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CU System briefs (07/21/2010)
* SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (7/22/10)--Sangamon Schools CU, based in Springfield, Ill., will close its branch at the University of Illinois Springfield on July 30. The closure stems from a problem with the building's septic system. The area has a high water table, and during heavy rains the septic system would back up, Gene Taylor, president of the $45 million asset credit union, told The State Journal-Register (July 20). Members will be directed to two other branches. About 75% to 80% of members using the branch also occasionally visit two other sites ... * BEAVERTON, Ore. (7/22/10)--The Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) has retained Parakletos Strategic Public Affairs and its principal, Rick Metsger, to assist its public relations services to member credit unions. Metsger is a credit union advocate who has served CUAO on two previous occasions, said CUAO. He will assist the association in conveying the credit union difference to credit union members throughout Oregon and collaborate with senior management on strategic issues. He will help member credit unions on their public relations outreach and assist association staff with weekly and monthly communications publications. Metsger is a former director of Portland Teachers CU (now OnPoint Community CU) and is a member of Mt. Hood FCU ...


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