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America First Credit Union opens new branch in Brigham City

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America First Credit Union opens new branch in Brigham City

Utah’s largest credit union unveils new location inside Kent’s

Riverdale, UTAH (Monday, Nov. 15, 2017) – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, opens its newest location on Monday, Nov. 20 inside the Kent’s Market in Brigham City, Utah. The branch, which is America First’s second location in Brigham City, will hold its grand opening beginning Monday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Dec. 2. The celebration will include daily drawings for a chance to win Visa gift cards and a grand prize drawing.

Randy Christensen will serve as service center manager of the Brigham City Kent’s location. Born and raised in Layton, Utah, Christensen began his career with America First Credit Union five years ago as a teller at the West Jordan location and quickly moved up the ranks most recently serving as service center manager for the Salt Lake Hope Avenue Walmart branch.

The Brigham City Kent’s branch is located inside Kent’s Market at 260 North Main in Brigham City, Utah. Branch hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com. FindAmerica First Credit Union on Facebook and Twitter or follow @AmericaFirst on 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 125 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $9.1 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 918,000 members.

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

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Cindy Pino
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America First Credit Union launches annual “Skip a Payment” program to provide shoes for kids in need

Credit Union celebrates 23 years of ‘Warm the Soles of Kids’ project

(RIVERDALE, UTAH) — Nov. 14, 2017 — America First Credit Union invites members to skip a loan payment during the holiday months and provide shoes for children in need. The annual “Skip a Payment” program offers members the opportunity to skip monthly loan payment from November 2017 through January 2018 for $25*. America First will donate a portion of the fee to purchase shoes and ‘Warm the Soles’ of children. Last year alone, America First helped to provide more than 2,000 pairs of shoes for children in need through the “Skip a Payment” program and monetary donations from members.

“We are honored to enter our 23rd year of giving via the “Warm the Soles of Kids” initiative that not only provides shoes to children in need but also gives some relief to our members during the busy holiday months,” said John B. Lund, CEO and president of America First. “We are gracious to our partner, J.C. Penney, who provides the shoes, and to our members for their willingness to participate and give back to our communities year-over-year.”

Children from Brigham City, Utah down to Las Vegas, will receive new shoes for the holidays as America First team members present the gift-wrapped shoes to children from 22 schools and service organizations at special holiday events throughout the month of December.

Monies from “Skip a Payment” will also benefit the America First 501(c)3 volunteer service arm, the America First Credit Union Charitable Foundation. The foundation supports charitable organizations that provide job assistance, training, education, transportation and housing as well as meals, clothing and medical attention to those in need. America First is also seeking monetary donations from its members and the community as part of the initiative.

To learn more about donating through the “Skip a Payment” program, call 1-800-999-3961, visit one of America First’s 124 branches or visit www.americafirst.com.

All contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to: America First Credit Union, Attention: Aimee Nelson, P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, UT 84409-0199.

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

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 124 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $9.1 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 918,000 members.

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

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C: 702-882-1240
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America First Credit Union launches 13th annual Community Food Drive to serve those in need

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America First Credit Union launches 13th annual Community Food Drive to serve those in need

Utah’s largest credit union ramps up efforts to serve in advance of holiday season

Riverdale, Utah (Sept. 13, 2017) – With a profound commitment to helping the underprivileged in the communities it services, America First Credit Union kicks off the season of giving today with the launch of its 13th annual Community Food Drive which runs through Saturday, Oct. 21. 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. Since its inception in 2004, the annual Community Food Drive has collected more than 150,000 pounds of food.

In addition to the food drive collection, the community-focused credit union will donate $5,000 in turkeys to Utah Food Bank in preparation for the holiday season. All collected items will be donated to the Utah Food Bank, Three Square Las Vegas and Cappallappa Family Reserve Center in Moapa, Nev.

“As we embark on the 13th year of the food drive, we recognize the many unfortunate situations occurring both nationally and right here at home,” said John Lund, President and CEO of America First. “The need for food in our communities is strong and as we continue our efforts to serve others, we look for help from the community, employees and members to give what they can as we head into the holiday months.”

According to the Utah Food Bank, one in six Utahans and one in five Utah children live in poverty and are unsure of when they’ll have their next meal and about 423,000 Utahans risk missing a meal each day. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report states that nearly 16 percent of Nevada and nearly 15-percent of Utah households are food insecure.

This year, 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. 21.

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:

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 123 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $8.9 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 868,000 members.

Contact:

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

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O: 702-256-5511
cpino@quillinlv.com

America First Credit Union, Utah’s largest credit union, opens newly-remodeled Ogden Harrison branch

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America First Credit Union, Utah’s largest credit union, opens newly-remodeled Ogden Harrison branch

Riverdale, UTAH (Aug. 22, 2017) – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, opened the doors to the newly-remodeled Ogden Harrison location today at 4768 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84403. The location is one of 123 locations serving Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona. The grand opening, beginning Monday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 26, will be marked with celebratory events throughout the week, including daily drawings for a $100 visa gift card and a grand prize drawing for an Apple watch.

Updates to the branch include a new teller line and reconfiguration of the main space to include seven loan desks and a member waiting area, along with the addition of a coin room, video wall and a new glass installation between the teller line and drive-up areas. The branch also received upgrades with new lighting, paint, tile and carpet, as well as additional safe deposit boxes.

Aaron Mower will serve as branch manager of the Ogden Harrison location. Mower began his career in financial services in 2009 and moved through the ranks as lead teller and assistant manager, before assuming the role of branch manager in 2013. In his free time, Mower enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and biking with his family.

The Ogden Harrison Branch is located at 4768 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84403. Branch hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on 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 123 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $8.9 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 861,000 members.

Contact:

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

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Melanie Devries
D: 702-506-0828
C: 702-303-7160
mdevries@quillinlv.com

America First Credit Union kicks off the new season with low-rate auto loans, daily prizes during “The Sweet Taste of Summer”

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Riverdale, UTAH (June 20, 2017)

The summer season is officially underway and Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, is celebrating with low-rate auto loans for its members all season long. “The Sweet Taste of Summer” also offers 60 days of no payments on all new auto loans and gives members a chance to win loan payments up to $300 and interest-free auto loans with daily drawings.

Helping members cool down in the summer sun, America First will park its newly-branded ice cream truck on-site at various community events throughout Utah, celebrating “The Sweet Taste of Summer” with popsicle treats for attendees.

America First is Utah’s leading car loan provider with low interest percentages and affordable monthly payments. To join in on “The Sweet Taste of Summer,” get a low-rate auto loan online at www.americafirst.com or by calling 1-800-999-3961.

The contest runs now through August 31, 2017. Members can receive one entry for every $1,000 financed through the campaign dates. Winners will be selected daily, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Visit the nearest America First branch to be financed and entered to win. For more information and official rules, 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:
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 123 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $8.8 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 846,000 members.

Contact:

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

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Melanie Devries
D: 702-506-0828
mdevries@quillinlv.com

America First Credit Union, Utah’s largest credit union, opens Mt. Nebo branch location

Riverdale, UTAH (June 12, 2017) – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, opened its newest location on June 5, providing its trusted services to the Nephi community at 965 N. Main St. The location is one 123 locations serving Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona. The grand opening, beginning Monday, June 12 through, Saturday, June 17, will be marked with celebratory events throughout the week including daily drawings for a $100 visa gift card and a grand prize drawing for an iPad.

“We are very excited to have a new branch to better service our community,” said Carleen Sperry, branch manager. “The new Nebo Market Branch offers extended hours, drive-thru servies and a drive-up ATM, providing a seamless banking experience for our members.”

Sperry began a career in financial serviecs nearly 30 years ago as a teller, joining America First Credit Union in 2010. She has lived in Nephi since 1995 and has four sons, one daughter and 10 grandchildren.

The Nebo Market Branch is located at 965 N Main St., Nephi, UT 84648. Branch hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on 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 123 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with more than $8.8 billion and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 846,000 members.

Contact:

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

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Melanie Devries
D: 702-506-0828
C: 702-303-7160
mdevries@quillinlv.com

America First Credit Union Holds 78th Annual Meeting; New Board Members Elected

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America First Credit Union Holds 78th Annual Meeting; New Board Members Elected

President and CEO John Lund stated, “I am happy and honored to report that 2016 was a successful year by every measure.”

Riverdale, Utah – (May 8, 2017) – America First Credit Union held its 78th annual meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The agenda included the Board of Directors election and filling its leadership roles. James G. Wendler, Linda K. Carver, and Gil A. Miller were elected by the voting membership to serve on the Board. James Wendler will continue as Board Chairman, with Linda Carver as Vice Chair and Kenlon W. Reeve as Secretary.

Taking place in April, the America First annual meeting provides an opportunity to share the success and financial state of the organization, as well as giving the membership the ability to determine the credit union’s course of action by electing volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors. These dedicated and qualified individuals share their time, talents and efforts without compensation, making them part of America First’s unique cooperative, not-for-profit structure.

The annual event was once again streamed live via the credit union’s social media accounts for added engagement and conversations online. Giveaways were also held for those tuning in who were unable to make the meeting in person. For more information, go to americafirst.com or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About America First Credit Union:
In its 78 years of service, America First has become of the largest and most respected credit unions in the nation, providing an extensive branch network and 24/7 access through award-winning mobile and online banking platforms. America First offers a wide range of financial solutions, including mortgages, free checking, auto & RV loans, Visa® cards, business loans & services, trust services, insurance, and investments. America First has 123 locations, is the 11th largest U.S. credit union in assets with over $8.4 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership with more than 831,000.

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

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Melanie Devries
D: 702-506-0828
mdevries@quillinlv.com

America First Credit Union Pays Tribute to 40-Year Member of Board of Directors

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America First Credit Union Pays Tribute to 40-Year Member of Board of Directors

Riverdale, Utah – (May 5, 2017) – America First Credit Union pays tribute to Edwin Cline, who served as a volunteer for the credit union for 41 years from 1976 – 2017.

Cline joined America First in the 1950s, where his experience as a member of prompted him to serve as a volunteer.

Edwin Cline began his service at America First as a field loan officer in 1976 and later became a field representative in 1978. Cline was appointed to the Salt Lake Credit Committee in 1986, where he held the vice chairman and chairman positions. In 1988, Cline completed the CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program and in 1998, was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors. He has served as an advisor of the supervisory committee and has served on the lending, data processing and ad hoc committees during his time on the board.

“We are profoundly grateful for Ed and his countless contributions to America First,” said John Lund, president and CEO of America First. “His service to our members, Board of Directors and the many others who have benefitted from his incredible work have made us the organization we are today.”

Cline attended the University of Utah for two years, where his study emphasis was business. After 40 years, he retired from the United States Air Guard as the chief master Sargent. He was also the information processing manager and a senior enlisted advisor for the Utah Air Guard. Cline has been a member of the credit union since 1956.

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

About America First Credit Union:
As the largest credit union in the state of Utah, boasting a long-standing history and nearly 78 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 122 locations, and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $8.4 billion, and the sixth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 831,000 members.

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Contact:

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

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Melanie Devries
D: 702-506-0828
mdevries@quillinlv.com

America First Credit Union Presented “Best Credit Union Website” in 2016 WebAward Competition

Riverdale, Utah – (Sept. 27, 2016) – America First Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution servicing Utah and Nevada and the 12th largest credit union in the U.S. in terms of assets, took home the coveted “Best Credit Union Website” award from the 2016 Web Marketing Association’s WebAward competition.

Each year, the Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition names the Best Credit Union website. Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria: design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content. Now in its 19th year, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

“It’s an honor for America First to receive this esteemed accolade from the Web Marketing Association,” said Rich Syme, executive vice president of electronic services and product management at America First Credit Union. “We provide our members the absolute best in products and services and our web presence reflects that. We’re proud to have taken the top honor in this category.”

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing and website promotion.

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

America First Credit Union, Utah’s Largest Credit Union, Opens Traverse Mountain Branch Location

Riverdale, UTAH – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, adds another service location in Utah Valley with the opening of its Traverse Mountain branch location in Harmons Grocery Store at 1750 Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah 84043. The location marks the sixth branch opening of 2016, with the most recent being West Point City on June 8. America First has 120 branch locations serving Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona.

Samuel Thompson will serve as branch manager of the Traverse Mountain location. Thompson began his tenure with America First in September 2011 and has served as assistant manager at the Orem branch since September 2014.

A grand opening celebration will be held the week of August 15 – 20. The Traverse Mountain branch is located at 1750 Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah 84043. Branch hours are Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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