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CU System briefs (02/03/2009)
* HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (2/4/09)--The New Jersey Credit Union League has unveiled its new logo, which plays on the cooperative nature of credit unions. Designed by Greylock Marketing Group, a credit union service organization of Greylock FCU, the logo features colorful, equally sized blocks overlapping each other. "It really represents a variety of pieces coming together to form something that's bigger than the sum of all the parts," said league President/CEO Paul Gentile, noting the state has the league, large and small credit unions and leaders of all types. The logo also will also appeal to younger consumers, he said. The logo will be used in the league's advertising campaign, "New Jersey's Credit Unions, Banking You Can Trust." The league's service corporation, Professional Services Group, will deliver the message, "Services You Can Trust" in the tagline. The league also is rebranding its education department to EDGE (Education, Development, Growth and Essentials) … * COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (2/4/09)--ENT FCU employees raised $101,371 for the United Way campaign during 2008, beating its $95,000 goal, according to President/CEO Charles Emmer. Ent has supported Pikes Peak United Way for more than 15 years. It raised more than $90,000 during the past three years. The credit union's fundraising included creating themed gift baskets for an online auction. Each department and service center create a basket. Other activities included jeans days, barbeques, and tickets sold to a breakfast cooked by Ent's management staff. Pictured with baskets are Ent's 2008 campaign co-chairs, Gregg Caulfield and Liz Finn (Photo provided by Ent FCU)… * DES MOINES, Iowas (2/4/09)--A Des Moines man was sentenced to 58 years in prison for robberies of three financial institutions, including two credit unions. Michael Carlos Cooper Wiest, 20, who was convicted by a jury on Dec. 14, 2007, will also be on supervised release for five years after serving the sentence. He was also ordered to pay $600 to the Crime Victim Fund and $29,805 in restitution to the three institutions. The robberies, which occurred in 2006, were at Affinity CU on Dec. 18; Liberty Bank on Dec. 20; and Financial Plus CU, Dec. 22 (States News Service Feb. 2) …


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