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Extra Credit! Maine Credit Unions make significant contribution to expand school backpack and pantry programs across Maine

Published: October 11, 2017

At one of the state’s earliest school food pantries, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger presented a check for $33,000, a portion of the record-setting $675,000 Maine’s credit unions raised for ending hunger in 2016, to support the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s school backpack and pantry programs across Maine. The contribution was the second installment of a three-year, $100,000 pledge to help fight childhood hunger, and was made at the John F. Kennedy Kindergarten Center in Biddeford, which has provided more than 43,000 meals to its student community since it started in 2013. The contribution will not only support existing schools but continue to help expand this vital program to additional schools across Maine in the coming months. Read More...


Maine CUs impress in Final 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine Rankings

Published: October 11, 2017

As previously reported, credit unions or related organizations represented nearly 20% of the companies and organizations on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine list. On Tuesday, October 10, the final rankings were revealed and five Maine CUs placed in the Top 10 in their respective categories, quite an impressive showing for Maine CUs. Read More...


Maine CU leader named CU Rock Star

Published: October 10, 2017

For Jason Lindstrom, President/CEO of Evergreen CU, which is headquartered in Portland, his philosophy is simple: "Put yourself in members shoes." Lindstrom, a veteran of working in credit unions in different parts of the country, was recently recognized for his commitment to members and credit unions by being named a 2017 CU Rock Star, representing Maine CUs, by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Read More...


Value, benefits, impact of Maine CUs shared by Congressional Delegation during D.C. visit

Published: October 5, 2017

A group of nearly 25 Maine credit union representatives, representing nearly every region of the state, spent October 2-4 in Washington, D.C. The trip included meetings with each member of the state's Congressional Delegation, all of whom had "high praise and appreciation for the important role that credit unions have in the lives of nearly 700,000 Mainers." Read More...


2017 mid-year stats reflect continued growth, new membership record for Maine CUs

Published: October 2, 2017

In stats reflecting the first six months of 2017, Maine's credit unions had robust growth in all measurement categories including membership, assets, lending and savings. When compared with the same period a year ago, the growth was even more substantial, according to the recently-released statistics from the Maine Credit Union League. Read More...


College students receive financial help from Maine CUs

Published: September 27, 2017

Four lucky college students from across Maine received some 'extra' credit just as the new school year was getting started. Recently, Maine's credit unions provided $1,500 in prize money to help the millennials with buying textbooks in its 'Bucks for Books' promotion. Read More...


Former CEO, League Board Member, Ending Hunger Advocate passes away

Published: September 15, 2017

The Maine Credit Union System mourns the recent passing of Normand Dubreuil, who was the long-time President/CEO of Maine State CU and served on the Maine CU League Board for 18 years including three as Board Chair. Under his leadership, Dubreuil committed to being a leader in raising funds for ending hunger, and his CU placed first in total funds raised for 11 consecutive years. Read More...


Maine CUs, CU-related organizations make strong showing on 2017 Best Places To Work In Maine List

Published: September 8, 2017

Close to 20% of the recently-announced 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine recipients are credit unions or related-organizations. Read More...


Maine Credit Union System Provides Safe, Secure Way To Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Published: August 30, 2017

The Maine Credit Union League, in conjunction with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), has activated a safe and secure web site to raise money for the thousands of credit union employees, volunteers and members, as well as the general public, that have been impacted by the overwhelming effects from Hurricane Harvey. Read More...


Structure, popularity of credit unions in Maine highlighted on statewide radio show

Published: August 17, 2017

"Credit unions are the only true co-op in financial services, as credit unions are member-owned and member-focused," stated Todd Mason, President of the Maine Credit Union League, when speaking about credit unions during an appearance on Maine Public Radio's hour-long talk-show, Maine Calling, recently. Read More...