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In Brief, Jan. 25

MCUL Mortgage Loan Originator Workshop

“Mortgage Lending Made Easy: The 4 Steps to Originating a Compliant Real Estate Loan,” is the topic of the MCUL Mortgage Loan Originator Workshop being held on March 12. The course is a comprehensive overview of the mortgage lending process and will walk through how to originate a mortgage loan compliant with Federal law in just four easy steps: application, underwriting, closing and servicing. The workshop will be held at LAFCU in Lansing. Registration is $299 per person.

Save to Win Webinar: Incentivize Smart Saving & Attract New Members

Helping your members save money and build wealth is a cornerstone of the credit union social mission. No matter what your members are saving for — a home, car, retirement, college or something else — Save to Win can make saving fun. Learn how to encourage smart saving by attending our upcoming webinar.

Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union Donates over $21,000 in 2018

Through the generosity of its membership and its employees, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (AAACU) donated $21,511.85 throughout 2018 to various local organizations.

Each year, AAACU’s seven office locations vote on organizations their office would like to fundraise for each quarter throughout the year. In 2018, all office locations elected to fundraise for Hope Shores Alliance during the third quarter, donating $4,594.37.

AAACU is proud to support 21 different local organizations and charities to help build stronger communities throughout 2018. If you have an organization that you would like to submit for fundraising, please visit your local office location or email

Forest Area Federal Credit Union Opens Fifth Branch

Forest Area Federal Credit Union opened the doors of its fifth location on Jan. 21 in Lake City. A grand opening celebration is set to take place at the new Lake City branch on March 21 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Staff, friends and family will be gathering for a ribbon-cutting cutting ceremony presented by the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. The public and local businesses are encouraged to attend. Attendees can enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and giveaways.

“We can’t wait to bring the community together and celebrate a milestone for Forest Area at our grand opening. We hope to be accompanied by warm weather this spring,“ said Alex Lutke, CFO.

The new state-of-the-art branch located at 101 N. Main St. in Lake City, features a full-service drive-thru and ATM and four teller booths.

“Lake City is a special place and we are look forward to growing with this great community.” Said Sheri Paschall, Branch Manager.

Wildfire Credit Union “Shared the Warmth” with Community

Wildfire Credit Union embarked on a campaign called “Share the Warmth,” which was designed to enlist their communities in gathering new hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks for those in need. Collection boxes were set up in the lobbies of each of the Wildfire branches.

Employees were on board by paying to wear jeans to work. The money raised from the Jean Day was used to purchase even more items. Michelle LeBlanc, marketing and public relations coordinator, commented, “The campaign was a huge success again and we collected over 1,000 items. Many of the items were handmade which made them even more special.”

Wildfire partnered with area agencies throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region to make sure the items got onto the heads, necks, hands and feet of the individuals who needed them most. With the overwhelming response, the “Share the Warmth” campaign is an annual effort.

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