Guest post by Bill Prichard, CO-OP Financial Services

Conference Starts April 29, Register Now at

The THINK Conferences have been called in an industry trade magazine “the best credit union – yet not credit union – conference.” The description is apt as the annual conference sponsored by CO-OP Financial Services specializes in bringing in world-class thought-leaders from widely divergent fields to provide insights and fresh approaches to issues facing the credit union movement.

THINK 13 offers perhaps the strongest line-up since the conference began in 2008, taking as its theme “Disrupt Business as Usual.” This conference is devoted to helping credit unions manage change – to disrupt before they are disrupted.

A message of truly transformational change will be advanced at the conference by Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, N.J. a national advocate of urban revitalization, and a prospective U.S. Senate candidate in 2014.

First elected in July 2006, Mayor Booker has marshaled resources and empowered people in creative ways to uplift his city. Together with the city’s residents, Mayor Booker and his administration have made meaningful strides towards tackling significant governance challenges with innovation, new coalitions, creative public private partnerships and building on the already existing foundation in New Jersey’s largest city.

Mayor Booker’s speech is also aptly titled, “How to Change the World With Your Bare Hands.” Yet he is just one in a four-day roster of great speakers, which you can learn about at

Put the event on your calendar and register for $679 immediately at the same site. THINK 13 is being held Mon., April 29-Thurs., May 2, 2013 at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago.


Bill Prichard is Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications for CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He can be reached at (800) 782-9042, ext. 3450, or



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I am the President of Your Full Potential, LLC and the Founder of ABSURD! Leadership. I am a professional speaker and have addressed thousands of people throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of leadership, sales, service, business development, marketing, and strategy.
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