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April 2014

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Credit union goes for the personal touch

Press Release: Emporia State FCU Receives Friend of Education Award

Frontier Community Credit Union Celebrates 60 Years Of Service

Press Release: Meritrust Credit Union Announces Plans for New Wichita Branch

March 2014


Press Release: Credit Union of America Announced New Hires

Press Release: Meritrust Donates $65,000 to Local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle: 10 Wichita businesses named finalists for Small Business Awards


Wichita Business Journal: Wichita Metro Chamber announces Small Business of the Year finalists

Wichita Business Journal Healthiest Employers — Meritrust Credit Union

February 2014

CUNA News Now: CUs blanket halls of Congress with advocacy strength (click through to slideshow for photo of Kansas Credit Unions. Click through to slideshow for photos of Kansas CUs.

Credit Union Magazine: Young Professionals Make A Big ‘Crash’ at GAC

Press Release: Meritrust Receives REALTOR Association Partner of the Year Honor

CUNA News Now: Kansas Governor Welcomes CU Advocates for Day at the Capitol

Creditunonsonline.com: How The Credit Card Crumbles. TECU Credit Union is mentioned.

CUNA News Now: Bad-news weather bears down on Kansas CUs

January 2014

Kansas City Business Journal: CommunityAmerica member payout reaches $5.5M

Kansas City Star: CommunityAmerica pays out $5.5 million in profits to members

Kansas City Star Opinion: Taxing credit unions would hurt low- and middle-income Americans. Written by CommunityAmerica CEO Dennis Pierce.

Credit Union Times: KCUA Campaign Will Showcase Debt Reduction Successes

KWCH-TV: More Target customers asked to replace cards. Credit Union of America is mentioned.

Press Release: Educational Credit Union Raises Over $3000 for TARC, CEO Shaves Head

Press Release: Emporia State Federal Credit Union Members Donate Over $2,300 to Local Charities

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Central Star prepares for Thursday opening of its newest branch

Wichita Business Journal: Central Star Credit Union opening new branch at Greenwich/Central


December 2013


Medical Community Credit Union to Move to Former Garden Plain State Bank Space

Press release: Ellsworth Federal Credit Union and Golden Plains Credit Union Complete Merger

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle: Layaway programs a customer courtesy, Wichita retailers say

Credit Unions Online: Kansas Credit Unions Are Smashing America's Debt

CUNA News Now: Kansas CU Association Launches Fin Lit 'Destroy Debt' Campaign

Credit Union Magazine: Kansas CUs:We'll Make Your Day | View magazine PDF spread

KWCH Brett and Sierra Show: Credit Union of America Features Mobile Apps Unique to Area

Credit Union Magazine: Kansas CUs:We'll Make Your Day | View magazine PDF spread

November 2013

Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: 5 Questions with Jim Holt

Wichita Business Journal: Kansas Credit Unions Seek Volunteers Who Want to Destroy Their Debt

Credit Union of America Helps Pound Out Hunger


Frontier Community Credit Union Donates $3,000 [press release]

Credit Union of American Donates $30,000 to Children's Miracle Network [press release]

Meritrust Senior Financial Counselor Receives Trailblazers 40 Below Honor [press release]


October 2013

Emporia State Federal Credit Union Hosting Auction for National Teachers Hall of Fame Auction [press release]

River Cities Community Credit Union Celebrates International Credit Union Day [press release]

Meritrust Volunteers Package 20,000 Meals for Numana [press release]

Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Unions Give Surprise Gifts

Pay It Forward Global website: Kansas Credit Unions Give Away $23K In Make a Difference Campaign

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs Give Away 23K In Make a Difference Campaign

KVOE radio: ESFCU Makes a Difference With Gas Cards

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Credit Union Event Spreads Awareness With Gift Cards, Gas

Credit Union Journal: Kansas CUs Stage Cash Mob

The Wichita Business Journal: Credit Unions Shift Giveaway to South

The Wichita Business Journal: Wichita Credit Unions Give Away Gift Cards, Cash

Kansas.com: Credit Union Event Spreads Awareness

River Cities Community Credit Union to Host Lunch, Help Food Pantry [press release]

September 2013

KWCH-TV: Kansans Prepare for Government Shutdown

Wichita Business Journal: "Get Well Soon" More Employers are Banking on Wellness Programs to Cure Swelling Insurance Costs

Press Release: Credit Union of America Announces Promotions

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: A Conversation with Jane Hammil

Press Release: Credit Union of America to Sponsor Gooding Financial Literacy Concert Tour

Press Release: ECU Throws Tailgate Parties for Students

Press Release: Meritrust Announces Three-Year Support of Wichita State University Business Development Programs

Press Release: Meritrust Inviting Members and Employees to Numana Food-Packaging Event to Fight World Hunger

Wichita Business Journal: Profile - Jane Hammil, Wichita Federal Credit Union

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Economist: Car loans to Lead Growth for Credit Unions

Wichita Business Journal: Meritrust Credit Union donates $225,000 to Wichita State’s Center for Entrepreneurship

Press Release: Quest Credit Union Co-President/CEO, Gary Colcher, Announces Retirement

Wichita Business Journal: Profile: Jane Hammil, Wichita Federal Credit Union [subscriber content]

Press Release: Meritrust VP Byron Stout Selected for HR Professionals Honor

Credit Union Journal: Community Photos-CUnext Day of Service. Click on Community photos for Sept. 9.

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle: Report: Loans, Assets up for Kansas Credit Unions in Second Quarter

Credit Union Journal: Community Photos-KCUA Innovation Lab Think Tank photo


August 2013

Credit Union Times: Young Professionals Hold First CUnext Day of Service

CUNA News Now: Kansas Young CU Professionals Put Philosophy To Work

July 2013

Credit Union Magazine: Indirect Lending: Yay or Nay? Mid American Credit Union's Jim Holt is quoted.

Hays Post: State's Credit Unions Begin Year with Strong Growth

Wichita Business Journal: Kansas Credit Unions Post First-quarter Performance Summary

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs Start 2013 With Strong Growth

Wichita Business Journal: Kansas Credit Unions Beat National Averages in Several Areas (subscriber content)

Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Unions Growth Figures Remain Strong

Credit Union Magazine: Don't Tax My Credit Union. (subscriber content) KCUA's Haley DaVee is interviewed.

June 2013

Credit Union Journal: Meritrust CU Implements Talari Networks' Adaptive Private Network.

Credit Union Journal: Credit Union of America Adds FMSI's Teller Management Solution.

Wichita Business Journal: Wichita's Credit Unions Say Their Cautious Approach is Paying Off. (subscriber content)

Wichita Business Journal: Credit Union List. Wichita area largest credit unions. (subscriber content)

Credit Union Times: Kansas League Searches for New Ideas.

Wichita Business Journal: Kansas Credit Unions Form Innovation Lab.

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUA Kicks Off Innovation And Implementation Lab.

CUNA News Now: Gen Y Notices CU Effort To Turn Rewards Points Into Donations. TECU Credit Union's new rewards card.

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle: Kansas credit unions’ assets rose in first quarter, report says.

May 2013

Credit Union Times: Oklahoma Tornado: More Out-of-State Contributions for Moore. Meritrust Credit Union is mentioned.

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle: CUA Executive to be Next President of Wichita Federal Credit Union.

Wichita Business Journal: Wichita Federal Credit Union Chooses New Leader

CUBE TV: Kansas Credit Unions Make a Difference

Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Unions Show There Is a Free Lunch

Norton Telegram: Norton Credit Union Pays It Forward to All (pdf)

Ness County News: Kansas Credit Unions Picked Up Tab at Area Businesses

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs Pick Up Tab at Seven Businesses


Credit Union Journal: Eleven Kansas CUs Make a Difference

Kansas First News: Credit Unions Make a Difference With Free Lunch

KAKE-TV: Kansas Credit Unions Pick Up The Tab at Mead's Corner (link not available).

Wichita Business Journal: Local Credit Unions Paying for Coffee This Morning.


Kansas.com: Coffee Anyone? Local Credit Unions 'Make Difference' By Paying for Customers Purchases Tuesday.

KVOE radio: ESFCU Brings Money, Smiles to Downtown Shoppers (link not available)

April 2013

Card Services for Credit Unions: 2013 CAMEO Award Winners. TECU won first place in Innovation.

Kansas City Business Journal: Kansas Credit Union Loans Beat National National Average

Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Union Association Marks 78 Years, Honors Leaders.

Wichita Business Journal: Kansas Credit Unions Cap 2012 With Record Earnings, Loans.

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs Honor Leaders at Annual Meeting

Hays Post: Western Kansas Woman Honored at Credit Union Annual Meeting

Wichita Business Journal: Credit Union of America does the ‘Harlem Shake’ (Video)

Kansas First News: Educational Credit Union’s downtown branch’s Grand Opening.

Educational Credit Union's Downtown Branch's Opening (press release)

Local Credit Union Gains National Accolades For Youth Rewards Program. (press release)

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Report: Credit Union of America 20th best-performing credit union in country.

Credit Union Times: 4 Well-Attended Credit Union Annual Meetings (And Why). Credit Union of America is featured.

Credit Union of America Announces New Staff
(press release)

Frontier Community Credit Union Awards Scholarship, Elects Board Volunteers At Annual Meeting (press release)

NerdWallet.com: Credit Union Youth Week-Favorite Celebrations. Frontier Community Credit Union is featured.

CUinsight.com: Welcoming Members Into Their Financial Home. Column by Mid American Credit Union President/CEO.

March 2013

Credit Union Times. Free Checking is the Naked Truth in Wichita. Central Star Credit Union new checking account.

CJonline.com: Educational Credit Union Downtown Location Moving.

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: New CEO Nastars wants to take Meritrust Credit Union to ‘the next level’

Credit Union Times: People Helping People March 7 Shoutouts

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Wichitan's retirement highlights growing trend in the credit union industry
.

February 2013


CUNA News Now: Winter Storm Closes Dozens of CUs.

Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Unions Closed by Winter Storms.

Michael Taylor Joins Catholic Family Federal Credit Union.
(press release)

Wall Street Journal MarketWatch: Insuritas Agency Solution Leveraged To 16 New Credit Unions Through Central Star Financial Solutions.

Wichita Business Journal: Meritrust Credit Union receives award for healthiest employer. (medium size employer category)

January 2013

Wichita Business Journal: Catholic Family Credit Union's Wells ready to travel after long career.

Wichita Business Journal: Catholic Family Credit Union gets new CEO.

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Mid American Credit Union opens northeast branch.

Wichita Business Journal: New Meritrust CEO looking forward to new role.

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs merge, five more apply in Calif., Mass.

Wichita Business Journal: Meritrust Credit Union Announces New CEO.

Credit Union Times: Mainstreet Credit Union Merges Tiny Bonner Springs FCU.

Wichita Business Journal: Meritrust donates $30K toward Envision programs, services.

Wichita Business Journal: Mid American Credt Union opening new branch Monday.

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs end 3Q with higher than average growth.

Wichita Business Journal: Report: Kansas credit unions post improved performance.


December 2012


Wichita Business Journal: Meritrust ranks No. 3 in credit union index.

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: Kansas credit unions turn in strong quarter.

Wichita Business Journal: Wichita credit unions’ integration complete.

The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com: CUA wraps up First Choice merger.


November 2012


CJonline: Topeka Honors Outstanding Philanthropists.


October 2012


CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs Continue Strong Growth.

Wichita Business Journal: Kansas credit unions report growth in loans, members.


 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE event coverage

The Banking Insider: Kansas Credit Union Association Launches 'Make A Difference' Campaign.

CUBE TV online: CU Community Spotlight Kansas CUs Make a Difference. (YouTube video)

Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Union Association Seeks to 'Make a Difference' With Gas Campaign.

Emporia Gazette: ESFCU Gas Giveway. (link not available)

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs Make a Difference in Six Communities.

KAKE-TV 6 p.m. News: Wichita Credit Unions Give Away Free Gas Cards. [segment not available]

Winfield Daily Courier: Kansas Credit Unions Make a Difference.

Credit Union Journal: Kansas CUs Giving Away Gas Cards, Filling Gas Tanks. [pdf]

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle: Kansas Credit Unions Give Away Money to Consumers in Five Cities.

KVOE radio: Live interview at Emporia State Federal Credit Union Make a Difference event (audio not available)

WIBW News/WIBW.com: Credit Unions Give Away $2,500 in Gas Cards.