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SCCU Announces REBOUND, a Coast Economic Forum.

Central 1 Chief Economist Helmut Pastrick and International Business Activator Keith Ippel to join Sunshine Coast Credit Union CEO Shelley McDade at 2020 Coast Economic Forum, REBOUND.  


Sunshine Coast, BC, October 21,2020. With the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic rattling international markets and governments, and threatening businesses across the country, Sunshine Coast Credit Union is hosting an online economic forum for local businesses, non-profit, government and community members to share an in-depth assessment of what has occurred and what we may expect in the future – globally and locally. 

REBOUND will feature both macro and micro economic analyses from Central 1 Credit Union’s Chief Economist, Helmut Pastrick. “We’ll share our data and insights on what the pandemic has meant to the global, Canadian and regional economy, with a magnifying glass on the Sunshine Coast economic reality and future forecast”, notes Pastrick. Spring Activator CEO Keith Ippel will share his diverse international experience in business resiliency strategies, initiatives and outcomes across multiple industries, providing deep insight into the most important things organizations and entrepreneurs can be doing right now. “Fight or flight? Ride or hide? What is the best strategy for small and medium sized organizations and entrepreneurs as we face this second wave? What are the obstacles to avoid, and the opportunities to seize? I’ll share fascinating stories from non-profits and businesses we’ve worked with since the pandemic began,” offers Ippel.  

Shelley McDade, CEO of Sunshine Coast Credit Union, will share her insights and learning on how the pandemic has affected the way people feel about their financial health, and the areas of impact that resonate most to people on the Coast. “In the past seven months, we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with community partners and meaningfully invest over $500,000 into the local social and economic recovery effort, including mental health resources, grocery deliveries to seniors and grants to help entrepreneurs refresh their business models. Sunshine Coast Credit Union members can be proud of their role in supporting their neighbours through a difficult time”, says McDade.

REBOUND will occur from 9am to 10:20 am on November 4, 2020. Further information and registration details are available at


About Central 1

Central 1 is a preferred partner for financial, digital banking and payment products and services – fueling the success of businesses across Canada. With $21.3 billion in assets, we leverage our scale, strength and expertise to power progress for more than 250 credit unions and other financial institutions, enhancing the financial well-being of more than 5 million customers from coast to coast. For more information, visit here


About Spring

As a certified B Corporation®, Spring is a global incubator and accelerator thatempowers entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem organizations to build betterbusinesses and change the world. Through its global advisory services, Spring has helped more than 70 different incubators, accelerators, foundations, and governments on 5 continents enhance their capacity to maximize impact both in their local communities and globally. Clients in the space include organizations such as the City of Campbell River, Vancouver Economic Commission, SwissContact, Frontier Incubators, and more. Learn more.


About Sunshine Coast Credit Union 

With more than $700 million in assets, Sunshine Coast Credit Union is a full-service co-operative financial institution serving over 17,300 members through 3 locations and mobile service. Employing close to 90 people, SCCU is a recipient of CoachingWise, an International Coach Federation designation. Investing in one another to build a healthy community is how we began 78 years ago, a vision that remains true today.

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Jodi Fichtner, Chief Marketing Officer





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