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Ideal CU Pays Out $4,200 to Youth Attending Summer Money Talks Program

Money Talks M&M candy game

(Woodbury, MN – August 13, 2019) Ideal Credit Union recently hosted two sessions of its award-winning “Money Talks” financial literacy program in July, attracting 42 students from around the metro area. The unique peer-to-peer program, led and taught by high school-age Ideal CU Student Credit Union employees, teaches students the building blocks of personal finance: budgeting, savings and investments, credit, and money management tools. Students in attendance ranged in age from 16 to 22 years and came from a number of communities, including Rochester, Minneapolis, Blaine, Rosemount, Bayport, Mahtomedi, Inver Grove Heights, Oakdale, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Hudson and more.

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Members Win Big at Ideal’s Community Appreciation Events

Woman and man getting hamburger at Community Event

(Woodbury, MN – July 26, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union will give away $6,600 in cash prizes at this year’s Community Appreciation Events, including a $1,000 daily grand prize for adults age 18 and over, and $100 a day for youth age 17 and under. Ideal’s sixth annual summer celebration will be held over the course of two weeks. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, prizes and a chance to give back to our local communities.

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Ideal CU Board of Directors Elects New Officers Following Successful Annual Meeting

Board, President, Supervisory Committee members from Annual Meeting 2019

(Woodbury, MN – June 25, 2019) – The Ideal Credit Union Board of Directors has elected a new slate of officers following the successful Annual Meeting in April. Peter S. Olsen was named Chairman of the Board, succeeding Keith E. Hauge, who has served in that capacity since 2014. Robert E. Vance Jr., was elected Vice Chair, and Lisa M. Liddell will serve as Secretary. Olsen and Vance, both incumbents, were recently reelected to 3-year terms on the Ideal CU Board. Also elected to her first 3-year board term was Mary G. Westberg, who has served on the Supervisory Committee since 2017 and became committee chair in 2018.

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Tracey Larsen Joins Wealth Advisors Team at Ideal Credit Union

Wealth Advisors team at Ideal Credit Union

(Woodbury, MN – June 14, 2019) Tracey Larsen has joined the Wealth Advisors team located at Ideal Credit Union. Larsen has worked in the investment industry for over 10 years, most recently with TD Ameritrade, where she served as a Senior Financial Consultant.

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