FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2022
WASHINGTON – Credit Union Awareness® announced today that they are working with Wings Financial Credit union in Minnesota, a longtime supporter of the awareness initiative, to welcome 36 Minnesota-based credit unions into the program.
Wings Financial CU is celebrating its 5th year as a participant and honoring the cooperative structure of credit unions to create a cycle of mutual assistance towards the common goal of the financial well-being of credit union members. “I’m a big believer in the Awareness initiative and the true power of cooperative efforts,” stated Frank Weidner, President and CEO of Wings Financial Credit Union. “We’re excited to make the awareness initiative accessible to more credit unions in Minnesota.”
“We’ve seen firsthand the impact of credit unions coming together to raise awareness and consideration, Wings CU is now raising the bar in Minnesota to sponsor credit unions who can now reach more consumers in their communities,” said Chris Lorence, Executive Director of CU Awareness LLC.
“The ongoing investment Minnesota Credit Unions have made to boost consumer awareness is paying benefits in growth and knowledge of consumers across the state,” said Mark Cummins, President & CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network. “We are proud to be the first state to launch the national Credit Union Consumer Awareness Initiative in 2019 and since then, have seen both increased average membership growth and consumer familiarity of credit unions. We are excited about the opportunity to expand the program further with this sponsorship.”
Congratulations to Wings Financial CU and to the following new participating credit unions in Minnesota:
RAINERD B. N.
NORTHERN STATES POWER - ST. PAUL
WEST METRO SCHOOLS
CATHOLIC UNITED FINANCIAL
DEER RIVER COOPERATIVE
CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES
TRADES & LABOR
AUSTIN CITY EMPLOYEES
MOWER COUNTY EMPLOYEES
ELECTRIC MACHINERY EMPLOYEES
RED LAKE CO OP
MOWER COUNTY CATHOLIC PARISHES
DULUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
FAIRMONT SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
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About CU Awareness LLC
CU Awareness LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Union National Association (CUNA). CU Awareness LLC is responsible for the administration, fundraising, and daily activities of the nation’s only digital marketing program designed to increase consumer consideration for credit unions, resulting in increased membership opportunities and market share. Over 1,000 credit unions across 34 states have participated in the program. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.
About Wings Financial Credit Union
Wings Financial Credit Union is Minnesota's largest credit union and one of the top credit unions nationally, with over $8 billion in assets and more than 340,000 members. In 2022, Wings was named one of the top credit unions nationally by Gobankingrates.com, as well as being recognized by the Star Tribune as Minnesota’s Best Credit Union and as a top workplace for the 10th consecutive year.
Wings members enjoy some of the area's best savings and lending rates, convenient mobile and online access, over 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 28 branch locations throughout the state of Minnesota, plus branches in Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando, and Seattle. To learn more, visit www.wingsfinancial.com.
About the Minnesota Credit Union Network
The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth, and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With $37 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve over 2 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. To learn more visit mncun.org.
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