Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dodgeball Tournament attracts 18 Teams - Credit Union ONE

Ferndale, Michigan – The 12th Annual Capitol Area Credit Unions Charity Dodgeball Tournament attracted 18 Teams, benefiting Child and Family Charities in Lansing. 

Credit Union ONE had two teams participating this year, helping raise $1,000.00 after expenses. “We were very pleased with the employee turnout for our team, and the third place finish was well earned” said Judi Desilets Director of Corporate Events. “ We held Team practices and everyone worked real hard, knowing that the funds raised were going to such a worthy cause”. 

Over 25 employees and friends allowed the Credit Union to have two teams this year. This event continues to grow and has resulted in some friendly rivalries and tough competition.

Credit Union Representatives go to Lansing

Ferndale, Michigan – About 35 attendees representing a handful of Credit Union’s, participated on a bus trip to Lansing to meet with individuals from the House and Senate. Ideas and Issues were discussed with State Senator Steve Bieda, State Senator Vincent Gregory, State Representative Robert Wittenberg and State Representative Christine Greig.

Among the issues discussed that are very important to Credit Union’s included Electronic Notarization and the forever hot topic of Data Breaches. Five Credit Union ONE Employees along with Board Director Jan Gillespie attended the all day session.

“It is extremely important to spend some time in Lansing discussing topics related to Credit Unions and their Members,” said Stephen Dedene Vice President Compliance and Risk. “ We make these trips every year, and we are convinced that it has a positive impact on building relationships with our Senators and State Representatives in Lansing.”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Credit Union ONE Breaks Ground on Future Shelby Township Branch Existing Shelby Township Branch to Relocate in Fall 2017

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday, May 16, at 55600 Van Dyke Avenue, Credit Union ONE broke ground to begin construction on its new, full-service branch location. The existing branch at 51111 Van Dyke, will relocate this fall to the new location and will offer extended hours and introduce new tools and technology specifically designed to enhance the member experience.
(With shovels and hardhats, Credit Union ONE officially breaks ground at the future site of its new, full-service Shelby Township branch. Pictured, L to R: Credit Union ONE Shelby Township Branch Manager Krystine Newberry, Don Brown Representing Congressman Paul Mitchell’s Office, Credit Union ONE EVP Chief Operating Officer Tom Schaeffler, and Credit Union ONE Board Member Jan Gillespie.)

“The new branch is designed to deliver the best possible experience for our members,” says Credit Union ONE President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Moody. “We’re excited for members to see how the relocated branch will enhance Credit Union ONE’s ability to serve them and provide greater access to the products and services that are most important to them.”   

“Our members value the full range of financial services Credit Union ONE offers,” says Krystine Newberry, Branch Manager. “Our staff will continue to offer the exceptional, personal service our members have come to know over the years. The new Shelby Township branch allows us to introduce new tools, technology and resources that keep our members at the center of the branch experience.”

Tuesday’s groundbreaking included Credit Union ONE EVP Chief Operating Officer Tom Schaeffler, Shelby Township Branch Manager Krystine Newberry, Union ONE Board Member Jan Gillespie, Don Brown Representing Congressman Paul Mitchel, Stan Muszynski Representing State Representative Peter Lucido, and Stephanie Heidt Representing MCUL League.  The ceremony marked the official start of construction, which should be complete this fall. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Credit Union ONE hosts Spring Shred Day

Ferndale, Michigan – Clean up and Clean out was the theme as Credit Union ONE hosted a paper document shred day on Saturday May 6th in Ferndale. Nearly Five tons of paper was collected and shredded on site, as Members lined up and participated between 9am and Noon. Also over $300.00 was collected in donations for the Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak.

The Credit Union hosts free document shred days in the spring and fall of the year, to encourage awareness and help members securely destroy confidential material.
Credit Union members Wendy Adams and Minnie Talley said “ The Shredding day was awesome and very much appreciated with nice people here, and we are glad to help Beaumont's Children’s Center”.

“Identity theft is such a real and ongoing threat, and our members are certainly responding with continued large turnouts at each and every one that we host” John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE said.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Credit Union ONE participates in the annual LA SED Awards Luncheon

Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE sponsored a table of ten on Friday May 5th, at the LA SED Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon held at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center. This was the 52nd annual awards luncheon and Credit Union ONE has beed a participant for over twenty years. 

LA SED ( Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development ) focuses on Education, Employment, Training and Community Development. Credit Union ONE Board Member Guadalupe Lara who is the Director of the Consortium of Hispanic Agencies also emceed the event. The Honorable Mike Duggan, Mayor of the City of Detroit gave the keynote address.

“Credit Union ONE has had a long term relationship with LA SED, including summer kids programs and educational programs as we continue to work with this fine organization” said John Kozich, Credit Union ONE Vice President of Community Relations. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Credit Union ONE and St Joseph Mercy Oakland Bring Your Child to Work Day

Ferndale, Michigan – Two Credit Union ONE representatives spent part of a busy afternoon with about 25 students, as part of a “bring your child to work day” at St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital. The topics ranged from short term to long term savings needs, along with college tuition and scholarship programs. “As part of our ongoing relationship and branch office located in the Hospital, we were happy to be asked to participate” said John Kozich, Credit Union ONE Vice President of Community Relations.” We were very encouraged by the questions and discussion points that were covered by the students”.

As part of the program, always paying yourself first was discussed when building your savings program. At the conclusion of the day each participant also received a small savings bank with a $5.00 bill to add to their savings account. “We were thrilled with the discussion about college savings and scholarships” said Judi Desilets,Credit Union ONE Director of Corporate Events. 

The savings and financial services section was one of many areas that were covered by a day long program set up by the Hospital staff. Other areas such as Laboratory Services, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Food Services were a part of the program.