Global CU, Spokane, Wash., sponsored the wildly popular and sold-out Music of Harry Potter with the Spokane Symphony, held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX.
NW Priority CU, Portland, Ore., raised $8,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a one-month campaign.
In St. Paul, Minn., 80 credit union professionals took part in a "life simulation" designed to help sensitize CU employees, volunteers and management to the financial needs of low-wage working families. The event was hosted by the Minnesota CU Network and supported by the Minnesota CU Foundation.
Dover FCU, Dover, Del., awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to one lucky attendee of the Student Veteran’s Conference held at Delaware Technical and Community College, which provided military connected students with resources and programs.
Big branch opening
Unity One CU, Fort Worth, Texas, celebrated the opening of its newest Inver Grove Heights branch. Local residents, Unity One’s board of directors and representatives from the River Heights Chamber of Commerce attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Real estate lending landmark
Merrimack Valley CU, Lawrence, Mass., underwrote the largest commercial real estate construction loan in its history: more than $2 million to DJ Development for a three-story, 18-apartment building for rental in the growing community of Derry, N.H.
A dose of reality
TruMark Financial CU, Fort Washington, Pa., hosted 200 high school seniors at a Financial Reality Fair co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation.
Business of the Year
Insight CU, Orlando, Fla., was recognized as the 2016 Medium Business of the Year by the Tavares Chamber of Commerce.
6,000 pounds of shred
American First CU, La Habra, Calif., hosted its biggest Member Appreciation Event with an on-site shred truck that gathered more than 6,000 lbs. of shredded documents in just four hours.
Learning about the CU difference
First Capital FCU, York, Pa., hosted students from West York Area High School. Sixty-three students visited the CU’s Kenneth Road branch to learn the differences between banks and credit unions and all the benefits credit unions offer.
Community banks that were pushed past key asset limits by the Paycheck Protection Program say they will be unable to shrink their balance sheets back to normal size by the 2022 deadline, especially if there is a new round of rescue aid.
The plan still lacks concrete details about standards banks must meet to earn high ratings, but the agency said the new methodology would end grade inflation and could penalize banks that underperform.