Every year at PowWOW, Passageways hosts the Besties, an award ceremony presented to Passageways’ customers who submit presentations on how they are using their portal to achieve improve their organization. We have always been committed to showcasing the ingenuity and creativity of our customers. We created the Besties to highlight those that have gone out of their way to develop creative solutions and uses for their portals.
Congratulations to everyone for an amazing PowWow 2015! I am proud of the entire Passageways team for this great event. Thank you to our customers, who make this all possible with their passion, friendship and the push to do more.
At Passageways, we believe in giving back to those around us. Our altruism can be seen ingrained deep within each department of Passageways. Passageways has embraced the the Pledge 1% initiative; giving back 1% of our products, time, and revenue to worthy, charitable causes. Our mission is to make our world more collaborative, not because we think it’s a good goal, but because we believe it’s the best way we can help our world become a better place.
Well that’s a wrap on PowWOW 2015. We gathered in Indianapolis, just outside Lucas Oil Stadium, for four days. We learned, gathered feedback, networked, gave awards to our always amazing customers, and engage in a healthy amount of celebrating. Here’s a quick rundown.
We put together a list of reasons you should come to Indianapolis in May. This is the fun we will have, the knowledge we will share, and the cool places we will go. This is the top 5 reasons to attend PowWOW.
Kristina Veaco is a corporate governance consultant and founder of Veaco Group, a corporate governance advisory firm. Ms. Veaco and her team provide practical corporate governance advisory and support services to public, private and nonprofit entities and their boards of directors. They also specialize in providing independent board evaluations, skills assessments, governance audits, stock administration governance and other governance projects. I had a chance to talk with Ms. Veaco about her tenure, how she advices boards to achieve better corporate governance, and how technology has impacted the boardroom. What follows is a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for clarity and length.
In 2009, Enrichment Federal Credit Union signed with Passageways, purchasing an Employee Portal with the intention of growing their business and taking their collaboration the next level. As of 2013, Enrichment employs 120 individuals, serves 39,917 customers, and boasts over $300 million in assets. Enrichment Federal Credit Union attributes their growth to great leadership, hard work, and great tools, such as Passageways OnSemble Employee Intranet, that have allowed employees to focus on what is important, their customers.
Pan American Bank’s strategic plan called for finding a way to streamline their board meeting process and replace their paper bound board books. After surveying solutions they discovered Passageways, a provider of boardroom software solutions for banks and financial institutions. Passageways’ OnBoard offered an intuitive and powerful solution for managing meetings. Soon after, Pan American implemented OnBoard and discovered that a digital boardroom allowed their directors to focus on moving their bank forward.
South Florida Educational FCU was among the first Credit Unions chartered in Florida in 1935. The Credit Union was founded during the Great Depression and originally called Dade County Florida Teachers Federal Credit Union. Its mission then, as it remains today, was to provide its members affordable financial products coupled with exceptional personal service.
As the academic year begins to wind down, computer labs in universities across the county will begin humming, churning out essays and reports. These institutions have implemented policies aimed at curbing the volume of paper consumed by their students. Online homework and emailing papers were good first steps; steps that have been complimented by imposing a hard cap on how much paper students consume during a semester.
Yet, for all the work universities have done to reduce the amount of paper used across campus, it’s strange that leadership — socially conscience governing bodies — continues apace, printing board book after board book. One hundred pages here, one hundred pages there, ten board books for this meeting, year after year. It adds up. One forest at a time, I suppose.