Credit union VP is chosen for program in Brazil
A branch manager at Tinker Federal Credit Union has been selected to participate in the World Council of Credit Unions' International Credit Union Leadership Program. Vice President and Branch Manager Karl Wasserleben was picked by the credit union and council to travel to Brazil to visit Sicredi, Brazil's largest cooperative credit system, as well as several other credit unions in the country. Wasserleben is one of 12 credit union leaders from across the U.S. selected. The group will travel to Brazil on Jan. 12. The International Credit Union Leadership Program brings emerging leaders from around the world to various credit unions. Participants travel to a different country in an intensive short-term internship designed to broaden their professional experience. In October, Tinker Federal Credit Union hosted Marcio Cappellari, Sicredi's data center manager, under the same program. Tinker is the state's largest credit union with more than $3 billion in assets and 285,000 members.
Enrollment starts for small business training
The Community Action Agency accepting enrollment for a small business training course. The class is a four-week course at Metro Technology Centers, 1700 Springlake Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Jan. 28 through Feb. 20. The cost of the course is $25. This course is taught by community professionals who speak on topics such as legal issues, financials, tax issues, marketing, advertising, e-commerce, business plan development and pursuing funding. The course targets businesses working through the start up or expansion process. To enroll contact the Economic Development Division of Community Action Agency at 232-0199. Additional training and one-on-one counseling will be available to those seeking funding through the Community Action Agency's Economic Development loan programs.
From staff reports