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Ideal CU Promotes Shari Rilley to VP of Reporting and Risk

Shari Rilley

(Woodbury, MN – February 20, 2019) Ideal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Shari Rilley to Vice President of Reporting and Risk. Rilley initially joined the Ideal team in 1990 and left in 1995 to pursue another opportunity. She returned to the credit union in 2003 and has over 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to her promotion she served as Director of Data Intelligence and Risk. In her new position, Rilley will lead the credit union’s efforts in regards to credit union reporting (both branch and financial reporting), support and management of the credit union’s data warehouse, and support and management of various credit union risk management functions.

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Ideal Credit Union’s Popular ‘Ideal Wheels’ Photo Contest Returns for 2019


Smiling woman pointing to her new vehicle

(Woodbury, MN – February 15, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union’s popular “Ideal Wheels” photo contest is back for another prime car buying season. This contest is open to members who own a vehicle that is presently financed, or has been financed in the past, with Ideal CU. A total of three winners will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gas card during the promotion period, which runs from February 15 to May 15, 2019.

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Ideal CU’s Popular ‘Use & Win’ Debit Card Giveaway Returns for 2019; Payout Now $24K Since 2017

Zach Nelson October winner

(Woodbury, MN – January 18, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union’s popular monthly $1,000 “Use & Win” Debit Card Giveaway is back for another year of giving in 2019. Since the program’s inception in January of 2017, Ideal CU has given away $24,000 to 24 lucky members chosen at random in the “Use & Win” Debit Card promotion. Previous winners have used the funds to help pay for everything from adopting a baby to car repairs, home improvements, bills, vacations, maternity leave, tuition, study abroad programs and much more!

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Ideal Credit Union VIP+ Payout Tops $3.6 Million Back to Members

(Woodbury, MN – January 8, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union has returned 10% of its 2018 earnings to members through its exclusive VIP+ Program, rewarding 4,390 VIP+ members with cash dividends between $50 and $600, which were automatically deposited into members’ savings accounts in January 2019. The total payout for 2018 was $546,200. Since the program’s inception over six years ago, Ideal CU has paid out over $3.6 million to VIP+ members.

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