By Andrew Bolton | Nov. 5, 2014

This northern Minnesota financial co-op boosted its consumer lending almost four times higher in the first nine months of 2014.

By Drew Grossman | April 21, 2014

The community-conscious investment book Slow Money represents the local, holistic approach to finance that credit unions have lived since the birth of the modern credit union in 1852.

By Drew Grossman | Oct. 29, 2013

Seeman talks about income, tight margins, and how to remain competitive in a low interest rate environment.


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By Drew Grossman | Oct. 22, 2013

Devasir's goal at SPIRE is to make things efficient. To accomplish that the credit union plans to bring new technology directly to members.

By Drew Grossman | Oct. 18, 2013

Schrader oversees everything from loan volume production to compliance, loan-loss, delinquency, and collection. Here he shares the credit union's consumer lending goals and its strategy for reaching them.

By Drew Grossman | Oct. 17, 2013

Though new to the institution, Sandy has become an integral part of the marketing team. Here he discusses his role in the marketing strategy at SPIRE and the importance of advancing technology, but remaining member focused.

By Drew Grossman | Oct. 16, 2013

Stoltz shares the history of SPIRE as well as the keys to success in his role as CEO and president.

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

Minnesota’s SPIRE FCU ran a tight operation to survive the recession. And when the economy turned around, the credit union had a plan in place to take its financials, its members, and its community to new heights.

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

SPIRE’s expansive strategic planning process ensures that the right people, processes, and technology never fall through the cracks.

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 9, 2013

SPIRE FCU is diversifying its income streams and investing in core competencies to succeed in today’s competitive lending environment.