LAS VEGAS (10/26/09)--The 2009 Community Credit Union of the Year awards were announced Thursday at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Community Credit Union and Growth Conference in Las Vegas. The Community Credit Union awards recognize and honor community credit unions that best exemplify the principles of the credit union movement while serving as a positive influence in the field of service. New for 2009, CUNA added a secondary level of recognition as part of the Community Credit Union of the Year Awards--the Award of Merit. The award recognizes the outstanding work being done by credit unions across the country. Award winners in the $250-million-and-below asset category were:
* Archer (Neb.) Cooperative CU, which received the Community Credit Union of the Year Award. Shelly Broekemeier, vice president of operations, accepted the award. * US Community CU, Nashville, which received the Award of Merit. Credit union CEO Cheryl Thompson; Paul Johnson, executive vice president; and Cindy Bubin, senior vice president, accepted the award.
Winners in the $250-million-and-above asset category were:
* Elevations CU, Boulder, Colo., which received the Community Credit Union of the Year award for the same category. Dennis Paul, associate vice president of business and community development, accepted the award. * Shell FCU, Deer Park, Texas, which received the Award of Merit. Angela Head, vice president of information systems, accepted the award.
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