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* SAN DIMAS, Calif. (1/15/10)--CLARIFICATION--Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC)’s main telephone line is: 888-372-2669 or 909-753-1200. Network support can be reached at 800-509-1087 or 909-753-1201. The fax number is 909-394-3521. FSCC announced that it will be relocating its headquarters today to Ontario, Calif., with a new address: 2855 East Guasti Road, Suite 202, Ontario, Calif. 91761-1249 ... * PALATINE, Ill. (1/15/10)--The $5 million asset Maine Township Schools CU (MTSCU), Park Ridge, Ill., has merged into the $128 million asset Premier CU, Palatine, Ill. The merger increases products and services available for MTSCU members and creates growth opportunities for Premier CU, the credit unions said in a press release. MTSCU was chartered in 1959 to serve local school district employees and families. It served more than 1,000 members. Premier, chartered as a schools credit union in 1961, serves more than 100 schools, plus several colleges, local municipalities and select employee groups ... * NEENAH, Wis. (1/15/10)--The marketing team at Evergreen CU in Neenah, Wis., has
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found a different way to promote the $26 million asset credit union's "Winter Fun is Financed Here" campaign: Snow writing. Armed with spritzer bottles filled with food coloring and water, the team used the snow banks around the credit union as canvasses for advertising messages. "We found a creative way to use what was right in front of us to get our marketing messages out there," said Debbie Bruley, vice president-operations. "Difficult economic times sometimes present really cool opportunities to think outside the box, and snow writing is a great team-building experience." (Photo provided by Evergreen CU) ... * NORWOOD, Ohio (1/15/10)--Derrick Kidd, 37, of Mount Auburn, Ohio, is being held under $400,000 bail by police in connection with three robberies at Wright-Patt CU's Norwood, Ohio, branch. Kidd was arrested Tuesday after a struggle with a uniformed, off-duty deputy inside and outside the credit union. The suspect entered the credit union and ignored the deputy's request to remove his cap, then tired to rob a teller, said police. The teller shouted to the deputy, "Hey, this is our guy," and the deputy and Kidd struggled in the credit union and outside, where Kidd lost his coat and his shirt and ran. He was arrested a block away. Kidd was released from prison in October for two prior bank robbery convictions and was on parole (The Cincinnati Enquirer Jan. 14) ... * HARRISBURG, Pa. (1/15/10)--John Marisic, longtime board member of Pennsylvania State Employees CU (PSECU), died Jan. 5 in Lebanon, Pa., according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA). Marisic was a former member of PCUA's Governmental Affairs Committee and an advocate for credit union issues with elected officials. He was vice chairman of the credit union's board. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday at the Mt. Gretna (Pa.) Fire Co. ...


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