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Celebrate the platinum lining of credit unions on October 18 | Visit one of our 14 locations for treats and giveaways
Credit unions have been offering their member-owners a better way to bank since the first financial cooperative was founded in Germany nearly 170 years ago. International Credit Union Day was created in 1948 to highlight the many advantages credit unions offer over their traditional bank counterparts. When your credit union thrives, you and your fellow members benefit through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and low or no fees. When banks generate revenue from their customers, only their exclusive groups of shareholders truly benefit.
International Credit Union Day celebrates its platinum anniversary this year, so we're focusing on the platinum lining credit unions offer their members and their communities. Whether its ensuring all members share in our continued success, or prioritizing the investment of funds and volunteer time in the communities we serve, we're proud of what we do. But without you and your more than 77,000 additional 4Front members, we simply don't exist! Our members are the reason we do what we do, so please join us any one of our 14 locations on Thursday, October 18 to enjoy refreshments and giveaways and celebrate the difference credit unions make in the communities we serve.
Trot through TC at the Traverse City Turkey Trot | Popular family event benefiting local charities return on Thursday, November 22
4Front is pleased to continue its presenting sponsorship of the Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 22! Start Thanksgiving off right with your choice of a 5k or a 5-mile run. Whether you're continuing a family holiday tradition or starting a new one, your participation gets your holiday off to a healthy start as well as gives back to local charities and non-profits. The event has contributed more than $100,000 to area charities since its inception 11 years ago, including TCAPS' Learning, Enrichment and Athletic Program (LEAP), TART Trails, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan and the Cherryland Humane Society. Register today and enjoy an attractive early bird rate until November 9.
Daylight savings time reminder | Set your clocks back on Saturday, November 4 at 2:00am ET
Don't forget to observe daylight savings time and "fall back" on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 am ET. Daylight savings time also serves as a handy reminder to change the batteries in your home's smoke alarms.
4Front business services team grows | Welcome Don Bastian, Vice President of Commercial Lending
4Front Credit Union is pleased to add Don Bastian to our team of business services professionals. To serve our member's business lending needs, large or small, Don brings many years of commercial lending and business development experience to 4Front. Whether you need new equipment, wish to expand your business's footprint, or seek working capital, Don's ready to help.
You trust 4Front to help put you on the path to personal financial success. Why not learn how we can do the same for your growing business? Contact our business services team today by calling 231.932.5225.
Give back to your credit union | Nominations for volunteer board membership now open
Your 4Front Credit Union Board of Directors is comprised of members just like you and the nomination period for board membership is now open. These unpaid volunteers are selected from the membership, by the membership, and serve 3-year terms. A member seeking a board position is asked to submit a letter of interest, in addition to a statement of their qualifications (i.e. resume’ or brief biography) to the nominations committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org on or before close of business December 1, 2018.