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New Nikkei CU named Conrad Tan as its new Vice President of Operations.
NIKKEI CU
updated 06/02/15 10:09 AM
Nikkei CU has named Conrad Tan as its new vice president of operations. Prior to joining Nikkei CU, Tan served as Controller for CalCom FCU.

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SkyOne FCU, South Bay CU, and Xceed Financial CU co-hosted the 2015 “Bite of Reality” workshop.
SKYONE FCU
updated 06/02/15 10:02 AM
SkyOne FCU, along with South Bay CU, and Xceed Financial CU co-hosted the 2015 “Bite of Reality” workshop, a simulated reality game that empowers teens to learn critical money management skills in a fun and interactive way. The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation sponsors the workshop each year at no cost to participants. More than 30 teens from the South Bay and surrounding areas attended the event.

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SAFE CU
updated 06/02/15 10:01 AM
SAFE CU and its members rallied to collect $10,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Elk Grove event on May 16. Of the dollars collected, $2,500 came from the credit union and more than $6,100 from its members, who donated at local SAFE CU branches and via phone at the credit union’s call center. SAFE CU employees also created themed gift baskets and sold them in both a raffle and silent auction.

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GREATER NEVADA CU
updated 06/02/15 10:00 AM
Greater Nevada CU selected 20 students to each receive a scholarship grant of $2,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. Nearly $250,000 has been awarded to students since Greater Nevada CU began its academic scholarship program 16 years ago. In other news, Greater Nevada CU is the first credit union headquartered in Nevada to offer Apple Pay with their debit cards.

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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CU
updated 06/02/15 09:59 AM
Christian Community CU has partnered with Mission Aviation Fellowship to offer a $25,000 matching gift fund for Nepal earthquake relief. The matching offer ends June 30, 2015 or when the match has been met—whichever comes first. The donation comes from the credit union’s “Cards That Give to Missions” program, in which a portion of the credit union’s interchange income (fees merchants pay to card issuers) is donated when cardholders use their Christian Community CU-issued credit cards for purchases.

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PATELCO CU
updated 06/02/15 09:58 AM
Patelco CU participated in CO-OP Financial Services & Mastercard’s Financial Empowerment challenge in conjunction with OpenIDEO, an online platform for open innovation developed by IDEO. Patelco Community Outreach team’s idea Re.look is featured amongst the top 25 ideas for the THINK Challenge. The challenge winner gets the support of CO-OP Financial Services and IDEO to further their financial literacy work.

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First Financial CU staff dress up for National Look-Alike Day
FIRST FINANCIAL CU
updated 06/02/15 09:56 AM
First Financial CU celebrated National Look-Alike Day by encouraging staff to dress as someone they look like or someone they wished they looked like.

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CoastHills CU Vice President of Wealth Management Bruce Altheide is been named to LPL Financial’s Patriot’s Club.
COASTHILLS CU
updated 06/02/15 09:54 AM
CoastHills CU Vice President of Wealth Management Bruce Altheide has been named to LPL Financial’s Patriot’s Club, a designation awarded to less than 10 percent of the firm’s approximately 14,000 advisors nationwide. In other news, CoastHills CU welcomed two leaders and a marketing officer into newly created positions: Cathy Cachu is the new assistant vice president, commercial lending; Scott Doi is the new assistant vice president, retail sales; and Joshua D. Scroggin is the credit union’s first social media officer.

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Mark Holbrook, new Kinecta FCU Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer.
KINECTA FCU
updated 06/02/15 09:47 AM
Kinecta FCU welcomed Mark Holbrook to the organization as senior vice president and chief risk officer. Holbrook is responsible for oversight of enterprise risk management activities at the credit union and its subsidiaries.

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Redwood CU supported three Human Race events in Northern California, raising $25,000 for local nonprofits.
REDWOOD CU
updated 06/02/15 09:46 AM
Redwood CU employees participated in Human Race events held in Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino counties. A total of 120 volunteers from the credit union, including employees, family, and friends walked or ran in the races, raising funds for a variety of local nonprofits. In addition to volunteer support and corporate sponsorships, Redwood CU staff collected monetary pledges, held barbecues, auctions, raffles, and bake sales, bringing its collective contributions to nearly $25,000. In other news, GoBankingRates.com, a leading independent online provider of national and local financial institution rates and personal finance products, announced that Redwood CU’s Visa card is among the nation’s “Top 10 Best” credit union credit cards offered in the nation.

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Carl Harstine, World War II Veteran with Rick Givens, Chaplain, Colonel US Air Force Reserve.
AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 06/02/15 09:44 AM
America’s Christian CU and Project Glendora Yellow Ribbon hosted the 2nd annual Patriot Week on May 18-22—joining the city of Glendora, along with several other local cities, to celebrate past, present, and future men and women in uniform who put their lives at risk every day. The week included an Opening Ceremony, a Veterans Fair with crafts, exhibits and games, and a Family Day Celebration during which local heroes were honored. In other news, America’s Christian CU promoted a month-long youth financial literacy campaign, which resulted in a 60 percent increase in deposits made by current members under the age of 12 years old. The number of new saving accounts also doubled, as compared to monthly norms.

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Four Altura Credit Union volunteers, from left, Jamie Ledford, Crystal Stevens, Marshal Stevens and David Fisher, partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Riverside recently.
ALTURA CU
updated 06/02/15 09:42 AM
Altura CU volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to assist a local homeowner during “A Brush with Kindness” paint day. Using colors chosen by the homeowner, the volunteers painted the home exterior a light peach with green trim. In other news, the San Jacinto Education Foundation recently named Altura CU as the “2015 Business of the Year” in recognition of its creation and sponsorship of the local Student of the Month program. Lastly, Altura CU sponsored a booth at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo Festival held in conjunction with the monthly Riverside Arts Walk in Riverside. Ten Altura CU employees staffed the booth that featured craft project for kids, in addition to giveaway items and info on the local credit union.

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San Francisco FCU participates in cleaning up local parks.
SAN FRANCISCO FCU
updated 06/02/15 09:39 AM
San Francisco FCU has officially completed a merger with SF Recreation & Parks FCU and will continue doing business as San Francisco FCU. SF Recreation & Parks FCU members will now have access to a full-range of financial products and services, including expanded delivery channels and six additional branches across San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. In other news, San Francisco FCU joined the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to clean up local parks in the city on May 14 and 28. More than 100 staff and managers volunteered to pick up trash, pull weeds, and landscape. Additionally, the credit union donated $1,000 to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

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