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Credit Unions Across Michigan Celebrate International Credit Union Week

CU Lunch Local
Be it lunch at a local deli or a shopping at a neighborhood store, credit unions are being called on to show their support of small businesses with actual cash. Marshall Community Credit Union is just one of many credit unions across the United States putting money back into their local economy by participating in this year’s CU Lunch Local.

The CU Lunch Local initiative, is a nationwide annual event that was held on Oct. 17 in conjunction with International Credit Union Week. Credit Unions across the U.S. spent their money at local businesses with the goal of supporting them and encouraging others to buy local. Throughout the week, credit unions throughout Michigan and several other supporting states will participate.

The basic goal of CU Lunch Local (#culunchlocal), founded by Michigan Business Connection in 2012, is to drive positive awareness of the credit union industry’s to support local businesses. Recent data shows us that business loans by banks are down, and business loans by credit unions have substantially increased. This loan growth is really the result of businesses increasingly seeing credit unions as a great source for their business.

On Oct. 19, TBA Credit Union joined credit unions across the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day. TBACU celebrated at both branches with giveaways, cider and cupcakes, as well as participating in NMC's Food for Thought food drive.

Celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948, International Credit Union Day is dedicated to honoring the establishment and growth of the credit unions and thanking the members they serve. The theme for ICU Day® 2017 was Dreams Thrive Here, and credit unions throughout the world celebrated within their communities.

“We are honored to work with NMC students and support their Food for Thought food drive again this year,” said Meghan Elliott, TBACU Front Street Branch Manager. “The students amaze us with their professionalism and dedication. It’s astounding how much food they are able to collect and distribute to benefit our local communities.”

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