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Credit Plus Speaks The Language

SALISBURY, Md.-Credit Plus, Inc. is now offering instruction to mortgage professionals on how to better educate Spanish-speaking clients about the mortgage process. The company said that it is stressing that understanding the culture is key in closing transactions.

"With more than 44 million Hispanics living in the United States and the boom expected to continue, there is a great opportunity for mortgage brokers to work with this segment of the population," stated Steve Grant, President of Credit Plus.

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CU Biz Group Hits $300 Million

PORTLAND, Ore.-CU Business Group, a corporate-owned CUSO specializing in commercial services, said it has marked its third anniversary by surpassing the $300-million milestone in loan packages it has underwritten. About half of the loan business has been commercial real estate, while the other half has been "classic small business loans" the company said.

CU Business Group currently has 145 credit union clients. The company was founded by three people (it now has 12 employees) working from three laptops.

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CUNA Mutual Wins CIO 100 Award

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-CIO magazine named CUNA Mutual Group as a recipient of the 2005 CIO 100 Award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). It was the second consecutive year CUNA Mutual has received the honor.

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DEI Wins Award From Magazine

CINCINNATI-DEI, Inc., a design/build firm, received an award for Commercial Design Under 3,500 Square Feet in Cincinnati Magazine's 3rd Annual Interior Design Competition. Thirty-one interior design projects received top honors at Cincinnati Magazine's Third Annual Interior Design Awards dinner Aug. 11 at the Kingsgate Marriott on the University of Cincinnati's campus.

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