“Judging the OU Business Scholars Case Competition allowed me to see the dedication to learning and the engagement the OU business students have. They were actively involved in learning about their products and making the business decisions necessary to increase their product penetration in the market. Although they had limited time to work through the details of the case, they presented thorough business decisions that showcased their business knowledge. ”— Lea Ammerman, Executive Vice President of Member Services
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Future Thinker Award

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Future Thinker Award

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We are pleased to announce that our President/CEO, April Clobes was selected as the inaugural recipient of the 2017 Future Thinker Award by the GreenLight Business Model Competition.


The GreenLight Business Model Competition was co-created by Spartan Innovations and MSUFCU (OU Credit Union is a trade name of MSUFCU) in 2013 and works to expand entrepreneurship and small business success throughout Michigan. Participants in the annual competition have the opportunity to pitch their business plans to a panel of judges, network with some of Michigan’s top talent in angel and venture capital investment, and help encourage small business and startup ventures. In the competition’s five years, the Credit Union has participated as a co-creator, sponsor, and representative on the judging panel.


Further recognizing entrepreneurs in the community, GreenLight created the Future Thinker Award this year, with Clobes as the 2017 recipient.