Road Trip!

Who cares about the rising cost of gas? Summer's here, so pack up the family in the four-wheel drive crossover vehicle and be sure to check out the local credit unions at America's top tourist destinations.


The Memorial Day weekend essentially serves as the starter pistol signaling the start of our vacation season. Whether you're the type that likes to lounge at the beach, check out a show, or photograph your kids beside the world's largest ball of twine (Cawker City, Kansas, by the way), there are several factors to consider:

What is the weather going to be like?

Are the kids going to be scared on the rollercoasters?

What time zone are we going to be in?

And just how are the credit unions doing where we're headed?

As a public service, we at Callahan and Associates present a look at some of America's top tourist destinations so as to assist with the decision-making process.

Click to download America's top tourist destinations

At first blush, the Sunshine State has a lot going for it. Both Orlando and Key West show strong growth in shares and loans. San Francisco also posts similarly strong numbers, but with a lower ROA than the eastern destinations. Las Vegas shows a very consistent performance -- no surprise for a city continuously noted as one of the fastest growing in America. On the other end, New Jersey's gambling capital is not nearly as strong.

Wherever you go this summer, be assured there's probably a credit union close. It's good to know that our friends and allies are available from sea to shining sea.

City information in this article was calculated using Callahan and Associates financial performance software, Peer-to-Peer. To schedule a demonstration of the most advanced financial performance software on the market, contact Dan Walter or Paul Seizert at 1-800-446-7453.




May 1, 2007



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