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* PEWAUKEE, Wis. (5/16/08)--Wisconsin credit unions raised $348,595 in 2007 to benefit sick and injured children treated at local nonprofit hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network (CMN), said the Wisconsin Credit Union League (The League May 12). Nationally, credit unions and their trade associations raised about $8 million last year, compared with $7 million in 2006, for CMN. The funds provide charity care, special treatment programs, and research and equipment. The funds also are sent to the CMN-affiliated hospital nearest the area where the funds are raised … * HARRISBURG (5/16/08)--Mary Beth Wilcher, chief marketing officer at Erie (Pa.) FCU, was a guest on a 30-minute talk radio show Wednesday on JET Radio 1400, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway May 15). The topic was credit unions. She discussed who can belong, how credit unions differ, credit unions' iBelong awareness campaign; and the future of credit unions. Other topics discussed included challenges facing credit unions and the current mortgage crisis. Erie FCU will participate in eight monthly interviews during 2008. Each segment will focus on a different credit union topic …


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