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CU System Briefs (09/20/2012)
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (9/21/12)--To provide 5,000 holiday gift boxes for North Carolina soldiers deployed throughout the world, SECU will be collecting items through Oct. 31 in all 244 of its branches statewide in support of the Third Annual SECU Supports the Troops Campaign. The "wish list" available in SECU branches and on the SECU website includes items such as travel sized toiletries and snacks. SECU will also accept monetary donations to assist with shipping costs for the December delivery of the gift boxes to troops. Thank you cards from local school children will once again be included in 2012 packages …


  • FREMONT, Ohio (9/21/12)--Fremont (Ohio) FCU, with $153 million in assets, has partnered with Downtown Fremont Inc. to form a "cash mob" downtown event in the city to encourage shopping at locally owned small businesses (The News Messenger Sept. 14). The cash mob idea came from a national movement that started in Cleveland when a community member there implored consumers to shop at small businesses and bolster the local economy, Angie Morelock, director of downtown Fremont Inc., told the newspaper. Cash mob events go to businesses that give back to their community, have appeal for men and women, and offer items at roughly a $20 price point, the paper said ... 


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