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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (6/15/09)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) contributed to a public policy report on the state's economy, unveiled by the Pennsylvania Business Council at a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda. PCUA is an active member of the council, a group of representatives from pro-business organizations. The report details the group's plans to make the state's economy more competitive in the 21st century. Large and small businesses contributing were from the state's industries such as oil and gas, hospital, insurance and banking industries, and chambers of commerce (Life is a Highway June 12) … * ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (6/15/09)--Credit Union Association of New
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Mexico (CUANM) staffers (from left) Patrick Turner, Elisa Furlan-Young, Devon Van Hecke and Maria Griego were in 1950s attire at CUANM's annual convention June 3-5 in Albuquerque. The theme was Fiftiesville, to mark the association's 50th anniversary. More than 200 credit union professionals, vendors and guests attended. The event raised about $20,000 for the pediatric emergency unit at UNM Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. This year, CUANM and affiliated credit unions will complete a five-year campaign to raise $1 million for the construction and equipment of the pediatric emergency room. (Photo provided by Credit Union Association of New Mexico) … * ST. LOUIS (6/15/09)--Missouri state Rep. Jill Schupp (D-82), right, stopped by the Electro Savings CU's main branch in St. Louis June 2 (The Missouri difference June 12). During the visit, Schupp learned more about the credit union's efforts involving Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), overcoming members' financial difficulties and maintaining the best interest of the credit union membership. Here, Schupp congratulates credit union President Stan Moeckli on the credit union's raising $900 for HFOT. "It's important for credit unions to stay in contact with legislators outside Hike the Hill and annual meeting visits," said Moeckli. "Meeting with a legislator one-on-one at a credit union office really gives us the opportunity to showcase our individual member interaction and community involvement." (Photo provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association) …


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