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* WESTBROOK, Maine (12/4/07)--The Maine Credit Union League raised $25,000 with its sixth annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour. (From left) Brenda Davis, executive director of Cross Roads Ministries, a food pantry, receives a plaque from Luke Labbe, president/CEO of PeoplesChoice CU in Biddeford. Labbe is a member of the league’s board, and chair of the tour. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League) … * SANTA ROSA, Calif. (12/4/07)--Redwood CU of Santa Rosa announced that it contributed $67,619 to the United Way. The credit union exceeded its goal of $63,500 by 6%, and last year’s efforts by more than $10,000. The funds will benefit non-profits in the Bay Area. To encourage contributions, Redwood CU held weekly prize raffles, casual days, company-paid lunches and ice cream parties. Credit union executives also held a car wash and cleaned employees’ cars as a reward for their contributions to the campaign. (Photo provided by Redwood CU) … * PORTLAND, Ore. (12/4/07)--The merger of Southwest Corporate FCU and Northwest Corporate FCU was completed Dec. 1. The merger will expand Southwest’s membership to 1,500 credit unions and $14 billion in assets. Southwest will continue to operate a Northwest regional office in Portland (News Now Sept. 28) …


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