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|The Pulse (10-03-2017)|
Volume 6, Issue 40
New MnCUN Marketing Awards Program Accepting Applications
New in 2017, the Minnesota Credit Union Network has introduced a statewide credit union marketing awards program. Open to all MnCUN member credit unions, the awards will recognize outstanding programs in the areas of branding, community impact and outreach, digital advertising, video, and complete campaigns.
“Minnesota credit unions are doing remarkable things to grow brand awareness and market to members and nonmembers alike,” said MnCUN Director of Communications Andrea Molnau. “We at the state trade association want to recognize their efforts and highlight the best of the best.”
Applications will be open through November 3 and winning credit unions will be recognized at a luncheon this winter. More information and an online application are available on the Marketing Awards page of the network website.
With questions, contact MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet by email or by phone at 651-242-0779.
Minnesota Credit Unions Giving Back Over 12,000 Volunteer Hours on CU Forward Day
On Monday, Oct. 9, 37 Minnesota credit unions and partners will dedicate 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 Minnesota communities, with an estimated impact on more than 33,574 people.
CU Forward Day, formerly Plus it Forward Day, is held annually on Columbus Day, a federal holiday the second Monday in October. Credit union employees will participate in events ranging from building for Habitat for Humanity; preparing meals for homeless youth; outdoor clean up events; free document shred days; hosting a children’s book drive; packing food for Feed My Starving Children; and providing random acts of kindness for community members.
“As not for profit financial institutions, Minnesota’s credit unions work every day to improve their members financial lives,” said Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark Cummins. “And they also work for their communities. Not because they have to, but because service is a core element of the social mission of credit unions. The collaborative effort on CU Forward Day is a perfect example of credit unions fulfilling their ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”
Follow the events on social media using #cuforwardday.
V.I.P. Participants Offer Quality Service to Minnesota’s Credit Unions
Participants in MnCUN’s Vendor Involvement Program agree to offer professional service and quality product lines. These companies must appreciate the characteristics that make credit unions unique and understand the importance of providing the best service possible to Minnesota’s credit union members.
Designed to optimize business relationships with Minnesota’s credit unions, V.I.P. combines advertising with exclusive benefits at MnCUN’s major conferences, as well as speaking engagements and opportunities to participate in new MnCUN initiatives.
A listing of service providers organized by the solution offered is available on the MnCUN Solutions Directory online. With questions about V.I.P. participants, or about joining the program, please contact MnCUN Director of Business Development Kris Jacobsen by email, or call the Network office at (651) 288-5170.