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Honor Credit Union Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Battle Creek

Honor Credit Union celebrated the ribbon cutting of its newest branch location in Battle Creek, Friday, May 12 alongside the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. With the recent partnership between Honor and Battle Creek Area Community Federal Credit Union (BCACFCU), the BCACFCU branch location on Helmer Road cut the red ribbon to make the transition to Honor official. BCACFCU selected Honor Credit Union to align resources to offer even greater opportunities for both memberships.

Joining the two successful credit union’s together allows for an increase in expanded services, product enhancements, and lending opportunities for members, as well as a continued superior member service commitment. Both BCACFCU and Honor have a long standing dedication to providing solutions for financial success and reinvesting in their local communities. The level to which the combined credit unions are able to reinvest in the communities they serve will only continue to increase.    

“We are excited to move forward with the partnership with Honor Credit Union,” states Liz Amundson, former CEO of BCACFCU and new market manager of Honor. “Combining forces with an organization that shares our core beliefs and values is key. We are thankful for our Battle Creek members and the continued support of the community and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce.”

The merging partnership was complete as of April 1. Honor is a $725 million dollar organization with over 65,000 members across the state of Michigan. Additional information is available at

Honor Credit Union Announces Three Internal VP Promotions

Honor Credit Union is excited to announce three internal promotions. Deb Slavens has been named vice president of innovation technology, Chris Jacobs has been named vice president of retail delivery and Sara Buursma has been named vice president of virtual engagement.

Slavens takes over her new role after previously serving as business intelligence manager and director of information technology at Honor. She will be responsible for future technological innovations, delivery of information through analytical insight, and the development and implementation of Honor’s IT strategic plan.

In his new role, Jacobs will be working with the branch teams to give Honor members a great experience as well as identifying new ways to help members save both money and time. He previously served as director of retail branches. Jacobs, who has been with Honor for five years, received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Spring Arbor University, where he also received his master’s in business administration.

Buursma steps into her new role after serving as Honor’s Director of Member Solutions Center. As VP of Virtual Engagement, she will be responsible for driving and overseeing the virtual growth strategy for Honor, as well as the strategic direction of the member solutions center.

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