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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How One CU Created Its Own 'Hidden Cash' Scavenger Hunt
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Inspired by millionaire Jason Buzi who has been hiding envelopes in major U.S. cities stuffed with $100 for strangers to find, one credit union is doing something similar in a few small towns that have been battered by the recession.
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To stand apart from the crowd and attract new members, some credit unions are offering some creative and unusual perks. more »
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. — Fulton County FCU has rebranded itself as First Choice Financial FCU. more »
NEW YORK — Befitting a credit union with a heavily international membership, United Nations FCU has seen a strong response to a World Cup bracket challenge that it launched shortly before the quadrennial soccer tournament kicked off in mid-June. more »
Many credit union representatives have said that when times get tough — such as during an economic downturn — the CU's marketing budget is the first to get cut and often the last to be reinstated. more »
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Francisco Bay Area is a "very crowded" market, with "high competition" among the many credit unions, banks and other financial service companies that are here. more »
SAN FRANCISCO — As credit union leaders from across the U.S. flock here for CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference this week, they will find most San Francisco Bay Area CU executives with big smiles on their faces. more »
MORA, Minn. — Members of Greater Minnesota CU here have approved a merger with SPIRE CU, which will be the continuing credit union. more »
CUNA and the state leagues have launched a new website to mark U.S. credit unions' march toward 100 million members. more »
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Members Credit Union here and Bay Winds FCU plan to merge. more »
NASHVILLE — The merger between Kentucky Corporate FCU and Volunteer Corporate CU moved a step closer to completion with NCUA approving the deal earlier this month in a closed meeting. more »
Four credit unions – two in Connecticut and two in Nebraska – announced Monday they are merging more »
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The next decade could be the most transformational period the financial services industry has ever seen—and firms that want to survive it should take a few lessons from the video rental and typewriter industries. more »
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The $151 million Community Financial CU here and the $66 million Boulder Municipal Employees FCU plan to merge this fall. more »

A look at credit union partners and what they will be offering at NAFCU's upcoming Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas.
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JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ
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The Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas, NV
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Highlighting the CU Difference
This spot from Minnesota Valley FCU highlights the CU difference, including shared branching, the people-helping-people philosophy, and that credit unions are non-for-profit financial institutions.
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