Feb. 16, 2004


  • I attended the Webinar and found it very informative. Would actuallly like to have heard more from John Bommarito about the details. With capital growth constraints on credit unions, this idea of merger makes sense to me.
  • I'm not a fan of the "merger of equals" philosophy. Having personally witnessed a great institution become a shell of its former self from this type of combination, I am quite skeptical. If Rich Helber and John Bommarito were truly successful in having executives from both sides check their egos at the door, it may be the first time in the history of this type of merger activity for this to happen. If they have achieved that level of focus on the membership they are certainly to be applauded. I'd be interested in hearing how the new organization is doing from a culture and branding perspective one, two, and three years from now. Kenneth C. Bator President - Bator Training & Consulting, Inc.