Credit Unions Show Local Support for CU Lunch Local, Oct. 15
In its eighth year, CU Lunch Local continues its mission with one thing in mind: to demonstrate the impact credit unions have on the local economy when they collectively buy lunch, or even a cup of coffee from a local business.
Celebrated annually on the Tuesday before International Credit Union Day, CU Lunch Local continues to add more credit unions, state leagues and other affiliated credit union partners with each year. In 2018, the event welcomed more than 25 credit unions across the United States including their first international credit union from Canada.
How do you become a part of CU Lunch Local?
First, RSVP by visiting here. Then, on Oct. 15, join the festivities by grabbing your morning coffee from a local coffee shop, purchasing lunch for staff or picking up some treats from a local bakery. How the day is celebrated is up to the organization participating. But remember, you’re not only celebrating with your staff and members, but your community as well.
The day of the event signed up organizations are encouraged to take to social media with the hashtag #culunchlocal to showcase their meals and restaurants of choice that support the CU Lunch Local movement. To access past years photos and stories visit and like the event’s official Facebook page.
“CU Lunch Local is about so much more than buying local,” said Bill Beardsley, president/CEO of Michigan Business Connection (MBC). “It’s a fun and easy way to make an impact locally. Participating organizations have the opportunity to educate businesses about the credit union difference and get to eat some great food too. It continues to be an easy win-win, and we hope we see an even greater impact in 2019 than we did in previous years.”
Jessica Richardson-Isenegger, who helped establish and coordinates the annual event on behalf of MBC, encourages participating organizations to contact her via email to request the logo or to ask questions.