A Day in the Life of Credit Unions

First Capital FCU Business Development Representative Lisa Barshinger and MSO Jaime Ness unload the wrapped First Capital vehicle upon returning from a successful SEG visit.

At the end of the business day, LAFCU security guard, Alex Galeana, closes the security gate protecting the Glendale, Calif., branch.

Tongass FCU E-Services Rep Becky Garton has children of a member she knows admiring items on her desk while mom is off taking care of business in the credit union.

American Partners FCU proves there is such a thing as a free lunch, serving up food to members in the CU's parking lot.

Clayco Project Director Tom Mooney looks on as former CMCCU CEO Richard Orr hugs current CEO Carol White at groundbreaking.

Pioneer WV FCU proudly flies the flags at its brand new branch.

The Changing Seasons FCU staff shows off their t-shirts worn in honor of the community barbecue held that day.

The Clearview Real Estate department celebrates the finalization of 97 funded loans for the month of July: (Left to Right) Susan Moore, supervisor mortgage lending; Ginny Taylor, mortgage processing representative; Jean Kramer, mortgage processing representative; Sharon Eckerson, mortgage lending underwriter; Sharon Sweeney, AVP real estate lending; Robin Turner, manager mortgage lending; Elaine Laity, mortgage lending underwriter; Theresa Mann, mortgage loan closer; Cheryl Leo, clerical support representative.

Employees at MCU headquarters start their day with a pre-work workout in the on-site fitness center.

First Capital MSO Jaime Ness and Business Development Representative Lisa Barshinger talk to a potential member during a SEG visit at Normandie Ridge, an area senior community.

Colorado CU staff stay hydrated using water bottles with the credit union's logo on them.

Mike Martin, Tennessee CU's CEO, with Antioch High School teacher, Dr. Robert Kriebel. TTCU partners with Metro Nashville Schools and has a fully student-run branch inside the high school.

LAFCU employees Sammy Chung, Karen Patricio and Valentina Rodriguez, enjoy lunch and conversation in the break room at the CU's Glendale, Calif., location.

Kim Williams, executive secretary at Pioneer WV FCU.

SMW 104 FCU Loan Processor Yvonne Caisse and Collections Officer Tiara MacDonald review the CU's new mobile deposit app.

Missouri Credit Union Association President Don Coenour, Central Missouri CU Chairman Dr. Michael Ash and CEO Carol White chat at the CU's groundbreaking event.

Changing Seasons Resolutions Specialist Christie helps a member with an account issue.

Colorado CU's Patrick takes time out to pose for the camera.

First Capital MSR Danielle counts out cash in order to complete a member's transaction.

Czarina Rojas, compliance specialist, and Sheila Regalado, project coordinator, review notes prior to a boardroom meeting.

Clearview CU holds a training session for new hires.

New employees take part in a training session conducted by MCU's human resources department.

SMW 104 Loan Processor Tiffany Johnson helps member Mirna Villarreal with her loan documents.

Robins FCU Branch Manager David Bass discusses a member's account with with Kristeena Garvin.

Mike, Tennessee CU's security guard, watches over the branch.

David Islas, facilities specialist, takes a quick breather in Xceed's mail room.

Amoco FCU CEO Shawn Bailey, right, steps out of his office to join member Daniel Scott for their weekly donut morning.

Tongass Assistant Branch Manager Denise Hudson with the small grill that the staff assembled to give as a door prize drawing for the upcoming Member Appreciation Day in Metlakatla on Annette Island in Alaska.

American Partners Member Phillip Chism served as chef at the CU's cookout.

CMCCU President and Board of Directors, Phyliss Domann, Bob Bartlett, Jake Donovan, Dr. Michael Ash, Carol White, Tom Mooney, Jim Hargrave, Kay Butler, Cheryl Yung.

Krystal Skiles, HR director at Pioneer WV.

Changing Seasons members and staff gear up for the Community BBQ and Food Drive for Maine CUs' Campaign Against Hunger.

Clearview's accounting department gathers for a quick group photo: Jeffrey Anthony, accountant II; Cheryl Vallecorsa, accountant II; Laurie Marsden, manager accounting; Matthew Boltz, accountant II; Abigale Skalko, accountant II; Christine Scrivener, supervisor of accounting; Jacquelyn Tyrseck, accountant II.

Colorado CU's Ken Caryl Assistant Branch Manager hard at work.

Bertha Uc, LAFCU Glendale Branch member service representative, helps a member with his financial needs.

MCU's Assistant Vice President of Communications Mike Mattone being interviewed in MCU's downtown Manhattan branch by New York 1 News, the 24-hour cable news station, for a feature on the advantages of joining credit unions.

Judy Chisholm, electronic services assistant at First Capitol files paperwork.

Lena Black, Loan Administration Specialist at Pioneer WV.

Stephanie Robinson, training and development specialist at Robins FCU, leads a class.

This 2002 Porsche Carrera serves as an attention getter for the event at Changing Seasons. The car was donated just for the day.

Changing Seasons CEO and board member take the Porsche for a 'virtual' test drive in the parking lot.

First Capital Business Services Manager Wendy Bixler explains the Business Rewards credt card to members.

George Hollis, Clearview purchasing support representative, packs the last container of items to be mailed out later that day.

Alix Olitsky, teller at Pioneer WV, with a member.

David Bass, Robins FCU Watson branch manager, greets a member.

A member dressed as Slimer from the Ghostbusters movie pays a visit to LAFCU's Glendale teller line to get some cash for his next fast food run.

MCU encourages employees to give back to the communities it serves. As part of this commitment, branch managers and staff of several branches run a street sale to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House on Manhattan's East 73 Street.

American Parnters' Michelle Moor serves up free lunch to members.

De'Airis, a student and MSR at Tennessee CU's in-school branch at Antioch High School.

American Partners' Christie Vernon offers curbside service during the CU's cookout for members.

Judy Barker, MSR, is a familiar face at the drive-thru at First Capital's East York Office.

Pettis County Commissioner John Meehan and Building Committee Member Bill Griffith at Central Missouri's groundbreaking event.

An Amoco FCU employee hard at work.

LAFCU member Gary Daniels gets the keys to his new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 truck from Paul Puskar, an advisor at LAFCU Auto Buying Service.

An MTA employee opens his new account at Municipal CU.

Eric Clendenin, Pioneer WV Branch Manager, with a member.