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* COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (3/16/11)--Denver-based Westerra CU has been named presenting sponsor for the MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids 2011 season. The soccer team and credit union brands will be incorporated in a new composite logo marking the partnership, which is the first of its kind in the club's history. Westerra CU President/CEO C. Alan Peppers noted that the $1.2 billion asset credit union and soccer team "share a commitment to our local community and the kind of teamwork it takes to produce excellence." The partnership includes increased community involvement focusing on the Rapids Youth Academy, Colorado youth soccer initiatives and education, the Rapids and Commerce City "4thFest," exclusive benefits and opportunities for Westerra's members, and more. The sponsorship will extend to the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed … * MADISON, Wis. (3/16/11)--Heritage CU, based in Madison, Wis., has promoted Anita Rauch to president. Bob Lestina will remain the credit union's CEO until his retirement. Rauch has worked with the $163.4 million asset credit union for 28 years, serving the last eight years as its chief operating officer. Heritage CU has more than $200 million in assets … * ST. LOUIS, Mo. (3/16/11)--Michael R. Miodunski, former manager of Electro Savings CU, St. Louis, died Feb. 24 at the age of 84. According to the Missouri Credit Union Association, Miodunski served several positions at the Missouri Credit Union League before his service at the credit union. He was living in Seguin, Texas, at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren (The Missouri difference March 11) …


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