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SIU Credit Union Announces March Seminar Series

February 13, 2017 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union is pleased to announce it will be hosting a series of a free financial seminars this March.  Open to credit union members and the public, the seminars will focus on a variety of financial topics including budgeting, protecting yourself from identity theft, and housing options for seniors.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Build A Basic Budget >The 5-Step Spending Plan

  • Learn how to set realistic financial goals for you and your family, to track where your money goes, how to develop a spending plan and more. Hosted by Kim Babington. A featured event during America Saves Week 2017.

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SIU Credit Union Presents ‘Jeans Because We Care’ Donations

January 26, 2017 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union recently presented two local non-profit organizations with donations on behalf of its ‘Jeans Because We Care’ fund. The Night’s Shield Children’s Shelter and Perry County Humane Society were selected by staff to each receive a $2,395 check. Every Friday the staff at SIU Credit Union has the option to wear jeans for a $2.00 donation that goes directly back to the local communities.

“This is what being a local, member-owned financial cooperative is all about,” said Kim Babington, Vice President of Business Development at SIU Credit Union. “We are so thankful that we can help make a difference right here and look forward to helping other organizations in any way we can.”

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2017 Scholarship Application Now Available

January 6, 2017 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union is pleased to announce the launch of our 2017 Scholarship Program.   Each year SIU Credit Union offers graduating high school seniors enrolling into a two or four-year college; community college students transferring into a four-year university; or adult students returning to college the opportunity to apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships.

All applications for the 2017 Scholarship Program must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017. Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2017.  To learn more, or to obtain a scholarship application, visit www.siucu.org/scholarship, call 618-457-3595, or stop by a local SIU Credit Union branch.

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Burd Promoted to Carbondale West Branch Manager

Eric Burd Promotion

Photo: Eric Burd, Carbondale West Branch Manager

December 5, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – Eric Burd has been promoted to Branch Manager at SIU Credit Union’s Carbondale West branch located at 1217 W. Main Street, according to Erica Pankey, Vice President of Operations.  Burd will be responsible for providing operational leadership to branch staff, including staff development and retention, and delivery of outstanding member service.

“I am excited to announce Eric’s promotion to branch manager. He has proven himself as a capable, valuable member of the SIU Credit Union team,” said Pankey.  “We know he is a dedicated leader that maintains the credit union’s community focus and provides excellent member service. We are eager to watch him grow in this new position.”

Burd was previously a Member Service Representative in the Marion and Energy branches and has more than 9 years of experience with financial institutions.  He is a 2001 graduate of John A. Logan College and a 2003 graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a BS in Social Science Education.  Additionally, he coaches youth soccer and volunteers for the Southern Illinois Heart Walk.

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Santa Claus Is Coming to SIU Credit Union

November 14, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – Holiday music and laughter will fill the air at all six SIU Credit Union branch locations this Christmas season. Families are invited to this free event for photos, light refreshments, and a special gift for children.  Don’t forget to bring letters to Santa and cameras or phones to take pictures.

Date & Locations

Metropolis | 704 E. Fifth St.
Tuesday, November 29 | 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

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SIU Credit Union Announces Expansion Approval

November 1, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union has received approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to add thirteen additional Illinois counties to its field of membership.  SIU Credit Union can now offer credit union membership to individuals that live or work in Alexander, Clinton, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Monroe, Pope, Pulaski, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, or White counties.

Membership Expansion

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New members interested in joining SIU Credit Union can visit www.siucu.org for more information on membership and financial services including online/mobile banking, checking and savings accounts, mortgages, auto loans, investments and more.

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