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* WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (10/1/08)--Pacific Service CU has introduced a mobile service allowing anyone to receive current auto, certificate of deposit, and money market rates using text messaging technology, the Walnut Creek-based credit union announced. By texting a simple message to 60529, the user will receive a reply with the credit union's current rates. In August it released a mobile service to locate the nearest surcharge-free ATM using the text messaging search technology … * TRI CITIES, Wash. (10/1/08)--Spokane Valley, Wash.-based Numerica CU is sponsoring the "Hispanic Heroes" television campaign in the area as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The $784.7 million asset credit union is sponsor of two of the heroes' vignettes, which pay tribute to the first Latina astronaut to travel in space, Dr. Ellen Ochoa (shown here), and Puerto Rican-born MLB Baseball Hall of Famer, Roberto Clemente. These and other vignette tv spots are airing daily in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland and Pasco, Wash.) and Columbia Basin region on local CBS affiliate KEPR-TV and the local Univision Hispanic station, KUNW-TV. The vignettes can be seen at numericacu.com. (Photo provided by Numerica CU) …


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