Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mountain Credit Union expresses member appreciation and financial wellness

Each year, as International Credit Union Day is marked on the calendar, Mountain Credit Union staff begin preparations for celebrations held in each of its seven branch locations.

According to the World Council of Credit Unions, International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation.

Rep. Joe Sam Queen (NC-119) visited Branch Manager Sarah Davis (pictured on left) and her staff in Cherokee, NC
This appreciation is expressed though Mountain Credit Union’s “Member Appreciation Day” which corresponds with ICU Day. Members were invited to visit their local branches on October 15th to enjoy free lunch, fun giveaways and to register for great prizes. Several local community leaders and elected officials, including Sen. Jim Davis (NC-50), Rep. Brian Turner (NC-116), Rep. John Ager (NC-115) and Rep. Joe Sam Queen (NC-119) also took the opportunity to stop by and visit during the festivities.

Autumn is also a time in which local employers focus on the health and wellness of their employees. Mountain Credit Union staff were onsite during several Health, Wellness and Benefit Fairs to be a guide through any type of personal financial situation. MCU was able to demonstrate their mission of partnering with the community to help the employees of these businesses manage their financial wellness by teaching them about budgeting, saving, debt reduction and planning for the future, all through real-world counseling. During the weeks surrounding ICU Day, nearly 200 people will be directly impacted through the credit union’s Financial Education Series as well as countless others who visited booths set up during the various Health Fair events.

Colton Overcash, Western Regional Representative for Senator Thom Tillis, visited several Mountain Credit Union locations, including Franklin, NC. Pictured here with Member Service Representative Stephanie O'Neil
“Showing our appreciation to our members is very important to us. They are the reason Mountain Credit Union exists and they are our #1 priority,” shared Patty Idol, President and CEO of the Credit Union. “Our partnerships with community businesses give us an opportunity to pass along valuable financial knowledge that can change lives. Changing and improving lives is what our financial education outreach program is all about! We are proud to say that we change lives every day,” she added.

Members enjoyed free lunch, fun giveaways and to registered for great prizes at all of Mountain Credit Union’s seven branch locations on Member Appreciation Day.
More information about these events, as well as many other community service efforts, can be found by visiting Mountain Credit Union’s website and social media outlets, or by calling or visiting your nearest branch location. Mountain Credit Union has seven branch offices located throughout Western North Carolina and serves anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison and Swain Counties of North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.mountaincu.org

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