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2012 Community CUs of the Year named
MADISON, Wis. (11/9/12)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) presented the 2012 Community Credit Union of the Year Award to four credit unions for their exemplary displays of credit union principles and positive influence in the field of service. The awards luncheon was held at this year's CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, Oct. 23-26 in Denver.

This award honors credit unions that consistently excel in the advancement of credit union ideals, are proactive in their community, and meet the needs of their own diverse member-bases. The yearly judging process considers three aspects of each credit union applicant: Member Impact, Community Impact and Financial Impact.

This year's award was presented to credit unions in two asset categories--less than and greater than $250 million in assets, with a first place and honorable mention winner in each.

2012 Community Credit Union of the Year Award winners:

  • First Place, Credit unions with more than $250 million in total assets: First Community Credit Union, N.D. Accepted by: Janna Bergstedt, marketing manager.
  • Honorable Mention, Credit unions with more than $250 million in assets: 1st MidAmerica Credit Union, Ill. Accepted by: Amber Scott, marketing vice president.
  • First Place, Credit Unions with less than 250 million in total assets: Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union, Miss. Accepted by: Lisa Graham, president/CEO, and Debbie Pidek, executive vice president/chief communications officer.
  • Honorable Mention, Credit Unions with less than 250 million in total assets: Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, S.D. Accepted By: Dan Cumbee, president/CEO, and Dawn Mutchelknaus, marketing vice president, and Emily Remund, marketing assistant.
For more information about CUNA's Community Credit Union of the Year Award, use the link.
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