Thursday, January 31, 2013

Second Annual Presidents’ Day Essay Contest to Give Students and Teachers a Chance at Prizes

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Jan. 31, 2013) – Which U.S. President would you like to have lunch with? That’s the question Community Financial Credit Union is asking local elementary and middle school students to answer in an essay contest announced today in honor of Presidents Day. Between now and Presidents’ Day, February 18, essays will be accepted from students explaining which U.S. President – from George Washington to Barack Obama – they would like to sit and have lunch with and why. Essay forms are available online at www.cfcu.org/contest.

“With Inauguration Day having just passed, we wanted to once again give students the opportunity to provide their thoughts on our nation and the presidency as only students can,” said Natalie McLaughlin, Community Financial education partnership coordinator. “There is no doubt that our students can provide some unique and fresh ideas.”

Essays will be judged by a group of Community Financial team members in two separate categories – 4th and 5th graders and 6th through 8th graders. The top essay author in each category will earn $100 as well as lunch for their classroom with Community Financial President and CEO Bill Lawton. Each category will also have five finalists who will each receive a $10 Subway gift card. The winners’ teacher will also receive a $100 gift certificate to be used for supplies for their classroom.

To stay connected with Community Financial and keep up-to-date on the latest financial news and information as well as community involvement, please “like” us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommunityFinancial or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CFCreditUnion.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Community Financial Credit Union Goes Mobile to Make Banking Even Easier

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Jan. 24, 2012) – Community Financial Credit Union members can now access their accounts at any time from just about anywhere with the credit union’s recently unveiled mobile banking – including downloadable apps for iPhone® and Android® phones. Mobile banking from Community Financial, located in in Plymouth, Canton, Northville and Novi; as well as Gaylord, Hillman and Lewiston, is another way the credit union is making banking easier for its members. With Community Financial, mobile banking is available in three ways:

Mobile Apps, Mobile Web and Text Banking.
• Mobile Apps – These apps, downloadable from the Apple or Google Play online stores, allow members to access their accounts from their iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone. With the apps, users can view transactions, check and send messages, transfer funds or even see graphs of their spending patterns.
• Mobile Web – With Community Financial’s Mobile Web platform, members can access their accounts using a website designed to optimally display on mobile devices. Using this site, members can pay bills, send secure messages or set up Text Banking.
• Text Banking – With Text Banking, members can text a short code to Community Financial to receive information regarding their accounts, including balances and recent history.

“It is our goal to build on our track record of making the banking experience easier for our members, and bringing these mobile options to the market helps do that,” said Sarah Cousineau, Community Financial marketing manager.

For more information on mobile banking from Community Financial, please visit www.cfcu.org/mobileservices.

To keep connected and up-to-date on financial news, information, and community involvement, text “CFCU1” to “70 000,” like Community Financial Credit Union on Facebook at Facebook.com/CommunityFinancial or on Twitter at Twitter.com/CFCreditUnion

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Social Media and Texting Succeed in Helping Community Financial Credit Union Warm Hearts & Homes

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (Jan. 9, 2012) – Through the month of December, Community Financial Credit Union asked people across the area to help support local nonprofits by participating in its “Warming Hearts & Homes” campaign.

Today, Community Financial announced it met its goal, thanks to the overwhelming support of the public, and the credit union donated a total of $30,000 to The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW), local food pantries and the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids program.

Launched in early December, Community Financial, located in in Plymouth, Canton, Northville and Novi; as well as Gaylord, Hillman and Lewiston, pledged to donate $25 for every like on Facebook, tweet on Twitter or text message they received to these local charities during the holidays.

“This was a great program, because it got the public involved and gave them the chance to help support these wonderful nonprofits,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president/CEO.

“The support came from our members and non-members alike, which is great because it showed that the community was willing to rally in support of these groups when they need help the most.”

To keep connected and up-to-date on financial news, information, and community involvement, text “CFCU1” to “70 000,” like Community Financial Credit Union on Facebook at Facebook.com/CommunityFinancial or Twitter at Twitter.com/CFCreditUnion.

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