One for All Alaska Blog

Map Your Next #AKRoadTrip

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 14, 2018 4:00:00 PM

For many people, an authentic Alaskan road trip is the dream of a lifetime – but as residents, we can escape into the wilderness each time the weekend rolls ‘round! Where will this weekend take you, and what’s on your #AKRoadTrip agenda? Here are a few tips to make your travels extra memorable, along with all the best destinations for WHERE in our great state to go.

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Topics: Alaska, auto loans

Disaster Relief Depends on You

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jun 1, 2018 3:54:11 PM

Imagine waking up one day to a disaster that left you homeless, without food for your children or even shoes to protect them. A donation to the American Red Cross of Alaska helps families like yours survive life-changing events like this.

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Topics: Giving Back, Community

Your 2018 Alaskan Festivals Guide

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 17, 2018 5:53:45 PM

Summer is in the air, and your Alaskan weekends are a beautiful, blank slate of possibility. Looking for festivals and fun to fill them up? Bookmark this blog, pick your #AKRoadTrip tunes, grab a cooler and go!

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Topics: Alaska, auto loans

Come Crash the GAC

Posted by Evan Mulcahy on Apr 2, 2018 3:36:01 PM
Recently, Credit Union 1’s very own Communications Manager, Evan Mulcahy, was selected to attend “Crash the GAC” at the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference as a representative of Alaskan credit unions. Experience the event for yourself via Evan’s account below!
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Topics: Culture

Two of Our Favorite Female Leaders at CU1

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Mar 7, 2018 6:18:55 PM

A few months ago, Credit Union 1 was honored to again be namedone of the top 49 businesses in Alaska by Alaska Business Monthly. Our credit union currently employs over 350 Alaskans in communities ranging from Ketchikan to Nome! In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018, we’d like to highlight a few of the many women who have helped build (and continue to improve) our organization. In a pool of 72 manager and supervisor positions at our credit union, 58 of these roles are filled by women. WHOA!

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Topics: Culture

Why Credit Unions Are Unique - MomsEveryday

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 28, 2018 9:10:03 AM


Credit Union 1 collaborated with the KTUU MomsEveryday show to chat about the difference between credit unions and banks! Our Senior VP of Communications and Culture, Chrissy Bell, explains the many ways that member-owned credit unions are special – and she also lets you in on a few aspects that make CU1 stand out.
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Topics: MomsEveryday

5 Ways to Shrink School Expenses

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 1, 2018 12:38:53 PM

Lifelong learners, we salute you! We know that pursuing higher education is no easy task, and it can be even more intimidating on a limited budget.  However, you’re already a smart cookie for valuing education (high fives, BTW). Let’s work together to figure out the funding aspect with a few universal tips to shrink those school expenses:

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Topics: Community, Loans, Back to School

Tips to Face Financial Changes

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 1, 2018 11:29:33 AM
Alaskans are no strangers to change. We’ve seen our state change immensely in the past 59+ years, from limited dirt roads and camps to a bustling network of thriving communities. However, despite the amazing growth and development that many of us have witnessed, we’re also not immune to slumps in the economy, unemployment, and other “unknowns” that can affect one’s personal ability to make ends meet. Fortunately, when unexpected circumstances strike, we have tips on hand to help you face financial change! 
Read, reflect, and share with someone in need.
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Topics: Financial Fitness, Savings, Budgeting, Spending

Change a Child's Life: Donate to BBBS!

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Feb 1, 2018 10:08:20 AM

For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. By providing positive one-to-one relationships, at-risk children have someone to confide in and to look up to, and in turn, they do better in school and at home! Studies have shown that at a time in children’s lives when even small choices can change the course of their futures, BBBS also helps children avoid violence and substance abuse.

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Topics: Community, One for All Alaska

The One for All Alaska Fund on MomsEveryday

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Jan 30, 2018 11:13:11 AM


In Credit Union 1’s December spotlight on the KTUU MomsEveryday show, our Community Engagement Director Jessie Lavoie chats about ways to give back to your local community through philanthropy and the unique One for All Alaska Fund. This fund benefits local Alaskan organizations, and all beneficiaries are chosen by the CU1 employees who live in our branch communities!
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Topics: MomsEveryday, Philanthropy, One for All Alaska