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* BEAVERTON, Ore. (9/9/10)--First Tech CU, Beaverton, Ore., has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program to offer members a 0.25% reduction when financing a “green car.” First Tech’s discount can be applied to all SmartWay certified cars with a maximum of 100,000 miles (BusinessWire Aug. 25). “We created our green auto program to save our members some ‘green’ as a bonus for choosing an environmentally friendly vehicle,” said Deborah Colby, First Tech vice president of marketing. “And with the additional tax incentives offered by the federal government, purchasing a green car or hybrid vehicle is really a smart financial decision.” First Tech has $2.186 billion in assets ... * MERIDEN, Conn. (9/9/10)--The Credit Union League of Connecticut has released an electronic version of the program guide for its education series of workshops, seminars and discussions at no cost to affiliated credit unions. The guides are being printed and will be sent shortly, the league said. The program is scheduled in eight full-day and eight half-day sessions March through November, except in August. Subjects include check law, the economy, security, strategies for growth, political perspectives, bankruptcy and collections, the Bank Secrecy Act, use of social media and human resources ... * DES MOINES, Iowa (9/9/10)--Miriam De Dios has been promoted to vice president of Coopera Consulting. De Dios will oversee the company’s client delivery operations, product development process and marketing efforts. De Dios has worked for Coopera for three and a half years to provide products and services to clients. Prior to Coopera, she worked as an account credit manager and market analyst for John Deere Credit. Coopera is a subsidiary of the Iowa Credit Union League and a partner of the Credit Union National Association. (Photo provided by the Iowa Credit Union League) ...


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