Rep. Emmer visited St. Cloud Federal Credit Union for International Credit Union Day
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Saint Cloud, Minn. - Congressman Tom Emmer visited St. Cloud Federal Credit Union to discuss the importance of Minnesota’s credit unions on International Credit Union (ICU) Day®.
Rep. Emmer greeted credit union members, and addressed questions from attendees ranging from the economy, the debt ceiling, social security, and current world issues. “Credit unions are incredibly important to our state, “Emmer said. “I look forward to growth and prosperity for credit unions and the people you serve.”
He then met with Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) staff and area credit union CEOs to discuss issues specific to the industry, including Regulatory Relief and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“St. Cloud Federal Credit Union serves over 16,000 local residents with a variety of political beliefs, but one thing we know is they love their credit union! Congressman Emmer believes in the cooperative structure and has been a great supporter of credit unions; it was an honor to host him for International Credit Union Day,” said Jed Meyer, President and CEO of St. Cloud Federal Credit Union.
October 15, 2015 was International Credit Union Day in Minnesota, recognizing credit unions’ critical role in our communities. 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 its foundation of “People Helping People™.” Minnesota credit unions are recognized as primary financial institutions for 1.6 million Minnesotans, including small business. Minnesota currently has 125 credit unions with over 400 branches.
The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $20 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve more than 1.6 million members at 400+ locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit www.mncun.org.