More than $30,000 in scholarships from SECU of Maryland
For the 11th consecutive year, SECU of Maryland, Linthicum, Md., awarded scholarships to state employees and their college-bound family members. This year, 15 recipients received scholarship awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 each.
Tropical Financial’s new branch
Tropical Financial CU, Miramar, Fla., is growing in Miami-Dade County as the CU opened a new, full-service branch in Kendall, Fla. The new branch replaces an office farther west in Kendall that functioned primarily as a lending center.
St. Cloud FCU, St. Cloud, Minn., was named one of the 2017 Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
As part of its $impleMoney campaign, Oklahoma City-based True Sky CU created some custom made cruiser bikes and gave one away at an event. Tafv Buckley was the lucky winner of the first bike awarded, after he attended a $impleMoney meet up at Dust Bowl Lanes.
Credit Union of America, Wichita, Kan., awarded a $500 nurse scholarship to Jackqueline Pyles, RN, a nurse at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis.
Thrive recognizes leaders
Thrive CU, Muncie, Ind., is recognizing leaders in Delaware County who are helping the community “thrive” with the Thrive Community Leader Award. The first recipient was Kevin Nemyer, assistant director of the City of Muncie’s Community Development Department.
Pelican State doubles down on scholarships
Pelican State CU, Baton Rouge, La., doubled its scholarship awards this year, granting a $1,000 scholarship award to 10 college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities across Louisiana.
Jeanne D'Arc expands
Jeanne D’Arc CU, Lowell, Mass., is gearing up to open its second branch in Nashua, N.H., with a new high school branch inside Nashua High School South. The CU received approval from the State of New Hampshire Banking Department and the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks to open the CU’s third high school branch in fall 2017.
Rhode Island’s ‘Best Place to Work’
For the third consecutive year, Navigant CU, Smithfield, R.I., was named Rhode Island’s “Best Place to Work” by Providence Business News. Navigant earned the No. 1 ranking in the “large company” category.
LBS Financial CU, Long Beach, Calif., awarded $18,000 scholarships to 36 students in Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos and other nearby communities.
Credit Union of Ohio welcomed a crowd of nearly 900 to its headquarters in Hilliard, Ohio, for a night of free food, entertainment and fun. The CU’s fourth annual community carnival featured free hot dogs and empanadas from local food trucks, entertainment, face painting and more.
$6,000 in scholarships
In Bannockburn, Ill., the Great Lakes CU Scholarship Committee awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students. The scholarship program is available to any qualifying member, no matter their age or education level, if he or she is pursuing higher education.
Arbor Financial CU, Kalamazoo, Mich., donated $750 to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, and members of Arbor Financial’s Caring Committee put hammer to nail as they helped to build a home for a family in need.
Miracle Day awards
Credit Union Miracle Day, the title sponsor group of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, presented awards for: fastest team time (NASA FCU Fire), fastest runners (Female: Megan Merryman of Interior FCU; Male: Sebi Devlin-Foltz of FRB FCU), most spirited volunteer team (Pentagon FCU) and top fundraisers (Department of Labor FCU and Constellation FCU).
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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