Muhammad Ali. Prince. Bretagne, the 9/11 search dog. We’ve lost quite a few heroes lately, which got me to thinking, what does it mean to be a hero? How does one become a hero? Who is your hero?
(Woodbury, MN - July 6, 2016) Ideal Credit Union recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest location in Stillwater with a “ceremonial groundbreaking” held onsite on June 22, 2016. In attendance were members of the Ideal CU senior leadership team and board members joined by the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robin Anthony, MnCUN Vice President of MnIPC Dean Scholl, MnCUN Director of Communications Andrea Molnau, James Steele & Company Senior Field Superintendent Mike Sonnek, Collaborative Design Group Incorporated Principal Bill Hickey and Architect Elizabeth “Bess” McCollough. The new office is scheduled to open in late fall of 2016.
(Woodbury, MN – June 22, 2016) Herbert “Jay” Hall has joined Ideal Credit Union as Director of Branch Operations. Hall has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started as a teller at Norwest Bank, which later merged with Wells Fargo, and worked his way up to District Manager, where he oversaw the daily operations of seven Branch Managers. Prior to joining Ideal, he worked as Branch Manager for Wings Financial Credit Union and coordinated the opening of the new Wings office in Woodbury.
I have always considered myself somewhat of an environmentalist. My inspiration started back in 1970, when I took part in the very first Earth Day and learned the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. I am proud to report my family does an excellent job recycling items that can be repurposed and given new life. Then there’s the rest of it that ends up in the kitchen-size garbage bag for weekly delivery to the local landfill.
(Woodbury, MN – June 15, 2016) Scott Zoellner has joined the Wealth Advisors team at Ideal Credit Union. Zoellner has worked in the investment and insurance industry for over 20 years, most recently with Prudential Advisors, where he was a manager recruiting and developing junior Financial Advisors for over 9 years.
(Woodbury, MN – May 19, 2016) Ideal Credit Union has moved from South Robert Street in West St. Paul to a new state-of-the-art facility in Inver Grove Heights. Located at 7791 Amana Trail, in the Argenta Hills development next to Target, the new Inver Grove Heights office opened for business on Monday, May 9, 2016. The new office is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. and offers a tech-savvy approach to traditional banking, utilizing technology and self-serve features both inside and out.
(Woodbury, MN – May 12, 2016) Ideal Credit Union was recently selected to receive an Excellence in Community Education Leadership (EXCEL) Award by the ISD 622 Community Education Advisory Council. Each year the council recognizes individuals and groups who have demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning with EXCEL awards.
(Woodbury, MN – April 26, 2016) Keith E. Hauge, Chairman of the Board of Ideal Credit Union, was recently named Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). The award honors the noble service of one outstanding volunteer who best exemplifies the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement.
I don’t often use the paper cutter at work anymore. On the rare occasion I do, I think about my Grandma Lucy and the times she worked as a substitute teacher at my grade school. You see, when Gram was filling in, I could lead the class in an art project of my choosing. Most of the time it involved cutting strips of colored paper to make paper chains. I remember the collective groans of my classmates when it was clear our regular studies would be replaced with yet another meaningless art adventure, but I loved it!
(Woodbury, MN – February 19, 2016) Brian Sherrick, President/CEO of Ideal Credit Union, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). Sherrick will serve a three-year term on the 13-member council, which acts in an advisory capacity not only to the Minneapolis Bank, but also the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.