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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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1st Financial FCU CEO Carol Minges Honored with Local Award

Apr
15
1st Financial FCU CEO Carol Minges Honored with Local Award

Carol Minges, CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, was selected to the Small Business Monthly’s "Top 100 People to Know in Business" list at their annual luncheon on April 8, 2015.

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Share Your "Wild About Saving" Celebrations With Us

Apr
15
Share Your "Wild About Saving" Celebrations With Us

April is National Credit Union Youth Month, and the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) wants to hear how you are celebrating. What is your credit union doing to promote financial literacy in April?

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1st Financial FCU Awards New Grant to Help At-Risk Children in Ferguson

Apr
13
1st Financial FCU Awards New Grant to Help At-Risk Children in Ferguson

As part of its Your Community 1st Grant program, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union awarded $500 to J. Toni Burrow, executive director of PAKT Community Center in Ferguson. This grant will be used to support  educational, multi-cultural, recreational, and artistically enriched activities for the youth population in the Ferguson area of North St. Louis County.

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NCUA Hosts Financial Literacy Webinar, Twitter Chat

Apr
11
NCUA Hosts Financial Literacy Webinar, Twitter Chat

Missouri's credit unions are encouraged to participate in two free financial literacy online events – a webinar and a Twitter chat – on Wednesday, April 22.

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United Labor Credit Union Hosts 7th Annual Union Retiree Financial Forum

Apr
10
United Labor Credit Union Hosts 7th Annual Union Retiree Financial Forum

United Labor Credit Union (Kansas City) hosted dozens of members on Thursday, March 26, 2015, for the 7th annual Union Retiree Financial Forum (URFF.) The free, one-day event illuminated topics faced by union retirees from many local crafts (ULCUs SEG groups), and those soon to embark upon their golden years.

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West Community Earns Awards for Outstanding Marketing

Apr
09
West Community Earns Awards for Outstanding Marketing

West Community Credit Union (O'Fallon) and Tigers Credit Union (Columbia), a division of West Community, were recently honored at the 22nd Annual Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Conference held in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Great Plains FCU Offers Local Loyalty and Rewards Program

Apr
09
Great Plains FCU Offers Local Loyalty and Rewards Program

Great Plains Federal Credit Union (GPFCU) has selected the Buzz Points merchant-funded loyalty program. Buzz Points, a leader in connecting local businesses, community financial institutions and consumers through rewards is free for consumers and allows credit union members to earn rewards while supporting the local economy by using their debit cards for everyday shopping.

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Mercy Credit Union Opens Fifth Location

Apr
09
Mercy Credit Union Opens Fifth Location

Mercy Credit Union (Springfield) celebrated its fifth location in the new Mercy Hospital Joplin with grand opening events on April 1, 2015.

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