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New Hampshire’s WFEA Radio Shares the Credit Union Message

March 26, 2023

Manchester, New Hampshire’s WFEA Radio aired a half-hour segment during its morning drive time broadcast on Friday which featured Ken Senus, CEO of St. Mary's Bank and Mike Dvorak, CFO of Service Credit Union. Both credit union executives were the on-air guests of Drew Cline, the host of The WFEA Morning Update. Kline is president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, New Hampshire’s free-market think tank.

Credit Unions of Rhode Island Bowl for Special Olympics Rhode Island

March 26, 2023

After a three-year hiatus, 112 bowlers representing seven credit unions in Rhode Island gathered last week at East Providence Lanes for the “Strike for Gold” Bowling Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island (SORI), raising a total of $18,470 from the evening’s event. The crowd was excited for a night of camaraderie and friendly competition for the sought-after bowling trophy to win from the defending champions, Coastal1 Credit Union. From lane 1 to 28, one could hear the laughter and cheering from spectators who came to support the bowlers as they rooted for their team members.

CCUA’s Velazquez Joins Discussion with U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions

March 23, 2023

CCUA's Chief Advocacy Officer Adrian Velazquez recently participated in a CUNA-hosted meeting with U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Graham Steele. Attendees in the meeting were briefed on Treasury's views and actions responding to Silicon Valley Bank's (SVB) "systemic risk intervention." The Assistant Secretary emphasized Treasury’s commitment in bringing confidence to the financial markets.

Northeast Credit Union Gives More Than $21,000 to Nonprofit Organizations Through Its Member-Driven Financial Products

March 23, 2023

Northeast Credit Union concluded 2022 by exemplifying their mission to enrich and nourish the community, continuing to support organizations that alleviate food insecurity, aid the unsheltered and support educational efforts, all while empowering their members to help with the cause.

City of Boston Credit Union Team Member Breaks Guinness World Record!

March 22, 2023

On Sunday, March 5th, City of Boston Credit Union Marketing Associate/Social Media Coordinator Samantha Mackie joined 38,000 runners hitting the streets of Japan’s capital for the 16th running of the prestigious Tokyo Marathon. Even more impressive, Samantha was looking to finish her Six Star Journey with the completion of this race. Anyone who runs one of the Six Abbott World Marathon Majors is on their Six Star Journey, with the ultimate goal to run all six and earn the Six Star Medal.

New Hampshire Credit Unions Partner with iHeart Radio to Sponsor Radiothon in Support of Wishes

March 21, 2023

New Hampshire Credit Unions, partnered with iHeart Radio, to hold a Radiothon to benefit Make-A-Wish New Hampshire on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 6 am to 12 pm with a goal to reach $25,000. Chris Ryan, host of the radiothon and NH Today tells the stories and impact of wishes through the voices of all involved including wish children, wish grantors, physicians, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, and representatives from New Hampshire’s credit unions.

Best Things to do in Portsmouth, NH during CU Accelerate?

March 21, 2023

Are you looking for some fun and interesting things to do during free time on Saturday afternoon while attending CU Accelerate? Here are some fun and exciting things to do during the day and evening.

The Four Keys to Credit Union Success

March 20, 2023

Having solid systems in place is core to any successful business. Equally important is the constant support these systems receive to stay up-to-date, agile, collaborative and in-line with customer needs. The credit union system is no different. Cooperation among cooperatives is a crucial cog in the machine that is the credit union movement. To stay modern and competitive with financial service providers, credit unions require support that enables them to perform at a high level for their members.

High School Basketball CU Championships Highlights

March 20, 2023

The University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center was packed on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, as the Credit Unions of Rhode Island brought the consumer awareness campaign, Better Values Better Banking to thousands of consumers who cheered on their favorite teams during the CU Basketball Championships. The tournament, celebrating 33 years, determines which boys and girls high school basketball teams becomes number one in the state. The arena filled with credit union representatives, volunteers, families, friends, and school administrators, cheered loudly for their teams. Through the generosity of the Credit Unions of Rhode Island: Better Values Better Banking as the presenting sponsor, these student athletes play the games of a lifetime.

Central One FCU Named Top Lender

March 15, 2023

Central One Federal Credit Union has been recognized by The Warren Group as a Top Credit Union Lender in Massachusetts based on 2022 activity.

Leominster Credit Union Announces Promotions

March 15, 2023

Leominster Credit Union is proud to announce the following employees have been recently promoted within the organization.

Northeast Credit Union Elects New Member to Supervisory Committee

March 13, 2023

Northeast Credit Union is proud to announce the appointment of Katherine Kennedy to the Supervisory Committee of its Board of Directors. She brings leadership experience to the role that will help the Credit Union continue to protect the financial welfare of its members. As a member of the committee, she will advise and assist the Board of Directors in its oversight of credit union operations and responsibilities.

Gaining a Sense of Purpose and Understanding

March 12, 2023

As someone with a stint spanning only seven months in the credit union world, I was humbled and surprised to have been nominated by my leadership to represent not only Triangle Credit Union as a GAC Crasher, but if selected, to have the opportunity to represent the great state of New Hampshire as well.

‘Crashing the GAC’ is an experience to be had in the first person; narrating it might not do justice to its deep richness. However, I will take a crack at conveying the feeling I had and continue to, since The Crash.

Team DEXSTA Volunteers at Food Bank of Delaware

March 09, 2023

On Wednesday, March 8th DEXSTA team members had the pleasure of volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware. The team assembled bags for their Backpack Program.

People’s Credit Union Begins Major Renovations of Middletown Headquarters Branch

March 09, 2023

People’s Credit Union has begun major renovations to their branch at 858 West Main Road in Middletown. The welcoming and innovative redesign, expected to be completed in July, is focused on providing an even higher level of personal member service as well as a number of self-service technology upgrades. Although the branch lobby will be closed during the renovations, the five-lane drive-up and drive-up ATM will be open. Expanded branch hours at the Credit Union’s Newport and Portsmouth locations are also available.

Discovering Authenticity in Surprising Places

March 07, 2023

As I sit here, back in Massachusetts, the Monday following the closing of the 2023 CUNA GAC, I am struck by how much I learned and grew this this week. If I am being honest, I was not fully invested in Crashing the GAC before I left for Washington D.C., I was busy at work writing my employee reviews and charting new workflows for my department’s 3–6-month future plans, while the GAC just seemed so far away. Even as I was packing my bags the night before, I was thinking about what I needed to do when I got back from Crashing and wondering if I would have time to answer any important Slack messages or emails.

Make-A-Wish® NH Wish Children Deliver Messages of “Thanks” in the Sweetest Ways to NH Credit Unions

March 07, 2023

Twenty wish children and their families along with Make-A-Wish NH staff visited 11 credit unions throughout New Hampshire during Sweet Thank You week to deliver their homemade specialties, offer personal thanks and share highlights of their wishes, made possible in part by the New Hampshire Credit Unions.

Credit Union Tradition Continues to Showcase the Best at Rhode Island’s High School Basketball Playoffs

March 05, 2023

The credit union tradition continues with the Rhode Island High School basketball playoffs. The culmination of the playoffs takes place on March 11 and 12, 2023, at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center as the best of the best take the court for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Credit Union Basketball Championships.

GFA FCU Names Mark Hettinger President/Chief Executive Officer

March 02, 2023

GFA Federal Credit Union ($649M, Gardner, MA) has selected Mark Hettinger to serve as president/chief executive officer. Hettinger has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for First Alliance Credit Union since 2004 and will join GFA FCU in early April.

Massachusetts Credit Unions Support Gift of Warmth Initiative with Blankets, PJs, Clothing, and Donations

March 02, 2023

A Bed for Every Child, an initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, provided nearly 2,000 children new twin beds of their own in the past year. Due to the generosity and support of the Massachusetts Credit Unions, families have been given access to this life-changing resource which has had a positive impact on their children’s health, well-being, and education. They wake up happy from a comfortable good night’s rest, no longer go to school tired, and can focus better on their studies. As a charitable partner, the Massachusetts Credit Unions have been generous supporters of A Bed for Every Child and helped to expand the initiative throughout the state.

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