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Save a Life: Give Blood

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Consumers Credit Union will once again be hosting our annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Stadium office, located at 7040 Stadium Drive. All members and the public are invited to schedule a donation appointment at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code ConsumersCU. Appointments are available between 10:15 am and 4:00 pm. The credit union is a strong supporter of the communities we serve and proud to be a resource for the American Red Cross. Says Jennifer Knapp, Education and Events Coordinator for Consumers, “The need for all blood types is always in demand. We encourage members to schedule an appointment to make their donation.” Just one pint of blood can help save three lives, according to the American Red Cross. Nationwide, blood donations made at events such as these help millions of patients each year. Are you a first time donor? Learn more about … …continue

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Consumers CU Room Redo: Win Cash for Home Improvements!

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You know that room in your house you’ve been meaning to redo? Follow Consumers on Pinterest this month, and you could win cash to finally update it!* We’re giving away prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 to three lucky winners. It’s easy to enter. To get started click here, where you’ll be walked through completing the four simple steps to entry: 1. Follow @ConsumersCU on Pinterest. 2. Create a new board and name it “Consumers CU Room Redo.” Pin the contest image to your board so your friends know how they can enter too! 3. Fill out the entry form and click submit. 4. To complete your entry, pin 5 photos of the room you’d like to redo. Tag each image in your board with #ConsumersCURoomRedo. Optional: Pin our home improvement resources to your board too, so you have them when you’re ready to renovate! To accompany the contest, we’ll … …continue

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Great Deals and Great Rates for Members at Crown Motors in Holland!

"I got the loan I needed on the terms I needed." 
Bradford W., joined 2012

Consumers Credit Union and Crown Auto Group are teaming up to bring you some amazing deals. Through this Saturday, June 22, enjoy low prices and low financing rates when you purchase a new or used vehicle from one of Crown Motors’ three dealerships in Holland! Not only will you enjoy preferred pricing on over 700 new and pre-owned vehicles, you will get more for your trade-in with a trade-in bonus of up to $500.** Plus, our already-low rates are even lower, with a discount of 0.50% APR* for Consumers members! Visit any of these Crown Motors locations to take advantage of the savings: Crown Motors Honda Cadillac – 196 Regent Blvd., Holland – 616.396.5268 Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – 1127 Central Ave., Holland – 616.795.4840 Crown Motors Toyota Volkswagen – 11260 Chicago Dr., Holland – 616.393.0400 Call or stop in from 9 am to 8 pm Thursday, 9 am … …continue

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Consumers Sunburst Run Sponsors Summer Movies in the Park

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Looking for summer fun for the whole family? Join us at Oshtemo Township Park tonight at sunset for the first of this summer’s Movies in the Park presented by Oshtemo Friends of the Park. Tonight’s showing is The Land Before Time. Upcoming movies include: Thursday, July 18: Casablanca Thursday, August 15: The Goonies All shows are free to the public and sponsored by the Consumers Sunburst Run and the Kalamazoo Public Library. Despite a chilly race day, over 300 runners gathered on April 20 for the 4th Annual Consumers Sunburst Run. This year’s race raised a total of $6,440.21. Ten percent of the amount raised was donated to the Boston Children’s Hospital Marathon Program, which continues to aid in the recovery and care of children and families who were injured in the explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon. All remaining proceeds support the Oshtemo Township Parks community parks and family … …continue

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Our Newest Offices Thank You for a Great Year!

Featured L to R: Dan Crandall, Treasurer; Brent Bassett, Board Member; Kim Ferris, Office Manager; Kit Snyder, President & CEO; Nancy Thompson, Board Member; Pat O’Connor, Secretary.

Join us as we celebrate the one year anniversaries of our Portage Road and Mattawan offices with upcoming Member Appreciation Days!  Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the fun and special treats—after all, it’s you, our members, who have made the past year such a success! June 14th – Portage Road Grand Opening Anniversary Party Our Portage Road office says, “Thanks for a sizzling first year!” Stop by for a chance to win a gas grill.* June 28th—Mattawan Grand Opening Anniversary Party Our Mattawan office says, “Thanks for 365 days of fun this year!” Come celebrate with us, and you could win a $365 VISA gift card.** *This contest is open to all legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. Employees of Consumers Credit Union (Consumers) and their household members are not eligible to win. No purchase is necessary to enter. Entries must be received … …continue

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Team Consumers and Team Taylor: Cycling for a Cause

Team Taylor at the 2012 WAM300

Join us this coming Saturday, June 15, at the Tour de Taylor, a beautiful cycling tour through Southwest Michigan that’s fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Whatever your cycling experience, you’ll have a great time riding the 12 mile, 31 mile, or 62 mile course and enjoy a catered lunch. The Tour de Taylor marks the first of Team Taylor’s summer cycling events for the benefit of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In July, Team Taylor will bike the Wish-a-Mile 300 mile cycling tour (WAM300). The ride begins in Traverse City and ends, three days later, in Brooklyn, MI at the Michigan International Speedway, with stops along the way in Big Rapids and DeWitt. Consumers employees who are part of Team Taylor and will be cycling the WAM300 include Scott Dobson, John Marshall, Ron Martin, and Scott Sylvester. On June 26, these four members of … …continue

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Relay for Life: The Fight Against Cancer Continues this Weekend in Holland

Our survivors at last weekend's Relay for Life of Kalamazoo County

Our team in Holland continues the fight against cancer in this year’s Relay for Life of Holland-Zeeland. The event takes place this coming weekend, June 14-15 at Holland Christian High School. Consumers Credit Union has participated in Relay for Life events for many years, most recently sponsoring a team at last weekend’s Kalamazoo County Relay for Life. We are proud to continue the battle in our Holland community. Chad Cunningham, Office Manager at our South Washington location, says, “We are excited to participate in Relay for Life in the Holland/Zeeland area this year! Relay for Life is a key partner of ours, and we appreciate the relationship we have been able to build with American Cancer Society. It is great to see our Consumers team donate their time and energy to give back to the community we live and work in.” Twelve Consumers employees and their families make up the credit union’s … …continue

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Tour de Taylor: Cycling for Make-A-Wish

Team Consumers after the 2012 WAM300

Several Kalamazoo area cyclists involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan through their Wish-A-Mile 300 Mile Bike Tour (WAM300) came together in 2007 to form Team Taylor. Named for Taylor Grainger, who passed away of cardiac arrest in 2007 at age 14, Team Taylor honors her life and giving spirit by raising funds so that sick kids and families may enjoy some “Wish” time. Since 2008, Team Taylor has grown from seven cyclists to over 120 and has donated over $750,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan—that’s almost enough for 90 Wish Trips for sick kids and their families! In addition, Team Taylor has granted the wishes of seven local children and their families. Consumers has been a proud supporter of the Tour de Taylor’s annual fundraising efforts for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan for four years. Join us for a beautiful tour through Southwest Michigan on Saturday, June 15, … …continue

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Relay for Life: Let’s Put Cancer on Vacation

Consumers Credit Union has participated in Relay for Life events for many years. We are once again a proud sponsor of this year’s event in Kalamazoo, where a team of 50 employees will take to the track for 24 hours in the fight against this deadly disease. This year’s theme is “Destinations: Let’s Put Cancer on Vacation!” Glenna Kane, Senior MSR at our Stadium Office, serves as the Kalamazoo County Relay for Life Event Chair. Her participation with Relay began in 2006 when she lost her dad to cancer after a short 6-month fight. She says, “I promised him that I would continue the fight so I wouldn’t have to lose any more loved ones to this disease. Together with Consumers Credit Union employees and members, we have raised over $81,500 to battle cancer since I made that promise.” Relay for Life benefits the American Cancer Society, the nationwide community–based … …continue

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Giving Back to Our Members: 20 Students Earn Scholarships from Consumers Credit Union

We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program. Consumers Credit Union has been helping student members achieve their dreams of attending college for over 20 years. More than 70 scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. The Dollars for Scholars program is funded by staff on “Casual for a Cause” Fridays, as well as from coin machine revenue. This year, Consumers is awarding 20 graduating seniors scholarships of $500 along with an iPad. Scholarship winners are not only exemplary students; they are also excellent citizens in our community. Each applicant is evaluated with equal emphasis on academic achievement, community service, essay content, and letters of recommendation. Courtney Rus, co-chair of the Dollars for Scholars Committee, says, “Dollars for Scholars is a great way for Consumers Credit Union to be involved with the development and education of our future leaders and give back … …continue

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