Month: March 2020

Avoid COVID 19 Scams

 

Fraudsters will look for opportunities to take advantage of people, especially during times of increased stress. As a reminder, America First representatives will never ask for your PIN. We also will never reach out to you over the phone or via email to request sensitive information, such as your Social Security or account numbers.

If you receive any messaging that asks you to do this, please forward it to phishing@americafirst.com and we will take the necessary steps to request the site to be taken down in a timely manner.

Additional steps that you can take to spot a scam and keep yourself protected are:

  • If you get a link from a source you do not know, do not click on it.
  • If you get a link from someone claiming to be from the CDC, state or other local authority claiming to have information for you, it is most likely a scam.
  • Currently there are no vaccinations for COVID 19 and online offers claiming to sell the vaccine are scams.
  • Watch for price gouging on essential items. Local stores are working to keep items as stocked as possible. Price gouging is illegal in many states, and if you see it report it to your local hotline.
  • If you want to donate to others at this time, research it first and make sure that your money is going where you want it to go.

America First Credit Union Awarding Scholarships to High School Seniors and College Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Riverdale, Utah – March 5, 2020 – America First Credit Union (AFCU) is calling for submissions for its America First Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program. The credit union will be awarding ten $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students at two- and four-year technical colleges or universities who share our passion for helping others.

The America First Charitable Foundation is looking for candidates who embody a people-helping-people philosophy. Those who play an active role in giving back to their community, whether through volunteering or other meaningful contributions of time, effort, and care are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to submit their hours of community service, grade point average, and current transcript. They must also submit a short essay on how their community service exemplifies the credit union philosophy of people helping people.

This will be the second year of AFCU’s scholarship program. Last year the credit union awarded more than $80,000 worth of scholarships to 80 deserving college bound seniors and undergraduate college students to celebrate 80 years serving members.

The scholarship application can be found and submitted on AFCU’s website. Submissions are due by March 31 and winning members will be notified by May 29.

Dream It. Live It™.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

Proudly celebrating 80 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 132 locations, and is the ninth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $11.7 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1,089,000 members.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union
801.827.8655
ncypers@americafirst.com

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners
801.913.9454
Kelsey.richardson@rrpartners.com

Ogden-Weber Chamber Inducts AFCU’s Sheryl Cox into Wall of Fame

Two America First Credit Union VPs Recognized by Ogden-Weber Chamber

Ogden, Utah – March 3, 2020 – Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce is recognizing two America First Credit Union (AFCU) Vice Presidents for their outstanding impact in the community. Each year the Chamber is proud to honor outstanding achievements from local business and community members at their Annual Gala. This year, AFCU’s Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Sheryl Cox, was inducted into the Chamber’s Wall of Fame while Kimberli Green, AFCU’s Vice President of Business Development, was honored as the chamber’s ATHENA® Leadership Award recipient.

The Wall of Fame honors those who have made major contributions to the Ogden-Weber community over their career. “Sheryl was selected by the executive board for her involvement with the Ogden-Weber Chamber and commitment to our community,” said Chuck Leonhardt, Ogden- Weber Chamber President & CEO. “Her numerous accomplishments including work at Hill Air Force Base as a liaison between local businesses and service members and serving as chair elect of the McKay-Dee and Layton Hospital Board of Trustees, have made a tremendous impact on our community and it was an honor to be able to recognize her for the work she’s been doing.”

Cox’s additional accomplishments include being awarded the prestigious Hill Air Force Base 2015 Wingman Award, serving as chair of the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, past Honorary Commander for the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, served on the executive board for the Ogden Weber Technical College, board member for the Weber School Foundation and past member of the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation.

“It’s an honor to be inducted to the Ogden-Weber Wall of Fame aside the likes of so many great honorees who have made an enormous impact in Weber County,” said Cox. “I love working for a credit union who values community service and people helping people and allows me to make an impact on someone’s life every day.”

The Chamber also honored Green who received the 2020 ATHENA® Leadership Award which recognizes women in the community who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assist women in realizing their full potential.

“Kimberli dedicates her time to giving back to the place where she both lives and works, and is always the first to jump in, roll up her sleeves and get to work,” said AFCU President and CEO, John B. Lund. “Volunteering in more than a dozen volunteer positions, Kimberli’s involvement includes being vice chair of the Executive Board for the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, as well as being a chair for the Boys & Girls Club Weber-Davis Utah among many other activities. It’s truly an honor to be able to work with her.”

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

Proudly celebrating 80 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 132 locations, and is the ninth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $11.7 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1,089,000 members.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union
801.827.8655
ncypers@americafirst.com

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners
801.913.9454
Kelsey.richardson@rrpartners.com