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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (4/17/09)--Hidden River CU, Pottsville, Pa., hosted two separate interviews of candidates for the State House District 124th special election (Life is a Highway April 16). The candidates are Bill Mackey (D), retired pipe-fitter, and Jerry Knowles (R), former aide to then-Rep. David Argall. The seat is vacant because Argall was elected to fill the seat of state Sen. James Rhoads, who was killed in an auto accident last year. Hidden River Board Chairman Charles Lantz, and Christine Seitz, director of political affairs and fundraising for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, asked each candidate about their thoughts on regulations imposed on financial institutions and maintaining the credit union tax-exempt status. Other business groups also participated as interviewers … * CLARK, N.J. (4/17/09)--FAA Eastern Region FCU announced that it has changed its name to Aspire FCU to "better reflect who we are now and to achieve a better fit for our future visions," said Thomas J. O'Shea, president/CEO. The credit union was founded 60 years ago by a small group of federal employees involved in aviation, according to the New Jersey Credit Union League. Today the credit union has more than $170 million in assets and serves roughly 200,000 members from 200 select employee groups (The Weekly Exchange April 13) …


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