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CU System briefs (03/12/2014)
  • MADISON, Wis. (3/12/14)--Friday is the deadline for youth to apply for positions on the Googolplex editorial board. Googolplex is the Credit Union National Association's microsite that teaches money management skills to three age groups: Grades 4-5; grades 6-8; and grades 9-12. Students serve as board members from June 1 to May 31, 2015. Participating on the board allows students to learn more about finances while playing games online, reading stories and developing writing skills--all while getting paid. To request an application or obtain more information, e-mail Laurel Purves, Googolplex youth editorial board liaison ...
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (3/12/14)--The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) recognized First Community CU, Jamestown, N.D., as a champion of affordable housing during the recent Statewide Housing Conference. Awards went to the $471 million-asset credit union and Mary Radenz, loan officer. "North Dakota has experienced dramatic changes in recent years, and the Housing Finance Agency's challenge to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for every North Dakotan has grown substantially," said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring (The Memo March 11). NDHFA's lender awards are based on participation in its homeownership programs and involvement in locally sponsored affordable housing projects and events ...
  • SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (3/12/14)--The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce honored Redwood CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., as large business of the year for its contributions to community and nonprofit organizations. "We believe (the credit union) plays a vital role in job creation and the vitality of local economies," said Brett Martinez, president/CEO of the $2.27 billion-asset credit union. "The recognition by the San Rafael Chamber is an affirmation that we are making a difference." The credit union supports a wide variety of community efforts including small business lending and financial literacy ...  
 


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