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CU System briefs (05/07/2009)
* MADISON, Wis. (5/8/09)--CLARIFICATION: In an April 24 System News story, "CU Museum holds financial literacy fair," News Now reported the wrong credit union involved with the CU 4 Reality Financial Literacy Fair at America's Credit Union Museum. The story should have said the credit union was New Hampshire FCU of Concord, N.H. News Now regrets the error. … * ALBANY, N.Y. (5/8/09)--The New York Credit Union
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Foundation has launched its redesigned website at www.nycuf.org. In addition to the redesign, the site features additional content. Visitors can learn about the foundation's education programs, apply for grants, learn about foundation-supported projects, and read its bi-annual newsletter, Solutions. The website also features a secure online contribution capability, via a "Donate Now" button. (Photo provided by the New York Credit Union Foundation) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (5/8/09)--Representatives from First Commonwealth FCU, Bethlehem, Pa., and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) visited lawmakers Wednesday in Harrisburg (Life is a Highway May 7). They met with Reps. Dick Hess (R-78), Doug Reichley (R-134), Gary Day (R-187) and Joseph Brennan (D-133). Hess, the minority chair of the House Commerce Committee, was interested particularly in credit union member business lending and how it helps businesses needing financial assistance. All the lawmakers were pleased to learn how the credit union is helping members in their areas, said PCUA. Pictured from left are: John Cathers, First Commonwealth vice president, sales and service; Molly Snody, director, business advisory services at PCUA; Dave Yandrasitz, business lending and services manager at First Commonwealth; and Rep. Hess. Not pictured was Christina Mihalik, PCUA vice president governmental affairs. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) … * RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (5/8/09)--Valley First CU, based in Modesto, Calif., has opened its newest branch in Madera and plans a ribbon cutting soon. The branch was formerly with Valley Oak CU, based in Three Rivers. Valley Oak handed the branch to Valley First in an unusual move aimed at providing continual service to members. Valley First assumed the branch, employees, and members. "We are eager to serve the Madera community, and help members become financially savvy and successful even in these tough economic times," said Valley First CU President/CEO Hank Barrett. It will support the local community and join the local Chamber of Commerce, Barrett said …


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