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CU News & Events

Maine’s credit unions enjoyed the last full month of summer by staying busy in their local communities.  Here is a snapshot of what our credit unions were up to in August:

  • Staff from Acadia FCU participated in Fort Kent’s 150th Annual Anniversary Parade on August 10.
  • Atlantic FCU donated $10 to Ending Hunger for every run the Portland Sea Dogs scored. In August alone, Atlantic FCU donated $940!
  • Bangor FCU shared important financial literacy tips with their members every Friday throughout the month as part of their Financial Tip Friday initiative.
  • Brewer FCU held its 5th Annual Disc Golf Tournament to End Hunger on August 11 in Orrington.
  • Capital Area FCU held their Annual Hot Dog BBQ to Benefit Special Olympics Maine on August 16.
  • Casco FCU proudly served lunch to approximately 175 members during their Member Appreciation BBQ on August 2.
  • Central Maine CU encouraged members to visit their branch, enjoy some delicious treats, and learn more about the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign to End Hunger during their annual bake sale on August 30.
  • Last month, Changing Seasons FCU sent out a save the date for its annual Bikes, Beans, and Mean Machines Motorcycle Ride/Car Show. The event takes place on September 14 to benefit the Campaign for Ending Hunger.
  • Jennifer Hogan, President/CEO at Community CU, was named as one of Credit Union Magazine’s 2019 CU Rock Stars. Congratulations, Jen!
  • Connected CU debuted their new school branch monitor at Capital Area Technical Center.
  • cPort CU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month.  The credit union also celebrated their member appreciation by giving out prizes during the first week of August. Members won Patriots tickets, Bar Harbor getaways, coffee, an Apple Watch, AirPods, and more!
  • Staff from Cumberland County FCU enjoyed a teambuilding exercise at Maine Escape Games in late August.
  • Staff from Dirigo FCU served ice cream to children at the Root Cellar’s summer camp in Lewiston on August 7.
  • Downeast CU dressed casually for a cause and decorated their lobbies with purple every Wednesday throughout the month of August to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.  Downeast CU also was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME.
  • Eastmill FCU helped celebrate another successful Patten Pioneer Day on August 9.
  • Evergreen CU partnered with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in featuring an adoptable pet last month. Last month’s featured pet was an adorable three-year-old bulldog mix named Cotton.  In addition, Evergreen CU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month.
  • Five County FCU attended the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston with Party Palooga on August 18.
  • Franklin-Somerset FCU partnered with Randy Dean this summer to help members. Dean is a local financial planner who helps clients work towards their financial goals.
  • Gardiner FCU raised over $760 for Special Olympics Maine during their Cookout and Bake Sale on August 8. In addition, they received a $500 donation from Kruger Energy.
  • Great Falls FCU’s new and improved home banking system went live in August.
  • Infinity FCU was recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine for the 8th year in a row!  In addition, Infinity FCU’s Maureen St. John was named as one of Credit Union Magazine’s 2019 CU Rock Stars. Congratulations, Maureen!
  • Katahdin FCU sponsored the Millinocket Memorial Library Summer Reading Program and sponsored/participated in the End of Summer Festival in August.
  • KSW FCU installed new ATMs at their Huhtamaki, Waterville, and Belfast locations last month.
  • KV FCU welcomed a filming crew to their branch on August 6. Stay tuned for the finished project!
  • Lewiston Municipal FCU shared tips for building credit in their summer newsletter.
  • To gear up for the upcoming school year, Lincoln Maine FCU took time in August to reach to local schools to coordinate financial literacy presentations. Last year, the credit union made over 30 presentations to more than 1,000 students!
  • Lisbon Community FCU drew winners for their Annual Summer Gift Basket Raffle on August 16. All proceeds from the raffle benefited the Campaign for Ending Hunger.
  • Maine Family FCU offered a unique back to school loan for college-bound students this summer.
  • Maine Highlands FCU had a wonderful time at the annual Maine Red Hot Dog Festival in Dexter on August 10.
  • Maine Savings FCU raised $5,619 to help in the fight to cure cancer during the Champion the Cure Challenge last month.
  • Maine State CU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME.  In addition, the credit union made a donation to Set-For-Success in Augusta, a school backpack program sponsored by the Augusta Elks Lodge #964.
  • Midcoast FCU participated in the Freeport Community Services’ Community Day on August 16, where they spoke about keeping kids safe online and answered questions about online financial services.  Midcoast FCU also was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME.
  • Monmouth FCU worked hard on their new mobile app throughout August. Stay tuned for the release!
  • The walls went up at New Dimensions FCU’s new main branch in Waterville in late The branch is expected to open in spring of 2020.
  • NorState FCU has been hosting their Music in the Park series in Madawaska every Thursday night throughout the summer.
  • Northeast CU was a proud sponsor of Westbrook Night at Hadlock Field on August 8.
  • Otis FCU held their annual yard sale to benefit the Franklin County Special Olympics on August 31.
  • Oxford FCU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month.
  • Penobscot County FCU and The County FCU recently announced plans to merge by April 1, 2020.
  • Luke Labbe, President of PeoplesChoice CU was named as one of Credit Union Magazine’s 2019 CU Rock Stars. Congratulations, Luke!  PeoplesChoice CU also was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME for the tenth year in a row!
  • Sabattus Regional CU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME.
  • Saco Valley CU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month.
  • Seaboard FCU was a sponsor of the Bucksport Arts Festival on August 10. The event was filled with local arts, crafts, and a beautiful waterfront view.
  • The Darlings Ice Cream Truck for a Cause joined Sebasticook Valley FCU at their Newport Branch for their first Giant Yard Sale. Ice cream sales were by donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Campaign for Ending Hunger.
  • Town & Country FCU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month. Town & Country FCU also celebrated their last member appreciation cookout of the summer at their Saco branch on August 23.
  • Trademark FCU held an 80s Day on August 15. Staff donated to the credit union’s charitable giving fund for the opportunity to dress in their best 80s ensembles. All proceeds were donated to the Maine Health Cancer Care Network and Midcoast Humane.  In addition, Trademark FCU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month.
  • TruChoice FCU was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month for the seventh year in a row.  TruChoice FCU’s Sarah Perkins also was named as one of Credit Union Magazine’s 2019 CU Rock Stars. Congratulations, Sarah!
  • In addition to being named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in ME last month, University CU school branches were busy welcoming the back-to-school crowds during a number of college orientation days.
  • Winslow Community FCU delivered fifty backpacks filled with school supplies and boxes of teacher goodies to Benton Elementary School, Albion Elementary School, Clinton Elementary School, China Primary School, and Vassalboro Community School on August 16.
  • Winthrop Area FCU drew the winner of their back-to-school raffle on August 23, with the winner taking home a bundle of handy school supplies! All proceeds from the raffle benefited the Winthrop Community Fund.