OUR Credit Union Raised $8,500 for Charity through Golf Outing
OUR Credit Union held their 4th Annual Charitable Golf Outing on June 12, which turned out to be their most successful yet. Cracklewood Golf Course hosted their 27 teams. Golfers, staff and sponsors all contributed to helping raise more than $8,500 for local area charities. A special thanks to the sponsors for helping raise $2,700 more in funds than last year. Among the sponsors was $1,000 Silver Sponsor, BDQ Sauce.
Staff member, Stephani Clancy had a huge hand in the success of the golf outing. “I am so proud of all the hard work OUR Credit Union puts into this outing year after year. It is so exciting to see how much it has grown. In four short years we have grown from seven teams to 27. It is a fun way to raise money for some great causes. I can’t wait to see what next year brings.”
Williams Retires and Smith Appointed to Wildfire Credit Union Board
At the June 2016 Board Meeting of Wildfire Credit Union, Director Michael Williams, Sr., retired from his board responsibilities and moved to Director Emeritus status. Associate Board Member Jeanelle Smith was appointed by the board to fill the position vacated by Williams.
Michael Williams, Sr. has been a member of the board since 2001. He was an active member of the credit union’s credit committee prior to joining the board. Williams is retired from AT&T and YP and has started a business in Florida where he now resides. After serving the credit union for over 18 years, Williams has moved to Director Emeritus status.
Jeanelle Smith has been appointed to the credit union board. She first became an Associate Board Member in March 2016. Smith is a lifelong resident of Saginaw, obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and is a sales analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Adventure Credit Union Moves Into Arena Place
Adventure Credit Union, formerly Option1 Credit Union, celebrated the opening of its 10th branch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 6 at 45 Ottawa Ave. SW, Suite B; the ground floor of Arena Place in Grand Rapids. The event was attended by local dignitaries, project investors, Arena Place tenants and Adventure Credit Union board and staff. Adventure CU is the second retailer to open in Arena Place; a $55 million mixed-use development being completed by Orion Construction.
The new Adventure CU branch provides users with high-end technology features including an ITM (a video enhanced ATM providing a personal experience blended with ATM functionality), self-serve Kiosk, digital displays, and light box display. The digital and lightbox displays were created by local companies and are customized for Adventure CU. In addition to the technology, in-person financial service will be provided by a team of highly trained staff. The branch interior reflects unique urban appeal and supports the concepts for the Grand Rapids Arena South Visioning Plan.
Adventure CU recently took on their new name in preparation for the Arena Place branch opening. Updated credit union branding and the new name reflect an investment in the future and provide a foundation for community collaboration and growth. This year, Adventure CU celebrates 80 years of business serving West Michigan and generations of members.