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* RENO, Nev. (12/17/08)--Greater Nevada CU’s Carson City, Nev., branch recently offered 10 financial literacy presentations to Carson High School (Reno Gazette-Journal Dec. 12). The presentations were included as classroom material in a government class and were taken from the National Endowment for Financial Education’s high school program. The presentation topics focused on saving, credit, and budgets. The students were surprised to learn that Americans saved at a rate of 8% per year 20 years ago, compared to the current national average of -2%, the credit union told the newspaper ... * GREENSBORO, N.C. (12/17/08)--Latino Community CU, Durham, N.C., opened a new branch in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday. The public was invited to celebrate the opening of the credit union’s seventh branch, said the North Carolina Credit Union League (Weekly Update Dec. 12). Guest speakers included Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.). Several institutions, including the North Carolina Minority Support Center and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, have supported the branch ... * CHICAGO (12/17/08)--LaVerne Orton, 86, of LaGrange, Ill., died Friday from Multiple Myeloma (The Chicago Tribune Dec. 14). Orton lead the Evergreen Park Teachers CU in Evergreen Park, Ill., and served on its board for 48 years. Evergreen Park Teachers CU has $9.8 million in assets ... * TEMPE, Ariz. (12/17/08)--Tempe (Ariz.) Schools CU was recently ranked 18th out of the top 25 winners in the category for companies under 100 employees in a 2008 “Best Place to Work” competition sponsored by the Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ. The credit union was acknowledged for creating an enjoyable culture and work environment. Winners were announced Thursday. Tempe Schools CU has $160 million in assets ...


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