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CorePlus Credit Union (CPCU) is proud to announce the launch of a newly designed, modern, and responsive website focusing on an enhanced user experience. This exciting evolution reflects CPCU’s commitment to providing our members with the most user-friendly and convenient online banking experience possible while advancing our mutual goal to become the premier digital credit union in eastern Connecticut.

“At CorePlus, we are constantly striving to improve how we serve our members. This new website represents a significant step forward in fulfilling that commitment. We listened to our members’ needs and built a website that is intuitive, responsive, and tailored to create a superior digital banking experience.”

– CPCU President and CEO, Ray Currier. 

The new CPCU website features a clean and modern design, making it easy for members to navigate and find the information they need quickly and easily. The website has been optimized for all devices, ensuring a seamless experience — from desktop computers and tablets to smartphones.

The design of the new website recognizes the growing trend of mobile banking and the understanding that more and more of our members are accessing their finances on their tablets and smartphones. That’s why CPCU made sure this new website is perfectly responsive and easy to use on any mobile device.

Beyond an enhanced mobile experience, the new website better tells the CPCU story — detailing who we are, where we came from, what we stand for, and how CPCU strives to make a difference in the lives of our members and the communities we serve.

Experience the future of digital banking with CorePlus Credit Union. Visit and discover a banking experience that is truly seamless, convenient, and member-focused.


noun: team work

Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.

10 qualities of an excellent team player

Every organization relies on good teams. Effective teamwork in the workplace helps drive the organization toward success. Here are ten qualities that can make a team player outstanding in the workplace:

1. Show Genuine Commitment

Team players are genuinely committed to their cause. Good team players might make sure they are in the office when needed, but great team players will make “seat” time worth it and contribute as much as possible. They strive for excellence.

2. Be flexible

Instead of sitting on the bench watching the rest of the crew perform, an outstanding team player wants to see the magic happen through his or her efforts as well. They are flexible to the situations thrown their way, and they participate and tackle challenges without showing too many signs of stress or pressure.

3. Don’t stay in the shadows

It is not in your interest to just sit quietly and get your work done. It’s a good thing to involved others, as long as you aren’t bothering people with questions you should know the answer to. Great team players come to their teammates having prepared their ideas clearly.

4. Be reliable and responsible

An excellent team player will be reliable and responsible. They complete the tasks in order of priority, not necessarily in order that they’re given. When you’re not sure of what should take priority, ask your manager.

5. Actively listen

You are only a team player if you respectfully consider the viewpoints and ideas of other people as well. This is why diverse teams have the potential to so effective, and it all depends on active listening. Active listening is harder than you think. When you hear someone saying something you don’t initially agree with, keep from interrupting and don’t let your mind prepare any counter remarks. Just listen, and consider what they’re saying and more importantly, why they believe that.

6. Keep your team informed

Share your opinion and ideas without trying to come up with a plan for taking credit for it. Transparency is key on a team, so keep your team members informed.  Planning for your own success is important, but whether you get promoted may have a lot to do with how you communicated with your team members.

7. Always be ready to help

Even if it is not in your job description, be generous with pointers or tips to help your team members. For example, if a member of your team is having trouble with a technology tool that is easy for you, offer to sit down with him and show him what you know.

8. Support and respect others

It seems obvious that you wouldn’t want to shut someone from your team out, or laugh at other people’s ideas, but we do these things in a subtle way, without realizing it, all the time. It is important to become more self-aware of how you treat others. Remember, you’ll receive respect when you give it to others. An ideal team player knows how to have fun, but he would never do it at someone else’s expense.

9. Be a problem-solver

Your team leader may be working on solving problems, but there is no reason why you can’t offer solutions yourself. Your teammates will appreciate your skills, and this may pays off later when your manager considers you for a promotion!

10. Recognize when you are wrong

A good team player will back off an idea when it becomes clear it’s not the right path. If you believe strongly that your team is making a mistake, you can find a way to come back to the issue when the time is right, but being a stubborn stick in the mud is not a quality of a good team player.

This article was updated June 22, 2017. Original content was written by Lara Pole.