Nutmeg State Financial CU, headquartered in Rocky Hill, Conn., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest location inside a ShopRite in Orange, Conn. Orange Chamber of Commerce members and the town’s Economic Development Fund representatives joined Nutmeg State staff to celebrate the CU’s first branch in New Haven County.
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Birmingham, Ala.-based America’s First FCU, in partnership with WBRC FOX6 News, honored 30 high school seniors for being part of the Rising Star program (excellence in academics, leadership and community involvement), and it awarded 4 scholarships totaling $20,000.
St. Louis-based Neighbors CU awarded four, $1,500 Scholarships to My.Bux Club members at its annual meeting. The scholarship contest is open to all My.Bux Club members who will be attending college in the fall.
Best place to work
For the second year in a row, Las Vegas-based One Nevada CU was awarded first place among small-sized businesses at the 2017 “Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada” Awards sponsored by the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association and the Reno Gazette-Journal.
70th anniversary shred day
Nearly 550 members of Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va., shredded 22,000 lbs. of documents for free at the CU’s shred event, part of Northwest Federal’s 70 Acts of We in honor of its 70th anniversary.
$100,000 in scholarships
Community Choice CU, Farmington Hills, Mich., held its annual Community Choice Foundation scholarship ceremony, where it presented 20 of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students with $5,000 scholarships, for a total of $100,000 in scholarships awarded.
New England FCU, Williston Vt., hosted Making the Cut,a financial seminar for the University of Vermont's student-athletes. More than 100 athletes registered for the optional event to educate themselves on budgeting, saving, spending and financial planning.
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Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU, Aberdeen, Md., hosted its 13th annual Community Invitational tournament for local youth softball and baseball teams at the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy.
Pledge drive partnership
LAFCU, Lansing, Mich., teamed with WKAR Radio during the station’s Spring Fundraiser and donated more than 7,500 meals to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
Reality fairs and junior achievers
Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, Mich., hosted a Financial Reality Fair at Sexton HS. MSUFCU employees and interns worked alongside Junior Achievement volunteers to help more than 85 local high school students learn about budgeting and financial responsibility.
Robert Lopez, a member of Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., was the first winner in the CU’s “Visit Your Dream Destination” giveaway, Altura’s way of thanking its members as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. Altura served as title sponsor of the 5th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival.
Proclamations from the credit union’s mayor
Mendell Thompson, CEO of Glendora, Calif.-based America’s Christian CU, and also Glendora’s Mayor Pro Tem, issued a proclamation establishing May as Foster Care Awareness Month at a city council meeting. ACCU has helped remove financial barriers to adoption for more than 1,500 families since 2009. Separately, ACCU held its Patriot Week festivities to honor local veterans, U.S. military and first-responders.
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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