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The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) recognized several lending partners and housing advocates as Champions of Affordable Housing at the 23rd Annual Statewide Housing Conference held recently.
Among the lending institutions and individuals recognized was First Community Credit Union and loan officer Mary Radenz of Jamestown.
“North Dakota has experienced dramatic changes in recent years, and the Housing Finance Agency’s challenge to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for every North Dakotan has grown substantially,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who presented the awards on behalf of the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
NDHFA’s lender awards are based on participation in its homeownership programs and involvement in locally sponsored affordable housing projects and [...]
Hanscom AFB, Mass. – People were all smiles at Fisher House Boston recently as officials from Hanscom Federal Credit Union, joined by League President Paul Gentile, presented 20 Thank You Cards provided by the Armed Forces Financial Network.
Fisher House Boston is a 20-unit facility that provides free accommodation for families of veterans receiving medical treatment at a VA Boston Healthcare System facility. The AFFN Thank You Cards, valued at $50 each, will help pay for food, gas, and personal expenses.
Since 1991, the Fisher House Foundation has donated 60 “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers located in the United States and [...]
First West Credit Union leader travels to Africa, shares how Ghanaian women are inspiring change
Langley, B.C.—Recently, a First West Credit Union leader embarked on a three-week journey to Ghana, Africa to volunteer in the Canadian Cooperative Association’s (CCA) credit union coaching program. As the world will soon be celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, Loree Gray, senior vice-president of operations at First West Credit Union shares her experience on how women in Ghana are inspiring change in each other and in their communities.
“During my time in Ghana, the one thing that stood out to me the most was how hard women there work, both physically and mentally,” says [...]
LAKE CHARLES, LA – To celebrate the relocation of its Lake Charles branch, Pelican State Credit Union gave its members an opportunity to grab some fast cash in a money booth! The credit union gave away $2,075 to 108 members from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27.
The money booth was part of the branch’s Grand Opening Celebration. Local business leaders, residents, dignitaries and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce showed their support for the credit union by attending a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad and Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach.
“In 2010, Pelican merged with Lake Charles TELCO Federal Credit Union. Since [...]
B.C. – PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs® and Envision Financial are excited to present two PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs® trade shows this Thursday, March 13 at Kirkbride and Hillcrest Elementary Schools in Surrey. At the shows students will be selling products made during a six-week comprehensive educational program highlighting financial literacy, business planning and entrepreneurship.
As a part of the program, Envision Financial staff volunteered time to teach students at Hillcrest Elementary the fundamentals of good business planning as well as the value of community investment. Members of the media are invited to attend the events and see what our latest set of young entrepreneurs has created.
The trade shows
Thursday, March 13
Kirkbride Elementary School
12150-92 Avenue [...]
Williston, ND – Western Cooperative Credit Union’s President/CEO, Melanie Stillwell, and board members Larry Novak, Dave Hauser, and Dean Carlson, recently presented $10,000 to Jennifer Bingeman, Foundation Director of Mercy Medical Center as an installment of their $50,000 donation to the Cancer Care Close to Home Campaign.
WCCU supports Mercy Medical Center in their efforts to enhance the local cancer treatment program with new technology and the expansion of the Nelson Cancer Treatment Center.
Aliso Viejo, CA – A group of students from the Laguna Niguel Family YMCA after-school program at Don Juan Avila Middle School in Aliso Viejo, California got a “bite of reality” Feb. 28 when they attended an interactive financial education simulation, called Bite of Reality, designed to teach them how to manage money. The program was hosted by Lake Forest, CA-based Eagle Community Credit Union. The Bite of Reality program is offered by the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.
The event—which aims to teach young people the basics of finance by having them take a “real world” test drive complete with [...]
METRO ATLANTA-The Associated Credit Union Foundation surprised its newest charitable partner, Wilderness Works, with a $10,000 donation during Associated Credit Union’s employee training.
Bill Mickler, Executive Director of Wilderness Works talked to Associated CU employees on what Wilderness Works’ programs provide children in the community. Afterward, Associated CU employees that had recently volunteered with the group surprised Mickler with a check for $10,000.
“We at Wilderness Works have a number of partners but are noticing how relationship-oriented the Associated Credit Union Foundation is and we are thrilled. We look forward to strengthening our bonds between their team members and our children. We were a bit shocked, in a good way, to receive a wonderful contribution at the [...]
Warminster, PA – On Wednesday, March 12th, Sportsradio 94WIP will be conducting a LIVE broadcast of their most popular program, Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team, from Freedom Credit Union’s Northeast Branch! Listeners can tune in to 94.1 FM from 5:30 to 10:00 AM to catch the show that morning or they can stop by the branch during those times and take advantage of product specials, giveaways, and refreshments! Freedom won this opportunity by participating in a silent auction to benefit the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership program.
The Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) was founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) public charity. EYP serves over 50,000 low income children in the [...]
WASHINGTON, DC – CUNA Mutual Group President & CEO Bob Trunzo on Monday presented a $140,000 check to the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to support the organization’s general fund and for the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program.
The check was presented prior to NCUF’s 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference.
“CUNA Mutual Group has been a long-time supporter of NCUF, and we are honored to support an organization that embodies the spirit of credit unions through its efforts to strengthen and develop the U.S. credit union movement,” Trunzo said. “We are also proud to have a number of [...]