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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

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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

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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

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.

Contact: 

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

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Cindy Pino
O: 702-256-5511
C: 702-882-1240
cpino@quillinlv.com

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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Contact:

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

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Cindy Pino
D: 702-818-1637
C: 702-882-1240
cpino@quillinlv.com

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

Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
Cindy Pino
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

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