eNews: February 2021
February 15, 2021
A Letter from our President and CEO, Mark Hietpas!
As we kick-off February 2021 with these frigid temps outside, we hope that you are staying healthy and warm! We continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers in our area. During these uncertain times, our primary focus remains on the safety and well-being of our staff, members and the communities that we serve.
In an effort to keep our staff and members safe, the Board of Directors made the tough decision to hold our 88th Annual Meeting virtually this year. I have been attending the Unison Annual Meeting for 29 years, and this will be a first for me, as we navigate the meeting virtually this year. We hope that you will join us (virtually) on Wednesday, March 10th – you will find registration information below.
Mortgage rates continue to be at historical lows! If you are thinking of refinancing, now is the time. We offer an easy checklist and our Member Advisors can make the process quick, easy and painless! What if we could save you money on a monthly basis….AND cut some years off your loan! Click Here to start the process of saving money today!
Last month, over 250 members participated in our Packer Poll – with over 200 of you thinking that this was the year! I guess next year will be our year! Congratulations to Diane H. for being the lucky winner of a $100 Visa Gift Card.
THANK YOU for your continued membership and trust in Unison!
Join Us for our Virtual Annual Meeting!
Save the Date! In an effort to keep our staff, members and the communities that we serve safe during this pandemic – Unison Credit Union’s Board of Directors has made the decision to conduct this year’s Annual Meeting virtually.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 5:30pm!
Be A Smarter Consumer
How to spot & avoid common scams!
As more and more people turn to shopping online during the pandemic, the number of scams reported has spiked this year, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau. More than 80% of consumers who reported one of these scams this year lost their money, a dramatic jump from the previous year!
We have partnered with the Better Business Bureau to offer a FREE webinar on how to spot and avoid common scams! Join us on Tuesday, February 23rd for a virtual lunch and learn from noon-1pm. It can happen to you! Join us to find out how you can spot and avoid these common scams and how to protect your identity! From fake Amazon calls, to calls pretending to be from your financial institution – these scammers are really good at getting your information!
Refinance! Refinance! Refinance!
Rates continue to be at an all time low! Whether you are in the market to buy, build or refinance….let Unison help! We offer low closing costs and refinancing could help you save money monthly or even cut years off your loan!
High School Seniors – APPLY TODAY!
The Unison Credit Union John Aman Memorial Scholarship awards $2,000 to students who best mirror the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and who have learned the importance of volunteerism and giving back to the community. This scholarships are given in memory of John Aman, Unison’s first CEO. Aman’s commitment to the credit union industry and community were evident through his passion for volunteerism and putting the needs of our membership first. Click here to apply!
Looking for some Winter FUN!
Are you looking for some winter fun this year…what about a new snowmobile to hit the trails or a new vehicle to tackle the snowy roads?
Unison can help make the process quick, easy and affordable with rates as low as 1.99% APR! Click here to apply today!
Unison Staff Promotions!
Congratulations to the following employees on their recent, well-deserved promotions! We are so thankful for their hard work and dedication to Unison Credit Union.
Ryan Rothe – promoted to Senior Member Advisor
Brenda Wilber – promoted to Branch Manager
Ryan Huebner – promoted to Member Business Lending – Portfolio Manager.