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CU System Briefs (10/07/2013)
  • SANTA ROSA, Calif. (10/7/13)--Redwood CU announced that employees exceeded its annual $95,000 United Way workplace giving campaign goal for the 15th year in a row, with donations topping $96,000. The credit union said it encouraged workers to give through raffles, casual days, smoothie parties and other events. Donations support the United Way of the Wine Country and United Way of the Bay Area. RCU employees also recently volunteered their time to help maintain and clean at a Boys & Girls Club, and at facilities offering services to foster children and the homeless ...
     
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (10/7/13)--A blog hosted by credit unions payment processor The Members Group was named one of the top 20 blogs for financial marketers by The Financial Brand, an online publication covering retail banking marketing. A variety of The Members Group employees and executives contribute to the blog (TMGBlog.com), publishing posts on strategy, fraud prevention, product innovation and other industry related subjects. "Every marketer who has given blogging a try will tell you it's extremely difficult, deadline-driven work," said TMG vice president of marketing, Georgann Smith. "At the same time, the work pays off. Our clients and others in the financial institution community have come to know TMGBlog.com as a reliable resource for best practices, news and insight on the hottest topics in payments. It has been a years-long initiative for our company, and we're so honored to have the hard work of our executive-level writers and our marketing team acknowledged by such an important outlet in our industry." ...
     
  • ALBANY, N.Y. (10/7/13)--Lucy Gottung Halstead has been named First New York FCU's new president/CEO. Previously senior vice president and chief operating officer, Halstead joined First New York FCU in 1998. While at the Albany-based credit union, Halstead has supervised branch operations and the management team, while overseeing business development. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a bachelor of arts in public communications, and also graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. First New York FCU has $272.2 million in assets ...
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