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* COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (3/19/10)--Ent FCU has launched its first free iPhone application--an Ent Service Center and ATM Location Finder--on iTunes. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based credit union's members with an iPhone or an iPod touch can use the Ent Location Finder to find the nearest Ent Shared Branch, Ent ATM or CO-OP Network ATM throughout the U.S. "Unlike text-based locator tools and Web page listings, the iPhone's GPS functionality finds the closest locations automatically, eliminating the need to know their current ZIP code or nearest cross street," said Victoria Selfridge, director of marketing. The application displays the closest 18 ATMs and/or Service Centers, connects directly to Google Maps for driving instructions, and displays the location name, hours of operation and unique additional member services for each Ent Service Center ... * RICHMOND, Va. (3/19/10)--Dorothy J. "Dot" Hall, retired president of Virginia CU, Richmond, died Tuesday at her home in Hanover, Va. She was 79. She joined the credit union in 1957 as a bookkeeper and retired as president in 1999 after 42 years. She became treasurer of the board and the general manager of the credit union in 1972. Her title was changed to president in 1986. When she began working for the credit union, it had 2,500 members and less than $1 million in assets. When she retired, it had 123,000 members and more than $600 million in assets, and E. J. Face Jr., commissioner of the State Corporation Commission Bureau of Financial Institutions, noted her efforts as "an inspiration to her board, the staff of the credit union, and perhaps most important of all, to the membership of the credit union." "For many people, Dot Hall was the credit union," said Jane Watkins, who succeeded her as president/CEO. Hall also served as president of the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Credit Union League, as a league director, and as a national director from Virginia ...


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