Serving the Credit Union industry over 40 years!

Well we have officially wound down the fourth quarter, also known as the most wonderful time of the year for professionals. We simply tried to stay afloat as we worked late hours to meet major deadlines, finalize the details of next year’s strategies and update the Amazon wish lists that our holiday gift buying relatives were demanding in the midst of the madness. Time certainly doesn’t slow down. I am fond of saying, “we all want more time, but we already have all there is.” This time of the year is a great reminder about managing your most valuable asset---your time. It’s easy to get caught up in thoughts that lead one to question is it all worth it. I assure you it most certainly is. If you feel like you are drowning in fourth quarter  madness, you may think at times there is seemingly little room to breathe so it’s important to just take a moment to quietly reflect on recent victories. Without further ado, here is my list of gratitude:

  • Our company and the credit unions we serve are filled with passionate, creative professionals who want to make a difference and help grow their organizations. I am grateful that I work with these kind of people.
  • I appreciate my Conmar team. It’s really not a cliché, but its not work when you are having fun. My colleagues make busy days easier.
  • On a personal note, we lost a long-time member of our Conmar family who retired a few years ago. I am grateful to have known her and called her friend.


What does your list of gratitude look like?

Mark Staley
President