CU*Answers Announces 2012 Video Contest Winners

100% credit union-owned CUSO, CU*Answers, recently announced at its 2012 Leadership Conference the four winners of its 2012 contests for Best 30 Second Spot Idea, Best Video Idea, Best Jingle, and Best Complete Video. The winning contributors, all employees of credit unions on the CU*BASE® core processing platform, each won $1,500 for their credit union.

The award for Best 30 Second Spot Idea was awarded to Brandt Becker at Community West Credit Union (Kentwood, MI) and is titled “We’re Here.” The corresponding video, produced in collaboration between CU*Answers and Fulvew Productions, is available to the public for use as a 30 second TV broadcast spot, with availability for individual customization.

The winner of Best Video Idea for the theme “Why I Work at a Credit Union” was Patty Sarne of San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union (San Antonio, FL). The winning video, also produced by Fulvew Productions, as well as the “We’re Here” video, can be seen at

Christie Dompierre of TBA Credit Union (Traverse City, MI) took the award for the Best Jingle and Renee Maeder of Best Advantage Credit Union (Brillion, WI) received the award for Best Complete Video. Both can be viewed at

A CU*Answers spokesperson added that the CUSO would continue to host these annual contests for their credit union partners to help foster the collaborative nature of the industry, and to encourage credit union employees to become more active in promoting credit unions in their community.