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Frank Sanchez, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of Bay FCU's River Street branch.

Bay FCU has promoted Frank Sanchez to assistant vice president/branch manager of the River Street branch in Santa Cruz, CA. In his new role, Sanchez will be highly focused on exceeding member service standards, achieving branch financial goals, mentoring and developing staff, and becoming an active partner in the community.

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LBS Financial CU has promoted Jennifer Trejo Morones as the new vice president of electronic services. Morones started her career with LBS Financial CU 16 years ago.

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Elizabeth Duffy, VP of Payments at Redwood CU.

Redwood CU has welcomed Elizabeth Duffy as vice president of payments. In her new role, Duffy will focus on strategic initiatives for credit and debit cards and electronic services to enhance member experience and satisfaction.

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Financial Partners CU’s Gerald Daniels, director of the member contact center, received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), a Department of Defense program. Daniels was nominated for this award by his employee, Sergeant Mayra Ortega, who wanted her supervisor to be recognized for his continued support of her service in the Army.

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New Patelco CU branch in Novato, CA. 

Patelco CU has opened its newest branch located in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center at 112 Vintage Way Suite C1 in Novato, CA. This new location will enable the credit union to better serve its members in the Novato area and beyond with modernized facilities and amenities that foster connection with the greater community.

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Jennifer Boyle, Redwood CU Vice President of Lending.

Redwood CU has promoted Jennifer Boyle to vice president of lending. In her new role, Boyle will manage the credit union’s loan documentation, funding, servicing, collection, and loss-mitigation activities for the consumer, mortgage, and business lending units.

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SCE FCU Branch Manager George Silva.

SCE FCU Branch Manager George Silva was awarded the 2019 Kare Community Award by the Board of Directors of the Kare Youth League, a non-profit youth organization that operates in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire.

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New First Financial CU board of director voluneteers. 

First Financial CU announced the re-election of three volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors. Incumbents James Dilday, Kari McMullin and Jim Weidner will serve another three-year term from 2019-2022.

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Maureen McGrew, Greater Nevada CU VP of Finance.

Greater Nevada CU has hired Maureen McGrew, a 35-year expert in accounting and finance, as its new Vice President of Finance. In her role, McGrew oversees the credit union’s accounting, member accounting, and finance and treasury teams.

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Frontwave CU has appointed Jeff Forsgren to serve as the Director of Real Estate Lending. Prior to joining Frontwave CU, Forgren was the Director of Mortgage Underwriting at CFCU Community CU in Ithaca, New York.

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First Financial CU has awarded $500 Scholarships to 11 members it was announced by Carlton Musmann, President and CEO. First Financial CU’s Board of Directors established the Scholarship program to recognize and assist members who are continuing their education by attending an accredited College, University, Community College, Trade School or Technical School each fall.

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North Bay CU will move its Santa Rosa office to a larger location at 397 Aviation Blvd. in mid-July. It will also open a new branch in Rohnert Park at 101 Golf Course Drive by the end of summer. Both locations will be full-service and have a 24-hour ATM with convenient free parking.

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America's Christian CU's Board of Directors.

During America’s Christian CU’s 61st Annual Membership Meeting, Sylvia Nash and David Morse were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the credit union's volunteer Board of Directors.

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Redwood CU is hosting a free document shredding event for the Marin community on June 1, 2019 in the Sutter Novato Community Hospital parking lot at 180 Rowland Way. The popular Shred-a-Thon will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.

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Center front Congressman Ami Bera, pictured with Heritage Community CU Executive Team, staff and Board of Directors; William J. Windle, Chairperson and Daniel L. Freeman, Director.

Heritage Community CU welcomed U.S. Representative Ami Bera to the credit union headquarters for an update on his work in Congress and to lead a question and answer session regarding the current legislative climate in Washington D.C. Congressman Bera began the morning in a roundtable discussion with Heritage Community CU  CEO Ed Turk and the executive team before conducting the larger exchange with senior staff from the credit union’s branches and the not-for-profit financial institution’s volunteer leaders.

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South Bay CU member Richard with staff from the credit union.

South Bay CU hosted a pre-owned car sale at the Dignity Sports Health Center. Members received a promotional mailer with the chances of their envelopes containing the winning key for a brand-new car, and one member actually had the winning key. He is now facing the decision of driving away with a new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 or taking $30,000 in cash.

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Compass Community CU has opened a new branch in Arcata, CA. Located at 1033 G Street, the branch is conveniently positioned in the center of Arcata. The branch includes two dedication walls; one to as Humboldt State University and one to the city of Arcata.

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Frontwave CU was honored with four Diamond Awards from the Credit Union National Association’s Marketing & Business Development Council: Category’s Best Award for Re-Brand and New Corporate Identity; and Diamond Awards for its work in Logo, Plastic Card Design, and Non-Commercial Video.

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Financial Partners CU was one of six credit unions (and the only one in California) to be honored with Best of Show Awards at CUNA's 2019 Diamond Awards. The credit union received the Carat Award for Greatest Impact and won for their #IMadeTheSwitch “Rescue” campaign.

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Redwood CU recently re-elected to its board of directors three volunteer officials for three-year terms from 2019-2022: incumbents Rod Dole, Lisa Wittke Schaffner, and associate board member Judy Herrerias-James. To RCU’s supervisory committee, two incumbents were elected for a three-year term: Martin Grove and Steve Sharpe.

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Kathryn Davis, incoming CEO of Valley First CU, and retiring CEO Hank Barrett.

Valley First CU has announced that Kathryn Davis has been selected as its new Chief Executive Officer effective May 20, 2019. Davis will replace the current CEO, Hank Barrett who is retiring after 29 years of service at the credit union.

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Brandon Westling, Market Data Analytics Manager at Redwood CU.

Redwood CU welcomed Brandon Westling as its new market data analytics manager. In his new role, Westling will lead a team in developing predictive analytic models, market research, and campaign performance tracking and reporting to provide predictive analysis and insight into business and market performance. That data will inform areas and methods for improving operations and support decision-making across the credit union.

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Frontwave CU President and CEO Bill Birnie has been appointed as Chairman of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. For more than 122 years, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has served as one of the leading business organizations in San Diego County by providing programs and services to help local businesses succeed

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CalCom FCU hosts Annual Meeting.

CalCom FCU hosted its 51st Annual Meeting in the city of Torrance. The evening was celebrated with engaging recaps of the previous year's successes and events, along with exciting news for the upcoming year. In the past year, CalCom FCU moved its corporate office to Long Beach and relocated its Torrance office to a much more spacious and convenient location. CalCom FCU also implemented new conveniences, such as Instant Issue ATM Cards and Video Banking, and introduced CardNav for debit and credit card controls and fraud protection. CalCom FCU continues to plan for another year of technological innovation and member conveniences by soon providing text communication and reintroducing additional member services such as real estate loans through Quicken and 3/1 ARM loans.

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Frontwave CU supported the 2019 Rady Children’s Dream Big 5K Walk at the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar on Saturday, May 4. It was the first Rady Children’s Hospital walk event since 2014. Bill Birnie, President and CEO of Frontwave CU served as chairman of the Rady Children’s Dream Big 5K Walk.