Wings Financial Credit Union sponsors 36 CUs into awareness program

December 6, 2022

Credit Union Awareness® announced it is 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 fifth 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/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.”

The following are new participating credit unions in Minnesota:

  • Brainerd BN
  • Star Choice
  • NorthStar
  • Northridge Community 
  • Ely Area
  • Proctor
  • Federated Employees
  • Embarrass Vermillion
  • North memorial 
  • Pipefitters-Steamfitters
  • United Employees
  • Norther States Power - St. Paul
  • Wakota
  • Minnesota Catholic
  • Virginia Coop
  • West Metro Schools
  • Toto Employees
  • Cities
  • Catholic United Financial 
  • Deer River Cooperative 
  • City and County Employees
  • Trades and Labor
  • Teamsters
  • Austin City Employees
  • Mower County Employees
  • First Pace
  • Metropolitan Services 
  • Electric Machinery Employees
  • Red Lake Co Op
  • Riverview
  • Mower County Catholics Parishes
  • Duluth Fire Department
  • Latvian
  • Fairmont School Employees
  • Transit Operations
  • Danfoss Employees