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!
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.
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:
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!
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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.
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!
Feeling a bit of cabin fever as winter settles in? While some Alaskans come alive once the first snowflakes fall, many of us get caught in an indoor routine that can leave you dreaming of a warm and tropical get-away. Lots of folks solve this predicament by flying out of state mid-winter, but if “warm and tropical” just isn’t in your budget this year, there’s plenty to do right here in the last frontier!
Raise your hand if New Year’s resolutions are on your mind this month! Some of the most common (and beneficial) resolutions you’ll encounter have to do with physical health and financial well-being. While both these topics can be extremely valuable to your year ahead, they can also be uniquely challenging. Luckily, CU1 is here to help! Check out these five positive money habits that will help pave the way to a fun and successful 2018.
Welcome to 2018, Alaska! Credit Union 1 is gearing up for a big year ahead, and a big part of this plan is to share even more heart-warming, life-changing #CU1LUV across our state. You’ll see us volunteering in your local communities, raising funds in our branches, and asking you directly about the ways we can help improve your life.