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Financial Horizons CU hosted an American Hero 5K at the Fallon Churchill Fire Department.
FINANCIAL HORIZONS CU
updated 07/27/16 08:58 AM
Financial Horizons CU hosted an American Hero 5K to honor all active and retired military, fire fighters, law enforcement, search and rescue, and paramedics. A total of $2,439.72 was raised and will benefit the following agencies: Fallon Fire Department, Churchill County Sheriff’s Office Deputy’s Association, Fallon Police Department Officers Fund, Churchill County Search and Rescue and Wounded Warriors.

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PACIFIC SERVICE CU
updated 07/21/16 10:09 AM
Pacific Service CU supported the 4th of July Celebrate Concord events as a Stripes Level sponsor and participated in activities that included a 5K race, 4th of July parade, festival, and a fireworks display.

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L-R: Doug Williams, CEO of Williams Data Mgmt.; Christie McNew, Executive Admin. Assistant at Orange County’s CU; Dale Sannipoli, VP of Sales and Marketing at Williams Data; Angela Ornelas, Risk Management Specialist at Orange County’s CU; Leticia Mata, AVP Community Development Officer at Orange County’s CU; and Justin Parker, Business Development
ORANGE COUNTY’S CU
updated 07/21/16 10:07 AM
Orange County’s CU and Williams Data Management announced a $1,914.00 donation to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in support of the 26th Annual CHOC Walk to be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. The funds were raised in conjunction with the credit union’s third annual Shred & eWaste Day.

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Incoming Glendora Chamber Board of Directors.
AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 07/21/16 10:06 AM
America’s Christian CU’s Vice President and Chief Development Officer Fawn Imboden was installed as chair of the board of directors of the Glendora Chamber of Commerce at its 2016-2017 Installation and Awards Dinner. During the event, local and state dignitaries recognized this year’s board members and award winners for their outstanding service.

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Alma Vazquez, center, from Altura CU presents $1,000 college scholarships to Cathedral City High School graduating seniors Esmeralda Hic, left, and Giselle Cancino, right.
ALTURA CU
updated 07/21/16 10:05 AM
Altura CU has awarded $42,000 in college scholarships to local high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded by the Altura Scholarship Foundation, the educational foundation for Altura CU. Of the 42 scholarships, 25 are general scholarships, five are awarded to students in AVID programs, and 10 are specifically for students planning to attend the University of California, Riverside. Plus, two memorial scholarships were awarded.

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Maria Burkitt, new Alta Vista CU Director of Operations.
ALTA VISTA CU
updated 07/21/16 10:03 AM
Alta Vista CU has appointed Maria Burkitt as director of operations. In this position, she will be responsible for leadership and supervision of Branch and Call Center Operations, and will direct and coordinate human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, benefits, and employee services.

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CAL POLY FCU
updated 07/21/16 10:01 AM
Cal Poly FCU was recognized by CU*NorthWest as the 2016 “Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award” winner. The credit union received the award for their strong execution and effort to constantly demonstrate the principle of being “all about the member,” for “being an example of collaboration and cooperation”, and has really “plunged into the tools in a new way”.

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Greater Nevada CU employees present a check to representatives from STEP2, along with local television news and radio personalities.
GREATER NEVADA CU
updated 07/21/16 09:59 AM
Greater Nevada CU partnered with the Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership class to raise funds for STEP2. The non-profit organization provides comprehensive treatment programs for women struggling to overcome substance abuse disorders, poverty, and family violence. Besides collecting donations in the credit union’s branches and the offices of Greater Nevada Mortgage, the credit union participated in a telethon fundraiser that also accepted donations via text and online and that was hosted by KOLO Channel 8 TV and Alice 96.5 radio. The event helped raise $18,600, with $5,175 of those funds donated by Greater Nevada CU. The money will be used toward the purchase of a new 15-passenger van for STEP2.

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L-R: Bailee Piper (finalist), Joey Harvey, Selena Duenas, Brian Jones, Sabrina Barlow (finalist), Maria Jimenez (winner), Martin Tiernan, Katrina Biehl, Logan Stephenson, and Marry Ann Stone.
ALTAONE FCU
updated 07/21/16 09:57 AM
AltaOne FCU, KIBS/KBOV Radio, and Sierra Wave Media—in partnership with Bishop Union High School—sponsored the second annual Scholar Athlete Award, awarding $3,750 to three student athletes. The ceremony took place at AltaOne’s Bishop Member Service Center.

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CU of SoCal ‘Pitches’ in to help OC Mirage League.
CU OF SOCAL
updated 07/21/16 09:55 AM
CU of SoCal’s employee-inspired charity CU SolCal Helping Hands attended the final game of the OC Miracle League and hosted family-fun activities, barbequed, and raffled gift baskets on the sidelines. In addition, the credit union donated $3,500 in addition more than $500 from the funds raised from the donated raffle prizes.

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REDWOOD CU
updated 07/21/16 09:54 AM
Redwood CU has been rated one of the top 11 credit unions in California by Advisory HQ, an independent online news source that provides extensive research, independent reviews, and top rankings of financial institutions across the U.S., U.K., and Canada. The credit union received a top ranking based on a number of factors, including Service Standards, Solar Loans, Home Solutions Center, and Life Planning and Education. In other news, Redwood CU has hired Michael Gay as controller of the accounting and finance departments. In his new role, he will provide leadership within the departments and oversee preparation of financial statements, regulatory reports, and management reports.

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XCEED FINANCIAL CU
updated 07/21/16 09:53 AM
Xceed Financial CU has appointed Spencer Leslie to its board of directors, while Hervé Tessler and Don Rory have joined the credit union’s team of volunteers. Each will serve a three-year term, through May 2019. Leslie served on the board of directors of Reach CU, which recently merged with Xceed Financial CU. He is currently director of compliance for Pentair/Pentair Technical Solutions.

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MERIWEST CU
updated 07/21/16 09:51 AM
Meriwest CU subsidiary Meriwest Mortgage is working with HEART, the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust, to offer larger first-time homebuyer down payment loans for new homebuyers in San Mateo County. New homebuyers in San Mateo County can now purchase homes costing up to $781,875, representing a 33 percent increase from the previous maximum home price of $521,250. HEART and Meriwest increased their loan amounts in response to higher housing costs and limited inventory of homes or condos for sale at the lower price limit.

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San Francisco FCU staff volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO FCU
updated 07/21/16 09:49 AM
San Francisco FCU teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco for two major volunteer events. More than 20 credit union staff volunteered to assist with construction at Habitat Terrace, a development of 28 new homes in the Ocean View neighborhood of San Francisco and clean up at Gilman Playground.

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MEMBERS 1ST CU
updated 07/21/16 09:45 AM
Members 1st CU unveiled its new website featuring a fresh modern look, improved functionality, enhanced content, and more intuitive navigation than its predecessor. Visitors to the credit union’s website will find a clean and simple design where the most requested information is visible on every page at all times, including links to Online Banking, ATM/branch finder, and technical support.

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