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Western Division Expands

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Western Division FCU said it has become the first CU in its region to be approved for a multi-county community charter by NCUA. Under the new charter, anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in Erie or Chautauqua Counties, is eligible to join. More than one-million people reside in the two counties. The credit union currently has 12,500 members drawn from more than 250 employer groups, churches, unions and associations. "Over the past 2 years we have been positioning our credit union to support growth by strengthening our infrastructure, expanding our management team and our Telephone Service Center," said CEO Craig Mellenthien.

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MAX Sponsors All-Stars

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-MAX Credit Union has signed on to sponsor what will be called the MAX 2006 Southern League All-Star Baseball Game. For the first time in 33 years, the hometown Montgom-ery Biscuits are hosting the game. Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright and team owner Tom Dickson joined with the CU in announcing the event, which will be held July 10, 2006.

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