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CU System Briefs (07/09/2013)
  • NEWARK, Del. (7/9/13)--Theresa Cannon, 32, of Wilmington, Del., has been charged with robbing a branch of Newark-based Louviers FCU on Kirkwood Highway on July 3 (Associated Press Newswires July 5 and Newark Post Online July 6). According to Delaware State Police, Cannon allegedly entered the credit union wearing a baseball cap that covered most of her face, gave a teller a note demanding money, then fled on foot. She was captured after a short chase when police responding to the robbery call spotted her walking along the highway.  She is charged with second-degree robbery and wearing a disguise during commission of a felony ...
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (7/9/13)--State Employees' CU (SECU) based in Raleigh, N.C., will begin relocating roughly 80 employees by the end of July into a new 12-story SECU tower in downtown Raleigh from other SECU offices (Triangle Business Journal July 5). Employee relocation from the $25.1 billion asset credit union's financial advisory services group will proceed through September, SECU spokeswoman Leigh Brady told the Journal. The new building will include a credit union branch and a six-story parking deck. Construction of the $45 million SECU office building began in late 2009, but went through a delay after a major subcontractor ,who was slated to install all the window panels in the building, filed for bankruptcy, the Journal said ...
  • PORTLAND, Maine (7/9/13)--Lauren Reeves has taken over as the Maine Young & Free spokester. Reeves was announced as the successor to Kylie Keene in mid-June, the Maine Credit Union League said (Weekly Update July 5). Since assuming her new position, Reeves has made several live television and radio appearances. The publicity has directed additional traffic to the Young & Free website, said Debra Trautman, assistant vice president of corporate marketing for the league. Several other radio and newspaper articles are scheduled for the coming weeks, the league said ...
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (7/9/13)--Ben Hill retired June 28 from Blue Flame CU as manager/CEO, culminating a 38-year credit union career. Along the way, Hill's love for numbers and passion for helping credit union members succeed has helped the Charlotte, N.C.-based credit union thrive, said the North Carolina Credit Union League. Hill became manager/CEO of the $37 million asset Blue Flame in 1990. Under his leadership the credit union grew in key areas, including assets, shares, loans and capital. Hill has also been active in the state and national credit union movement. He is a past chairman of the league (2006-2010), a past member of the board of directors for the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, and was appointed by former North Carolina  Gov. Jim Martin to serve on the North Carolina Credit Union Commission (1992-1995) ...
  • GREENSBORO, N.C. (7/9/13)--Lila Lowe, 71, former office manager and board secretary of Greensboro, N.C.-based Internal Revenue Employees FCU, died May 26 in a University of North Carolina Hospital in  Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Credit Union League  reported in its newsletter, The Weekly Conversation (July 3). Lowe served the credit union for 26 years as office manager and later served as secretary of the board of directors.  She is survived by her husband Jim, daughters Donna and Carol, and grandchildren ...


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