Calhoun Liberty Credit Union Awards $35,250 in Scholarships to 47 Local High School Students

May 23rd, 2024559 BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida - Calhoun Liberty Credit Union (CLCU) is proud to announce that 47 outstanding high school seniors from Altha High School, Liberty County High School, and Blountstown High School have been awarded scholarships to support their further education. This initiative is part of CLCU's ongoing commitment to fostering educational opportunities and empowering the youth in our community. Since the inception of our scholarship program in 2017, CLCU has awarded over $125,000 in scholarships to deserving students. This year, each of the 47 graduating students received a $750 scholarship, which can be used to pursue a variety of...

VyStar Credit Union Continues Growth in Florida With Opening of Third Branch in Tallahassee

May 23rd, 2024516 Jacksonville, FL — VyStar Credit Union is proud to announce its Capital Circle location is now open at 3398 Capital Circle NE in Tallahassee, Florida. This is VyStar’s third full-service branch in Tallahassee. In support of its purpose to Do Good, VyStar partners with nonprofit organizations across the communities it serves. VyStar will make a $5,000 donation to the Women Veterans Unite Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of the Capital Circle branch at the ribbon cutting event on June 11. “We’re excited to open our third branch in Florida’s capital,” said VyStar EVP/Chief Operations Officer Chad Meadows. “The...

Addition Financial Credit Union Awards $65,000 in Scholarships to Central Florida Students

May 23rd, 2024617 LAKE MARY, Fla (May 21, 2024) – Addition Financial Credit Union helped a group of accomplished Central Florida students along their college career, awarding $65,000 in scholarships this month. Named after the credit union’s former President and CEO, the Joseph A. Melbourne Jr. Annual Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to six high school seniors, worth $10,000 each, and two graduate level scholarships, worth $2,500 each. “Addition Financial is proud to support and elevate these students embarking on the next step of their education journey,” said Kevin Miller, President and CEO of Addition Financial Credit Union....

Suncoast Credit Union Launches Treasury Management Services

May 22nd, 2024516 TAMPA, FLA. (May 22, 2024) — Suncoast Credit Union, Florida’s largest credit union, announces the launch of its treasury management services, offering a suite of commercial products and services including automated clearing house, remote deposit capture, and fraud prevention tools. Through a partnership with Tru Treasury, a leader in treasury management solutions, commercial business members will be able to maximize efficiency and control for payment processes, simplify billing to receive payments faster, improve cash flow, eliminate paper checks, and utilize enhanced fraud protection tools. This partnership underscores our...

VyStar Recognized as a 2024 Healthiest Companies Platinum Award Winner by First Coast Worksite Wellness Council

May 16th, 2024916 Jacksonville, FL — VyStar Credit Union has been recognized by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council (FCWWC) as a 2024 Healthiest Companies Platinum Award Winner. The Healthiest Companies Award recognizes organizations that support employees' health and wellbeing through best-in-class wellness programs. Award winners were recognized during the 16th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida on May 8. VyStar’s Benefits team has been a proud recipient of this prestigious award for the 5th consecutive year. “VyStar is incredibly honored to be recognized as a Platinum Level Healthiest Company,”...

VyStar Credit Union Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Treasury to Launch Innovative Credit-Builder Program

May 15th, 2024418 JACKSONVILLE, FL. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has awarded VyStar Credit Union a grant of $383,223 through its Small Dollar Loan Program (SDL Program). This funding aims to empower Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like VyStar to enhance consumer access to fair financial services and offer viable alternatives to high-interest small dollar loans. In response to the detrimental impacts of payday loans in Florida, with Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) soaring up to 300%, VyStar proactively created a solution aimed at curbing the adverse...

EMBRACING CHANGE: WELCOMING MICHELE WILLIAMS AS THE NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MEMBERS FIRST CREDIT UNION OF FLORIDA

May 8th, 2024726 Pensacola, FL– May 7, 2024 – Members First Credit Union bids farewell to the esteemed Caryl Greene, whose retirement symbolizes the close of a remarkable era. As the chapter turns, the credit union embraces change with the appointment of Michele Williams as its new President and CEO, ushering in a new phase of growth and innovation. With over four decades of dedicated service to the credit union industry, Michele Williams brings a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted commitment to Members First Credit Union. Beginning her journey at the credit union in 1980, Michele's rise to the helm is a testament to her unparalleled merit,...

Suncoast Credit Union Announces Ben Lemoine As New Chief Financial Officer

May 7th, 2024519 TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2024) — Suncoast Credit Union, the largest credit union in Florida, is pleased to welcome Ben Lemoine as chief financial officer and senior vice president. Lemoine comes to Suncoast with more than 18 years of experience in the credit union industry. In his new role, Lemoine will lead all aspects of Suncoast’s financial strategy, oversee the credit union’s finance, accounting and information technology functions, and manage all budgets and financial operations. “Ben possesses a strong combination of strategic experience and insight, financial expertise, and a sincere commitment to serving the credit union...

USF Federal Credit Union CEO Richard Skaggs Spoke at Florida House Bill 989 Signing Ceremony with Governor Ron DeSantis

May 6th, 2024416 TAMPA, Fla. (May 03, 2024) — USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) CEO Richard Skaggs was honored to speak this past week at the signing of Florida House Bill 989 by Governor Ron DeSantis. The bill grants credit unions the ability to accept deposits from qualified public depositories such as state agencies, departments, universities, and colleges, marking a significant milestone for the credit union industry in Florida. During his speech at the ceremony, Skaggs highlighted the mutual benefits of the legislation for credit unions and public institutions like University of South Florida (USF). He emphasized how the bill will enable...
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