Hughes Accepting Local Businesses into New Business Partner Program

Tucson AZ – July 31, 2018 – Southern Arizona now has a new way for local businesses to gain customers. Hughes Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for companies to join its Checking PLUS Local Business Partner Program. Local businesses can enroll in the program and offer attractive discounts on their products or services and reach thousands of Hughes members. There is no fee to participate.

Benefits PlusÒ  is a consumer discount program offered by Hughes through Checking PLUS where account holders can access exclusive deals using the Benefits Plus mobile app. In addition to local discounts, the program delivers valuable savings and rebates on global travel services, eGift cards, movie tickets and more.

“We’re excited to offer this revenue-generating opportunity to local businesses such as restaurants, museums, auto shops, and much more, and to add to the many discounts we offer our members,” said Hughes Marketing Manager Dani Gomez. “At the heart of this program is the desire to motivate local spending to strengthen the greater Tucson economy. As a locally owned financial institution, we know that community engagement is vital to business growth.”

Hughes is looking for family friendly businesses local to Tucson with brick-and-mortar locations. Preference will be given to companies that have been in operation for more than two years. Many different types of companies will be accepted and a full list of categories is available on the application. Affiliate merchants will be promoted in a variety of marketing materials including the Hughes website and mobile GPS technology. Participating businesses will also receive a complimentary Benefits Plus membership and a Checking PLUS account. Interested local business owners can learn more and apply at

Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established 66 years ago, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a locally owned and member-owned financial cooperative with more than 122,000 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. Hughes has been named Arizona’s Best Credit Union in Forbes 2018 “Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions” list. This Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information about Hughes Federal Credit Union, please visit, or follow Hughes at and

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Kellie Terhune Neely

VP Marketing