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* SALT LAKE CITY (4/16/10)--Mountain America CU, Salt Lake City, is a lead sponsor of one of Utah’s newest attractions--the Penguin Encounter at the Living Planet Aquarium. The aquarium recently held a Penguin Encounter VIP Party to introduce the Gentoo penguin exhibit to the Salt Lake community. More than 400 dignitaries and guests were on hand for the opening of the family attraction, which completes the Aquarium’s “Journey to South America” gallery. “Mountain America CU has been a founding sponsor of The Living Planet Aquarium since 2004,” said Brent Andersen, founder/CEO of the aquarium. “Its ongoing support has assisted us in achieving our mission to create a deeper understanding of Earth’s diverse ecosystems." (Photo provided by Mountain America CU) … * NEW BERLIN, Wis. (4/16/10)--Landmark CU, New Berlin, Wis., raised $29,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation by selling $1 Links
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and $10 Hearts during its Credit Unions for Kids Chain of Hearts campaign. The amount raised is a 32% increase compared with last year.. From left are Landmark CU’s April Shorter, Karen Garcia, Roberta Cochrane, Monica Evans, Chuck Schuyler, Pi la Yang, Matea Maca and Marta Anderson. Credit unions have raised more than $73 million for the Children’s Miracle Network since the program began in 1996. Wisconsin credit unions raised more than $292,000 last year. Landmark CU has $1.43 billion in assets. (Photo provided by Landmark CU) ... * BOSSIER CITY, La. (4/16/10)--Carl M. Schneider III, who served key management positions with credit unions in Louisiana and Texas, died Tuesday in Shreveport, La. He was 66. He enjoyed more than 35 years in the financial industry. Schneider formerly served as president of Southwest 66 CU, Odessa, Texas, and as former chief operating officer at Barksdale FCU, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He also served on the staff of the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington, D.C. (LoneStar Leaguer and Shreveport Times April 15). He chaired ABA's National School of Retail Banking and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking ...


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