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RI Credit Unions Receive an Entrepreneurship Challenge Update from the Lt. Gov.

November 28, 2022

Rhode Island Lt. Governor Sabina Matos and CCUA President/CEO Ron McLean hosted representatives from the Credit Unions of Rhode Island yesterday during a Zoom conference call to receive a briefing on the status of the Lt. Governor’s 2022 Entrepreneurship Challenge. The Credit Unions of Rhode Island are the principal financial sponsors of the Challenge, helping to fund scholarships through their support of CCUA’s Better Values-Better Banking initiatives.


Members First Credit Union Headquarters Recognized for Construction Excellence

November 21, 2022

Members First Credit Union’s new headquarters, which opened in the fall of 2021, was recently recognized by Construction Resource magazine. The publication awarded construction manager Sullivan Construction the Excellence in Design/Build Award for the tremendous job they did in constructing the facility located at 7 Salmon Street in Manchester.


Lt. Governor Matos Launches the 2022 Rhode Island Entrepreneurship Challenge

November 20, 2022

Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos kicked off Rhode Island’s fourth Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge last week, a business pitch competition aimed at high school students across the state. In addition to helping students learn about the process of writing and pitching a business proposal, the competition will also award more than $10,000 in postsecondary scholarships.


Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Breaks Ground on Acre Crossing Project

November 20, 2022

On Tuesday, November 15 Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction project in the Acre Neighborhood known as Acre Crossing. Representatives from the City of Lowell, Acre Crossing LLC, business partners, neighbors, and the Jeanne D’Arc Board of Directors gathered at the corner of Cabot and Merrimack Streets to celebrate the project.


Metro Credit Union Donates 38 Thanksgiving Baskets to West Medford Community Center

November 20, 2022

Metro Credit Union donated 38 baskets – filled to the brim with all the fixings needed to enjoy a big Thanksgiving dinner – to the West Medford Community Center in Medford, MA. MCU encouraged every branch and department at Metro to fill and decorate a basket for a family in need.


EasCorp Launches Pioneering Instant Payments Academy

November 17, 2022

Eastern Corporate Federal Credit Union (EasCorp) recently announced EasCorp’s Instant Payments Academy designed to prepare credit unions for FedNow℠ and instant payments.

The Instant Payments Academy offers a series of educational sessions to better enable credit unions to participate in instant payments through the FedNow service. Open to EasCorp and Vertifi Software’s more than 600 service users at no charge, each session covers different topics to guide a credit union’s instant payments journey.


People’s Credit Union Invited Community to Contribute to Centennial Time Capsule

November 17, 2022

As part of People’s Credit Union’s year-long centennial celebration, People’s will be creating a Centennial Time Capsule to commemorate its milestone of serving the community for over 100 years. The time capsule is slated to be sealed in January of 2023.


McLean Leads Credit Union Support for Representative James Murphy

November 15, 2022

CCUA President/CEO Ron McLean recently hosted a fundraiser supporting the Massachusetts Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, Representative James Murphy of Weymouth.


HUECU Opens New Branch in Longwood Medical Area

November 13, 2022

After much anticipation, the new HUECU branch at the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) opened its doors at 435 Brookline Avenue in Boston (the corner of Joslin Place). The new street-level location is replacing the previous branch located inside the T. H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, which was forced to close during the COVID pandemic.


Northeast Credit Union Promotes Traci Tenggren to SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

November 09, 2022

Northeast Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Traci Tenggren to Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. In her new role she’ll oversee the Credit Union’s talent and professional development strategies and will be vital to the internal culture and continued success of Northeast’s commitment to enriching and nourishing the lives of their employees, members and community.


People’s Credit Union Holds Community Winter Coat Drive

November 09, 2022

People’s Credit Union is holding a community winter coat drive in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (MLKCC) from now until Monday, November 21st. The credit union is accepting new or slightly used cold weather coats and accessories for adults and children to be distributed to families in need. Items can be placed in the collection bins at all six of People’s branch locations in Bristol, Newport, North Kingstown, Middletown, Portsmouth, and Wakefield.


Dover Federal Credit Union Employees Complete Onsite Management Training

November 07, 2022

Dover FCU engaged with the Cooperative Credit Union Association to bring its signature learning event, Developing Great Managers, on-site for a group of managers from across the functional areas within the organization. 


MVCU Donates $30,000 to Haverhill’s Emmaus, INC.

November 06, 2022

On Thursday, Nov. 3, Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) donated $30,000 to Emmaus, Inc., a homeless shelter in Haverhill, MA. This annual donation is a continuation of the support MVCU has provided the non-profit since 1994. MVCU is Emmaus' longest running and largest corporate partner, contributing over $500,000 to the non-profit over nearly three decades.


McLean Submits Comments on U.S. Treasury Request for Digital Assets AML/CFT

November 06, 2022

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean recently submitted a letter on the U.S. Treasury Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes' (TFFC) Request for Comment on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets focusing primarily on anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) policy related to digital assets such as cryptocurrency.


Naveo Credit Union Raises Over $160 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society During Their Annual Costumed for a Cure Event

November 03, 2022

Naveo Credit Union employees dressed up in costumes on Monday, October 31 and raised over $160 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during their Costumed for a Cure event. Naveo raised funds at their branches in a little over a week and then matched the total donation amount.


Kathleen C. Orovitz Officially Assumes Duties as President / CEO at Navigant Credit Union

November 02, 2022

Kathleen C. Orovitz has officially assumed the role as Navigant Credit Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Navigant Credit Union’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Orovitz in August as the successor to former President/CEO Gary E. Furtado, who announced his plans to retire in early May. Furtado’s last day at Navigant Credit Union was Monday, October 31, marking the conclusion of his 44-year career at the credit union.  


Homefield Credit Union Announces 3rd Quarter GEM Award Recipient

November 02, 2022

Congratulations to Chris Lola, Universal Banker, who was chosen as Homefield Credit Union’s GEM Award Recipient for the 3rd Quarter 2022 and to Caitlin Vigeant, Teller, for her nomination as well.  Both Chris and Caitlin were recognized for Going the Extra Mile by regularly integrating Homefield Credit Union’s core values into their work routine. 


Naveo Credit Union Announces Four Scholarship Opportunities for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

November 01, 2022

Naveo Credit Union announced it would offer four scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. Naveo is offering three scholarships of $1,500 each through the Carlos Faria & Victor Da Silva Memorial Scholarship Fund and one scholarship of $3,000 through the John C. Feitor Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Scholarships were announced in November to coincide with National Scholarship Month.


NACUC Announces 2022 Election Results

October 31, 2022

At NACUC’s 46th Annual Meeting held in Boston on October 14, 2022, members elected incumbent Jim Hollingsworth, board chair of Keesler Federal Credit Union, and Joe Budnick, board member of SharePoint Credit Union to three-year terms on NACUC’s Board of Directors.


Naveo Credit Union Raises Over $800 for Boston Children’s Hospital Through the Miracle Jeans Day Initiative

October 31, 2022

For the twelfth consecutive year, Naveo Credit Union participated in the Miracle Jeans Day initiative to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital, its local Miracle Network hospital. During the month of September, Naveo joined hundreds of organizations and raised funds from employees and members. Naveo then matched the employee donations for a total donation of over $800. 


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