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CU in a hard hat
First Tech FCU welcomed Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to the site of the CU’s future 156,000-square-foot Oregon corporate campus in Hillsboro. The innovative project is using cross laminated timber and is the largest known CLT building by square feet in the country. Bonamici has championed CLT and other advanced wood products to elevate Oregon’s timber industry and promote sustainable building materials.
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America First's second Brigham City branch
Riverdale, Utah-based America First CU opened its newest location inside Kent’s Market in Brigham City, Utah. The branch is America First’s second location in Brigham City.
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Redesigned HQ
Fort Community CU celebrated its new, redesigned main office in Fort Atkinson, Wis. The redesign focused on improving the member experience and giving a space for employees to enjoy. FCCU partnered with La Macchia Group, a design-build firm based in Milwaukee.
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SECU teams up to keep kids warm
State Employees FCU, Albany, N.Y., teamed up with South Colonie Schools and Dunkin’ Donuts to help ensure children had warm coats during the winter, filling a school bus with 920 coats for the Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots train. In addition to the coats, SEFCU donated more than 1,400 sets of hats, gloves and scarves.
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Supporting local food pantries
Quincy CU, Quincy, Mass., continued its annual tradition of offering financial support to local food pantries in Quincy, Weymouth and Braintree.
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WOCCU answers the call
The World Council of Credit Unions answered the call to help the Dominica Credit Union League after the major devastation following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, two of the strongest storms ever to hit the Caribbean, by raising more than $100,000.
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People's CU feeds the needy
In Middletown, R.I., People’s CU’s Community Enhancement Committee, Employee Activities Committee and Senior Leadership Team partnered in a joint effort to raise funds to feed the needy. Employees from the three groups each donated $15, which went toward purchasing items for food baskets that were donated to Child & Family Services.
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Hurricane relief
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, First Financial Federal CU of Maryland, Lutherville, Md., made a commitment to help the victims of these tragedies. FFFCU made a pledge to match member contributions up to $5,000 and donate an additional $5,000 for this effort. Members responded with donations that were accumulated online and in-branch. The results of this drive yielded a $9,312 donation for those in need.
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New facilities in the works
Hawaii Community FCU, based in Kailua-Kona, announced plans to open a new East Hawaii branch in 2018. The branch will be located at 111 Aupuni Street and will be the sixth full-service location for HCFCU on Hawaii Island. The building design will provide members with a drive-up teller window, 24-hour ATM and advanced in-lobby banking options.

Moline, Ill.-based IH Mississippi Valley CU purchased approximately eight acres to build a new headquarters. The purchase was approved by the Moline City Council. The planned 80,000-square-foot headquarters will be home to 250-300 employees over the next 10-15 years. It will consolidate member support services that are spread throughout the Quad Cities, as well as provide a community room and collaboration space.
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