Best of the best
Santa Rosa, Calif-based Redwood CU swept the title of Best Credit Union in Sonoma County for the seventh year in a row. Each year the Press Democrat extends its readership a chance to recognize their favorite Sonoma County people, places or businesses.
Workplace honors
The Sacramento Business Journal has named Folsom, Calif.-based SAFE CU as one of the best places to work in 2018. Each year, the Business Journal surveys employees in the region to determine the most desirable characteristics in a workplace.
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Branching out
Waterloo, Iowa-based Veridian CU opened its fifth Omaha-area branch with a ribbon ceremony. The new branch spans over 5,000 square feet and will offer commercial, mortgage and consumer lending services.
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Ten years at the top
Genisys Credit Union, based in Auburn Hills, Mich., received three top workplace awards. The CU was named a top worklace by the Detroit Free Press newspaper for the 10th consecutive year.
Disposing digital
Rocky Hill, Conn.-based Nutmeg State Financial CU hosted a recycling event to ensure proper disposal of electronic devices. Two dumpsters and a truckload of electronics were securely destroyed and disposed.
Jeans and donations
In its eighth consecutive year, Somerville, Mass.- Naveo CU participated in the Miracle Jeans Day initiative and raised over $1,500 in funds for Boston Children's Hospital. Naveo employees swapped business attire for jeans in exchange for donations to the hospital.
Assisting those in need
Fremont, Mich.-based Gerber Credit Union raised nearly $2 million for Newaygo County Compassion Home to go toward the terminally ill. Employees also donated home items to community members in need.
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Dot com accolades
York, Penn.-based First Capital CU received the ".com Award" for best website from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. The CU's home page images often rotate and feature well-known places throughout York County.
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A fresh start
Evansville Teachers FCU based in Evansville, Ind. funded a Habitat for Humanity house build through payroll deductions. This marks the 492nd home built by the CU's local chapter.
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Slew of local charities receive donations
Anaheim, Calif-based CU of Southern California donated $200,000 to be spread among 15 local charities, including a crisis shelter, a chapter of the Boys & Girls Club and a little league site for field maintenance. Donations ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.