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CU System Briefs (10/09/2013)
  • FERNDALE, Mich. (10/9/13)--A credit union in Michigan announced the winners of a July contest designed to promote its social media via Pinterest and its 75th anniversary (Michigan Monitor Oct 7.) Ferndale-based Credit Union ONE announced that Stacy Davis and Janna Smith won the contest, which asked members to share photos of great relationships in their lives on the photograph sharing platform Pinterest. Davis and Smith each won a trip to Mackinac Island, on Lake Huron. Credit Union ONE also awarded two runners-up with $100 gift cards, and another four contestants with $75 gift cards. "The exposure to this new social media platform is what we were going for, so we are pleased with how it turned out," said Andrea Pertile, the credit union's social media marketing manager. Credit Union ONE promoted the contest with emails, in-branch marketing and on Facebook. Members posted 429 photos, and 58 individuals followed them. The credit union also asked members to post a photo caption detailing what 75 years meant to them. Credit Union ONE has $810.2 million in assets ...
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (10/9/13)--Generations FCU, a San Antonio, Texas-based institution, was named one of the city's healthiest employers by the San Antonio Business Journal (The Leaguer Oct 8). The 73-year old credit union with $419 million in assets received the honor for company policies that promote the health of employees, including a walking challenge with a 65% participation rate, and health food cooking contests. Generations FCU will be honored alongside other winners--including Security Service FCU, another San Antonio-based institution--at a group fitness walk and a subsequent awards breakfast on Oct. 24 ...
  • MELBOURNE, Fla. (10/9/13)--Space Coast CU handed out 100 $20 gas gift cards to motorists, in a promotion at a Deltona, Fla. gas station Friday afternoon. "October marks SCCU's 20th year serving Volusia and Flagler counties, and we wanted to give back to the local community," said Kimberly Tyree, director of regional services for SCCU in the two counties. "Surprising residents with $20 to help fill up their tank is a fun way to engage and educate the community about SCCU Members Watchdog," she added, explaining the credit union's "Watchdog" philosophy that seeks to look out for members' interests. SCCU employees from the Deltona branch also gave away scratch cards for cash and incentives redeemable at Valusia and Flagler county branches of the credit union. SCCU, chartered in 1951, is based in Melbourne, Fla., and has more than $3 billion in assets ...
  • BELLEVUE, Neb. (10/9/13)--An architect who designed the corporate headquarters for SAC FCU was honored for his plan. Leo A. Daly was given a People's Choice Award for distinguished accomplishment in excellence by the American Institute of Architects Nebraska for his design. The Papillion, Neb.-based building, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014, will have a solid black brick base that will host public functions, including a retail branch, a community room, and a four-story atrium. Corporate offices will be situated atop the base, in a curtain wall system protruding toward an intersection. The building also features hardwood floors, and Daly is attempting to diminish the building's carbon emissions through a geothermal well system and LED lighting. SAC FCU has over $670 million in assets ...

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