Thursday, May 30, 2013

“Summer of Sharing” Kicks Off, $60,000 to be Donated By Community Financial

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (May 30, 2013) – Once again, Community Financial Credit Union is asking people - “What GOOD could you do with $1,000?”

That question kicks off another “Summer of Sharing,” during which Community Financial will donate $1,000 a day for 60 days to nonprofit groups in the metro area. 


To nominate a deserving nonprofit, just visit www.SummerOfSharing.org to answer that question and nominate a community group or organization.

“We are inviting the community to tell us which organizations are doing great work and deserve additional financial support,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president/CEO.  “It is part of our culture to give back to our communities and we are proud to bring ‘Summer of Sharing’ back once again.”

Throughout the summer, 
www.SummerOfSharing.org will announce the groups receiving $1,000 in honor of their outstanding community service. Now in its third year, Community Financial has donated over $120,000 through its “Summer of Sharing” events.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Community Financial Renews Commitment to Gaylord Area, Prepares to Open Second Branch

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (May 22, 2013) – Community Financial Credit Union has recently reaffirmed its commitment to northern Michigan and the Gaylord community.

Community Financial, headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., recently finalized an agreement, to purchase property for a new branch, its second in the growing Gaylord area. The credit union is still developing a construction timeline for the new branch, which will be located in the 32/I-75 corridor, but work is expected to begin this year.

“We are very excited for the Gaylord community for the growing presence of Community Financial Credit Union,” said Paul Beachnau, executive director of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce. “The foresight to add a location in the vibrant and growing market here in Gaylord is to be commended.”

The new branch will complement Community Financial’s current Gaylord branch at 333 W. Commerce Blvd., and will be its ninth branch, joining locations in Hillman and Lewiston in northern Michigan and Plymouth, Canton, Novi and Northville in metro Detroit.

“Gaylord, and the surrounding area, has been a tremendous partner, so it was important to us to reinvest in the community and show our commitment to the future there,” said Randy Penner, Community Financial senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Expanding in northern Michigan allows us to serve the financial needs of area residents, as well as better serve the surrounding communities as a whole.

For more information on Community Financial, please visit www.cfcu.org.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Community Financial Credit Union Scholarship Winners Announced

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (May 10, 2013) – Thirteen students were honored as 2013 Community Financial Scholarship award winners recently, continuing the credit union’s commitment to supporting youth and education in local communities.

The scholarships were awarded, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Plymouth (CFP) and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), to students who exemplify Community Financial’s “People Helping People” philosophy. The $1,000 scholarships are named in honor of Margaret Dunning, and the late George Lawton, both great examples of that philosophy.

This year’s George Lawton Memorial Scholarship winners include: Rachael Barrie, Canton High School; Brock Baum, Atlanta High School; and Dana Blankenship, Salem High School. The Margaret Dunning Scholarship winners are: Andrew Carlone, Northville High School; Scott Kardel, Trinity Christian; Hannah Morello, Ladywood High School; Patrick Renner, Novi High School; Christina Riga, Ladywood High School; Ashley Rose Saunders, Plymouth High School; Jessica Scarpello, Plymouth High School; Abby Schlicher, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School; Sandra Shoukair, Michigan State University; and Mary Kate Winn, Mercy High School.

“All of these students are outstanding students and citizens and deserve our applause for their accomplishments so far,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president and CEO. “We are proud to support their education going forward and are looking forward to see what they accomplish next.”

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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