be a valuable addition to the League’s professional development offerings,” Director of Meetings & Conferences Barbara Lehew said. “It means a lot to us to be able to offer this as a no-cost benefit to our member credit unions, and we can’t thank our speakers enough for lending us their insight and expertise for these sessions.”

At the conclusion of each webinar, CCUL Professional Development distributes presentation resources and/or access to the archived webinar for participants to utilize.

Registration is open now for the early sessions in June, with topics focused on cybersecurity risk during the pandemic and life after COVID-19. To learn more and register for the Midweek Mixer webinar series, visit

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