Sunday, October 19, 2014

Coming Soon....Document Shred Day at Macomb Credit Union ONE

Macomb Branch of Credit Union ONE
Ferndale, MI - Fall is here, and that means time to get ready for winter.  Why not clean out and get rid of your old tax and personal documents the safe and secure way with the help of Credit Union ONE!

As a FREE service to our members, the Macomb branch of Credit Union ONE will offer document shredding services on-site Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. No appointment or sign-up required and members can bring up to 4 large boxes to shred (paper documents only, please).

Although not required, donations will graciously be accepted to support the Children's Miracle Network through the Beaumont Health System.

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

Credit Union ONE hosts document shred day at Traverse City branch

Member Catherine Evans happy to meet the "Shred Monster"

Happy Member Sandy Daley after document disposal
Dave Kiley assists with shredding documents
Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE hosted a “Shred Day” at its’ Traverse City Branch on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  A great event, many people turned out to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud by shredding approximately one ton of confidential personal and business documents.

Important information, such as social security numbers, addresses, account information, financial records or personal data, can be stolen and used to open lines of credit, charge existing credit cards or falsify personal information. Shredding documents that contain private information can protect individuals and businesses from fraudulent use of confidential data.
 
"We host shredding events to create and raise awareness about the risks of identity theft and fraud, and to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded paperwork," said Tamara DePonio, Credit Union ONE Traverse City Branch Manager.  "Our goal is to help the community rid themselves of unnecessary paperwork, making them less at risk and to also give them a chance to recycle at the same time."
 
The four hour event was coordinated with ProFILE, an industry-leading company that donated their time and equipment to provide secure on-site shredding services.
 
After the event, the shredded paper waste was taken away for recycling.  When you look at the recycling value, this shred day saved 12 trees, 5,000 gallons of water, 2 cubic yards of landfill, 40 cubic yards of air pollution and 58 gallons of oil.

Other document shred days are being planned for other Credit Union ONE branches next year.

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Credit Union ONE Steps Out for Diabetes Walk



Credit Union ONE Striders (L to R) Kathy Nielsen, Katie Cummings,
and Linda Morgan
Ferndale, Michigan – Continuing to help make strides in the fight to cure Diabetes, Credit Union ONE participated in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, held at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, September 13, 2014. 
 
Approximately 50 Credit Union ONE employees, along with friends and family contributed $3,000 in combined corporate and individual donations. 
 
“Being able to contribute to an organization such as the American Diabetes Association allows us to support our life science partners in the community, and to participate in a cause that touches all of us in one way or another,” said John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE.
 
One of many Step Out Walks throughout the country, the Walk held in Detroit had a goal this year of $650,000. With more than 3,000 walkers and 399 teams, they are confident they will reach their goal by the end of the campaign. Over .84 cents of each dollar raised goes directly into research and programs to help the over 25 million people in the USA with this illness.
 
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 seventeen 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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Credit Union ONE Merger with St. Joseph Mercy Pontiac Hospital Federal Credit Union


Ferndale, Michigan – St. Joseph Mercy Pontiac Hospital Federal Credit Union (St. Joseph  FCU) members have voted to approve a merger with Credit Union ONE, effective October 1, 2014.
 
St. Joseph FCU is a $12 million asset credit union with a single branch located in the Medical Building at the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. Its 2,500 members are primarily employees and family members of the hospital.   After a decision that merging into another credit union was in the best interests of the membership, the Board of Directors engaged in a lengthy process to identify a merger partner.   The process resulted in an agreement to merge into the $870 million Credit Union ONE.  Credit Union ONE will operate in the hospital under the assumed named St. Joseph Mercy Financial.
 
“Their long history of service to health care employees, operating branches in hospitals, and the overall breadth of products and services impressed our Board.  Add to this, Credit Union ONE’s financial strength, commitment to improving our branch, and a desire to retain some form of a name connected to the credit union and hospital, and we knew we were making a good decision for our members and future members,” said Nick Nickolopoulos, Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Nickolopoulos, who is the RN Manager for the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, will serve on the Credit Union ONE Board of Directors.
 
“This merger perfectly fits our strategic focus on serving the life sciences community. St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a thriving hospital that presents Credit Union ONE with significant growth opportunities. We plan to leverage name recognition and member loyalty through the use of the assumed name, and a project is underway to move to a new, more accessible, and member-friendly site within the hospital.  We see tremendous upside potential once this merger is completed,” said Gary Moody, President/CEO of Credit Union ONE.
 
“The St. Joseph FCU membership overwhelmingly approved this merger.  They demonstrated a clear understanding of how Credit Union ONE can meet all of their needs and that there is a long-term commitment to the hospital and its employees,” said Catherine Roberts of In-Fusion Group, and Acting CEO of St. Joseph FCU.
 
St. Joseph Mercy Pontiac Hospital FCU was founded in 1957 to serve employees of the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital located in Pontiac, Michigan.  The credit union has approximately $12 million in Assets and 2,500 members.
 
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 seventeen 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.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Credit Union ONE and Hantz Financial Join Forces To Offer One Stop Shop Financial Services


Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE and Hantz Financial Services have joined forces to offer a wide range of investment, insurance, retirement, tax and estate planning services. This relationship expands the capabilities of Credit Union ONE to fully service its members, and expands the market reach of Hantz to current and future members of Credit Union ONE. 
 
Under this arrangement, Hantz advisors will lead a team of Credit Union ONE and Hantz specialists who will collaborate to deliver a full financial service experience for each member/ client.  The team approach allows for the development and design of a comprehensive plan that seamlessly integrates both Credit Union ONE and Hantz Financial services and products to produce results that achieve desired outcomes and goals. 
 
“We have offered financial planning services to our members for twenty-years with little success, considering our membership and asset size.   The one-off product sales approach simply does not fit our vision of the member experience and is inconsistent with our Core Values.  Members now have access to a team of experts who will deliver a remarkable experience.  This team approach is rarely seen in the banking arena, and we believe creates a compelling value proposition,” said Credit Union ONE President and CEO Gary Moody.
 
“We are very excited about joining forces with Credit Union ONE to be able to provide the opportunity of a one stop shop financial planning experience to their members,” said Hantz Group CEO, John Hantz.  “The Hantz Financial method of working with our team of experts to use a comprehensive approach in designing a financial plan and being able to offer all of the necessary services to implement the plan provides our clients with the convenience of having all of the information needed for decision making in one place.  It allows for the most successful outcomes.”

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 seventeen 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. 

The Hantz Group provides a wide variety of financial services for consumers and small businesses including financial and retirement planning, property & casualty insurance for consumers, business and individual tax services, estate planning as well as retirement and health care plans for business and commercial insurance.  It manages more than $4 Billion in assets with 24 offices in Michigan and Ohio. Web site: www.hantzgroup.com.

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