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* FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (9/23/10)--The Washington Credit Union League introduced a new "Credit Union Song" at its 77th Annual Business Meeting Sept. 14, which the league says is a testament to credit unions' work for the greater good. Written and performed by Kitsap CU's Brandon Johnston, the "Credit Union Song" tells what credit unions do, whether they serve businessmen or blue collar. An mp3 of the new tune is available for free by downloading it from the Washington league's website Visitors to the site can also watch Johnston's debut of the song at the league's meeting ... * BATON ROUGE, La.(9/23/10)--Louisiana State University fans at the LSU vs. Mississippi State University game were treated to a Chicken Dance Flash Mob, coordinated by EFCU on Sept. 18. Staff and members of EFCU began a seemingly spontaneous "Chicken Dance" at the top of "Victory Hill" outside LSU's Tiger Stadium an hour before game time. One staffer and a chicken-costumed participant began to dance, with the Flash Mob growing to more than 40 dancers. The Flash Mob promoted EFCU's "Put Your Eggs in One Basket" credit card campaign, incited laughs, and was joined by a few spectators. Purple and gold plastic eggs stuffed with coins and product flyers and "Chicken Dance" t-shirts were distributed to the audience. "We may not be great chicken dancers, but we do have great rates and excellent financial products," said Cris Melancon, vice president of marketing at the credit union. The dance "was designed to get the Baton Rouge community excited about the start of the LSU football season and aware of our low rate MasterCard," he added ... * WARMINSTER, Pa. (9/23/10)--Freedom CU's new Mobile Banking service has signed up 900 members since the service launched on Sept. 1. The more than $450 asset credit union's new service means members can bank and find branches and ATMs anytime on their mobile devices, including iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Members can check account balances and activity, transfer funds and make loan payments, search account history and details, contact the credit union via phone at the touch of a button, avoid fees, and map the nearest location and get its phone number ...


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