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* TEMPE, Ariz. (7/31/08)--Altier CU is promoting the chance to win free gas for a year to those who open a checking account at the credit union between now and Sept. 15. The grand prize winner gets $3,000 or enough gas for a year. The $3,000 will buy 750 gallons at $4 a gallon--or 14 gallons a week for 52 weeks. Two second-chance winners will take home $300 and $200, says the Tempe, Ariz.-based credit union's website. Altier CU has $188.5 million in assets … * PEARL RIVER, N. Y. (7/31/08)--Palisades FCU, based in Pearl River, N.Y., and the New York Credit Union Foundation teamed with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to educate high school teachers on improving the way they teach financial education in the classroom. They sponsored the July 14 event, which emphasized the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and Working in Support of Education (IWSE) High School Financial Planning Program. Palisades is a $139.2 million asset credit union based in Pearl River … * COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (7/31/08)--Ent FCU swept seven categories in the "best in the industry awards" during voting by readers of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. This year, 47,249 votes were cast in 98 categories. Ent was recognized as "the best" in categories for Best Credit Union, Best Commercial Lender, and Best Local Ad Campaign (for the credit union's 50th anniversary). The $2.4 billion asset, Colorado Springs-based credit union also was runner-up in Best Large Company With The Most Promising Future; Best Business to Support a Local Charity; and Best Business Bank. Ent President/CEO Charles Emmer was named runner-up for Best Local CEO … * LANSING, Mich. (7/31/08)--NuUnion CU, based in Lansing, Mich., donated to local charities more than 100 usable items from the former Regent Inn, which it will demolish and redevelop. Items including beds, dressers, lamps, mirrors, appliances, an HVAC unit, televisions and sinks will benefit local non-profits Volunteers of America, Haven House, and Capital Area Child and Family Services. Demolition of the hotel, a community eyesore and location for criminal activity, will begin after the credit union receives final approval from the state. Redevelopment is made possible through use of incentives through Michigan Brownfield Program. NuUnion worked closely with the Lansing Economic Development Corp. The $795 million asset credit union said the redevelopment will be challenging because it involves demolition, underground contaminants, drainage rerouting and asbestos removal … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/31/08)--Clearview FCU, a $600 million asset credit union based in Moon Township, Pa., has partnered with Cricket Wireless to sponsor a visit by the Declaration of Independence to Pittsburgh this week (Life is a Highway July 30). The document is one of 25 surviving Dunlap broadside copies printed on the night of July 4, 1776. It will be on display at the Carnegie Science Center Aug. 1-2. During the event, Clearview will sponsor a booth encouraging attendees to make "Get Out To Vote" buttons. The credit union and Cricket Wireless also will give away tickets to a private viewing of the document … * ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (7/31/08)--Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies were looking for a couple who robbed a credit union while a child was in the getaway vehicle. The credit union was a Titusville branch of Rockledge-based Community Educators CU. The couple drove a white car. No weapon was displayed during the incident, which occurred after noon Tuesday ( July 29) …


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