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South Jersey Federal Credit Union partners with Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard for Book Signing

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) is hosting two book signings featuring the Little Rhino Book Series authors Ryan Howard, former Phillies first baseman and World Series Champion, and Krystle Howard on Saturday, November 11th to promote good sportsmanship and the importance of literacy and education.

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Greater Alliance FCU Celebrating 80 Years of Service

PARAMUS, N.J. – Founded 80 years ago by five educators from Hackensack, Greater Alliance FCU is celebrating its 80th anniversary of serving its community.

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1st Bergen FCU Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

HACKENSACK, N.J. – 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union hosted a National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Atlantic Street Park in Hackensack, N.J. on Thursday.

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Bay Atlantic FCU Receives Salvation Army’s Caring Hearts Award and Certificate of Achievement from Vineland Mayor’s Office

VINELAND, N.J. – Bay Atlantic FCU recently received the Salvation Army’s Caring Hearts Award and Certificate of Achievement from Vineland Mayor’s Office in recognition of its generosity and dedication to the Salvation Army. The credit union recently dropped off cash donations to the Salvation Army for disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union Celebrates Polish Heritage Month Throughout October

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The annual Gen. Pulaski Day Parade along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on October 1 serves to kick-off National Polish Heritage Month every October. This year, the 80th edition of the colorful and culturally-rich parade was sponsored by the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) for the 30th consecutive year.

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Deepwater Industries FCU Named 2017 Best of Salem County Financial Institution

DEEPWATER, N.J. – Deepwater Industries FCU was voted best Financial Institution in Salem County. The credit union was recognized by the Salem County Chamber of Commerce, which announced the winners of its 2017 Best of Salem County program this week.

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1st Bergen FCU Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on October 5th

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union will host a National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Atlantic Street Park in Hackensack, N.J. on October 5th, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The credit union will share its commitment to serve and empower members of the Hispanic community, and will bring local neighborhoods and the credit union community together. The event will include special guests, music and dancing and refreshments as well as special promotions, including low interest loans, savings accounts, and checking accounts.

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South Jersey FCU employees make donation to Hurricane Harvey victims

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) employees collected $1,500.00, which was used to purchase 200 cases of water, non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies and baby products for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Visions FCU to hold education drive

Visions Federal Credit Union is accepting submissions for its Visions Loves Educators classroom program at www.visionsloveseducators.com.

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South Jersey FCU Makes Donation to Alzheimer’s Association

DEPTFORD, N.J. – South Jersey Federal Credit Union employees presented a $2,000 check to Effie Murphy, program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association. The donation was made on behalf of the employees’ “Charitable Journey” program and will be used for Alzheimer’s research and services in the Delaware Valley.

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Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation Awards $5,000 in Scholarship Funds

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation’s College Scholarship Program is offered annually to members as well as residents in Burlington and Mercer Counties who are getting ready to begin their college career. The Foundation recently awarded two, $2,500 scholarships. The recipients are Suzanne Saleh from Hamilton High School West and Kylie Amison from Steinert High School.

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South Jersey FCU Offering Specials for Total Solar Eclipse

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) is offering a total eclipse of its rates from 1:21 pm – 4:01 pm on August 21st, to celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse.

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Deepwater Industries FCU Keeping Busy in the Community with Multiple Events and Second ACME Store Branch Opening

DEEPWATER, N.J. – Deepwater Industries FCU has been out and about in its community, participating in a number of different events and opening it's second ACME Store branch.

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Advanced Financial FCU Hosts Member Appreciation Day

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – Advanced Financial FCU recently held a Member Appreciation Day to celebrate its members’ loyalty.

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NJ DNA Get Technical

The NJ DNA Group took a bold step at yesterday’s dinner meeting held live at two locations:  NJCUL Headquarters in Hightstown, NJ and at 1st Bergen FCU  in Hackensack, NJ.

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‘Credit Unions For A Cure’ Team will Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Five Southern New Jersey credit unions—Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Campbell Employees Federal Credit Union, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union, and Thunderbolt Area Federal Credit Union—have formed a team, named “Credit Unions For A Cure”, for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event in Ocean City, N.J. taking place October 15th. N.J. credit unions are invited to support and participate! For more information, click here.

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South Jersey FCU Employees donate to the Alzheimer’s Association

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — On August 2, 2017, South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) employees presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Effie Murphy, Program Coordinator from the Alzheimer’s Association. The donation was made on behalf of the SJFCU employees’ “Charitable Journey” program and will be used for Alzheimer’s research and services in the Delaware Valley.

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Bay Atlantic FCU Helps Homeless Man Move In to New Home

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Members of the Bay Atlantic FCU staff helped a local man, who has been homeless for over three years, move into a new home through the Bridgton, N.J.-based M25 Initiative.

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Members 1st of NJ FCU Participate in Local National Night Out Celebrations

VINELAND, N.J. – Members 1st of NJ FCU were among the many New Jersey credit unions out and about on Tuesday evening taking part in their community’s National Night Out celebrations.

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MidState FCU Participates in Local National Night Out

MidState FCU was among the thousands of organizations that gathered with their local communities Tuesday for this year’s National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

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Thunderbolt Area FCU Collects Over 250 Pounds of Food for Local Community Through Kid-Friendly Food Drive

Five credit unions in southern New Jersey joined together to collect donations of Kid-Friendly Food from May 1 through July 31. Through this initiative, Thunderbolt Area FCU collected over 250 pounds of food for local children in need.

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In Memoriam: Edward J. Sisk of Elizabeth N.J. Firemen’s FCU Passes, Services to Be Held Sunday

ELIZABETH N.J. – Edward "Eddie" Joseph Sisk, a patriarch of Elizabeth's fire department family as second-generation fire chief, leading figure in Roselle Catholic and Irish-American circles and youth sports coach, passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Sisk also served as Board Chair of Elizabeth N.J. Firemen’s FCU.

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Garden Savings Raises Over $16,000 for Local Charities at 7th Annual Golf Outing

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Garden Savings Federal Credit Union raised over $16,000 for two local charitable groups at its 7th Annual Golf Outing this past July 17th.

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Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Announces Scholarship Winners

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union announced the winners of its $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarships and $500 Surf Club Scholarships.

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XCEL FCU Board Elects New Leadership; Phyllis H. Ford to Serve as CU’s First Chairwoman

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – The Board of Directors of XCEL Federal Credit Union has announced a change in leadership. At XCEL’s annual meeting held in June, the Board of Directors elected Phyllis H. Ford as the new Chairwoman. Ms. Ford has served on the Board since 2008 and was previously Vice Chair. Elevated to the Vice Chair vacancy will be Suzanne Taylor.

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South Jersey Federal Credit Union Promotes Two Employees

DEPTFORD TWP., N.J. – South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) announced the promotions of Camille Gadsden and Joccola Thomas.

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United Teletech Financial FCU Awards College Scholarships to Two Young Members

TINTON FALS, N.J. – United Teletech Financial FCU recently awarded two deserving young members with college scholarships.

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Five NJ CUs Partner Up to Collect Food Items for Local Community Through Kid-Friendly Food Drive

Five credit unions in southern New Jersey have joined together to collect donations of Kid-Friendly Food. When the school year ends, some children no longer have access to nutritious food. To combat this problem in their communities, a kid-friendly food drive started May 1 through July 31.

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Local Reading, PA Newspaper Highlights Visions FCU CEO Ty Muse’s Life Journey

READING, PA – “The life journey of Tyrone Muse, CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union, proves that mentors make all the difference during a person's teen years,” says an article in the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly section.

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Bay Atlantic FCU Awards Two Young Members with $1,000 College Scholarships

VINELAND, N.J. – Bay Atlantic FCU recently awarded two of its young members with college scholarships. Cameron Picconi and Haley Elias were both given checks for $1,000 for the 2017/2018 school year.

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15 CU Professionals Receive Free Management Development Training at United Teletech Through NJCUL’s Rutgers Training Grant

TINTON FALLS, N.J. – United Teletech staff members recently received free management training, which is available to NJCUL-member credit unions through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey secured by the League earlier this year.

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Advanced Financial FCU Receives Community Charter Expansion Approval

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Advanced Financial FCU recently announced it has received approval of its community charter expansion application by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

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Princeton FCU Awards $1,000 Scholarships to Two Young Members

PRINCETON, N.J. – Princeton Federal Credit Union recently awarded two scholarships, each worth $1,000, to two deserving young members: Manus Kreike-Martin and Christopher Walton.

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Deepwater Industries FCU Gives Away Two Scholarships to Young Members

DEEPWATER, N.J. – Deepwater Industries FCU recently gave away two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to two deserving young members.

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Atlantic FCU Supports the Community FoodBank of New Jersey

KENILWORTH, N.J. – Recently, Atlantic FCU held its 82nd Annual Meeting. In past years, the credit union raffled off gift cards and provided door prizes to attendees. However, this year it opted for something more charitable, donating $1,500 to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

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Memorial Scheduled for Long-Time New Jersey Credit Union Professional Nancy Miller

A memorial service has been set for Nancy Miller, a fixture in the New Jersey credit union community for 40 years, who passed away on June 13th. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 1st from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home located at 703 Main Street in Toms River, N.J.

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Atlantic FCU Hosts Movie Night with ‘The Hunters’

Recently, Atlantic FCU hung out with Wendy Williams and some of her amazing friends for the opening weekend of Wonder Woman. We sponsored the "Movie Night with the Hunters” fundraiser, which will help send 40 young girls from Essex County to YMCA Camp Mason this summer.

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Polish & Slavic FCU Awards $400,000 in Scholarships to 339 Talented Young Members

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – June may signal the end of the school year for most, but nearly 340 high school and college students are already looking forward to the upcoming fall semester, as the nation’s largest ethnic credit union, Polish & Slavic FCU (PSFCU), awarded $400,000 in academic scholarships at ceremonies held last week at its offices in New Jersey, Illinois, and Brooklyn.

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Campbell EFCU Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Campbell Employees Federal Credit Union recently celebrated its 80th Anniversary at its Annual Business Meeting with 100 members in attendance.

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United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary

TINTON FALLS, N.J. – United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Monday, June 19 with member appreciation events held at each of its five branch locations.

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Long-Time New Jersey Credit Union Professional Nancy Miller Passes

Nancy Miller, a fixture in the New Jersey credit union community for 40 years, recently passed away. Miller worked at and volunteered for over a half a dozen credit unions and was active in the League’s Mid-state chapter. Details on arrangements are not yet available, but will be provided by the League once they are published.

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South Jersey FCU Awards Scholarships to High School Students

DEPTFORD, N.J. – South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) has awarded seven college-bound high school students with scholarships totaling in the amount of $3,250.

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Bay Atlantic FCU and Local Rotary Club’s Hunger Project Helps Feed Local Families

More than 20,000 Local Families to Benefit from Meals Prepared

VINELAND, N.J. – Over 100 volunteers, including those from Bay Atlantic FCU, packed more than 100,000 meals on Sunday, June 11th, for distribution through food pantries to local families at the Rotary Club of Vineland’s Hunger Project held at the Vineland Salvation Army Building.

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Deepwater Industries FCU Opens New Branch in ACME Store, Expands SEG Base

WOODSTOWN, N.J. – After 82 years, Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union, following its growth strategy, opened its first new branch on Wednesday, June 14 in the ACME Market in Woodstown, N.J.

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Jersey Shore FCU Sponsors Second Reality Fair, Reaching 275 Alder 8th Graders

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Jersey Shore FCU held a Reality Fair at Alder Avenue Middle School for the eighth grade math classes on Friday. This was the second Fair that Jersey Shore FCU has sponsored.

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"Once Upon a Cure"... Local Relay for Life Walk Raises Over $200 in Donations

DEEPWATER, N.J. - Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union helped raise over $200 in proceeds at the local Relay for Life walk on Saturday.

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Students Receive Morris County Retirees Education Association Grants Funded by Visions FCU

The Morris County Retirees Education Association (MCREA) awarded 15 $2,000 scholarships to Morris County students at its annual luncheon on June 7 at the Mansion at Mountain Lakes in Mountain Lakes.

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Shore News Today Highlights Fernwood Middle School Reality Fair

EGG HARBOR, N.J. – A recent Shore News Today article titled “Egg Harbor Township Middle Schoolers Get Dose of Reality at Financial Literacy Fair” highlighted the event held at the school on Friday, June 2nd.

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Credit Union of New Jersey Brings Financial Reality Fair Program to Ewing High School

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey held its second Reality Fair of the 2016/2017 school year at Ewing High School on Tuesday, reaching about 125 students. The credit union sponsored a Fair at the school back in November where it reached 150 students.

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Jersey Shore FCU Chairman John C. DiNofrio Retires After 53 Years of Credit Union Service

NORTHFIELD, N.J. – On April 1 of this year, the Chairman of the Board John C. DiNofrio officially retired from Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union (JSFCU). Later that month, he was honored at a testimonial dinner that celebrated his more than 53 years of service to the credit union movement. All of those 53 years were directly or indirectly tied to JSFCU.

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South Jersey Federal Credit Union names Dr. Anthony DiFabio as Chairman of the Board of Directors

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) announced that Dr. Anthony DiFabio will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Jersey Shore FCU Sponsors First Reality Fair, Receives Coverage from SNJToday

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Jersey Shore FCU held a Reality Fair at the Fernwood Middle School for the eighth grade math classes on Friday. This was the first Fair that Jersey Shore FCU has sponsored.

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Atlantic Federal to Sponsor Wendy Williams’ Hunter Foundation Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, N.J. – Atlantic Federal Credit Union is sponsoring “Movie Night with the Hunters” coming to the AMC Dine-in Theater Essex Green Shopping Center Saturday, June 3, 2017. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the feature film is Wonder Woman (movie subject to change).

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CUBroadcast Highlights How Aspire FCU Transformed into a Digital FI, Closing All Branches

Aspire Federal Credit Union President/CEO Thomas O'Shea recently joined Mike Lawson of CUBroadcast in the Studio Lounge to discuss how his credit union has become a digital institution since converting to Corelation's KeyStone core.

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Credit Union of New Jersey’s Spring 2017 Breakfast Club Forum was a Huge Success!

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) and Biz Lending & Insurance Center, Inc. (BLIC) conducted CUNJ’s 7th BreakFast Club Forum on April 27, 2017 at the Trenton Country Club in West Trenton, N.J.

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Three Southern Credit Unions Collaborate for Fifth Reality Fair this Year

VINELAND, N.J. – Bay Atlantic FCU, Members 1st of NJ FCU, and Thunderbolt Area FCU teamed up once again to bring the hands-on financial literacy experience to students at The Wallace School in Vineland. This is the fifth Reality Fair the three collaborated on this school and the fifth Reality fair held at the middle school.

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Deepwater Industries FCU Decorates Float for Local Memorial Day Parade

DEEPWATER, N.J. – To support veterans, Deepwater Industries FCU decorated a float for its local Memorial Day Parade!

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Operation Pork Roll: Garden Savings Launches Quirky New Branding Campaign

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Dover, Newark and Maplewood, recently launched a quirky new branding campaign throughout Morris and Essex Counties in New Jersey.  The campaign, designed to increase overall brand awareness while casually marketing other products indirectly, strikes a chord that resounds to many New Jerseyans … food!  With ads ranging from pork roll, to late night diner stops, disco fries and Jersey tomatoes, Garden Savings opted for a look that was very different than many banking ads.

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CPA David Schad to Serve on Bay Atlantic FCU Board

VINELAND – David Schad, Principle and Certified Public Accountant with Schad and Schad CPAs, was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union. 

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Garden Savings FCU Honors Helen Rykowski for Her 33 Years of Service to the Credit Union

PARSIPANNY, N.J. – At a special retirement luncheon for long-time employee Helen Rykowski, Garden Savings FCU honored Rykowski with a Certificate of Appreciation for her 33 years of service to the credit union. 

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Research 1166 FCU Staff Help Build House for Homeless Vet with Habitat for Humanity

DEPTFORD, N.J. – Marci Brozi and Ashlee Bush, staff members of Research 1166 FCU, recently joined a group over 50 female volunteers that assisted Habitat for Humanity, a SEG of the credit union, build a house for a homeless vet. 

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1st Bergen FCU Hosting Annual Meeting on May 31st

HACKENSACK, N.J. – 1st Bergen FCU is encouraging members to “make you money bloom” at the credit union’s annual meeting on May 31st at its branch location at 93-95 Main Street in Hackensack. 

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Bay Atlantic FCU Celebrates 77th Annual Meeting

VINELAND N.J. – Bay Atlantic FCU celebrated its 77th Annual meeting on May 10th. Guests, staff and volunteers enjoyed a delicious buffet and fellowship and welcomed a new Board member.

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Deepwater Industries FCU ‘Paints the Town Purple’ for Cancer Awareness, Vote for its Branch Display!

DEEPWATER, N.J. – Deepwater Industries FCU is participating in its local Relay for Life event this year and helped "Paint the Town Purple" to help raise awareness for all of those impacted by cancer.

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Southern New Jersey CUs Team-Up for Kid-Friendly Food Drive

RIO GRANDE, N.J. – Credit unions in southern New Jersey have banded together to collect donations of Kid-Friendly Food.  

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Princeton FCU Breaks Ground on New Branch

PRINCETON, N.J. – Princeton FCU announced the start of construction of a new state-of-the-art branch located at 774 Alexander Road in Princeton, N.J. 

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Southern Credit Unions Collaborate to Bring Financial Literacy Experience to Millville Memorial High School, Reality Fair Highlighted on SNJToday

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Bay Atlantic FCU, Members 1st of NJ FCU, and Thunderbolt Area FCU teamed up once again to bring the hands-on financial literacy experience to students at Millville Memorial High School.

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Credit Union of New Jersey Named Among NJBIZ’s 2017 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey has been named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the small/medium category by NJBIZ. This survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, workforce and businesses. 

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Willingboro Students Experience Second Reality Fair

WILLINGBORO, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union Financial reality Fair program made its second stop at Willingboro on Tuesday, reaching about 75 students during the event sponsored by ABCO FCU. 

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Joseph Riccardo Appointed President/CEO of Member Support Services, LLC

Joseph Riccardo has been appointed as the President/CEO of Member Support Services, LLC—a Credit Union Service Organization owned by three New Jersey-based credit unions. 

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Deepwater FCU Helps Kids ‘Give a Hoot About Savings’ During Credit Union Youth Month

DEEPWATER, N.J. – Deepwater FCU celebrated both Credit Union Youth Month and Financial Literacy Month in April. This year’s theme was “Give a Hoot About Savings,” chosen by credit union staff nationwide. The credit union gave kids an owl to color and then placed it on the tree branches of a display. The credit union also gave out owl bags to the kids who opened up a Kids Club account with a few goodies inside.

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New Jersey Credit Unions Hit Milestone with Reality Fairs: Program Hosted its 60th Event Since its Inception

TOMS RIVER, N.J. – The popular and growing New Jersey Credit Union Financial Reality Fair program made its sixth trip to the main campus of Ocean County College in Toms River on Thursday to bring the hands-on financial literacy experience to 15 “First Year Experience” classes. This Fair served as a milestone for the program, marking its 60th Reality Fair conducted since the program began in 2010. Reality Fair have reached out over 7,100 students throughout the state.

This was the first year that Ocean County College made the Reality Fair program a co-curricular requirement for the college’s entry-level course. Around 100 students gathered in a large conference room for a brief orientation then were set loose to build their hypothetical lifestyles, pretending they just graduated and have started working in an entry-level position in their field of study.

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Garden Savings FCU’s Michael Powers Talks Credit Unions with NJ Ad Club

Garden Savings FCU Chief Sales Officer Michael Powers was recently interviewed by NJ Ad Club on their regular Professional Spotlight Series web cast. The show features marketing professionals from throughout New Jersey discussing current and important marketing topics as well as unique challenges in their respective industries. 

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Jersey Shore FCU Raises $580 for the Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families

NORTHFIELD, N.J. – Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union staff participates in quarterly charitable fundraising events to assist children and their families in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

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Rutgers FCU Brings First Reality Fair to Rutgers University Busch Campus

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers FCU hosted its first-ever Reality Fair for Rutgers University on the college’s Busch Campus on Thursday. 

The Reality Fair was held in conjunction with a career event for graduating seniors, named “Life After Rutgers” and hosted by the Student Support Services Team, which included a presentation on student loans, assistance with resume writing and interview skills, the opportunity to get professional headshots taken, and more. 

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Members 1st of NJ FCU Brings Reality Fair to Bridgeton High School for Third Consecutive Year

BRIDGETON, N.J. – Nearly 120 students at Bridgeton High School took part in the school’s third Reality Fair last Friday.

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In Memoriam: County Educators FCU CEO Glenn South

Thursday morning, Glenn South lost his long battle and passed away waiting for a liver and kidney transplant at NYU Transplant Center in New York City. He was the CEO of County Educators Federal Credit Union in Roselle Park, N.J. for over 20 years, working at the credit union for 28 years. He was also Treasurer of Symbionce Financial Solutions, LLC, a mortgage CUSO based in N.J.

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SacTown, Freedom Runs Highlight CU Support for CMNH

WASHINGTON – While the streets around the Washington monument will be filled with Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile runners Sunday, runners around the world will be participating in similar races. The 7thAnnual Credit Union SacTown Run in Sacramento, California and a Freedom Run in Kuwait will also take place Sunday, with another freedom run in Germany set for April 15.

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Mary E. Volz Middle School Participates in its Second Reality Fair

RUNNEMEDE, N.J. – Nearly 90 students at the Mary E. Volz Middle School took part in the school’s second Reality Fair.

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Credit Union of New Jersey Announces the Spring 2017 Breakfast Club Forum

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) and Biz Lending & Insurance Center, Inc. announces CUNJ’s 7th BreakFast Club Forum for Commercial Real Estate professionals – realtors, mortgage brokers, appraisers, developers, builders, investors, CPA’s, attorneys and other industry professionals.  The BreakFast Club Forum will be held on April 27th from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Trenton Country Club in West Trenton.

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Hamilton Horizons FCU Hosts Reality Fair for Trenton Youth Group

TRENTON, N.J. – Hamilton Horizons FCU in partnership with Beyond Expectations hosted a mini Reality Fair for a Trenton Youth Group at the First Baptist Church in Trenton on Saturday.

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Members 1st of N.J. FCU Donates Charging Station to Library

WOODSTOWN, N.J. – Members 1st of N.J. FCU supported the local community by sponsoring a courtesy charging station at the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Library.

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Guilty Verdicts in HOPE FCU-Bitcoin Scheme

NEW YORK – The former HOPE FCU board chair and CEO and a board member face lengthy prison sentences for their roles in taking control of the credit union and using it to conceal an illegal Bitcoin operation that ran tens of millions of dollars in ACH transactions.

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Bay Atlantic FCU Holds St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale to Benefit CMN at CHOP

VINELAND, N.J. – On St. Patrick’s Day, Bay Atlantic FCU held a bake sale to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia).

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Save the Date: Garden Savings FCU Hosting 7th Annual Golf Outing July 17th

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Garden Savings Federal Credit Union has announced that it will host its 7th annual golf outing on Monday, July 17th at the beautiful Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J.

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CUNJ’s Paul Bertuccini and Jersey Shore FCU’s John DiNofrio Inducted in Credit House ‘Hall of Leaders’

WASHINGTON – Two dedicated New Jersey credit union volunteers were recently inducted into the Credit House “Hall of Leaders”. Credit Union of New Jersey Vice Chairman Paul Bertuccini and Jersey Shore FCU Chairman John DiNofrio were honored during CUNA’s GAC for their commitment to the credit union movement.

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XCEL FCU CEO Linda McFadden Receives Credit Union Times Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Political Action

WASHINGTON – XCEL FCU President/CEO and NJCUL Board Member Linda McFadden recently received the Credit Union Times Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Political Action. McFadden accepted her award during the CU Times’ 2017 Trailblazer Award reception on Tuesday, February 28, at the Renaissance in Washington, DC, during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference.

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Visions FCU Contributes $5,000 Grant to Help Students with Behavior Issues

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Visions Federal Credit Union and their “Visions Loves Teachers Classroom Program” recently contributed a $5,000 grant to Benedict A. Cucinella School’s “Seeing is Believing” program. This program teaches students positive behavior changes across all areas of childhood development.

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XCEL FCU’s Stacey Walker Receives Credit Union Times Volunteer of the Year Trailblazer Award

WASHINGTON – XCEL FCU Board Member Stacey Walker recently received the Credit Union Times Volunteer of the Year Trailblazer Award. Walker accepted her award during the CU Times’ 2017 Trailblazer Award reception on Tuesday, February 28, at the Renaissance in Washington, DC, during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference.

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XCEL FCU Director of Marketing and NJ PLAN Chair Tom Quigley Talks the CU Difference with Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno

POMPTON, LAKES, N.J. – Tom Quigley, director of marketing at XCEL Federal Credit Union and chair of the League’s Political and Legislative Action Network (PLAN), recently met with New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

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Maria Solorzano Appointed New President/CEO of Liberty Savings FCU

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Liberty Savings FCU has announced the appointment of Maria Solorzano as their new President/CEO. She assumed responsibilities as of January 1, 2017, succeeding James J. Miller, Sr., who has resigned as President/CEO after many years of dedicated service as he embarks onward towards a well-deserved retirement.

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North Jersey FCU Opens New Branch in Elmwood Park and Dedicates Building to it's Late Former Chairman Frank Migliaccio

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – On a beautiful, cool, sunny day, North Jersey Federal Credit Union (NJFCU) commemorated the addition to its latest group of branches by dedicating the building to its former Chairman, Frank Migliaccio.

Beloved by many who knew him, Frank passed away on January 22, 2017. During his 30 years of service on NJFCU’s Executive Board, Frank was wholeheartedly committed to serving the credit union and the North Jersey community.

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Picatinny FCU Collects Coats for Veterans

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Picatinny FCU (PFCU) held a Coat Drive for Veterans from Jan. 9 through Feb. 10. Collection bins were set up in each of their branch locations.

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Credit Union of New Jersey Named to Inaugural CULAC Circle of Excellence

WASHINGTON – Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) will be honored with the inaugural CULAC Circle of Excellence award at this year’s CUNA GAC. New this year, the award will be presented annual to the credit union that raised the most funds for CULAC in its state during the previous year.

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South Jersey FCU Names Kathleen Heid as Vice President of Human Resources & Training

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) announced that Kathleen Heid has joined the credit union as Vice President of Human Resources and Training. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute and a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with more than 30 years’ experience in banking and financial services.

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In Memoriam: Former League Employee and BMS FCU CEO Phil Pullen Passes

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – Philip Pullen passed away after a battle with cancer on February 2nd. Pullen worked for the New Jersey Credit Union League as Vice President of Member Services and went on to be CEO of BMS FCU before retiring.

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North Jersey FCU to Commemorate New Branch Grand Opening with Building Naming Ceremony

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – North Jersey FCU (NJFCU) will dedicate the grand opening of its new branch by naming it in honor of Frank Migliaccio, NJFCU’s former Chairman who recently passed away on January 22nd, 2017. During Frank’s 29 years of service on NJFCU’s Executive Board, Frank was always committed to serving the credit union and the North Jersey community.

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Twelve N.J. Credit Union Employees Become Certified Financial Counselors Through FiCEP Program

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League partnered with the National Credit Union Foundation for the third consecutive year in 2016 to offer a program to New Jersey credit unions to affordably have staff members trained as financial counselors through CUNA’s FiCEP program.

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Thunderbolt Area FCU First Community Sponsor of Millville Airshow

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Chuck Wyble, president of the Millville Army Air Field Museum (MAAFM), and Lisa Jester, executive director of the museum, thanked Bob Millard, president of Thunderbolt Area Federal Credit Union, for being the first "Top Gun" community sponsor of the 2017 Millville Wheels & Wings Airshow which will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28.

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Six CUNJ Employees Achieve FiCEP Certification

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) has a commitment to help its members be in control of their financial lives. In 2016, six CUNJ employees went through a rigorous process to become certified financial counselors through the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP). These six employees will now be able to help those in difficult financial situations, whether it is a life changing event or just being able to set a budget for a brighter future.

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In Memoriam: North Jersey FCU Chairman Frank Migliaccio Passes

TOTOWA, N.J. – North Jersey Federal Credit Union Chairman Frank Migliaccio passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital in Wayne, N.J. He was 75 years old. Migliaccio served on the North Jersey FCU Executive Committee for over 30 years, 25 of which he served as the Chairman of the Board. “He truly lived and embodied the core values of our credit union, ‘people helping people’,” said the credit union.

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Millville Senior High School Reality Fair Featured in the Press of Atlantic City

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Last week’s Millville Senior High School Reality Fair that gave 85 students a taste of budgeting reality was picked up in the Press of Atlantic City, Tuesday.

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Biz Kid$ Financial Ed Grants Now Available From National Foundation

Grants Extend Reach of Award-Winning Financial Literacy Series

MADISON, Wis. – Credit union organizations can now apply for a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through March 31, 2017. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $75,000 in grant funds to credit union organizations as part of this effort.

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Bay Atlantic FCU Releases its Annual Membership Report

VINELAND, N.J. – Bay Atlantic FCU (BAFCU) recently released its annual membership report to its members recapping a year of the credit union’s news.

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Atlantic Federal Seeking a Volunteer for its Board of Directors

Atlantic Federal Credit Union is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors and join a team representing its diverse membership.

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Millville Senior High School Experiences its First Reality Fair

MILLVILLE, N.J. – On Tuesday, 85 students at Millville Senior High School took part in the school’s first Reality Fair set up in the gymnasium.

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Atlantic Federal Holding a Winter Coat Drive

KENILWORTH, N.J. – Atlantic Federal kicked off its Annual Winter Coat Drive in November and will continue to accept donations through February 2017. Since November, Atlantic FCU has already collected enough coats to help several dozen families.

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Picatinny Federal Credit Union Hosting a Coat Drive for Veterans

DOVER, N.J. – Picatinny FCU is hosting a Coat Drive for Veterans. The Coats will be donated to the VA New Jersey Health Care System.

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Jersey Shore FCU Adopted a Family from Family Promise of Cape May County

RIO GRANDE, N.J. – Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union (JSFCU) collected gifts for their Rio Grande Branch Starfish Angel Tree to benefit a family of four from the Family Promise of Cape May County. Members from the Rio Grande Branch and JSFCU staff generously collected presents from clothes and shoes to toys and gift cards.

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Jersey Shore FCU Gives Gifts to Five Lucky Children This Holiday Season

NORTHFIELD, N.J. – Five lucky children in South Jersey received a giant teddy bear with a wagon full of toys this holiday season courtesy of Jersey Shore FCU (JSFCU).

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