Friday, March 22, 2013

Community Financial Credit Union Issues Second Annual “Community Matters” Report

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (March 22, 2013) – Community Financial Credit Union released today, its second annual “Community Matters” report highlighting the impact its philanthropic and education initiatives have had on local communities, along with the credit union’s financial report.

This issue of “Community Matters,” available online at www.CommunityMattersReport.org, looks back at 2012 and combines the financial information typically seen in an annual report with a deeper look into the credit union’s support of nonprofits, education and other community-based organizations and events.

“It is important for our members and the communities to see how their support of Community Financial is benefitting groups and schools in their area,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president/CEO. “For over 60 years, we have been giving back to the community and this report gives us the chance to share that story.”

In the “Community Matters” report, Community Financial shares information on all of its community-focused programs from 2012, including “Thumbs Up for Charity,” “Warming Hearts & Homes,” “Summer of Sharing,” and educational initiatives like Student-Run Credit Unions and its scholarship program.

To stay connected with Community Financial and keep up-to-date on the latest financial news and information as well as Community Financial’s 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, March 14, 2013

Presidents Washington and Lincoln Top List of Local Essay Contest Winners’ Dream Lunch Guests

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (March 14, 2013) – Community Financial Credit Union today announced the winners of its second annual President’s Day Essay Contest, and Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln topped the list of the winners’ dream lunch guests. For the second year in a row, Community Financial asked students, “Which U.S. President would you like to have lunch with and why?”

This year, Krupa Patel, a 7th-grader from Canton Charter Academy who wanted to have lunch with President Washington, earned the middle school group grand prize, and Reese Oberksi, a 4th-grader from Smith Elementary in Plymouth who wanted to have lunch with President Lincoln, took home the elementary school grand prize.

Both winners will receive $100 cash along with lunch for their class with Community Financial President/CEO Bill Lawton. Their teachers will also receive a $100 gift card for classroom supplies. Ten finalists will each receive $10 gift cards to Subway restaurants.

“It is always refreshing to see the creative responses we get from students,” said Natalie McLaughlin, Community Financial education partnership coordinator. “By providing them a forum like this to express their ideas, we get to learn a lot about how students view history and our leaders.”

To stay connected with Community Financial and keep up-to-date on the latest financial news and information as well as Community Financial’s 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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