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Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Massena, N.Y.-based SeaComm CU celebrated the official opening of its newest branch in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility offers leading-edge technology, including two (interior and exterior) 24/7 ActiveEdge ATM/IDMs that offer game-changing security solutions designed to combat potential skimming crimes.
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Keesler FCU breaks ground
NewGround, a St. Louis-based experiential design-build firm, recently broke ground for Keesler FCU’s new branch in Petal, Miss. The 3,397-square-foot facility will include a Tech Bar, a safety deposit room and a conference room. It is expected to be completed in December.
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Gone fishin'
ABNB Federal Credit Union, Chesapeake, Va., said its 14th Annual Fishing Fest raised more than $65,000 for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. More than 100 participants attended this year’s Fishing Fest, gathering at Rudee Inlet for a half-day of fishing on Chesapeake Bay and lunch provided by Mobile Pig-Nic.
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Jeanne D'Arc gives a click
Jeanne D’Arc CU, Lowell, Mass., said the quarterly winner of its latest Give-A-Click campaign was Uncommon Threads. The non-profit, located in Lawrence, Mass., uses clothes as a tool for boosting the self-esteem and self-worth of women in need. Uncommon Threads received a $1,500 donation from the CU’s We Share A Common Thread Foundation.
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Food pantry donation
New England FCU, Williston Vt., donated $2,500 to the Williston Community Food Shelf for the Summer Bag Program, which provides two additional bags of “kid friendly” food per month to families with children during summer vacation. Separately, NEFCU’s summer Shred Fest destroyed 24,000 lbs. – 12 tons – of sensitive documents, and 300 computer hard drives.
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Checking accounts for charity
Over 10 weeks, Diamond CU, Pottstown, Pa., asked members to refer friends and family members with the incentive of earning donations for six local charitable organizations. Both the referring member and the new member chose one organization to receive $10 after the new checking account was opened. Members raised more than $2,500 for the six organizations.
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Educating HR professionals
Heritage Trust FCU, Summerville, S.C., teamed up with the TriCounty Society of Human Resource Management Association and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce to provide a program for 80 HR professionals and local employers covering workforce changes in the region.
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Dover donates
Dover FCU, Dover, Del., donated $1,470 to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Delaware. Employees raised funds by participating in “Jeans Friday,” paying to wear jeans on a designated Friday. Dover FCU then matched the employees’ donations.
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Honor Flight donation
GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., donated $29,000 to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight. The money was raised during GCS CU’s 1st Annual Tee Up Fore Veterans Golf Tournament at Stonewolf Golf Club in Fairview Heights.
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Putting the 'fun' in fundamentals
Christian Financial CU, Roseville, Mich., helped youth in Macomb and Wayne Counties learn the fundamentals of finance and basketball by sponsoring the inaugural Sterling Johnson’s Basketball Camp, held at Clintondale High School.
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Freedom FCU teaches patriotism
Freedom FCU, Bel Air, Md., sponsored Patriot Programs at 26 elementary schools. This voluntary program helps students learn about their country, patriotism, and national and state geography and government, while developing a sense of appreciation for American history.