Minn. CU Uses Schools To Build Local Image
Ninety-eight first graders crammed into one building?
That was just the case at Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union (CMFCU) here, which, every spring and fall for
The students punch their time cards as credit union "employees," find out how to use the coin counting machines and
Every year the first grade class at Melrose Elementary School does a "Home Town Tour," visiting area businesses
"The kids love it-(the credit union employees) are always very nice, polite and generous," said Karie Swenson, first
All of CMFCU's branch offices do credit union tours and/or classroom presentations for elementary and high school
"The tours not only help out the students by teaching them about credit unions, but it builds trust," said Jenny
CMFCU CEO Rick Odenthal added, "For all communities, and especially where we're located, the school is really
In addition to the personal tours of the credit union, CMFCU also does classroom presentations in various schools
CMFCU is also very active in high schools' career days, with HR taking students through the hiring process.