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MSUFCU to Host Peckham’s Art from the Heart Exhibit

MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) will partner with the Peckham Community Partnership Foundation to host the 2018 Art from the Heart exhibit from May 15–June 14. The Art from the Heart program provides professional, individualized instruction in the visual arts to artists with significant disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Community members and media representatives are invited to attend the opening reception at MSUFCU Headquarters. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and purchase artwork that will be on display. The exhibit will also be available for viewing during MSUFCU’s normal business hours until June 14.    

Peckham, Inc. is a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization that values equality, diversity and performance. MSUFCU helps support Peckham’s programs via financial education and its involvement in events such as Art from the Heart.

Gerber FCU Donates Nearly 700 Books to Local Second Grade Students

During the month of March, John Buckley, Gerber Federal Credit Union’s president and CEO, read the book The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy to second grade students at various local schools. The popular book illustrates a day at the face-painting booth during the school fair and provides plenty of opportunities to count combinations of coins adding up to fifty.  

Following the book read, Buckley discussed good money management and presented every student, their teacher and their school library with a copy of the book. Gerber donated a total of 685 books to the following school districts: Big Jackson, Fremont, Fremont Christian, Grant Christian, Grant, Hesperia, Holton, Newaygo and White Cloud.

“It is always a pleasure to read to these kids and have them react as they do,” said Buckley. “We discussed how the children in the book putting their extra pennies into a pot to help out a friend is very similar to how credit unions work. Members pool their money in order to be able to provide loans to those who need them. Great discussion and lessons learned, we look forward to our next visit.”

Northland Area Federal Credit Union Donates to Newspapers in Education Program

Northland Area Federal Credit Union donated $541 to the Alpena News to support their ongoing Newspapers in Education Program. Carrie Burr, Northland’s assistant branch manager in Alpena, presented the check at the Lincoln Elementary School. Teachers make reading the newspaper fun by challenging students to find the answers to specific questions like what time the sun rises or sets that day or what items are for sale in the classified section.

“The Lending Center along with Northland decided to partner up with the Alpena News because we recognize the value of our local schools teaching students the importance of reading and studying local newspapers in the classroom,” said Mat Duthler, Northland’s marketing director.

TBA Credit Union Launches New Mobile App

TBA Credit Union has launched a new mobile app for download on Apple and Android devices.

The app allows for a single sign-on, meaning the user can access mobile banking and Remote Deposit Capture with one login. Based on phone model and carrier, users will have the option of using PIN, facial, voice and thumbprint recognition, or standard username and password to login to the app. The new and improved app features will provide increased convenience for users and save them time.

“We are committed to improving our electronic services for our members,” said Christie Dompierre, TBACU’s marketing director. “One of our top priorities is to make their banking experience as convenient as possible and we feel the addition of biometric authentication will save time while adding security.”

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