Ent Credit Union begins construction on Interquest Service Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Ent Credit Union has begun construction of a freestanding service center at 1280 Interquest Parkway, 80921, near the intersection of Interquest Parkway and Federal Drive in northern Colorado Springs.

This new full-service center will incorporate state-of the-art technology to provide members with added convenience, including: self-service safe boxes, the ability to instantly issue debit cards, teller pods with teller cash recyclers to facilitate faster cash dispensing to members and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) in the center’s drive-up lanes.

 

Ent anticipates their new Interquest Service Center will open mid-summer, 2018.

About Ent

Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates and lower fees. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.0 billion in assets, more than 300,000 members and 29 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.

 Media Contact:

Victoria Selfridge
Vice President, Corporate Communications

(719) 550-6894
VSelfridge@Ent.com

MWCUA holds reception for Myklebust

The Mountain West Credit Union Association held a reception for former Division of Financial Services Commissioner Chris Myklebust on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Grant Street office in Denver. During his two terms as Commissioner, Mr. Myklebust served both the public interests, and the interests of credit unions, in a way that fairly balanced the need for consumer protection with credit unions’ needs for regulatory flexibility to serve their members. Mr. Myklebust provided innovative leadership and vision to the Division, and we enjoyed the opportunity to thank him for his service.

 

Earl, Seefried to speak at conference

Sponsored in part by Credit Union Journal, Retail Banking 2018 will take place April 9-11 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. It is focused on helping institutions embrace the customer demands and market requirements necessary to remain relevant and pursue continued opportunities for growth in the coming years.

Scott Earl, President and CEO of MWCUA, will be participating on a panel discussion for the credit union industry and Sundie Seefried, CEO of Partner Credit Union, will be part of a discussion on marijuana related business financial services.

You can find out more about this conference at:

https://www.americanbanker.com/conference/retail-2018

Ent Credit Union begins construction on University Service Center at UCCS

 

This LEED designed building will be the first full-service

financial institution on the university campus.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Ent Credit Union has begun construction of a freestanding service center at 4585 N. Nevada Ave., 80918, on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) on the northeast corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Nevada Avenue.

 

This new full-service center will incorporate state-of the-art technology to provide members with added convenience, including: self-service safe boxes, the ability to instantly issue debit cards, teller pods with teller cash recyclers to facilitate faster cash dispensing to members and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) in the center’s drive-up lanes.

 

In accordance with UCCS’s campus building standards, the service center has been designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold facility certification requirements.  The facility will be constructed from renewable and recycled materials and will have maximized “daylighting,” with high performance glass for interior comfort and better views, as well as lighting fixtures with upgraded high output and low electrical use. For better thermal values and reduced demand on utilities, the building will have superior insulated walls, a geothermal mechanical system that uses the constant temperature of the earth to help with heating and cooling, as well as photovoltaic solar units on the roof.

 

Designed by Keys + Lauer architects, Ent’s University Service Center will have a modern design with brushed metal exterior elements similar to those at the Ent Center for the Arts, visually integrating the building with other campus facilities. The general contractor for the project is GH Phipps. 

 

“We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership and collaboration with UCCS,” said Chad Graves, Ent’s CEO. “As the official financial services provider for the university, Ent’s University Service Center will allow us to provide better service to students, faculty and the greater community who live and work near University Village.”

 

Ent anticipates the University Service Center will open in late summer 2018.

 

About Ent

Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates and lower fees. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.0 billion in assets, more than 300,000 members and 29 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.

 

Media Contact:

Victoria Selfridge

Vice President, Corporate Communications
(719) 550-6894
VSelfridge@Ent.com

Hughes Federal Credit Union now accepting applications for $10,000 in scholarships

 

Tucson, AZ – January 2018 – Hughes Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for $10,000 in scholarship funds, to be awarded as $2,000 scholarships to five local high school students. Winners will be announced on April 14, 2018, at the credit union’s 66th Annual Meeting, kicking off the thirteenth year of the Hughes Scholarship program.

“Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence, creativity and interest in making financially sound decisions for college,” says Kerry Graham, Web and Digital Manager at Hughes.

“This year, we’re excited to see the creative ways students will answer the application’s essay question in written and video formats,” Graham continued. “The Hughes scholarship is a great way to get young students to start thinking about their financial future and recognizing all the ways credit unions can help them achieve their goals.”

Applicants must be high school seniors entering college, university or trade school in fall 2018, and must be a member of Hughes. To enter, submit the online scholarship form, along with either a short written essay or a 30-60 second video that answers the question, “How do you plan to manage your finances as a college student and how can Hughes help?” by March 4, 2018. Application forms and details are available at HughesFCU.org/Scholarship.

Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established 65 years ago, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a locally-owned and member-owned financial cooperative with more than 117,000 members and $1.1 billion dollars in assets. The credit union has a “Superior” 5-Star Bauer Financial rating and is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. It is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974. This Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit HughesFCU.org.

 

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Contact:
Kellie Terhune Neely
VP Marketing
520-205-5670

CANYON STATE CREDIT UNION DONATES OVER 200,000 DIAPERS TO CHILD CRISIS ARIZONA & AZ HELPING HANDS

 

Phoenix, AZ – Canyon State Credit Union is committed to a cause, committed to a purpose and committed to success. Thanks to the generosity of our members, staff and partners, Canyon State Credit Union delivered over 200,000 diapers during KTAR’s Mac & Gaydos’ annual Caring for Kids event benefiting Child Crisis Arizona and Arizona Helping Hands.

Jane Dobbs, President and CEO, said “At the end of the day, we are really serving the community and the children.  These children are going  to grow up and be the people who are going to lead this country and we want to make sure we are providing the best kind of items for them.  Our tagline at Canyon State is Committed To YOU™.   In addition to being committed to our members, we are committed to the communities we serve.  We believe it is our responsibility to give back to our communities and that includes helping children right here where we live and work – making a difference for our neighbors.”

Child Crisis Arizona provides hope and services to vulnerable children and families. Child Crisis Arizona operates the only emergency shelters for children in the Valley, is a leading resource to license, train and support foster and adoptive families and provides early childhood education through a preschool, parenting classes, workshops and playgroups.  Jodi Stoken,  Chief Development Officer, stated “I am thrilled with the outpouring of donations.  These donations make a huge difference in our effort to help children and families who are struggling.

Arizona Helping Hands assists foster families who have provided a safe environment for children in the Arizona Department of Child Safety system.  Dan Schufelt, CEO, stated “We endeavor to make lives better for kids in foster care.  I am blown away by how generous the Phoenix community is to Caring for Kids!!”

Canyon State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and has been serving the people of Arizona for more than 66 years with branch locations in Deer Valley, Goodyear  area of Phoenix, AZ, as well as Payson, AZ.   Canyon State is open for membership from anyone who lives, works, or worships in a number of zip codes within Arizona, as well as anyone who works for the credit union’s designated Select Employee Groups (SEGs).

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Contact:         
Lenore Froehlich
3440 W. Deer Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623.580.6053

Hughes Federal Credit Union staff, members raise $37,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals  

 

Tucson, AZ – December 28, 2017 – Hughes Federal Credit Union is donating a record-breaking $37,000 in cash to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, thanks to a successful yearlong campaign of selling candy bars at Hughes’ seven Tucson-area branches and collecting donations from members and employees. The donation is over twice as large as last year’s fundraiser.

Hughes generated $37,000 in donations as part of Credit Unions for Kids®, the most comprehensive fundraising vehicle for members of the credit union movement. Credit Unions for Kids benefits the group’s charities of choice, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Tucson Medical Center (TMC) for Children.

Hughes has supported Credit Unions for Kids since its inception in 1996, and in recent years Hughes has participated in its annual radiothon hosted by 94.9 MIXfm.

“The Tucson community is so positively impacted by work done at Tucson Medical Center and we are happy to have our donation from the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals go towards TMC’s mission of delivering the best care possible for children,” said Kellie Terhune Neely, Vice President of Marketing. “Hughes has a strong commitment to the communities we serve. As a not-for-profit, locally-owned financial cooperative, our focus is on people, not profit,” Ms. Terhune Neely continued, “We’ve more than doubled our donation from last year for TMC for Children and we anticipate that number will grow in the coming years.”

Hughes Federal Credit Union believes in giving back to the community it serves with a mission to always make a positive difference in each member’s financial life. The annual support for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and TMC for Children is made possible by Hughes staff and employees. In 2017, Hughes provided more than $127,600 in support to over 100 different local organizations within the Tucson community, thanks to the Hughes Helps Program.

Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established 65 years ago, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a locally-owned and member-owned financial cooperative with more than 117,000 members and $1.1 billion dollars in assets. The credit union has a “Superior” 5-Star Bauer Financial rating and is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. It is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974. This Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit HughesFCU.org.

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Contact:
Kellie Terhune Neely
VP Marketing

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Ent Credit Union Employees Raise More Than $215,000 for United Way

 Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 26, 2017) – Ent Credit Union employees raised $215,395 for United Way during their annual fall fundraising campaign. Funds were raised through voluntary employee payroll deductions, internal fundraising activities and employee-led fundraising partnerships with local businesses.

Ent has held an annual employee United Way fundraising campaign for more than 20 years and 2017 marks the eleventh consecutive year that Ent employees have raised more than $100,000 for the community.

“Ent’s employees continue to demonstrate their amazing spirit of caring and generosity through their support of the communities where we all live and work. I am honored to be associated with such a compassionate and community-minded team,” said Chad Graves, Ent’s CEO.

About Ent

Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates, lower fees, and Ent Extras® cash rewards. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.0 billion in assets, more than 300,000 members and 29 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.

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Media Contact:

Victoria Selfridge

Vice President, Corporate Communications
(719) 550-6894
VSelfridge@Ent.com

Hughes Federal Credit Union Wraps Up Successful Toy Donation for Popular Annual Children‘s Charity

More than 500 toys collected

Tucson, AZ (December 22, 2017) – Hughes Federal Credit Union, in partnership with La Caliente and La Buena radio stations, collected over 500 brand new toys on Friday, December 15, donated generously by Hughes’ members and employees for Ramon’s Miracle on 31st Street. Check out the excitement: https://youtu.be/4twaDeoH_34.

Hughes, in partnership with La Caliente and La Buena radio stations, pulled out all the stops to create a memorable event on December 15 at Hughes’ Wetmore branch: an all-day DJ lineup, including Los Hijos de la Mañana, Enrique Mayans, and El Chiquilin; live music by Tecno-Banda La Mix; pictures with Santa, and food trucks. The first 100 people who donated toys received free tickets to the Renaissance Fair this spring, and a pair of Arizona Bowl tickets were given away every hour from 9am to 1pm.

Hughes started accepting toy donations at all seven of their branches throughout Tucson on November 24.

“Ramon’s Miracle on 31st Street is a long-standing tradition in our community and the perfect opportunity for Hughes to help spread holiday cheer,” said Kellie Terhune Neely, Vice President of Marketing. “We are proud to have such generous staff and community who have made this toy drive the most successful yet!”

Ramon’s Miracle on 31st Street is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that benefits local children. It started 47 years ago with Ramon Gonzales, a retired sheet metal worker, who took $125 from his own pocket to host a Christmas Eve party for the neighborhood children on his street. The party was held at his house on 31st Street in South Tucson.

The donated toys are provided during a holiday celebration for children who live in Tucson’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Hughes Federal Credit Union believes in giving back to the community with its mission to always make a positive difference in each member’s financial life. In 2017 Hughes provided more than $127,600 in support of over 100 different local organizations within the Tucson community thanks to the Hughes Helps Program.

Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established 65 years ago, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a locally-owned and member-owned financial cooperative with more than 117,000 members and $1.1 billion dollars in assets. The credit union has a “Superior” 5-Star Bauer Financial rating and is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation. It is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974. This Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit HughesFCU.org.