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CU System briefs (12/22/2009)
* MADISON, Wis. (12/23/09)--A robbery Monday in Madison, Wis., in which citizens teamed up to help police nab a suspect, occurred at Badger Campus CU, on Spring Street, near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. It did not occur at UW CU, as local news accounts and News Now reported in Tuesday's edition … * OGDEN, Utah (12/23/09)--Goldenwest FCU, a $714.6 million asset, Ogden, Utah-based credit union, announced that for the sixth consecutive year, its members will earn a bonus dividend this year. Goldenwest will pay a 7% annual yield on shares for the month of December. Collectively, members will earn more than $640,000 with the bonus dividend. The bonus program has provided more than $13 million to members during the past six years, Goldenwest said. The bonus dividend is paid on primary, secondary, individual retirement and Christmas Club share accounts (Deseret Morning News Dec. 22) … * PLYMOUTH, Mich. (12/23/09)--Glenn Ray is the Michigan Credit Union League’s new director of public affairs. He succeeds former director Mike Bridges and will work at the league’s Lansing headquarters (Michigan Monitor Dec. 21). Ray will develop a proactive media relations program, oversee the league’s CUBE TV and manage the credit union fundraising drive to support a cooperative advertising campaign. Ray has more than 15 years of experience working for Ford Motor Company in financial communications and public affairs. He also was the director of public, government and industry affairs at ArborGen in South Carolina and served as director of public and media relations with Quicken Loans in Livonia, Mich. ... * RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (12/23/09)--Jim Blouin has been named regional sales manager-Northeast for CO-OP Financial Services. With more than 20 years of credit, debit and ATM processing sales and relationship management experience, Blouin spent 12 years at Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (formerly Certegy Card Services). He began his career with The Howard Bank, NA/Banknorth Group, Inc. Blouin will be based in Montpelier, Vt., and will be responsible for business development and sales in the region. CO-OP Financial services provides a nationwide ATM network, debit processing services, ATM processing and other account-driven access channels such as shared branching, checking imaging and mobile payments …

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