Announcing A Step by Step Guide to Repairing Your Credit

Repairing bad credit is possible but it is also a minefield. You need to know what steps to take, where to find help and which companies to avoid. The stakes are high, and the consequences could haunt you for years. Your credit report, history and score all wield a huge amount of power over your finances. They affect not only whether you get approved by lenders for things like a mortgage, personal loan or a car loan, but also the specific terms of the agreement, like


Council Spotlight: Thomas Bruce

    Spotlight On CFTEA’s Council Thomas Bruce TowneBank Thomas Bruce is a Branch Manager and AVP for Towne Bank. This is what he had to say about his experience being a council member: ” I had a great experience when taking CFTEA courses myself and was also seeking knowledge of how organizations such as CFTEA operate. My experience with CFTEA is made up of taking multiple banking related courses at the beginning of my banking career about 6 years


Contest: $25 Amazon Gift Cards Up For Grabs

Thank you for following our news and welcome to Fun Fridays in October!   Over and over, we hear how CFTEA has supported aspiring career seekers to advance through the various stages of their careers. How has our nonprofit impacted your career growth and confidence? Complete the brief contest entry and be in the running to inspire others and enjoy some sweet Amazon credit! Thank you for sharing this contest with others in your organization! A winner will be announced from all


Major Course Update: Deposit Accounts and Services

How do you support customer questions related to opening accounts?  The Deposit Accounts and Services program was updated for 2022 to provide the tools needed to effectively open deposit accounts and help potential customers make the best account choices. It  increases understanding of the different types of account ownership related to consumer, business or custodial accounts.  The updates allow a greater exploration of key concepts, attainable career goals and major updates to the information. Click to find out more information


Announcing a Very Different Type of Intern

To support continued learning and leadership development, CFTEA is proud to announce our first ever intern position opening for applications October 1, 2021 intended to introduce the process of governance, non-profit budget construction and operational activities.  It provides a unique networking opportunity with community business leaders and a strong voice that reflects the next generation of business leaders. This is definitely an opportunity to a young professional to unlock their potential starting with CFTEA!   BEST REASONS TO INTERN AT


What’s on the Horizon?

There is one constant in this world – change.  As a nonprofit, we have worked hard during the pandemic to use our time wisely and look at the changing world as an opportunity to continue to support aspiring career seekers. The fastest way to land a job, earn a promotion or compete for a raise is through professional development opportunities such as continuing education classes. These courses teach professionals valuable skills to enhance their career, make them more employable and


Major Course Update: Frauds, Scams and Cons

Frauds, scams and cons come in many forms; uninvited contact is received by email, letter, and telephone or in person making false promises to con victims out of money. There are many of these sorts of scams that change based on current situations, such as CO-VID.  However, there are underlying principles that can be applied to protect consumers and organizations from financial losses.  In the end, our neighbors and community organizations are negatively impacted financially, reputation-wise, emotionally and physically.  How


2021 Spotlight Award

Over the years, CFTEA has actively recognized key contributors to learning and develop as well as the development and evolution of our non-profit.  This award spotlights the individual achievement of a board member.  Since before our new executive director joined in 2018, Lise Patterson has been on the board of directors and the executive committee.  She has served in a number of capacities and most currently is our current board president.  Throughout the early transitions, opportunities and with new board


2021 Leaving a Legacy Award

Over the years, CFTEA has actively been supported by key contributors in learning and development from our board of directors. Their engagement and leadership have provided the vision in shaping our non-profit as well as providing dedication to workforce development. This year, our award goes to Jane Clark, former Board President from Community National Bank.  All organizations face challenges, however the global pandemic was a challenge that many nonprofits and organizations were not prepared to weather.  The ground beneath us


What is Guided Learning?

Employees with independence and space to learn will make them happier, and a happy learner is more likely to engage in learning what they need to do their job better, but also to prepare for the future by exploring and developing new skills and interests. Supporting organizations want to be in a situation where employees are independently motivated to seek out and learn things. The more they learn, the happier they are; the happier they are, the more engaged they

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