LANSING, Mich. (7/24/14)--For the third year, CU Lunch Local aims to put thousands of dollars back into the pockets of Main Street businesses with its nationwide cash mob program that also promotes the credit union difference.
CU Lunch Local, set for Oct. 14 during International Credit Union Week, originated two years ago with Michigan credit unions and Michigan Business Connection. Credit unions commit to buying local, infusing cash into their communities and raising credit union awareness.
This year's goal is to expand even further beyond the borders of Michigan. Participating credit unions can promote their activities on the CU Lunch Local Facebook page, and the #culunchlocal hashtag will help spread the word in social media.
In the past, credit unions have comped cups of coffee, purchased supplies from local businesses or partnered with locally owned restaurants to offer discounts to credit union members.
Credit unions interested in participating can use the CU Lunch Local Facebook page or contact Jessica Richardson-Isenegger at