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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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LAFCU-Perry Partnership Wins State Association’s Innovation Award

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2018 1:00 PM

Credit union’s involvement with Perry Public Schools lays foundation for state-of-the-art technology to serve community

LANSING, Mich. — The partnership between LAFCU and the Perry community was awarded the Innovation Award from Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) at the trade association’s annual convention, June 6-9, in Traverse City.

Photo above:  LAFCU management, board and committee members at Michigan Credit Union League’s 2018 Annual Conventionshare in the excitement of receiving MCUL’s Innovation Award from Dave Adams, MCUL CEO, far left.  

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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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