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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The two final monthly winners of Altura Credit Union’s 2014 “Better Ways to Win” debit card campaign were recently named.

MADISON, Wis.—CUNA said that Micah, a 16-year-old member of Red Canoe Credit Union in Longview, Wash, has been named the winner of this year’s Googolplex $1,000 Grand Prize photo contest. The winning photo of Lake Coeur d’Alene received more than 12,000 votes online.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Over the last few years, eCO Credit Union said it has increased its efforts to encourage financial literacy in the community. Through the eCO Savings Race, sponsorships, and classroom seminars, eCO has invested much time and resources to teaching sound financial principles.

AUSTIN, Texas– Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union (GTFCU) raised $1,785.13 over the course of 2014 for the Meals on Wheels Association of Texas through the credit union’s employee Give Back Days.

LANCASTER, Texas—Neighborhood Credit Union member Marilyn Calahan, received an in-person visit at her home by credit union representatives who brought her a big surprise: $25,000.

TUCSON, Ariz.– Vantage West Credit Union said it is working to make a lasting impression on its community by joining forces with the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for its First Impressions Project

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Aventa Credit Union sponsored and took part in the Waldo Waldo 5K. As part of the sponsorship, Aventa had a booth at the event where participants learned about Aventa Credit Union, spun the wheel for prizes, played a guessing game and received other free goodies. Twenty-two Aventa associates, dressed up as Waldos and Wendas, also participated in the 5K

STRATFORD, Conn.-- Sikorsky Credit Union has contributed to a mini-grant for Stratford Schools through the town’s BEST (Business Education Support Team) program.


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.– CO-OP Financial Services has promoted three long-standing, officer-level employees: Terrence Griffin to Chief Information Officer; Samantha Paxson to Chief Marketing Officer; and Connie Trudgeon to Senior Vice President, Network Operations and Implementation.