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State Chartered Credit Unions - Bylaw Working Group

In preparation for a review and update to DIFS bylaws for state chartered credit unions, the MCUL is looking for volunteers who would like to serve as part of a working group. With the recent changes to the Michigan Credit Union Act it is necessary to update and modernize the bylaws to better reflect the needs and operations of Michigan credit unions. If you are interested in participating in the working group please contact Vice President of Government Affairs, Kirk Hanna.
 

Corp! Magazine Awards Genisys with Economic Bright Spots Award

While celebrating 80 years of financial success, Genisys Credit Union in Auburn Hills has received the 2016 Economic Bright Spots Award from Corp! Magazine.

“Genisys is excited and honored to accept this prestigious award.” said Jackie Buchanan, President/CEO. “We aspire to help drive Michigan’s economy forward while meeting the needs of our members.”

This award recognizes Michigan companies that continue to flourish in economic growth and expansion while hiring Michigan’s brightest talent. One of sixty honorees, Genisys is the only financial institution recognized as a Michigan Bright Spot.

Frequently voted “Best of the Best,” since 1936, Genisys continues to expand and improve. Their members expressed concern about security, so Genisys responded by introducing debit and credit EMV chip cards in 2015. Genisys has also dedicated many of its resources to giving back to surrounding communities. In 2015, Genisys staff and family members volunteered over 3,700 hours of service to the community while sponsoring over 500 community events. Genisys has also provided financial education with the introduction of the Genisys blog.
 

James Knight Named United Federal Credit Union Market Vice President Midwest Region

United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) has promoted James Knight to the position of Market Vice President Midwest Region. In this expanded role, Knight will continue to be responsible for retail sales and membership growth in North Berrien County and Holland while also assuming those responsibilities in UFCU’s South Berrien County, Indiana and Ohio markets.

Knight joined UFCU in June of 2009 as branch manager in Niles, and was named Market Vice President in 2012. He serves on the board of directors of United Way of Southwest Michigan, and is executive committee chair of United Way’s Impact Committee.

Knight holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University, and earned a Certified Senior Executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society’s School of Applied Strategic Management.


Kellogg Community Credit Union To Host Community Ice Cream Social

Kellogg Community Credit Union (KCCU) is excited to announce it will be hosting a community Ice Cream Social. This fun event will be held on Saturday, August 6, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at KCCU’s Romence Branch, located at 499 Romence Road in Portage.

This free event is open to KCCU members and anyone in the community. It’s a great opportunity for the community in the Portage area to get together and enjoy a favorite summertime treat.

“We are very excited to host our first ice cream social at our Romence Road location,” said Christina Blankenship, KCCU’s Romence Rd. Branch Manager. “It’s the perfect way for us to show our appreciation and celebrate summer with our members, neighbors and the community.”

During the event, KCCU will be offering a $50 cash deposit for opening a new loan exceeding $10,000, and/or for opening a new checking account (some restrictions apply). There will also be prizes and giveaways for anyone who attends.
 

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union Hosts Alcona Senior Breakfast

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union’s Tiger Branch Supervisor Stacey Hall assisted in hosting Alcona Community schools’ senior breakfast for the class of 2016. AAACU’s Tiger Branch located in the community school has hosted senior breakfast for the students for many years.

Stacey congratulated the class of 2016 on all their hard work over the years and wished them luck in their future endeavors. She spoke to the students about the importance of preparing themselves financially before heading off to school, the military, or into the workforce. Stacey talked to the seniors about opening an account if they have not already done so and the benefits of having a debit card. She also stressed the importance of ordering your debit card early, allowing plenty of time for the card to arrive, and to make sure it is working properly.

Seniors who attended were served breakfast, received their high school yearbook and had the chance of winning gift cards from various businesses.  Also throughout the year students that opened an account, made a deposit of $5 or more, or signed up for a new product or service were entered into a drawing for a college basket. The winner of the basket full of “items needed when you head off to college” was L. Vonfintal.
 

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union Supports Alcona Milk Program

Through the hard work and dedication of its employees and the generosity of its membership, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union was able to raise $578.17 in monetary donations for the Alcona Milk Program.

The Alcona Milk Program, established in 2013, uses donated funds to purchase milk for elementary students at Alcona Community School. Each week 50-70 students have milk sent home with them in cooler bags filled with ice to ensure these students are receiving the recommended daily amount of dairy.

Along with member donations, the Lincoln office sold candy bars, held a camping raffle and donated $2.00 to dress down on Fridays.

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