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* FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (5/6/09)--Firstlight FCU, El Paso, has earned the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation from the Texas Credit Union League (LoneStar Leaguer May 5). That means the credit union has demonstrated it has the capacity and commitment to serve the Hispanic marketplace. It can fly the Juntos Avanzamos flag, letting members of the Hispanic community know they can receive friendly, affordable financial institutions at the credit union. The designation helps the league channel resources to specific credit unions to help them grow their outreach programs. Credit unions with the designation receive 500 free copies of the Building a Financial Foundation for Your Family brochure, a Spanish language brochure, and are eligible to apply for grant dollars through the Richard L. Ensweiler Fund … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (5/6/09)--Members lst FCU opened a student branch at Harrisburg Science and Technology High School in downtown Harrisburg, the fifth student branch the credit union has opened in the city (Life is a Highway May 5). Mayor Stephen Reed praised the credit union and the credit union movement for continuing to provide loans and other services to consumers, unlike banks, during turbulent economic times. He presented Members lst President/CEO Bob Marquette with a proclamation from the city. Harrisburg Schools CEO/Superintendent Gerald Kohn noted the branch would enhance the school, bring a direct benefit to students, and train students in the financial services industry. Also attending: Joseph Wambach, executive director, Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation; Mary Rosenkrans, acting director, Pennsylvania's Office of Financial Literacy; and George Nahodil, executive vice president, marketing, Members lst. …


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