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CU System briefs (10/21/2008)
* ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (10/22/08)--The Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM) recently presented Children’s Miracle Network with $50,000 from the association’s annual fundraising events. New Mexico credit unions are working to raise $1 million in five years for the construction of and equipment for the University of New Mexico Hospital’s new pediatric emergency unit. To date, more than $755,000 has been raised. From left are: Amy Vigil, CUANM education and training manager; Elisa Furlan-Young, CUANM staff accountant; Samantha Wells, CUANM education coordinator; Daniel Jaecks, Children’s Miracle Network development specialist; Derek Wright, CUANM accounting manager; and Sylvia Lyon, CUANM CEO. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of New Mexico) ... *
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (10/22/08)--Pacific Service CU recently sponsored the annual picnic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. The event took place Sept. 20 and allowed Big Brothers and Big Sisters to gather with their siblings for the day. Pacific Service CU has been the presenting sponsor of the annual picnic for the last six years. "As a member of the Bay Area community, we are proud to sponsor this special day for those involved in the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program," said Steve Punch, Pacific Service president. Pacific Service CU has $1.109 billion in assets. (Photo provided by Pacific Service CU) ... * SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (10/22/08)--Intermountain CU, Salt Lake City, Utah, will ask its members to vote on a proposed merger with America First CU, Ogden, Utah, Oct. 28. Intermountain approached America First about a possible merger due to problems in Intermountain’s construction-loan portfolio, Intermountain CEO Jeff Blackburn told the Deseret Morning News Monday. The merger would “help protect our members” and offer them more products and services, he told the newspaper. Intermountain has $80.6 million in assets. America First has $4.34 billion in assets ...


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