Whitefish, MT, October 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- On Oct. 15, 2015, Whitefish Credit Union and credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. To celebrate the credit union movement here in Montana, Whitefish Credit Union invites its members and the entire community to visit any of their six convenient locations tomorrow during normal business hours for free cake and coffee, said Eldon Tilley, Whitefish Credit Union’s vice president of marketing.
“Credit Unions have done so much good around the world and right here in our home towns,” said Tilley. “This year Whitefish Credit Union is on track to provide more than 2,400 affordable loans to Montanans for things like vehicles, college tuition, homes and businesses. We’re proud to be a part of this movement here in Northwest Montana. We hope our members, neighbors and friends will join us on International Credit Union Day as we celebrate the credit union difference.”
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 200 million members in 101 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans. Whitefish Credit Union was state chartered in 1934 and has since become the largest credit union in the state with more than $1.3 billion in assets. Whitefish Credit Union manages six branches throughout Northwest Montana, which serve their more than 58,000 members.
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way,” emphasizes the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide. It also speaks to the powerful global network of 56,000 credit unions, which no other financial institution can claim, and the advantages that result from sharing challenges, experiences and solutions with one another to better serve members.
Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations. International Credit Union Day is sponsored by World Council of Credit Unions, the international trade association and development agency for credit unions, as well as numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world.
About Whitefish Credit Union:
Whitefish Credit Union is a respected leader in the financial services industry. State chartered in 1934, it has gone on to become the largest credit union in Montana with more than $1.3 billion in assets. Today, the Whitefish Credit Union manages six branches throughout the state, which serve the financial cooperative’s more than 58,000 members.