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America First Launches 14th Annual Community Food Drive to Serve Those in Need

For Immediate Release:

America First Launches 14th Annual Community Food Drive to Serve Those in Need
Items will be donated to Utah Food Bank, Three Square Las Vegas and other local food pantries in the community

Riverdale, Utah – (Sept. 21, 2018) – With a profound commitment to helping the underprivileged in the communities it services, America First Credit Union kicks off the season of giving with the launch of its 14th Annual Community Food Drive this Monday, Sept. 17, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 20. All branch locations throughout Utah and Southern Nevada will accept donations of non-perishable food items to distribute to local food pantries and food banks including Utah Food Bank and Three Square Las Vegas.

America First Credit Union started the Community Food Drive in 2004 and, with the help of employees and members, has collected nearly 168,000 pounds of food. Last year America First collected more than 18,000 pounds of food, which equates to over 15,000 meals to those in need, and this year they’re hoping to beat it.

“At America First we take great pride in the communities we serve and giving back to those communities is an integral part of our mission,” said John Lund, President and CEO of America First. “As the season of giving quickly approaches it is important to give back to those less fortunate and the annual Community Food Drive is a great way for our members and employees to get involved.”

The most needed non-perishable food items include, but are not limited to, canned vegetables, canned tuna fish, and peanut butter (no glass), among others. The public and America First members are encouraged to donate at any branch in Utah and Nevada through Saturday, Oct. 20.

To for more information or to find the nearest branch to make a donation, visit www.americafirst.com. Find America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, or follow @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About America First Credit Union:

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 129 locations, and is the 9th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $10 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 984,000 members.

Media Contact: 
Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Tara Trovato
Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
D: 702-800-7803
C: 702-286-6272
tara@quillinlv.com

America First welcomes two new managers to two Utah branches

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America First welcomes two new managers to two Utah branches
Merissa Van Miltenburg and Akina Bosley named Service Center Managers for Layton Fairfield branch and Jeremy Ranch branch, respectively

RIVERDALE, Utah – (Friday, Sept. 14, 2018) – America First Credit Union would like to congratulate Merissa Van Miltenburg and Akina Bosley on being selected as new service center managers for Layton Fairfield and Jeremy Ranch branches, respectively.

Van Miltenburg started her career at America First Credit Union in February of 2012 as a teller at the Ogden Main branch. While at that branch, she worked as a consumer loan originator and backup lead teller. She was then promoted to lead teller at the Roy branch in April 2014. In October 2016, Van Miltenburg transferred to the Roy Kent’s branch as service center lead teller and subsequently returned to Ogden Main in August 2017 as lead teller. She has been in her current role of market assistant manager of the Ogden Main branch since November 2017. Van Miltenburg’s promotion is effective Sept. 10, 2018.

Bosley started her career with America First Credit Union in April 2015 as a teller at the Sandy branch. In Feb. 2016 she was promoted to lead teller at the City Creek branch. Akina moved to the Salt Lake Foothill Dan’s branch as the service center lead teller in Oct. 2016, later transferring to the Sandy Harmon’s branch as the service center lead teller. In Aug. 2017 she was promoted to assistant branch manager of the Salt Lake Pioneer Branch and has been serving her current role of market branch assistant manager at the Taylorsville branch since June 2018. Bosley’s promotion is effective Sept. 10, 2018.

The Layton Fairfield branch is located at 88 S Fairfield Rd. Layton, UT 84041 and open from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday – Saturday. The branch is closed on Sundays.

The Jeremy Ranch branch is located at 3151 Kilby Rd. Park City, UT 84098 and is open from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday – Saturday. The branch is closed on Sundays.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com. Find America First Credit Union on Facebook and Twitter or follow @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $10 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 984,000 members.

Media Contact:
America First Credit Union
Nicole Cypers
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Tara Trovato
Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
D: 702-800-7803
C: 702-286-6272
tara@quillinlv.com

America First welcomes Social Media Manager

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America First welcomes Social Media Manager
Rachel Keoppel hired to manage the newly formed social media department at America First

Riverdale, Utah – (Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018) – America First Credit Union recently welcomed Rachel Keoppel to assume the role of social media manager for the newly created social media department at America First Credit Union.

Keoppel brings 10 years of marketing, events promotion and social media experience to the America First team. Her professional experience includes roles as the large committee and special events liaison for the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, marketing specialist for the Tanner Clinic, community and social engagement director for Davis Hospital and Medical Center and marketing director for Jordan Valley Medical Center.

Keoppel received her bachelor’s degree in communications with a print journalism emphasis from Utah State University and has consistently been an active member of her community, serving multiple chambers of commerce, women in business ambassador groups and the military affairs committee at Hill Air Force Base.

For more information, visit americafirst.com. Find America First Credit Union on Facebook, follow @americafirst on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, America First Credit Union 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $10 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 984,000 members.

Media Contact:

Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Tara Trovato
Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
D: 702-800-7803
C: 702-286-6272

America First Credit Union Holds Free “Shred-Your-Stuff Saturday”

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America First Credit Union Holds Free “Shred-Your-Stuff Saturday”

Shred Day held at multiple branches in Utah on Saturday, Sept. 8

Riverdale, Utah – (Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018) Dedicated to providing services that enhance security and support financial well-being for its members, America First Credit Union will hold a free shred day on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full. Patrons may bring financial documents and personal information for shredding at no cost to any one of the following branch locations:

Centerville Branch
451 West Parrish Lane
Centerville, UT 84014

North Ogden Branch
2575 North 400 E.
North Ogden, UT 84414

St. George Red Cliff’s Branch
2722 East Red Cliffs Drive
St. George, UT 84790

Taylorsville Branch
2715 West 5400 S.
Taylorsville, UT 84129

Each individual is allowed up to five (5) boxes of materials at a time for shredding. Those with more than five will have the first set shredded and must then get back in line for further service.

For more information, visit americafirst.com, or follow America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $10 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 984,000 members.

Media Contact: 

America First Credit Union

Nicole Cypers
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Tara Trovato
702-800-7803
tara@quillinlv.com

 

America First opens remodeled branch at Kearns Harmons

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America First opens remodeled branch at Kearns Harmons

Utah’s largest credit union opens newly remodeled branch inside Harmons Grocery

Riverdale, Utah – (Friday, June 22, 2018) – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, will open the doors to the newly-remodeled Kearns Harmons branch on Monday, June 25, 2018.  The Kearns Harmons branch located at 4874 W. 6200 S., received a remodel in order to provide its members with an upgraded experience.

Kristen Dietz, the branch manager of the Kearns Harmons grocery store branch, has been working for America First for three years, and became manager of the Kearns Harmons location almost two years ago. Before her time with America First, Dietz had 12 years of management experience in other industries. Dietz has built relationships with Kearns schools and the community and enjoys working with members and assisting them with all their financial needs.

The remodeled Kearns Harmons branch will hold its grand opening Monday, June 25 through Saturday, June 30, and the first 100 new members who open savings and checking accounts will have a chance to win a $25 Harmons gift card. The celebration will also include daily drawings for $100 Visa® gift cards and a grand-prize drawing for an Apple watch.

The Kearns Harmons branch is located inside Harmons Grocery Store at 4874 W. 6200 S., Kearns, Utah. Branch hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com. Find America First Credit Union on Facebook and Twitter or follow @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $9.9 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 957,000 members.

Media Contact:

America First Credit Union

Nicole Cypers
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Tara Trovato
Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
D: 702-800-7803
C: 702-286-6272
tara@quillinlv.com

America First raises close to $10,000 this April for TreeUtah

Riverdale, Utah – (Tuesday, June 5, 2018) – For the entire month of April, America First Credit Union asked members to take advantage of electronic statements instead of paper statements, and pledged to donate $1 for every paper statement canceled during the month to TreeUtah, a statewide non-profit organization devoted to ensuring the health of the ecosystems along Utah. America First is proud to announce they raised $9,767.00 throughout the campaign.

TreeUtah’s mission is to improve Utah’s quality of life for present and future generations by enhancing the environment through tree planting, stewardship and education. With the help of over 155,000 volunteers and donors around Utah like America First, they have planted more than 370,000 trees throughout the state.

Members who switched to the free eStatements now have a secure and easy way to view financial statements that become available on the fifth of every month. It’s an environmentally friendly option that gives them the freedom to see their financial data, anytime and anywhere.

For more information on America First Credit Union, visit www.americafirst.com, or follow America First on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

Photos attached:

Nicole Cypers, America First Credit Union PR and Community Outreach Manager presents a check for $9767.00 to Amy May, Executive Director for Tree Utah.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $9.9 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 957,000 members.

America First Credit Union Holds Free “Shred-Your-Stuff Saturday” this weekend

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America First Credit Union Holds Free “Shred-Your-Stuff Saturday” this weekend
Shred Day held at multiple branches in Utah this Saturday, June 9

Riverdale, Utah – (Monday, June 4, 2018) Dedicated to providing services that enhance security and support financial well-being for its members, America First Credit Union will hold a free shred day this Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full. Patrons may bring financial documents and personal information for shredding at no cost to any one of the following branch locations:

Harrisville Branch
358 North Harrisville Rd.
Harrisville, UT 84404

Kaysville Branch
1302 W 200 N.
Kaysville, UT 84037

Lehi Branch
1238 East Timpanogos Highway
Lehi, UT 84043

Providence Macey’s Branch
50 North Highway 165
Providence, UT 84332

West Jordan Branch
7451 South Campus View Drive
West Jordan, UT 84084

Each individual is allowed up to five (5) boxes of materials at a time for shredding. Those with more than five will have the first set shredded and must then get back in line for further service.

For more information, visit americafirst.com, or follow America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $9.9 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 957,000 members.

 

Media Contact: 
America First Credit Union
Nicole Cypers
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Tara Trovato
702-800-7803
tara@quillinlv.com

America First branch to welcome new manager

For Immediate Release:

America First branch to welcome new manager
Justin Garrett takes on new role at Bountiful Smith’s Service Center

Riverdale, Utah – (Tuesday, May 29, 2018) – America First Credit Union would like to congratulate Justin Garrett on being selected as the new service center manager of the Bountiful Smith’s branch.

Garrett began his career with America First in September 2012 as a teller at the Bountiful Dick’s branch and was promoted to the backup lead teller one year later at the North Salt Lake Winegar’s branch. He later served as the service center lead teller, and in May 2015, Garrett transferred to the Clearfield Kent’s branch. Garrett has been serving in his current role as the market branch assistant manager of the Bountiful branch since March 2016 and is being promoted to service center manager effective Monday, May 28.

The Bountiful Smith’s branch is located inside the Smith’s Food & Drug at 555 S 200 W, Bountiful, Utah. Branch hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com. Find America First Credit Union on Facebook and Twitter or follow @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $9.9 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 957,000 members.

Media Contact:

America First Credit Union
Nicole Cypers
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Tara Trovato
Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
D: 702-800-7803
C: 702-286-6272
tara@quillinlv.com

America First and West Haven Elementary walk in support of cancer awareness

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America First and West Haven Elementary walk in support of cancer awareness

Riverdale, Utah – (May 25, 2018) –  America First Credit Union went to West Haven Elementary last week and encouraged more than 400 students to participate in the 12th annual Hawk Walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since the Hawk Walk began in 2007, more than $66,000 has been raised for the American Cancer Society. This year, America first added a $2,500 donation to the $3,200 raised by West Haven students and parents, totaling $5,700 for this year’s event and a grand total of more than $71,000.

West Haven Elementary School students, parents and teachers, alongside America First Credit Union representatives, walked in support of cancer awareness. Swoop, the University of Utah mascot, even stopped by to cheer on the kids as they danced and made their rounds around the gym.

For more information on America First Credit Union, visit www.americafirst.com, or follow America First on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

Photos attached:

Students of West Haven Elementary and America First staff walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society, with help from Swoop, the University of Utah mascot.

America First Credit Union and West Haven Elementary present a check to the American Cancer Society.

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ABOUT AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

With a long-standing history and more than 79 years servicing members, 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 130 locations, and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $9.9 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 957,000 members.

America First Credit Union Holds Free “Shred-Your-Stuff Saturday” this weekend Shred Day held at multiple branches in Nevada, Utah Saturday, March 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

America First Credit Union Holds Free “Shred-Your-Stuff Saturday”  this weekend Shred Day held at multiple branches in Nevada, Utah Saturday, March 10

America First Credit Union – (Thursday, March 8, 2018) Dedicated to providing services that enhance security and support financial well-being for its members, America First Credit Union will hold a free shred day this Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full. Patrons may bring financial documents and personal information for shredding at no cost to any one of the following branch locations:

Las Vegas Craig Road Branch
1225 West Craig Road
Las Vegas, NV 89032

Layton Heritage Branch
425 West Heritage Park Blvd
Layton, UT 84041

North Salt Lake City Winegars Branch
3371 South Orchard Drive
North Salt Lake City, UT 84054

Ogden Main Branch
3650 Wall Avenue
Ogden, UT 84405

Provo Branch
1476 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84604

Each individual is allowed up to five (5) boxes of materials at a time for shredding. Those with more than five will have the first set shredded and must then get back in line for further service.

For more information, visit americafirst.com, or follow America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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About America First Credit Union:

As the largest credit union in the state of Utah, America First boasts a long-standing history and 78 years servicing members and has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country while remaining a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 130 locations and is the 10th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $9.5 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 931,000 members.

Media Contact: 

America First Credit Union
Nicole Cypers
C: 801-726-9480
ncypers@americafirst.com

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Tara Trovato
702-800-7803
tara@quillinlv.com