Hiway FCU rewarded the finders of the Hiway Gold Pucks with their prizes in a ceremony held at Hiway’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Wild chief operating officer Matt Majka, team legend Wes Walz and mascot Nordy joined Hiway President Dave Boden in presenting the checks to Steve Worthman, PJ Zwach and Emily Zwach.
Redwood CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., received a Community Philanthropy Award for its extensive support of nonprofits and community groups in the North Bay from the North Bay Business Journal. In 2016, RCU provided more than $2.8 million in support, and 4,100 volunteer hours to nearly 350 local nonprofits and community groups.
Paws & Claws expo
American 1 CU, Jackson, Mich., hosted more than 500 area residents for the Paws & Claws Pet Expo, which raised funds for the Cascades Humane Society.
United gives back
United FCU, St. Joseph, Mich., served as a sponsor of the Sarett Nature Center Spring Stampede 5K, and contributed a $300 donation toward the event’s success. Separately, UFCU made a $700 donation to the Storehouse in Hendersonville, N.C. The Storehouse provides food and hygiene products to people with limited financial resources.
Top workplace recognition
For the second consecutive year, Power Financial CU, Pembroke Pines, Fla., was named a Top Workplace by the Sun Sentinel newspaper. For 2017, the credit union was ranked No. 1 among all mid-sized companies in the region.
Diamond's reality fair
Pottstown, Pa.-based Diamond CU, along with Tri County Area FCU and the Pennsylvania CU Foundation, sponsored the third annual Financial Reality Fair at Pottstown High School. Approximately 150 students participated in the hands-on budgeting exercise to learn more about personal financial management in a one-day "real world" environment.
Celebrating decades of membership
Greater Nevada CU, Carson City, Nev., held its 68th Annual Meeting, during which 157 individuals were recognized for 35 years of membership with GNCU. Present were nine of those members to receive their personalized gift and thank you.
Gamin' with Gordon
Riverdale, Utah-based America First CU hosted its “Gamin’ with Gordon” event with Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz. Hundreds of fans stopped in to have memorabilia signed by the well-liked Utah Jazz player and America First ambassador.
Staples in the community
Great Lakes CU, Bannockburn, Ill., donated $1,000 each to three unique organizations that have become staples within their community: the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, Horizons for the Blind and the Senior Care Volunteer Network.
Blue's block party
Blue FCU, Fort Collins, Colo., partnered with local businesses to host a grand opening block party celebration at its newest branch, located on Drake Road.
Monte Carlo night
Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., supported the Legacy Foundation's Monte Carlo Night held at The Merion in Cinnaminson, N.J. Proceeds from the event benefit Legacy Treatment Services, with a portion dedicated to art and music therapy for children with developmental disabilities.
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