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1st Financial FCU Supports MCUCF on Give STL Day

May
05
1st Financial FCU Supports MCUCF on Give STL Day

1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville) celebrated Give STL Day (May 5) by donating $1,000 to the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF) and challenging area credit unions to do the same. 

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Kansas City Credit Union Installs ATM in KCMO Health Department

May
05
Kansas City Credit Union Installs ATM in KCMO Health Department

Kansas City Credit Union (KCCU) did it again! After a lot of hard work from both parties involved, Kansas City Credit Union was granted permission to have an ATM installed in the KCMO Health Department, located at 2400 Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

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Acree Accepts SBM Award Honoring Community Leaders

May
01
Acree Accepts SBM Award Honoring Community Leaders

Eric Acree, president & CEO of Vantage Credit Union (Bridgeton), was recently presented an award honoring local business leaders in the community at a Small Business Monthly luncheon this past week. One hundred St. Louis leaders were honored with the "St. Louisan You Should Know to Succeed in Business" award.

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Neighbors, First Community Lending Experts Talk Real Estate

Apr
28
Neighbors, First Community Lending Experts Talk Real Estate

Recently, the St. Louis Business Journal gathered several local lending experts to talk about the state of residential real estate. Credit unions were represented by Chris Smith, of Neighbors Credit Union, and Joy Weeks, of First Community Credit Union.

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Electro Savings Partners with MoKan to Train Construction Apprentices

Apr
24
Electro Savings Partners with MoKan to Train Construction Apprentices

Backed by sponsor Electro Savings Credit Union (St. Louis), MoKan Educational Institute will begin its first Department of Labor certified construction apprenticeship program session on May 5, 2015. The inaugural class consists of 25 minority and female students ranging in age from 20- to 58-years old, who desire full-time employment in construction trades.

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STL, KC Business Journals Rank Largest Credit Unions

Apr
24
STL, KC Business Journals Rank Largest Credit Unions

This week, the Kansas City Business Journal and the St. Louis Business Journal released lists of the largest credit unions in their respective areas.

The Kansas City Business Journal researched the list locally and ranked them by assets:

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St. Louis Community CU Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Ferguson Community

Apr
23
St. Louis Community CU Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Ferguson Community

On April 22, 2015, St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) celebrated the opening of its Ferguson location,10751 Old Halls Ferry Road. More than 30 people were in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony, including government officials, community partners, St. Louis Community Credit Union Board members, leadership and staff.

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Bank On More Events in May: STL, KC, Springfield & Joplin

Apr
21
Bank On More Events in May: STL, KC, Springfield & Joplin

Community outreach and nonmember engagement are a top priority for the Bank On More campaign in 2015. We're asking credit unions to send us upcoming community events, so we can take part in spreading the credit union message to potential members.

In order for Bank On More to participate, the community events: 

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BluCurrent’s Gary Kirk Named Trailblazer 40 Below

Apr
21
BluCurrent’s Gary Kirk Named Trailblazer 40 Below

Congratulations to Gary Kirk, executive vice president at BluCurrent Credit Union, for being named the latest Credit Union Times' Trailblazer 40 Below. Credit Union Times describes a Trailblazer 40 Below as a young credit union executive who works at warp-speed to better the future of the credit union industry. 

Nearly a decade ago, Kirk started working at BluCurrent Credit Union (Springfield) as a part-time teller, and two years later was promoted to vice president in 2007—at the age of 24.

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Filene Research Institute Seeks Credit Union Innovators for i3 Program

Apr
16
Filene Research Institute Seeks Credit Union Innovators for i3 Program

Filene Research Institute seeks the best and brightest minds from the United States and Canada to participate in its i3innovation program, an intensive, twenty-four-month curriculum designed to generate groundbreaking new ideas and position participants to carry the torch for growth and innovation in the credit union market. Credit union employees with a demonstrated track record of creativity and a desire and ability to influence chang

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