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  • KYLE, S.D. (5/8/13)--U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday of Lakota FCU on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota.  "People should be proud of the role that the credit union is playing in the Pine Ridge economy," said Johnson. "Everyone deserves to have access to an insured financial institution, and this credit union can be another piece of the puzzle for this community." Credit unions from around the Black Hills, S.D., area and the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas  joined the celebration to show their support (The Memo May 7). Shown are employees and board members from Highmarck FCU, Northern Hills FCU, Dakota Territory FCU, Sentinel FCU, Rapid City Telco and Black Hills FCU, and CUAD staff in front of CUAD's "CU on the Road" vehicle. Manager of the new credit union is Whitney O'Rourke (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas) ...
  • CHICAGO (5/8/13)--U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), left, visited Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines, Ill., May 1 to observe a class on checking and savings accounts, according to Alliant CU in Chicago. The class is part of a four-course curriculum called Banking on Our Future, which teaches the basics of banking and the importance of credit and investment. The financial literacy classes are taught by trained employee volunteers from the $8.27 billion asset Alliant CU, which is headquartered nearby. Schakowsky praised the concept of teaching youth about money matters. The classes occur quarterly during the school year for eighth graders at Algonquin and Chippewa Middle Schools. As a former elementary school teacher, Schakowsky has a strong commitment to education, Alliant CU said. (Photo provided by Alliant CU) ...
  • ONTARIO, Calif. (5/8/13)--CU Direct Corp., which provides lending solutions to credit unions, has been recognized by the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) with the 2013 NACUSO Collaboration and Innovation Award. CU Direct Corp. was recognized for its leadership in innovation and collaboration. The Collaboration and Innovation Award showcases the credit union or CUSO that exhibits leadership using the CUSO collaborative model to deliver value to the credit union and its members. The award was presented during NACUSO's annual conference in Las Vegas ...

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