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CU System briefs (01/14/2013)
  • NAPERVILLE, Ill. (1/14/13)--The Illinois Credit Union Foundation is offering Debt in Focus for the second year to the state's REAL Solutions partner credit unions. DIF was created by the Filene Research Institute's i3 program to break down barriers preventing many consumers from seeking traditional financial guidance. The financial assessment tool is requires no self-identifying information so users stay anonymous, is available around the clock, and provides action steps . ICUF is paying the 2013 standard package annual fee for the first 45 REAL Solutions partner credit unions who enroll.  So far, 36 are participating.  DIF provides anonymous debt management advice for credit union members and other visitors to the credit union's website. It often is the first step people take when they experience financial difficulties, said ICUF.  Credit unions often use DIF with one-on-one or personalized financial counseling ...
  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C .(1/14/13)--Piedmont Advantage CU will construct a new corporate office and main branch, which will anchor a 22-acre business park to be named Piedmont Advantage Park. "After completing extensive research on population growth, centers of influence in branding opportunities, this highly visible and convenient location became a site which we believe is second to none in the area," said Judy Tharp, CEO of the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based credit union. The new location will offer a more central location to the homes and workplaces of the credit union's membership, Tharp said. The credit union plans to relocate in 2014 …
  • PLEASANTON, Calif. (1/14/13)--Patelco CU in Pleasanton ,Calif., raised $30,792 for CU4Kids and the Children's Miracle Network with close to 7,000 member and employee donations between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. The money will go to the University of California-Davis Children's Hospital and to Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland to fund equipment, programs, and research. Patelco's effort raised money through the sale of $1 snowmen. Individual donations ranged from $1 to $2,386.  The $3.8 billion asset Patelco also launched a CaféGive Facebook app and raised $6,535 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on the East Coast. Patelco added $5,000 to bring the total donation amount to $11,535 ...
  • LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. (114/13)--Jennifer Oliver, CEO of South Bay FCU in Redondo Beach, Calif., was elected to the Board of Directors of  CU*NorthWest, based in Liberty Lake, Wash.  CU*NorthWest is a data processing credit union service organization. Oliver represents the first California credit union to serve on the CUSO's board. Oliver's term will run through Sept. 30, 2015.  The board has seven members--six CEOs from credit unions operating the CU*Base software suit and the seventh held by CU*Answers, product manufacture of CU*Base Gold …
  • CONNEAUT, Ohio (1/14/13)--Mary (Jackson) Adams, age 68, former member and president of the board of Port Conneaut FCU, Conneaut, Ohio, died Jan. 8. She was born Oct. 24, 1944. She had been a 45-year employee at Brown Memorial Hospital/UH-Conneaut Medical Center as a Medical Technologist. She retired in 2011 (Star Beacon Jan. 9) …


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