Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Credit Union ONE recognizes hometown charity giveaway winners

 
 
(L To R) Michelle Kilinski-Credit Union ONE Assistant Branch Mgr., Angela
Wilgenhof and Laurie Borysiak-Board Members of Horse North Rescue, and
Tamara DePonio-Credit Union ONE Branch Manager
(L to R) Brad McKenna of Leader Dogs for the Blind receives a check from Judi
Desilets-Credit Union ONE Public Relations Director and Katie Williams-Credit
Union ONE Integrated Marketing Specialist.

(L to R) Chris Wisswell of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network receives check from
Katie Williams-Credit Union ONE Integrated Marketing Specialist.
 
 
Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE Facebook fans were recently given the opportunity to choose their favorite local charity to win a $500 prize. 

To engage their fans and connect with the communities they serve, Credit Union ONE held a Hometown Charity Giveaway on their Facebook page.  From December 8th-19th fans had the opportunity to vote for one of sixty-three local charities or write in an organization of their choice. The three charities with the most votes were declared winners and will each receive $500. 

Congratulations to Horse North Rescue located in Grand Traverse County, Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester, and the Michigan Animal Adoption Network of Metropolitan Detroit. 

Angela Wilgenhof, board member for Horse North Rescue said, "Horse North Rescue would like to thank Credit Union ONE for giving us the opportunity to benefit from the Hometown Charity Giveaway. We are a 100% volunteer run rescue, therefor any money we receive goes to care for the horses. We work with local law enforcement agencies and horse owners to help at risk horses, as well as those who have been abused or neglected. We often get very thin horses who require a lengthy and costly rehabilitation. The $500 we are receiving from Credit Union ONE will help us to continue to pursue our mission. Together we do make a difference".  

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 110,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook

Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Credit Union ONE helps to make the season bright



Credit Union ONE staff members and Toys for Tots ready to help load toys 
Ferndale, Michigan – Giving back to the community is something that Credit Union ONE is very familiar with, and during the holidays this is no exception. 

During the month of December all branches of Credit Union ONE including their Grand Rapids and Traverse City branches collected toys for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots program.  This year the collection included over 1,000 toys that will help to bring joy to many children in Michigan. 

Also, food drives for Forgotten Harvest in Metro Detroit, the Father Fred Foundation in Traverse City, and the West Side Food Pantry in Grand Rapids were held, which resulted in approximately 1,200 pounds of donated goods for those in need. 

"Throughout the year we engage in many community and charitable activities, but at this time of year we go all out to live the people helping people philosophy and provide for those less fortunate and in need. Each toy, can of food and dollar donated by employees and our members have a direct and tangible positive impact on our communities,” said Gary Moody, President and CEO of Credit Union ONE.  “Typically we are about providing credit and a safe place to save, however credit unions at their core are about people helping people."

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 110,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.

Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Members appreciate document shred event at Macomb Credit Union ONE

(Top to Bottom) Members who appreciated the opportunity to shred
their documents included Andrew Candela  and Carol Cooper.
Ferndale, Michigan – Approximately 400 members turned out on Saturday, October 25, 2014 to the Credit Union ONE Macomb Branch to participate in a document shred day.  Over five tons of documents were collected for shredding as participants took the opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud.
 
“The response continues to grow as more members are becoming aware of the dangers of identity theft and fraud," said John Kozich, Credit Union ONE Vice President of Community Relations. "Every year several million people are victims of identity theft.  To create an awareness about the risks of identity theft and fraud, and to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded paperwork, we have been holding document shred events for our members, and we plan to continue offering this service at various Credit Union ONE locations.”
 
In addition to the success of the shredding event, generous members donated over $150 to support the Children’s Miracle Network while at the event.
 
"This was a great opportunity to get some shredding done, and to donate to a great cause," said Andrew Candela, Credit Union ONE member.
 
Shred Corp., the industry-leading document recycling company donated their time and equipment to provide secure on-site shredding services.  After the event, the shredded paper waste was taken away for recycling into paper towel.
 
Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 110,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.
 
Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org

Credit Union ONE High School Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Ferndale, MI - Scholarship applications are now available on-line and in all branches of Credit Union ONE for the 2014-2015 William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Program.

If you are a 2015 high school graduating senior and are looking for a scholarship, here are the eligibility requirements:
  • Complete 30 or more hours of documented, qualified community service during Junior/Senior year of high school ending May 1, 2015
  • Be a 2015 graduating high school senior
  • Be a member of a family that has belonged to Credit Union ONE of Michigan for a minimum of six months (in good standing) (employees of Credit Union ONE of Michigan and their immediate family are ineligible to receive a scholarship)
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Plan to enroll in, beginning in fall of 2015, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school
For more information, just click here!

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 107,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Credit Union ONE supports Ferndale Library’s Make Your Mark Campaign


(L to R) Library Trustees look on as Ferndale Library Director Jessica Keyser
accepts sponsorship check from John Kozich, Vice President of Community
Relations for Credit Union ONE
Ferndale, Michigan – As part of the Make Your Mark campaign, Credit Union ONE has recently partnered with the Ferndale Library as a Platinum Sponsor to adopt the Computer Lab at the library. 
 
With the Library’s Make Your Mark campaign, businesses become active fortifiers of one of Ferndale’s most well-respected, highly-utilized institutions. Potential library sponsors will make a difference in the community by aiding the library’s overarching mission: to provide access to materials and services that inform, enrich, entertain and empower.
 
“We are proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Make Your Mark campaign for the Ferndale Public Library,” said John Kozich, Credit Union ONE Vice President of Community Relations.  This five-year sponsorship of the Computer Lab at the library is a great way for us to support and stay connected with the community.
 
“Several hundred people walk through our doors each day, and they definitely notice when a business steps up and supports the library,” said Library Director Jessica Keyser. “We believe this is a great opportunity for businesses to elevate their profile in the community.  We are so grateful to Credit Union ONE for their generous support of the Ferndale Public Library. We feel this partnership is such a good fit because both of our organizations are committed to the well-being of the city and its residents. By working together, we can make a big difference in the lives of many people in Ferndale and throughout Southeast Michigan.
 
The library encourages members of the business community to adopt programs and prominent areas of the library and be recognized as supportive partners. Make Your Mark aims to mitigate recent funding losses from property tax revenues, which have been declining every year since 2009.  Hopes for the program are that local business assistance will enable the library to diversify their income and become more financially sustainable.
 
 Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 110,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook

Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org