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CU System briefs (05/16/2014)
  • WASHINGTON (5/16/14)-- Alex McVeigh is the new communications specialist at the Credit Union National Association and will be serving primarily as the Washington reporter for  News Now . He will primarily write stories involving legislation, regulation and policy events that are of interest to credit unions. He comes to CUNA after six years working in newspapers as a reporter and online publications as an editor.  McVeigh has broad experience, having covered everything from politics and government to business and feature stories during four years in local journalism. He has also covered the military in the Washington, D.C., area. McVeigh graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University--popularly known as Virginia Tech--with a bachelor's of arts degree. McVeigh joined the News Now team on May 5. He is based in CUNA's Washington office and can be reached at amcveigh@cuna.coop ...
  • Kendra Baker, right, United Northwest FCU, picks up the tab for diners at Town and Country Kitchen in Norton, Kan., as part of the Kansas "the CU way" campaign Thursday. (Kansas Credit Union Association photo)
    WICHITA, Kan. (5/16/14)-- On Thursday, Kansas credit unions gave away $10,000 as part of this round of the Kansas Credit Union Association's (KCUA) Make a Difference campaign . During "the CU way" events Tuesday and Thursday, 16 credit unions in 11 Kansas communities either paid for meals or offered gift cards to cover diners' meals. (See News Now May 14:CUs make Kansans' day 'the CU way.') "Not only were credit unions surprising the people who live in their community, they were also supporting local businesses," said Susan Dyer, KCUA director of communications. To date, Kansas credit unions have given away $55,500 to consumers through the Make a Difference campaign, including two gas giveaways and a similar "It's On Us" event ...
  • DAVENPORT, Iowa (5/16/14)-- To help Prophetstown, Ill., rebuild its downtown, IH Mississippi Valley CU, with $868 million in assets, is planning to build a branch there this summer. "We've been serving the Prophetstown community for more than 10 years," said Dennis Hall, president of the Moline., Ill.,-based credit union ( Quad-City Times May 14). "When we learned of the devastating fire on Main Street, we were committed to helping the recovery efforts." A groundbreaking ceremony will be held July 15 in conjunction with a memorial to commemorate the first anniversary of the fire that destroyed eight buildings, damaged two others and left more than a half-dozen people homeless ...


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