In Massachusetts, Hanscom FCU celebrated its annual Member Appreciation Day. Scores of members and visitors at the main branch on Hanscom Air Force Base enjoyed grilled hot dogs, chips, cold drinks and special treats from Hanscom FCU member business Cookie Monstah.
TruMark Financial CU, Fort Washington, Pa., wanted to be part of the effort to help the Houston community rebuild from Hurricane Harvey. Employees were permitted to wear jeans on Fridays for four weeks in exchange for a donation. The fundraiser brought in $800.
Seattle CU gets LICU designation
Seattle CU earned a Low-Income Designation from the National Credit Union Administration, allowing low-income members easier access to financial services and tools they need to prosper.
America's First expands HQ
America’s First FCU celebrated the expansion of its headquarters in downtown Birmingham, Ala., with a groundbreaking ceremony. Once completed, the expansion will add 45,000 square feet to the CU’s main office and provide needed space for current and future operations.
St. Helens teams up for schools
Through its Team Up for Schools campaign, St. Helens Community CU, St. Helens, Ore., is donating five cents to area high schools each time members of the CU use one of three special debit cards. Each card is designed with a local school’s colors, name and image.
A community favorite
Vantage West CU, Tucson, Ariz., was the biggest overall winner in the 2017 Arizona Daily Star Readers’ Choice Awards. Vantage West was named “Winner” in 10 categories, including Best Bank/Credit Union, and “Favorite” in seven additional categories.
Hurricane relief donation
TEG FCU, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., made a $10,000 corporate donation to CUAid.coop to help support ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Altura staffer welcomes students (in costume)
Karena Zermeno, an employee of Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., dressed as Snow White to welcome students of the Moreno Valley Unified School District back to school in a “First Day of School Celebration.”
Credit Union of Ohio held a “Building Connections” day to celebrate 10 years at its headquarters in Hilliard, Ohio. Members and the public were invited to stop by for community partner pop-up surprises throughout the day, including free food and treats from Hilliard-based Flyers Pizza, The Little Ice Cream Shoppe, Coffee Connections, Cori’s Confections and the City of Hilliard.
Hartford FCU gets top honors
Hartford FCU, Hartford, Conn., was voted the “BEST” credit union in the 2017 CTNOW Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll.
A force in fundraising
Financial Partners CU, Downey, Calif., and its 243 employees have become a powerful fundraising force since branch operations manager Karen Wilson’s nine-year-old daughter Jordin was diagnosed with sickle cell disease five years ago. There have been numerous creative fund raising activities to donate to Jordin’s health provider, Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
The effort is the first offshoot of Project REACh, which is designed to bring together business leaders, government officials and advocates to help improve financial services options for disadvantaged communities.
The agency’s final rule modernizing the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act limits calls to seven per week, but collectors won stronger protections from liability claims and other key changes to the original proposal.
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