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CU System briefs (03/09/2012)
  • EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (3/12/12)--The Princeton, N.J., Chapter of APICS – the Association for Operations Management--has added $278 million asset McGraw-Hill FCU to its member benefits. APICS cited the value of providing its members with access to McGraw-Hill FCU's full suite of financial products, remote account access and low-fee financial environment. APICS said its members will also benefit from the credit union's customized financial consultations and educational seminars. APICS provides certification and training to professionals in supply chain management, operations, global procurement and financing …
  • SAN JOSE, Calif. (3/12/12)--Eighty prizes will be given away to celebrate the anniversary of 80-year-old San Jose (Calif.) CU. Members can visit the credit union's website to enter for prize drawings occurring every weekday in March and April. Every Monday through Thursday, two winners are selected to receive a package of two movie tickets and refreshments. Every Friday, one winner is selected to receive the movie package plus an $80 cash prize. San Jose CU has grown from four members when it opened in 1932 as Municipal Employees' CU of San Jose to more than 12,500 members and more than $130 million in assets today. Lawrence Campbell, a 104-year-old retired San Jose firefighter, helped charter the credit union and remains a member …
  • LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. (3/12/12)--A virtual thrift store is raising funds online to support the East River Development Alliance (ERDA). ERDA is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve public housing neighborhoods in New York City by helping residents gain the tools and opportunities for self-sufficiency and economic mobility. It works closely with East River Development Alliance FCU, a community development credit union with assets of $507,465. ERDA created its virtual store at WebThriftStore.com, which enables donors to list items for sale to benefit charitable organizations. ERDA employees and volunteers launched the store with personal donations but anyone may donate items for sale. When an item is sold, donors receive a tax receipt, shipping supplies and a prepaid shipping label that is used to send the package to the buyer via U.S. Postal Service …
  • WOODBRIDGE, Va. (3/12/12)--Kelli Jo Anthon, financial coach at $282 million asset Belvoir FCU based in Woodbridge, Va., has been elected to the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Board of Directors. The board guides professional development for financial educators and researchers through the non-profit AFCPE, which works to improve personal financial management education, training and certification …


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