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There's Still Time to Sign Up for CU Lunch Local

Credit Unions and their partners and around the nation are supporting their local economy by joining us for CU Lunch Local on Oct.17! Show your love for your favorite local eatery and join us!

CU Lunch Local, held in conjunction with International Credit Union Week, seeks to support local communities across the country by dedicating dollars spent that day to local restaurants. Michigan Business Connection, a credit union service organization, started the event in 2012, which has since generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales in participating communities across 13 states. This year our reach will be even greater—Credit Unions in Oregon, Missouri, Colorado, California and Iowa have joined the movement!

“We know that every dollar spent makes a difference when it goes to a local business, from buying a morning cup of coffee, ordering lunch in, or organizing a group of people to support a local business,” said MBC in a statement. The initiative seeks to support local businesses with what it calls “an industry wide cash mob.”

How can you get involved?
Participation in CU Lunch Local is simple:

  1. Commit to buying local on Oct. 17. It could be as simple as a cup of coffee from a neighborhood shop, ordering lunch for your department from a locally owned deli, or cash mobbing a locally owned and operated eatery
  2. Spread the word to others in your credit union, the credit union industry and your local community. Credit unions that plan to participate should sign up here.
  3. Join the event on Facebook. Share the event with your members, community businesses and online friends to help build a community of support. This year the event’s founder, commercial lending CUSO Michigan Business Connection, is also asking participants to consider “challenging” another credit union, their state league and other credit union industry partners to participate.
  4. Help promote the event through your own social media channels and the official CU Lunch Local Facebook page. Take photos or videos, tag your local businesses and use the hashtag #culunchlocal so that the event can gain momentum and be tracked online.

For more information or to receive a copy of this year’s logo contact the event’s coordinator, Jessica Richardson-Isenegger by email.

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2017-10-09 00:00:00