Blue Federal Credit Union receives two awards in February

 

 

 

Stephanie Teubner was presented with the Trailblazer CEO of the Year Award on February 28, 2017.

CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Blue Federal Credit Union’s CEO, Stephanie Teubner, was presented with the 2017 Trailblazer CEO of the Year Award.  The award was presented at the 12th Annual Trailblazer Awards reception on February 28, 2017.

The Trailblazer Awards are presented by CU Times; awards were handed out at a special ceremony at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.  Hundreds of credit union professionals attend the reception to honor top credit union professionals and volunteers.

“It is an honor to have been nominated for CEO of the Year and to have won the award is amazing,” Teubner said.  “I have been so fortunate and blessed with opportunities to grow in this industry and to be recognized among so many of my colleagues is truly humbling.”

Teubner has been with Blue Federal Credit Union since March of 2000, when she was hired on as the Vice President of Administration. She was chosen to be CEO by the Board of Directors in the spring of 2005. Prior to joining Blue, Teubner worked at KeyBank of Wyoming in Laramie while attending the University of Wyoming, shaping her experience and expertise in the financial industry.

She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Finance and an Executive MBA.  She also graduated in 2002 from the Development Educator training with the National Credit Union Foundation and has received the CUES Certified Executive designation. She was previously an active participant on the Wyoming Credit Union Association Board, culminating with the merger with the Colorado Credit Union Association. She was instrumental in developing a relationship with Colorado-based Community Financial Credit Union, which resulted in a merger in April 2016.   Teubner remained the CEO throughout and after the merger.

Blue was also voted Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s favorite credit union in February during its annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Readers were called to submit the name of their favorite credit union, along with several other categories. Blue’s Vice President of Marketing and long-time Tribune reader, Michele Bolkovatz, says the honor is not without hard work from all the staff at Blue and the loyal members who make up the Tribune’s readership.

“We are so thankful for our members and staff who make Blue such an excellent organization,” said Bolkovatz. “We just want all our members in Cheyenne to know how much it means to us that they took time from their day to cast their vote and we remain more active and loyal than ever to our members in Cheyenne.”

This is Blue’s second consecutive year winning the Reader’s Choice category after the Wyoming Tribune Eagle restarted the awards in 2016 after a 10 year hiatus.

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Contact: Kyra Loch • Blue Federal Credit Union
Phone: 303-469-5366 ext. 6057 • kloch@bluefcu.com

 

 

MWCUA’s Cranston speaks at inaugural tech meeting for CU Ledger effort

Last month, Rick Cranston, board member for the National Credit Union Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (NCU-ISAO) headed to Florida for it’s inaugural tech meeting held at the Kennedy Space Center.

This was the initial next step in connecting our MWCUA credit unions to cybersecurity, information sharing and fraud based solutions. It brought together industry professionals from credit unions, government agencies, and service providers for three days of discussion on various cybersecurity topics and the importance of organizations like the NCU-ISAO.

Information sharing and analysis organizations, or ISAOs, are a key component to combatting the multitude of cybersecurity threats that credit unions face each day. ISAOs allow private and public sector entities to share information about various threats, trends, effective controls, best practices, and other types of analysis and metrics.

“We consider the event to have been a tremendous success, and were excited to see credit unions, affiliates, and regulators from across the country represented, engaged with a common interest in making credit unions safer through cybersecurity related information sharing,” said Brian Hinze, VP, Member Services at NCU-ISAO.

Presenters at the conference included presentations from various law enforcement agencies, Michael A. Echols, and Tim Segerson, Deputy Director of the NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance.

Echols, CEO of the International Association of Certified ISAOs, discussed the creation of ISAOs and their importance within the cybersecurity landscape, and how important the NCU-ISAO will be to credit unions in terms of information sharing and collaboration.

Mr. Segerson joined the group to discuss the FFIEC’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT). Segerson discussed how the CAT will be used during credit union examinations and encouraged credit unions that have completed the CAT to share it with examiners.

Credit unions are encouraged to use information sharing organizations like NCU-ISAO to help enhance their cybersecurity efforts. Sharing information on threats and best practices benefits the entire industry, so the more participation the better.

If you would like to learn more about NCU-ISAO, you can visit their website or contact Brian Hinze at 813.431.1221.

Questions about this story? Contact Rick Cranston at 720 479 3342, rcranston@mwcua.com.

 

Jane Dobbs Recipient of 2017 Southwest Alliance for Excellence Leadership Award

 

Phoenix, AZ – The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE), announced at its 24th Performance Excellence Program Awards Banquet, Jane E. Dobbs, President and CEO of Canyon State Credit Union, as the recipient of the 2017 SWAE Leadership Award.

The Southwest Alliance for Excellence Leadership Award is an annual award recognizing an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership in the pursuit of performance excellence and has furthered performance improvement beyond the boundaries of their organization.

Prior to Jane’s arrival in 2013, the credit union experienced over ten years of negative growth, many processes were manual, technology was not updated, no real sales and service environment were apparent and awareness was at a low. Jane began the transformation with the tagline, “Committed To You”TM. Under her helm, the new leadership team reviewed all areas for improved strategies in the branches/call center, delivery channels including online/mobile banking, technology, human resources, marketing, lending and membership. Throughout 2015, she faced the task of assessing and changing the business model of the credit union. Under her leadership, she quickly transformed the credit union from a non-growth institution to one that has re-established a strong foundation of growth as exemplified by a net membership increase of 2,026, growth of net new checking by 2,816, new loan growth of 39%, growth of deposits by

14%, and all in 16 months. Working outside of the credit union, Jane has built partnerships with high schools and Grand Canyon University. This last year, Jane established an Enterprise Risk Management group to better manage compliance, risk and project management for all areas of the credit union.

“I’m honored to be selected for the 2017 Southwest Alliance for Excellence Leadership Award. Leadership is about creating and developing a team that is committed to excellence and continuous improvement not only for their work responsibilities, but also for the communities they serve and call home. My leadership team and I continue to be instrumental at holding ourselves to the standard of excellence by modeling the way, sharing and inspiring staff with our mission & vision, challenging processes and empowering and encouraging our staff for success.”  – Jane E. Dobbs

Canyon State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and has been serving the people of Arizona for more than 65 years with branch locations in Deer Valley, Goodyear, Osborn and the Capitol 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
623.580.6053

 

 

Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union’s Rutar Chosen to Crash the GAC

Cheyenne, WY – Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union and the Mountain West Credit Union Association are pleased to announce that Trevor Rutar, Senior Vice President Chief Lending Officer, for Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, Wyoming has been selected to Crash and attend 2017 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington D.C., February 26-March 2. Rutar was selected by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association and will represent the Mountain West Credit Union Association.
The GAC unites thousands of credit union leaders in our nation’s capital to demonstrate the strength of our system and advocate for our more than 100 million members. CUNA GAC is recognized as the premier event for political impact with more than 4,000 people attending. GAC Hill Hikes leverage the unequaled power of the CUNA/League system to bring the largest group of credit union advocates face-to-face with their legislative representatives. GAC also features keynote presentations from high-profile leaders, political figures and media influencers.
“I am tremendously honored to be chosen to represent both Meridian Trust and the state of Wyoming as a Crasher at the GAC,” said Rutar. “The credit union movement is one that I am passionate about, and to have the chance to go to Washington, D.C., learn more about how we can help members and convey the importance of our movement to our nation’s lawmakers is a wonderful opportunity.”
Crash the GAC will bring young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main event and allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals; previously from the likes of National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.
“The Crasher program and its enthusiastic participants have truly become a staple of the GAC experience. I’m always in awe of this group’s excitement and passion for credit unions,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “I very much look forward to working with them throughout the week to build up their confidence as future credit union leaders, and also to gain their critical, fresh perspectives on the direction of our industry, and what it means to them to advocate for credit unions on Capitol Hill.”
All Crashers receive a complimentary registration to attend GAC, from Credit Union National Association.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to invest in the future of our industry,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association. “This program perfectly aligns with our mission to help identify and develop future credit union industry leaders, while providing them the chance to experience our movement’s biggest event.”
“We are so excited to bring fifty young professionals to Washington D.C. this year” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, “with a new administration in place, it is more important than ever for our young credit union professionals to be at the CUNA GAC and we’re privileged to be able to provide the opportunity.”
The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.
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About Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union: Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union provides financial services to more than 25,000 members, with Wyoming branches in Cheyenne, Lander, Rawlins, and Jackson, along with a branch in Scottsbluff, NE; and PowerTrust branches located in Casper and Rock Springs, WY.  For more information, visit www.MyMeridianTrust.com.
 
About Mountain West Credit Union Association: The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 128 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $37 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua or on Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua. To learn more about credit unions visit AsmarterChoice.org.
 
About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.
About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.
 
About Credit Union National Association: Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions.
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For more information, contact:
Jaimel Blajszczak, jblajszczak@mymeridiantrust.com, 307.635.7878  x7427

Ent Credit Union has its Crasher!

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Ent Credit Union is pleased to announce that Luke Northam, Insurance Consultant, has been selected to attend Crash the GAC by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association and represent the Mountain West Credit Union Association!
“I’m fascinated by the role and function of business in our society today,” said Luke Northam, an insurance agent at Ent Credit Union. “In this time of significant change in government policies and direction, I believe this year’s Governmental Affairs Conference may be one of the most important events in sustaining the credit union movement since the passage of the Credit Union Act of 1934.”
Crash the GAC will bring young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main event and allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals; previously from the likes of National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.
“The Crasher program and its enthusiastic participants have truly become a staple of the GAC experience. I’m always in awe of this group’s excitement and passion for credit unions,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “I very much look forward to working with them throughout the week to build up their confidence as future credit union leaders, and also to gain their critical, fresh perspectives on the direction of our industry, and what it means to them to advocate for credit unions on Capitol Hill.”
All Crashers receive a complimentary registration to attend GAC, from Credit Union National Association.
“As a member of the Crasher program, Luke will have an opportunity to see the unity within the credit union movement as well as the financial strength of credit unions nationwide,” said Matt Gendron, Ent’s executive vice president of Operations. “As a credit union professional, attending Governmental Affairs Conference is a priority because of the opportunity it provides to raise key credit union issues with our elected officials – a key practice in sustaining the credit union movement.”
“We are so excited to bring fifty young professionals to Washington D.C. this year” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, “with a new administration in place, it is more important than ever for our young credit union professionals to be at the CUNA GAC and we’re privileged to be able to provide the opportunity.”
The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.
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About Ent Credit Union: Ent Credit Union is the leading financial institution in southern Colorado with more than $4.7 billion in assets and more than 280,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions through 27 service centers, online, mobile and telephone banking services, a Colorado call center and both a consumer and a mortgage loan center. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership 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. Learn more at Ent.com.
 
About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.
About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.
 
About Credit Union National Association: Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions.
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For more information, contact:
Victoria Selfridge
Vice President, Corporate Communications
(719) 550-6894
VSelfridge@Ent.com

Landings Credit Union has its Crasher!

Phoenix, AZ – Landings Credit Union and the Mountain West Credit Union Association are pleased to announce that Tara Roether, Marketing Specialist for Landings Credit Union in Tempe, Arizona has been selected to attend Crash the GAC by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association and represent the Mountain West Credit Union Association.

Tara Roether

“It is such an honor to be chosen as a Crasher and to represent not only my credit union, but the state of Arizona and the region,” said Roether. “The GAC is the biggest opportunity for the credit union movement to make sure that leaders in Washington know what we do and be a strong voice for our members.”

Crash the GAC will bring young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main event and allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals; previously from the likes of National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.
“The Crasher program and its enthusiastic participants have truly become a staple of the GAC experience. I’m always in awe of this group’s excitement and passion for credit unions,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “I very much look forward to working with them throughout the week to build up their confidence as future credit union leaders, and also to gain their critical, fresh perspectives on the direction of our industry, and what it means to them to advocate for credit unions on Capitol Hill.”
All Crashers receive a complimentary registration to attend GAC, from Credit Union National Association.
“It’s important that we provide our young credit union leaders with experiences like Crash the GAC that will help them to grow our industry for years to come,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association. “Considering the regulatory and legislative challenges that credit unions face today, it’s hard to imagine a more critical area for this group to focus on.”
“We are so excited to bring fifty young professionals to Washington D.C. this year” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, “with a new administration in place, it is more important than ever for our young credit union professionals to be at the CUNA GAC and we’re privileged to be able to provide the opportunity.”
The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.
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About Landings Credit Union: Landings Credit Union, based in Tempe, Ariz., serves a wide range of members including students, faculty, staff and family for all schools in Maricopa County along with over 400 select employee groups. The current asset size is $150 million dollars with over 14,000 members. Landings Credit Union has been serving members for over 60 years, helping them with all of their financial needs. For more information on Landings Credit Union, please visit landingscu.org.
 
About Mountain West Credit Union Association: The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 128 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $37 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua or on Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua. To learn more about credit unions visit AsmarterChoice.org.
 
About CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC): CUNA GAC unites thousands of credit union leaders in our nation’s capital to demonstrate the strength of our system and advocate for our more than 100 million members. CUNA GAC is recognized as the premier event for political impact with more than 4,000 people attending. GAC Hill Hikes leverage the unequaled power of the CUNA/League system to bring the largest group of credit union advocates face-to-face with their representatives. GAC also features keynote presentations from high-profile leaders, political figures and media influencers.
 
About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.
About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.
 
About Credit Union National Association: Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions.
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For more information, contact:
David Rindone, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, 480.784.1075, drindone@landingscu.org
 

 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Appoints Vantage West Leader as CDIAC Member

 

TUCSON, Arizona. (February 1, 2017) – The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has announced the appointment of Robert D. Ramirez, Vantage West Credit Union President and CEO, to serve on the Twelfth District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). His appointment is effective January 1, 2017 and CDIAC members generally serve a three-year term.

As a member of the Advisory Council, Ramirez will serve as a voice of  local financial institutions, bringing to the Federal Reserve their perspectives and concerns on issues including the local effects of regulatory policies.

Ramirez said he looks forward to the opportunity to discuss issues that affect the ability of  Vantage West Credit Union and our neighboring financial institutions to best serve our local markets.

Ramirez brings extensive financial and leadership experience to the CDIAC,  having served as Vantage West President and CEO since April 2000 and prior to that, as Vice President for Asset and Liability Management (since 1985).

Ramirez also holds  a variety of board and leadership positions with organizations including the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Sun Corridor Inc., Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Under his leadership, Vantage West has grown to be southern Arizona’s largest credit union with $1.6 billion in total assets.

The CDIAC  represents banks, thrift institutions and credit unions within the Twelfth Federal  Reserve District (headquartered in San Francisco), which includes Arizona. The council provides input to the Federal Reserve on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies, and payment issues.

About Vantage West Credit Union
Vantage West Credit Union is a $1.6-billion financial institution in Arizona, which serves a growing membership of more than 140,000. Vantage West has 17 branches in Pima, Pinal, Maricopa and Cochise counties and serves its vast global membership via online channels, as well. Vantage West is a full-service financial institution, offering consumer and business loans, credit cards, and deposit products, as well as retirement accounts and other financial services. Vantage West is federally insured by NCUA.  vantagewest.org

Media Contacts:
Jill Casey
Vantage West Credit Union
520-917-6751
Cynthia Miller
Vantage West Credit Union
520-917-6715

 

 

Blue Federal Credit Union offers $10,500 total in scholarships for 2017

 

The Blue Foundation is proud to offer a total of $10,500 in scholarships this year to members of the Credit Union.  Five scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to current high school seniors that are members of Blue Federal Credit Union.  The Shirley Howard Blue Foundation Scholarship of $500 will also be awarded to a student attending Laramie County Community College in Wyoming.

Applicants must be members of Blue Federal Credit Union, have a share savings account in their own name, graduate in the spring of 2017, attend college in the fall of 2017, graduate from a U.S. accredited school or home school, and must completely fill out the Blue Foundation Scholarship Application by April 1, 2017.

“As Blue Federal Credit Union and the Blue Foundation have grown in the past year, we are excited to see our scholarship program also expand.  We look forward to offering more scholarships this year to our young members than we have in the past,” said Michele Bolkovatz, Vice President of Marketing at Blue Federal Credit Union.

The Blue Foundation is committed to improving the financial well-being of communities in Wyoming and Colorado and allows Blue to contribute to many worthy causes, including scholarships and furthering education.  Scholarships are offered every year, and applicants are narrowed down based on educational merit, individual financial need, and their contributions to the community.

Last year, the Blue Foundation awarded a total of $3,500 in scholarships.  Elliott Miller (University of Alabama) and Ryan Lynch (University of Wyoming) each received a $1,000 scholarship, and Allison Portenier (University of Wyoming) and Tyler Wedl (The Kings College in New York City) each received a $500 scholarship.  The Shirley Howard Blue Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Waterman to attend the Laramie County Community College.

The Blue Foundation Scholarship Application and full details can be found at www.bluefcu.com/scholarship.

Contact: Kyra Loch • Blue Federal Credit Union
Phone: 303-469-5366 ext. 6057 • kloch@bluefcu.com

 

Brayman-Beach Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2017 Brayman-Beach Scholarship. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a member of a Colorado-based credit union seeking a business degree from a four-year accredited institution.

“There is no better way to convey the ‘people helping people’ philosophy and the generous nature of our credit union community than by helping your young members achieve their dream of higher education,” said Dr. Dan Santangelo, Executive Director of the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Named in honor of two visionaries of the credit union movement whose contributions have made a lasting mark, this unique scholarship opportunity celebrates their commitment by investing in our youth and in turn, the future of the credit union movement.

More information can be found here, or you can go directly to the application below.

Download the 2017 Application Now

Coors Credit Union Changes Name to “On Tap Credit Union™”

Change Reflects Credit Union’s Pride in Brewing Heritage, Vision for Inclusivity and Future Membership Growth

GOLDEN, Colo.–Coors Credit Union, a leader in providing consumers in local Colorado communities with innovative financial solutions for more than 60 years, today announced that it has changed its name to On Tap Credit Union™. The new name celebrates the credit union’s longstanding brewing heritage while reinforcing its reputation as a community resource offering a wide range of financial products and services “on tap” and ready to serve the needs of its growing membership.

“During the past six decades, Coors Credit Union has grown from a modest banking resource for Coors Brewery employees to a valued community financial institution serving more than 20,000 members in four Colorado counties,” said Tracie Wilcox, On Tap Credit Union president and chief executive officer. “Our new name reflects the credit union’s brewing heritage and tradition of crafting banking solutions tailored to member needs, and it also celebrates the customer loyalty and trust that has made our success possible. We are member-owned and Colorado proud!”

The name change, approved and heartily endorsed by the Coors Credit Union Board of Directors, is part of a new brand positioning to support the credit union’s efforts to further expand its membership and distinguish its product and service offerings from those of other financial institutions. On Tap Credit Union’s plans for increasing visibility and service to local communities in its current field of membership include the renovation of its flagship Golden, Colo., branch in 2016 and the opening of a new full-service branch in Arvada, Colo., in spring of this year.

According to Wilcox, On Tap Credit Union provides a brand that is inclusive and appeals to potential members in Jefferson, Boulder, Denver and Larimer counties, where it is chartered to do business.

“We are enthusiastic about the On Tap Credit Union brand and the opportunities to achieve our long-term vision for continued growth, service to members and involvement in the community,” Wilcox added. “Our name is new, but what is not new is our commitment to our members, including the expert and personal attention that our team delivers to each one of them.”

The new logo is being unveiled this week to employees, members and key stakeholders. To help maintain smooth business operations, the credit union will continue to hold the right to do business as (d.b.a.) Coors Credit Union.

About On Tap Credit Union

Formerly Coors Credit Union, On Tap Credit Union is a full-service cooperative financial institution serving people living and working in Jefferson, Denver, Boulder and Larimer counties. Founded in 1954, the credit union has $220 million in assets and more than 20,000 members, who are also owners of the organization. On Tap Credit Union provides personal consultation and financial products including vehicle, mortgage and home equity loans, credit cards, insurance, savings and investment products, and financial guidance, as well as business services including commercial lending. For more information, please visit www.OnTapCU.org.

Contacts

On Tap Credit Union
Anita Russell
303-384-4582
720-480-1903
russella@coorscu.org
or
Kim Kudasik
303-215-4675
kudasikk@coorscu.org