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LAFCU Supports ‘Shop 4 Schools’ in Lansing’s Old Town November 17

Michigan Business Beat
November 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Shop4Schools-2017Customers select schools to receive 17% of sales at participating ‘Shop 4 Schools’ merchants

LANSING, Mich. — Shoppers at Lansing’s Old Town will be able to designate 17 percent of their purchases Saturday, Nov. 17, to benefit area K-12 schools during Old Town’s second annual “Shop 4 Schools” event.

Photo: Old Town merchants participating in 2018 “Shop 4 Schools” will ask customers to designate a local school to receive 17 percent of their purchases on Nov. 17, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

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LAFCU MVP: Mother & Earth Baby Boutique

Michigan Business Beat
October 18, 2018 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Lynn Ross, Owner, Mother & Earth Baby Boutique and Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year (2017) and LAFCU's Most Valuable Partner of the month of October 2018.

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Autobooks, Jumbo CDs, And LAFCU's Shred Day (Oct.13)

Michigan Business Beat
October 12, 2018 2:00 PM

Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Chief Marketing Officer, LAFCU discusses with Chris Holman Autobooks, jumbo CD’s, and LAFCU's statewide reach.

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LAFCU Invites Public to Shred Day to Help Prevent Identity Theft Oct. 13

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has invited the public to participate in LAFCU Shred Day to help fight identity theft, Saturday, Oct. 13. It is 10 a.m. to noon at LAFCU’s West Lansing Branch and headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd.

“We’re encouraging LAFCU members and the public to be vigilant in safely destroying documents with sensitive information to avoid fraud,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. “Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in response to increased security efforts. So, it can be the little things that help protect one’s financial identity.”

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LAFCU Hosts Free Community Event; Public Invited to Medicare Informational Seminar Oct. 17

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is hosting an informational seminar about Medicare, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., at its West Lansing Branch/headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing. The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested but not required.

“Medicare 101” is for those who are approaching 65 years of age, the age of eligibility for the federal health care insurance program, including those transitioning from employer health insurance coverage.

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LAFCU Adds Mortgage Loan Officers to Meet Demand, Expand Service

Michigan Business Network
September 17, 2018 12:00 PM

Credit union is positioned to serve members throughout state.

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is welcoming two mortgage loan officers as the credit union ramps up lending service to meet demand in the real estate market and to provide service in new areas within LAFCU’s expanded state-wide service territory.

Jon Novetske, of Eaton Rapids, and Andrew Houle, of Chelsea, cumulatively bring more than 20 years experience with the finance industry, specializing in residential mortgages. They will represent LAFCU in their respective geographical areas as well as work with people across the state who apply for mortgages by phone and online.  

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LAFCU Collections To Be Transformed Under New Director

Michigan Business Network
August 23, 2018 4:00 PM

LAFCU has promoted Kimberly Austin to the position of director of collections. 

LANSING, Mich. — With 27 years of financial experience and specialization in collateral management and bankruptcy, Austin is tasked to make substantial changes to the collections department. The goal is to increase help for members in tough times and to limit damage to their credit score.

“We are using technology to transform how the collections department interacts with members,” said LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke. “We want LAFCU to be their credit union for life. It’s important we engage them in communication on their platform of choice, that it starts early, and that the strategies developed with the member are good for both the member and LAFCU.

  

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LAFCU Awards College Scholarships To 3 Women Pursuing New Careers

Michigan Business Beat
August 21, 2018 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — MBN's Jeff Mosher was on hand to celebrate the winners of LAFCU’s non-traditional scholarship essay contest for adult women have been announced and recognized at an awards presentation. He also spoke with Alyssa Sliger of LAFCU, and Steve Slocum of the LCC Foundation. 

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Generous LAFCU Members, Public Donate to Help Eaton Rapids Community

Michigan Business Network
July 25, 2018 3:00 PM

More than 912 pounds of toiletries, food collected at LAFCU branches to help local charity

LANSING, Mich. — Thanks to the generosity of LAFCU members and the public, LAFCU’s month-long toiletries and food drive netted 912 pounds of donated items for an Eaton Rapids charity, Heart and Hands Inc.

The charity has been working with those impacted by the fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America, an auto parts manufacturing plant in Eaton Rapids and the community’s largest employer.

Photo above:  Surrounded by the 900 pounds of food and toiletries collected in the LAFCU toiletries and food drive for the Eaton Rapids community are Jordan McNeilly and Alyssa Sliger, with LAFCU’s marketing department; Eaton Rapids Mayor Paul Malewski; Heart and Hands Director Cathy Howell; Polly Cornish, manager of LAFCU’s Eaton Rapids and Mason branches; and Chrystal Murphy, manager of LAFCU’s South Lansing Branch.   

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LAFCU-Lansing Postal Community Credit Union Merger Effective July 1

Michigan Business Network
July 13, 2018 11:00 AM

Merger overwhelmingly approved by LPCCU members; former LPCCU branch gets LAFCU facelift, ribbon cutting/open house July 13

LANSING, Mich. — With overwhelming approval of Lansing Postal Community Credit Union (LPCCU) members, the area’s first credit union has merged with LAFCU, effective July 1, 2018. 

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