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Alliance Credit Union Donates Computer Workstations to St. Louis Byte Works

May
02

Alliance Credit Union (Fenton) donated 19 computer workstations to St. Louis Byte Works. Through the organization’s “Earn-A-Computer” program, local children earn a computer after completing a free six-week, hands-on series of computer courses. The program is open to students in fourth through eighth grade. 

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1st Financial Federal Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

May
01

On April 22, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville) was honored to award the winners of the 2014 Horizon and Right Stuff Scholarships at their annual meeting.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union awards two scholarships annually to high school and college students with the purpose of stimulating financial literacy, promoting the advantages of banking with a credit union, and encouraging the community to shape their future through higher education.

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Neighbors Aids Community with Shred Day

May
01

On April 26, 2014, Neighbors Credit Union hosted their ninth annual Shred Day. Neighbors teamed up with Cintas, a document shredding company, to provide the community with the opportunity to shred documents containing personal information. The credit union served over 115 members and area residents within a three-hour period.

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Joplin Metro Credit Union Holds Easter Egg Hunt Event

Apr
30

The children of Joplin were thrilled to see the Easter bunny at an egg hunt hosted by Joplin Metro Credit Union (JMCU). The event was held on April 19. It was well attended with approximately 50 children participating in the event.

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Electro Savings Credit Union Pays It Forward

Apr
30

Electro Savings Credit Union (St. Louis) recently donated $20,000 to the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF). This was the credit union’s way of paying it forward to help other credit unions in Missouri. 

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River Region Credit Union Honored for Partner in Education Efforts

Apr
30

River Region Credit Union (Jefferson City) was selected for the 2014 Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce's Program of Excellence Award. The award recognized River Region for its Partner in Education efforts with Cedar Hill Elementary School.

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Business Journals Spotlight Credit Unions

Apr
29

Credit unions were all over the news this week in the St. Louis and Kansas City Business Journal publications. The April 25-May 1 editions featured numerous articles about credit unions, featuring Missouri leaders from Kansas City and St. Louis. Here is a summary of each article: 

The List: Largest Credit Unions 
The St. Louis Business Journal ranked local credit unions by deposits as of December 31, 2013, to create its weekly list feature. The list includes: 

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Credit Unions Weigh in on Payday Loan Debate

Apr
23

Short term loans. Payday loans. Predatory lending. What they are depends on how you view the unsecured, generally small-dollar loan businesses that number near 1,000 in the Show Me State. Is it economic freedom or exploitation of Missouri's poor?

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Poplar Bluff Federal Sponsors Pull Tab Drive for Ronald McDonald House

Apr
23

Who says "youth don't make a difference?" Not Poplar Bluff Federal Credit Union! One of their youth members, Brandon Scott, 12, and his family coordinated the second Annual Pull Tab Drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (RMHC). The credit union sponsored the event, which was held on April 19, at the American Legion Hall in Poplar Bluff.

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Missouri Valley FCU Makes Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program Free for Local Classrooms

Apr
19

Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Missouri Valley Federal Credit Union (St. Peters) is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to St. Charles County schools completely free.

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