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* LANCASTER, Pa. (8/12/11)--A Maryland man has been arrested by York, Pa., area police in connection with seven robberies, including armed robberies of two credit unions on Wednesday. Jason Dixon of Baltimore and a female were arrested at a traffic stop near the Maryland border in a car with a handgun and a bag of cash, said police. Wednesday's robberies were at LANCO FCU, Mount Joy at about 3:15 p.m. and at AmeriChoice FCU, Lower Allen Township, at about 4 p.m. The robber was dressed in black clothing with the word "POLICE" written on his shirt and hat. Police said Dixon is a suspect in five other robberies (whptv.com Aug. 10) … * ONTARIO, Calif. (8/12/11)--The California and Nevada Credit Union
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Leagues were recognized with Awards of Distinction at the 2111 Communicators Awards. Awards went to the leagues' communications and marketing department for its 2010 Annual Meeting and Convention marketing campaign and flagship publication, Credit Union Digest. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement, announced Carol Payne, vice president of communications and marketing at the leagues. The meeting campaign used the theme, "Reimagine," to acknowledge a need for new thinking for a changing industry and slumped economy while alluding to the fun aspect of the event at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. The Communicator Awards is the international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues) … * ST. LOUIS (8/12/11)--St. Louis-based Vantage CU has named Jenn
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Cloud of St. Charles as its second Young & Free St. Louis spokesperson. Cloud, shown here with Rob Cartwright, Vantage's 2010 spokesperson, was one of 26 applicants for the position. Three finalists were voted on by the public. "Jenn impressed us with her wit and quirkiness. The tone of her videos, blogs and posts stood out, not to mention, her prior agency experience make her an ideal candidate to be the voice of the St. Louis 18-to-25 crowd," said Kathy Palmer, Vantage vice president of marketing. Cloud will be a salaried employee for one year and will attend events, update social media and create regular online videos and blog articles to keep YoungFreeStLouis.com an informative hub for the age group. (Photo provided by Vantage CU) …


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