COLUMBIA, Md. (1/22/09)--Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia credit unions involved with the 16th Annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo potentially reached more than 85,000 consumers who attended the fair with the credit union difference.
Credit unions from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia exhibited at the NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo Jan. 10-11. From left are Michael Vasti, NBC4; and Cheryl Pyle Money and Angela Akingbade from One FCU, Largo, Md. (Photo provided by the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association)
The fair was held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10-11, according to the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA). A number of credit unions exhibited at the event with MDDCCUA. Sharon Sykes, MDDCCUA vice president of marketing, said she talked with more than 1,000 consumers who visited the MDDCCUA booth (FOCUS Newsletter
Jan. 20). Volunteers also helped 840 consumers find a credit union. “The traffic that we received and the eagerness of so many people to join a credit union was terrific,” Sykes said. “All of the credit unions exhibiting received a great response.” They included:
* DVA FCU; Washington, D.C.; * HEW FCU, Alexandria, Va.; * Prince Georges’ Community FCU, Upper Marlboro, Md.; * State Department FCU, Alexandria, Va.; * Vantria FCU, Springfield, Va.; and * White House FCU, Arlington, Va.
Volunteers at the MDDCCUA booth included Angela Akingbade and Cheryl Pyle, Money One FCU, Largo, Md.; Steve Levin of National Institute of Health FCU, Rockville, Md.; and Stuart Clode of APGFCU, Aberdeen, Md. Sponsorship for the event was funded by the Community Outreach Committee, chaired by MECU CEO Bert Hash.