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In 1947, Spicer Manufacturing Company created a credit union to serve its employees. When the company changed its name to Dana Corporation, the credit union changed its name as well. Then, in the 1980’s, the credit union moved out of Dana facilities to its own building and changed its name to Diamond Credit Union. Sandy’s father (who was the manager at Dana at the time) was instrumental in that last change. But decades later, when Hal’s grandson got a job at Diamond, few people there knew of the link of the Hiser name to their company’s history.
One reason for that institutional amnesia was the credit union had moved away from its original purpose in a process that organizational experts call “mission drift.” Not that it mattered. Diamond continued to amass assets. It continued to open new locations. And a few years ago, it’s state charter was amended to allow it to open accounts for those living near its branches – which meant even more customers.
But when it comes to the church, “mission drift” be fatal.