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CU System Briefs (10/09/2008)
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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (10/10/08)--Numerica CU, Spokane Valley, Wash., exclusively sponsored Balloons over Valleyfest, a community event in Spokane Valley. Seven hot air balloons participated in the event and launched each morning from Friday through Sunday. Numerica banners were placed on each balloon basket. Credit union employees volunteered on the hot air balloon crews, assisted pilots with inflating the balloons, landing and packing up after each flight. Numerica also contributed in providing free kids’ activities, food and entertainment. Numerica CU has $750 million in assets. (Photo provided by Numerica CU) ... * MILWAUKEE (10/10/08)--Guardian CU, Milwaukee, plans to merge with Prime Financial CU, Cudahy, Wis., to form a credit union that will have about $491 million in assets (The Milwaukee Journal Oct. 8). The resulting credit union will be called Guardian CU and will have 82,000 members. It will be the 10th largest in the state. Guardian began as Harnischfeger Employees CU in 1934 and has branches in Milwaukee County, Racine County and Waukesha County. Prime Financial was founded in 1923 and formerly served city and county employees ... * SILVER SPRING, Md. (10/10/08)--The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) will launch Protect Your Identity Week Oct. 19-25. NFCC member agencies nationwide will conduct ID theft workshops, credit report reviews and shredding events. The agencies also will provide education. “We need to fight back [against identity theft], and the way to do that is to arm consumers with concrete steps they can implement into their daily lives,” said NFCC spokesman Gail Cunningham. The Credit Union National Association is an NFCC coalition member ...


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