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NewGround Teams With CFN

ST. LOUIS-NewGround, a design/build and retail services firm serving the financial services industry, has signed an agreement to distribute Consumer Financial News (CFN) to financial institutions

through its Digital Signage Network. Produced by StagePost Studios, CFN is a digital sales tool used to engage consumers through TV in financial institutions, the company said.

"NewGround has pioneered many significant changes in digital signage since entering the digital signage market six years ago. Introducing CFN is our latest innovation in an industry marked by rapid change," said

Jim Kueneke, senior VP-retail media and marketing, NewGround.

CFN's programming is similar to cable news, but focuses on consumer interests and needs such as saving, earning, managing and protecting financial assets. Infomercial content advertising products and services of the financial institutions is interwoven with these 30-second financial news reports.

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MSUFCU To Build New HQ

EAST LANSING, Mich.-Michigan State University FCU said it has acquired a 33-acre plot near the university campus off of Interstate 27 where it plans to build a new headquarters. The $1.2-billion credit union's current facility on campus will be maintained as the campus branch. The new administration building will consist of 100,000 square feet and house a full-service branch on the first floor. The architects for the project, Daniels and Zermack Inc., with Workstage designers and builders, were hired to build an environmentally conscious green facility, including reduction of water usage and energy efficiency.

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