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LSCU eNews Weekly July 30, 2012
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President's Point
'Hike the HIll' with the League in September
LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines
Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: House Rules Committee chair resigns, AG looks for plan approval
This week in Florida politics: Early voting begins this week, more independent voters in Florida
News from the Hill: LSCU meetings in D.C., ATM legislation update
LSCU offers social media advocacy resources
Compliance Corner
NCUA Board Meeting Highlights: July 24, 2012
League InfoSight highlight: Preventing Discrimination
Compliance calendar and training
Cooperative Initiatives News
CO-OP to sponsor 18 scholarships to 2012 CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference
International Credit Union Day materials available
League quarterly update coming Aug. 1
Education News
NEW: Supervisory Committee Conference Audio Podcast
Education Calendar
LEVERAGE News
Office Depot 'Depot Time' Campaign shifts towards teens with new back-to-school ads
CU Insight: Invest in mobile channels
NCUA letter on lending draws reassurance to credit unions from CUNA Mutual Group
News from You
Tallahassee Chapter donates to Jimbo Fisher's Foundation
America’s First named one of Best Companies to Work for in Alabama
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President's Point

'Hike the HIll' with the League in September

Early last week, LSCU VP, Governmental Affairs, Jared Ross, sent an invitation to our credit unions to join us for the September Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C. Hike the Hill will take place on Sept. 12-13. We have an early afternoon visit to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Sept. 12 to discuss issues important to credit unions. The Hill visits will take place Sept. 13, and this year they are as important as any time we’ve visited D.C. They will take place less than two months before the presidential election and right in the middle of our discussions about ATM Fee Disclosure legislation and Member Business Lending (MBL).

Jared, Jason Cochran, LSCU director of governmental affairs for Alabama, and John McKechnie, our federal contract lobbyist based in Washington, visited many of our lawmakers last week in Washington. This is part of our commitment to spend more time in D.C. visiting with our federal delegation. A couple of things came out of those meetings. Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) signed on to ATM Fee Disclosure legislation. This was a big win for us because now all four senators from Alabama and Florida are co-sponsors. There is clearly a correlation between traveling to D.C. and garnering support for our issues. That is why league GA staff is doing more fly-ins, and we need a good showing from our credit union folks in September for Hike the Hill.

Also during last week’s Hill visits, our team sensed that there might be momentum to once again try to pass ATM Fee Disclosure legislation on its own. As you might remember, this legislation passed the House 371-to-0, but when it hit the Senate, it was quickly packaged with some CFPB language. We don’t know if the bill will once again move on its own, but the original legislation, S. 3204, has picked up 15 co-sponsors in the last five days. That usually means something is brewing.

To give you a better idea on how important Hike the Hill is for us, today Reuters wrote a story about MBL legislation being bundled with bankers legislation and the executive vice president for the Independent Community Bankers Association is quoted as saying credit unions are “wearing out their welcome in Congress” and we are “the skunk at the garden party.” This tells us that our message is being heard on the Hill and being talked about by our lawmakers back to the bankers. This is a good set up for our visits in September.

I know for some of you, it’s hard to leave the office for a few days, but Hike the Hill is important. Our Hill visits will be in conjunction with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Congressional Caucus. Many of our member credit unions attend that caucus so this will ensure that these credit unions can join us on our visits. We need to fill the offices of each of our federal delegation and let them know ATM Fee Disclosure and raising the MBL cap are important to our membership. Let’s keep the pressure on the bankers.

If you would like to apply for a need-based scholarship from the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation to attend Hike the Hill, visit the SECUF website or contact Jared Ross at 866.231.0545 ext. 1012. I hope to see many of you in Washington, D.C. in a few weeks.

Please email me with any comments. [ Return to Top ]

LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines

NCUA sets corporate stabilization assessments
The NCUA board set 2012 Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund assessments at 9.5 basis points. Credit unions can expect invoices in September. CUNA Economist Bill Hampel says "The primary determinant of the size of this year's assessment is the cash flow needs of the stabilization fund, rather than any change in expected losses over the life of the fund." Read more by visiting the LSCU Top Stories

Alabama and Florida senators behind ATM bill
The ATM Fee Disclosure legislation is currently in the Senate in the form of two bills. All four senators from Alabama and Florida are co-sponsors of the legislation. Sens. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are co-sponsoring S. 3394, while Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Shelby, Rubio, and Nelson are co-sponsoring S. 3204, the original ATM Fee Disclosure bill. The senate has not set a timetable for movement on either bill. Read more by clicking here

NCUA to debut new supervision office in 2013
The NCUA recently announced that a new Office of National Examinations and Supervision is coming in 2013. “One-size-fits-all supervision is simply no longer appropriate in a credit union industry with nearly 100 million members and more than $1 trillion in assets,” said NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz. “Supervising a $10 million credit union the same as a $10 billion credit union doesn’t make sense." The new office is expected to open Jan. 1, 2013. Read more by visiting the NCUA's website

LSCU Members Survey closes this week
The LSCU Members Survey is set to close this week. Credit unions are urged to provide the League with feedback by participating in the online survey. It takes just a few minutes and is anonymous. The results are used for planning purposes by the LSCU management team and board planning retreat. Contact LSCU VP, Marketing and Communications Mike Bridges at 866.231.0545 ext. 1022 for the link, if you don't already have it. 

NCUA July economic update online
The NCUA's monthly economic update has been posted to its YouTube channel. NCUA Chief Economist John Worth looks at economic trends and how they are affecting credit unions. The July video focuses on consumer spending and developments in housing and employment. You can see the video by stopping by the NCUA's website. [ Return to Top ]

Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: House Rules Committee chair resigns, AG looks for plan approval

House Rules Chairman Resigns
On Wednesday of last week, Rep. Blaine Galliher (R-Gadsden) stepped down from his seat in the Alabama Legislature to begin serving as the legislative director for Gov. Robert Bentley. Rep. Galliher has served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives since 1994. Since the Republican Party took control of the legislature, he has also served as chair of the very powerful House Rules Committee, the committee that sets the legislative agenda and calendar.

Gov. Bentley will call a special election to fill the seat once held by Galliher.

Attorney General Looks for Plan Approval
Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to approve the redistricting plans for the Alabama Legislature without having to go through the U.S. Justice Department. Alabama and several other southern states are required to have federal approval of election changes due to the history of voter discrimination. This lawsuit asks a three judge panel in Washington D.C. to declare that the plan passed in May does not deny the right to vote based on color or race. Democrats in the legislature are not happy with the redistricting plan passed during the May special session, and say the new districts favor Republicans and overloaded black voters in some districts.

Six Flags Reminder
Six Flags will be offering a special promotion to credit unions selling six flag tickets. For $36, a participant will receive all-day admission to Six Flags, a buffet lunch,  free parking, and a free White Water return ticket valid the following day after the event. This special promotion has a total value of $133. The event will take place on Aug. 18 and all tickets will be available online. More information on this promotion will be emailed. If you would like to participate in the LSCU Consignment Ticket Program, contact LSCU Grassroots & PAC Coordinator Blake Westbrook at 866.231.0545, ext. 2164.

Follow the GA team legislative updates on Twitter and Facebook.

For questions regarding legislative affairs issues in Alabama, contact LSCU Director, Governmental Affairs - Alabama Jason Cochran at 866.231.0545, ext. 2159. [ Return to Top ]

This week in Florida politics: Early voting begins this week, more independent voters in Florida

Early Voting Begins This Week

For five of Florida’s counties, early voting begins today. Hillsborough, Collier, Hardee, Hendry, and Monroe counties allow their voters to being early voting today, while the rest of Florida must wait until Aug. 4 for the early voting period. Florida’s primary election is Aug. 14, two weeks from tomorrow. The Florida Division of Elections website states that voters must be registered in the party for which the primary is being held. Still, all voters can vote in nonpartisan races and contests where all candidates have the same political affiliation and the winner of the primary election won't have any opposition in the general. Florida's new election law reduces early voting days from 15 to 10, which has drawn several legal challenges.

More Independent Voters than Ever in Florida
Twenty-five percent of votes in Palm Beach County currently do not identify themselves with either of the two traditional political parties. While some are green, rather than red or blue, others are Pirates, Whigs, Tea Partiers, or have no party affiliation at all. And no one knows how — or if — they will vote. Both parties have told the Palm Beach Post how important these voters are. “They’re huge,” said Sid Dinerstein, chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County, who said the party isn’t doing much to woo these voters. “For the most part, we just put our message out. We don’t do a lot of work on non-parties.” Mark Alan Siegel, chairman of the PBC Democratic Party, feels the same way. “Independent voters are the least likely to vote. I’m not concerned about it, because we believe we have the candidates and facts that will appeal to the thinking voters of all enrollments.”

However, a Palm Beach Post analysis of voting records found that 66 percent of Palm Beach County voters currently registered as independent voted in the 2008 presidential election — mirroring the county’s overall voter turnout. But even if independent voters turn out in droves, it would be difficult to predict how they would vote, experts say. “We have this unfortunate tendency to lump them into one category — they tend to do this or they tend to do that,” said Kevin Wagner, associate professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. “But all kinds of people fit into that category.” The number of independent voters has climbed steadily in Florida since 1972 — when Democrats had an overwhelming majority with 68.5 percent of voters, Republicans had 28.2 percent and independents, only 3.4 percent. But since the infamous November 2000 election, where Florida became the poster child for voting issues, the number of independent voters in the state has swelled more than 75 percent, from 1.5 million in 2000 to 2.7 million today, making up 23.8 percent of the statewide voting electorate. While the PBC party chairs will likely not do too much to woo independent voters, you can bet that both Presidential candidates will be working hard to capture Florida’s independent vote in the upcoming election.

Florida’s Budget Doing Better Than Expected?
Florida’s taxes and other general state revenues came in $407.1 million above estimates during the budget year that ended June 30, Amy Baker, coordinator of the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research, said it is because of a calendar quirk. The state collected about $70 million in corporate taxes in June that were not due until the next budget year. “There is a lot of one-time money in there, windfall money,” Baker was quoted as saying in Sarasota’s Herald Tribune. “It’s probably not as strong as what it looks like.” The one-time money includes Florida’s $300 million share of a $25 billion national settlement with major mortgage companies over allegations they used deceptive foreclosure practices. The brightest news is that sales tax collections came in $152.3 million over estimate, but Baker said even that isn’t as good as it could be. The next update to Florida’s revenue projections will be made on Aug. 9.

To read the complete Florida Politics Week in Review including important information on the LSCU Action Center, election activity, and PAC fundraising, click here.

Don't forget to follow developing news and legislation updates from GA on Twitter and Facebook.

For questions regarding this update or credit union legislation in Florida, contact LSCU VP, Governmental Affairs Jared Ross at 866.231.0545, ext. 1012. [ Return to Top ]

News from the Hill: LSCU meetings in D.C., ATM legislation update

Meetings in D.C.
LSCU VP, Governmental Affairs Jared Ross and LSCU Director, Governmental Affairs Jason Cochran, along with Total Spectrum Vice President John McKechnie, met with members of the Florida and Alabama delegations last week in Washington, D.C. The meetings were very productive and resulted in all four of the League’s U.S. Senators now lending their names to ATM Fee Disclosure legislation. The hot topic, of course, was MBLs (Member Business Lending), which has received a little more attention this week, as you can read at the bottom of this article. The League will continue to keep you updated on this progress moving forward.

ATM Legislation
The League and CUNA has continued to urge the Senate to pass legislation eliminating the requirement that credit unions place a physical placard on an ATM disclosing potential fees associated with ATM usage. H.R. 3476 passed the House of Representatives 371-to-0 earlier this month, and the Senate version of this legislation (S. 3204) has 52 cosponsors. It is the present preference of Banking Committee leadership to move the ATM legislation with another bill designed to protect the privilege of information submitted to the CFPB. However, a Republican senator has a hold on the CFPB privilege legislation for reasons unrelated to that bill. To be clear:  the League and CUNA support moving the ATM bill as quickly as possible – whether it is combined with the privilege bill or on its own. The League and CUNA have been working with others to resolve the hold situation on the combined bill; but both also believe that the ATM bill could move quickly if it was put forward as a stand-alone measure. The League and CUNA are hopeful that there is resolution one way or another before the end of the week.

To read the complete News from the Hill update including the complete committee schedule, remittance regulation, and August recess material, click here.

If you have any questions regarding the News from the Hill Update, contact LSCU VP, Governmental Affairs Jared Ross at 866.231.0545, ext. 1012 or LSCU Director, Governmental Affairs Jason Cochran at ext. 2159. [ Return to Top ]

LSCU offers social media advocacy resources

The LSCU Action Center is the League's center for grassroots advocacy. The webpage houses resources for credit unions to get connected on the advocacy side including upcoming legislative meet and greets. Also linked off of the LSCU Action Center is the LSCU Social Advocacy Center. This webpage houses many resources to help credit unions become more active in social media. 

With the millions of people on Facebook and Twitter, it can become overwhelming trying to see where your credit union fits in when it comes to advocacy. Check out the LSCU Social Advocacy Center to find links to great credit union Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. It appears that more lawmakers are using Twitter than Facebook. The LSCU Social Advocacy Center has the Twitter feeds for key senators and representatives. Plus, you will find hashtags for credit union issues. These hashtags give you the ability to search conversations on Twitter about a subject like member business lending. 

Many credit unions are  posting blogs on their websites. The LSCU Social Advocacy Center will house blog ideas for credit unions to reach out to their membership. Check the webpage often as the League will provide copy so credit unions can cut and paste the copy into their blogs. This is a great way to mobilize your membership and keep them apprised of what you're doing for them. 

If you have any questions about the LSCU Social Advocacy Center, contact Grassroots and Political Action Coordinators Blake Westbrook (AL) at 866.231.0545 ext. 2164 or Andy Gonzalez (FL) at ext. 1010. Follow the LSCU Action Center on Facebook and the Governmental Affairs team on Twitter - Alabama GA and Florida GA.  [ Return to Top ]

Compliance Corner
NCUA Board Meeting Highlights: July 24, 2012

During the July NCUA board meeting: the board announced that the 2012 Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund assessment will be 9.5 basis points of insured shares. It also reiterated that there will be no NCUSIF premium for this year. The board approved through March 10, 2014, a continuation of the 18 percent usury ceiling for federal credit unions and adjusted its 2012 operating budget to achieve a $2 million decrease for the remainder of this year, despite adding two staff positions.

The board issued proposals on access to emergency liquidity and the definition of “troubled condition.” The board was briefed on an upcoming interagency Truth-in-Lending proposal to address appraisal requirements for higher cost mortgages and on the condition of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which continues to look good.

To read the full board meeting summary, click here. [ Return to Top ]

League InfoSight highlight: Preventing Discrimination

A credit union has a responsibility to ensure all employees are not discriminated against based upon categories protected by law. Categories protected by law are an employee’s race, genetic information, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental impairments, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion, and/or marital status and other categories protected by state law.

Visit the Preventing Discrimination topic on the Employment channel of InfoSight for details about important aspects of discrimination in the workplace.

To find out more about discrimination, visit League InfoSight.

The current issues of the InfoSight eNewsletter for Alabama and Florida are now available on the InfoSight homepage in the left-hand column. Members must login to the League website with username and password. If you do not have access to the League website, click here to sign up. After you are logged in to www.lscu.coop, click on the InfoSight tab. [ Return to Top ]

Compliance calendar and training

August 2012

    • August 13: BSA/AML requirements for non-bank residential mortgage lenders (CUSOs)

    September 2012

    • September 3: Labor Day - Federal Holiday
    • September 30: Interest Rate Risk Policy and Program Requirement Effective Date

    For the complete list of calendar dates and compliance trainings, visit the LSCU Compliance Calendar on InfoSight. 

    *Note: To view InfoSight content, it is required to log in to www.lscu.coop for access.

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    Cooperative Initiatives News
    CO-OP to sponsor 18 scholarships to 2012 CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference

    This year marks the third consecutive year that CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring scholarships to the Community Credit Union & Growth Conference. 

    The conference will focus on how to turn growth-generating ideas into concrete action plans. The conference also hosts CUNA’s 2012 Community Credit Union of the Year Award, which honors community credit unions that best exemplify the principles of the credit union movement.
     
    “Through CO-OP Financial Services’ generous sponsorship, we will be able to expand our audience at this CUNA signature event,” said CUNA Vice President for Professional Development Todd Spiczenski. “We are delighted with their support in bringing credit union leaders to this action-focused conference.”

    To be considered for a scholarship, submit the one-page application here by Sept. 7. Recipients will be contacted by Sept. 14, 2012. [ Return to Top ]

    International Credit Union Day materials available

    The 2012 International Credit Union Day carries the theme, "Members Matter Most." International Credit Union Day is always celebrated on the third Wednesday in October. This year's celebration takes place on Oct. 18. The theme plays off three words that magnify the credit union philosophy. 

    "In the face of all challenges, credit unions have always existed to serve their members," said Brian Branch, World Council of Credit Unions president/CEO. "The clear and simple message, ‘Members Matter Most,' summarizes credit unions' reason for being."

    Credit unions can download International Credit Union Day posters and logos from the World Council of Credit Union's website. CUNA always makes many promotional items available for purchase. This year's items include T-shirts, balloons, and piggy banks. CUNA also has made available a timeline for credit unions looking to purchase items and when to begin preparations for International Credit Union Day.  

    If you have a question about International Credit Union Day or ordering promotional items, contact LSCU Director, Member Relations Adena Whitman at 866.231.0545 ext. 2134.

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    League quarterly update coming Aug. 1

    On Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. CST/ 3 p.m. EST, the League will hold a webinar to go over its priorities for this quarter. The webinar, hosted by LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine, will cover topics such as the meetings last week with legislators in Washington, D.C., along with an update on the ATM Fee Disclosure bill and the status of Member Business Lending legislation.

    The webinar will include an overview of the LSCU Action Center, the Cooperative Image Campaign, upcoming educational events, the therapeutic playground “leave behind” project in honor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and news from LEVERAGE.

    The webinar should last less than an hour and will afford credit unions plenty of time to ask questions and provide feedback on each topic. If you would like to attend, contact LSCU VP, Cooperative Initiatives Laura Vann at 866.231.0545 ext. 2181 and she will get you the webinar link. [ Return to Top ]

    Education News
    NEW: Supervisory Committee Conference Audio Podcast

    LSCU Communications Coordinator Joseph Davis caught up with TEAM Resources President and CPA Tim Harrington to discuss the upcoming LSCU Supervisory Committee Conference. Harrington previewed the topics he plans on discussing in separate sessions including the role of the supervisory committee, credit union governance, and what supervisory committees will look like in the 21st Century.

    To listen to the most recent LSCU Audio Podcast on the upcoming Supervisory Committee Conference, click here.

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    Education Calendar

    Upcoming Events:

    Thursday, August 2
    Security Officer Reports to the Board
    3 to 4:30 p.m. EST - Webinar

    Sunday-Wednesday, August 5-8
    2012 LSCU Supervisory Committee Conference
    Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Destin, FL

    Tuesday, August 7
    Writing Effective HR & E-Policies to Manage Behavior, Maximize Compliance & Mitigate Risks
    3 to 4:30 p.m. EST - Webinar

    To view the complete LSCU Events Calendar, click here.

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    LEVERAGE News
    Office Depot 'Depot Time' Campaign shifts towards teens with new back-to-school ads

    Office Depot, Inc., a LEVERAGE partner, and leading global provider of school supplies, debuted a new back-to-school advertising campaign featuring multi-faceted actor, comedian, and host of America's Got Talent, Nick Cannon. The campaign showcases Office Depot's technology and fashion assortment to help students "Be Ncredible" this school year.

    The new ads are an extension of Office Depot's current "Depot Time" campaign, which launched earlier this year, and positions the company as a dedicated partner that parents, teachers, and students can depend on for all of their back-to-school needs - including top technology and designer supplies.

    The two 30-second "Depot Time" broadcast spots, created by Zimmerman Advertising, feature Nick Cannon interacting with Rachel, who represents a helpful and friendly Office Depot associate. Rachel walks Nick through the many ways in which Office Depot can help him save time and money.

    The television spots begin to air nationally tonight during the broadcast of NBC's America's Got Talent at 8:00pm. Office Depot and Nick Cannon first partnered this summer with the launch of his line of "NCredible by Nick Cannon" Monster headphones, which are currently available at Office Depot stores and online.

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    CU Insight: Invest in mobile channels

    Every where you look, someone is on a smartphone. It's not just an iPhone or Droid, it's a number of different models and carriers. Co-op Financial Services believes that half of the adults in the U.S. will own a smartphone. As Garland writes, "The typical smartphone user, and therefore mobile services user, is the type of member most credit unions would like to capture. Smartphone users normally have a higher income, more assets, and higher deposits."

    Garland makes a case that investing in mobile solutions is investing in a credit union's membership. With sales of cellphones rising at record paces, Garland writes that credit unions need to be looking seriously at mobile options. "This is the perfect time for your credit union to adopt a mobile strategy. Make sure that strategy is aligned with your credit union’s strategic plan and that it also matches your membership. But remember, you will be showing the next generation of credit union members, which will be the largest ever by the way, that you have what they are looking for. It’s worth the investment."

    Visit the LEVERAGE in the News webpage to read the full article. If your credit union would like more information on mobile solutions, contact a LEVERAGE Business Development Consultant.  

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    NCUA letter on lending draws reassurance to credit unions from CUNA Mutual Group

    The NCUA’s letter to federal credit unions confirms regulations continue to allow MFOEL. However, it provides limitations on the amount of information a credit union may gather at the time of an advance request, which will limit the use of MFOEL for some credit unions.   

    “The lending regulatory environment is evolving rapidly and more change is expected,” said Bill Klewin, CUNA Mutual Group’s director of regulatory compliance. “CUNA Mutual has worked with credit unions on lending compliance issues for more than 30 years and provides lending products that ensures compliance” said Klewin. “We will help credit unions through this change and continue to be here for them as the many new regulations emerge.”

    In the letter, the NCUA also discussed blended or multi-featured lending (MFL) plans. NCUA clarified that open-end and closed-end lending are two distinct regimens and each require their own application, timing requirements and disclosures for the member-borrower.       

    The letter discussed blended loan programs, which combine open-end and closed-end processes and disclosures. The letter makes clear such an approach is not the same as a MFOEL program and that such an approach must follow the distinct rules for open-end and closed-end lending, depending on the nature of the transaction. [ Return to Top ]

    News from You
    Tallahassee Chapter donates to Jimbo Fisher's Foundation

    ( l to r) Allison Tremper, branch supervisor, Florida State University CU, Anne-Marie Foote, secretary of the Tallahassee Chapter, Jimbo Fisher, head football coach at Florida State, Candi Fisher, Kyndra Freeman, branch manager, First Florida CU, and Leonard Parkhurst, director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation. 

    The Tallahassee Chapter of Credit Unions donated $4,000 to the Kidz 1st Foundation after raising funds from the chapter's  annual bowling tournament that took place in January. The chapter collectively made the decision to support the Kidz1st Fund which raises awareness and funds for the research to fight Fanconi anemia, a rare but serious blood disease that affects thousands of children each year, including the Fisher's son.

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    America’s First named one of Best Companies to Work for in Alabama

    The Best Companies to Work awards program, created in 2010, is a project of Business Alabama and Best Companies Group.

    “We recognize that the credit union’s success begins with our employees and our members; we’re very proud to earn this distinction!” says Audra Weber, AVP Human Resources at America’s First. “We strive to ensure our culture is one that supports both our employees and their families so we can continue to provide superior service to our members.”

    The statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Alabama categorized by size.

    America’s First Federal Credit Union will be recognized at the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama awards ceremony coordinated by Business Alabama in August. The final rankings will be announced at the ceremony, and released in a special supplement produced by Business Alabama in August.

    For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama program, click here. [ Return to Top ]

    EMPLOYMENT
    View available credit union jobs

    To view the available jobs on the LSCU homepage, visit the LSCU CU Jobs Center. [ Return to Top ]

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