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* MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (8/30/10)--The Massachusetts Credit Union League's Community Hope Initiative raised more than $35,000 at its annual golf tournament to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless in Northborough. The tournament attracted 128 golfers. Teams from the NMTW Community CU, Lowell, took first and second place awards. Al Santoro of Members Plus CU, Medford, had the men's most accurate drive, and Cheryl Gorman of Harvard University Employees CU, Cambridge, won the women's counterpart (e-Weekly Aug. 26) ... * COLUMBUS, Ohio (8/30/10)--Credit Union of Ohio has donated $50,000 to the Ohio Statehouse Museum, to be used to continue its third phase of construction and help with transportation costs for children to visit the museum. Phase II of the construction was completed last summer. Phase III, an inspirational area underneath the rotunda entitled The Heart of Democracy, should be completed as early as November. "We serve members throughout all 88 counties of Ohio and felt this donation would be a great way to give back to all our member communities at once," said Credit Union of Ohio CEO Rich Capuano. The credit union has $115 million in assets and 21,000 members ... * SALT LAKE CITY (8/30/10)--Mountain America CU has launched an application for the Apple iPad and is the first credit union in the country to offer an iPad optimized app, it announced. "Success in the mobile space is critical--many people have access to a cell/mobile device more often than they do a PC," said Tony Rasmussen, senior vice president of the more than $2.8 billion asset credit union. The new app is optimized to take advantage of the additional "real estate" on the screen. Previously the credit union provided an iPhone app that could also be used on an iPad, but that appeared slightly pixilated when used in full-screen mode ...


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