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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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LAFCU Strikes the Right Note Donating to Holt High School Band

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 4:00 PM

$1,000 will fund master class, new music, new instruments

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s $1,000 donation to the Holt High School band program is earning the mid-Michigan credit union the school district’s highest accolade – #WowWowSuperWow, according to David Hornak, Ed.D., Holt Public Schools superintendent.

“We’re elated and extremely grateful to LAFCU for helping keep the Holt High School band in tip-top shape,” he said. “Holt school programs are doing some amazing things, but funding these amazing things can be difficult. Partnerships, such as the one with LAFCU, are critical to our success.”

 

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LAFCU MVP | Lansing Promise

Michigan Business Beat
June 28, 2018 11:00 AM

LAFCU's MVP of the month is the Lansing Promise. Lansing Promise Executive Director Justin Sheehan joined LAFCU's Chief Marketing Officer Kelli Ellsworth Etchison in the studio to discuss the special connection between the two organizations. 

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LAFCU | Celebrates Statewide Expansion

Michigan Business Beat
June 28, 2018 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomed Ellsworth Etchison, Senior Vice President of Marketing, LAFCU, Lansing, MI to the MBN studio to talk about recent big news for LAFCU. 

LAFCU announced it has received approval from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to expand its service territory to the entire state of Michigan. The credit union’s previous geographical service area consisted of 11 counties in mid- to south central Michigan.

Her interview also covers other great aspects of the busy things going on for LAFCU in 2018. 

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LAFCU donates 8,137 meals to Greater Lansing Food Bank in support of WKAR Radio Spring Fundraiser

Michigan Business Network
June 6, 2018 5:00 AM

Partnership connects credit union, public radio with effort to fight hunger

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s partnership with WKAR Radio during its Spring Fundraiser resulted in the credit union donating $2,712.50 – the equivalent of 8,137 meals – to Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB).

 

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LAFCU MVP | SWBC - Dan Austin Financial Adviser in Dewitt, MI

Michigan Business Beat
June 4, 2018 5:00 PM

LAFCU's MVP of the month- SWBC. In partnership with SWBC Investment Services, LLC, LAFCU is committed to helping their members achieve financial goals. This strategic partnership offers our members access to a full range of investment and insurance services. Their team can help simplify the investment process and help you manage your financial goals.

Whether you are just starting an investment plan or want to review an established portfolio, Dan Austin CFP®, Financial Advisor, Dewitt, MI, can help you!

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LAFCU | 2018 Highlights So Far

Michigan Business Beat
June 4, 2018 3:00 PM

Shelley Davis Boyd Corporate Marketing Strategist for LAFCU shares highlights from this year with Jeffrey Mosher.

She discusses: Goals met in connection with International Marketing Award. Statewide charter request. Pending merger moving along. How commercial accounts can be handled for many services with LAFCU for the business community. MI Credit Union League annual conference coming up. Along with other things to watch for in 2018.

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LAFCU Approved to Expand Throughout Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2018 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has announced it has received approval from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to expand its service territory to the entire state of Michigan.

The credit union’s previous geographical service area consisted of 11 counties in mid- to south central Michigan.

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LAFCU Organizes Food Drive to Help Eaton Rapids Community in Wake of Meridian Magnesium Products Disaster

Michigan Business Network
May 31, 2018 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — The public is invited to drop off donations of toiletries and food at LAFCU branches to benefit those impacted by the recent fire and series of explosions at Meridian Magnesium Products of America, an auto parts manufacturing plant in Eaton Rapids.

The donated goods will be delivered to Heart and Hands Inc., a charity that helps meet emergency needs of those living within the Eaton Rapids Public Schools district.

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Great Opportunity For Commercial Lending

Michigan Business Beat
May 3, 2018 3:00 PM

Chris Holman and Joseph M. Campbell, Business Development Officer, LAFCU, discuss Member Business Lending numbers for 2017. Commercial Alliance of Troy Michigan (wholly owned by LAFCU and five other CU’s) collaboratively closed nearly $182 million in new business loans which was a 17.5 % increase over 2016. We also grew our servicing portfolio by $92 million in 2017 bringing our total servicing portfolio to a little more than $582 million.

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