Good News July 2014

MSUFCU Named Federal Credit Union of the Year MSU Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it was named 2014 Federal Credit Union of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) among credit unions with more than $250 million in assets. MSUFCU and other winners in NAFCU’s 2014 Annual Awards Competition will be honored in conjunction with NAFCU’s 47th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas, July 22-26. In the past year, MSUFCU has reached many milestones. From reaching $2.5 billion in assets, to saving members more than $7.7 million in interest, the year has been full of successes. MSUFCU also expanded a longtime partnership with Oakland University to establish Oakland University Credit Union, a registered trade name of MSUFCU, and merged with Eaton County Educational Credit Union (ECECU), gaining the MSUFCU Charlotte Branch this year. On top of providing superior service to members throughout the year, MSUFCU employees also worked to make a difference in the community through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. MSUFCU hosted financial education seminars for more than 3,000 individuals, including members, students and local youth, promoting financial wellness in the community. In the past year, Credit Union employees also supported local charities, including the Help A Willing Kid Foundation (H.A.W.K.), Capital Area United Way and Relay for Life. Employees raised more than $110,000 in total through raffles, cookie sales, supply drives and payroll deductions. New Frozen Yogurt Shop Opens at Meridian Mall Blue Mango, a new locally-owned premium frozen yogurt shop, has opened its doors in the Meridian Mall Food Court. Blue Mango serves gourmet frozen yogurts that are low-fat, gluten-free, lactose friendly and made with real fruit sugars. In addition to the standard fare frozen yogurt flavors like vanilla and chocolate, Blue Mango can offer 110 different flavors and has custom blended flavors such as dreamsicle and Nutella. The topping bar offers more than 50 custom toppings every day, which are changed regularly to make your favorite frozen yogurt creation unique with every visit. Blue Mango is located in the Meridian Mall Food Court near Dick’s Sporting Goods. The store is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 6 p.m. Visit to find out what each week’s custom blend flavors are being featured. Petersmark Tapped to Lead WILX Media Sales and Marketing Efforts WILX Media announced recently that long-time sales veteran, Debbie Petersmark, has been named General Sales Manager of the multi-platform media organization. WILX Media is comprised of market leading news and information outlets WILX-TV,, WILX Mobile and The Weather Authority weather channel. WILX Media also recently launched entertainment channel Antenna TV on digital sub-channel 10.3. Petersmark has served as a Senior Account Executive for the organization since 2000. She will now be responsible for management and oversight of all local, national, regional and digital sales and marketing initiatives for the company. Petersmark is a resident of East Lansing with three children, Andy 18, Megan 14 and Owen 11. She has been or is actively engaged with several area organizations including Inforum, National Association of Career Women, Sparrow Health System and the Junior League of Lansing. HBA of Greater Lansing and Habitat for Humanity Help Deserving Family The Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing and Habitat for Humanity Lansing recently completed a five-day build of a home on Wayne Street in Lansing for a deserving family during the 2014 Home Builders Blitz. HBA members worked around the clock from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 to build a house for the Konwerski family. Tim and Ashley have four children, Taylor, 11; Elliott, 8; Xander, 7 and Madisyn, 4. The parents have always dreamed of owning a home that accommodates the needs of their children with disabilities as well as one that offers stability for the whole family. Both Elliot and Xander have cerebral palsy and are wheelchair bound. The HBA Builder members that made this family’s dreams come true are Aaron Tobias of Century Construction, Ray Evert of Evert Construction, Jay Nyboer of Nyboer Builders, Gary Hengesbach of Westphalia Builders, LLC and Brent Forsberg of T.A. Forsberg, Inc. Many other local businesses have also supported this important effort. A home dedication ceremony was held on Monday, June 16 and the family is scheduled to move in late summer.

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