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Ideal CU Named ‘Best Credit Union in East Metro’ 3rd Year in a Row

Voted Best 2019

(Woodbury, MN – April 17, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union has been named “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” for the third consecutive year by readers of the Stillwater Gazette newspaper. Ideal became the first credit union to operate in the community in its 165 years of existence when its Stillwater branch opened for business in December of 2016. Ideal has had a strong presence in the east metro for 93 years.

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Rick Blood Joins Ideal Credit Union as Chief Lending Officer

Rick Blood CLO

(Woodbury, MN – March 15, 2019) Rick Blood has joined Ideal Credit Union as Chief Lending Officer (CLO). Blood has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Ideal, he worked as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Firefly Credit Union. In his new position Blood will be responsible for the growth, quality and compliance of Ideal’s loan portfolio. He will be leading all lending activities within the credit union, including consumer and indirect loans, mortgage and real estate loans, business loan financing, and all member lending needs. The CLO will report directly to the President/CEO as a key member of the senior leadership.

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Ideal CU to Hold Starting Your Own Business Workshop

Josh Anderson Business Relationship Specialist

(Woodbury, MN – March 7, 2019) Ideal Credit Union will host a no-cost workshop on Starting Your Own Business on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the credit union’s Woodbury office, 8499 Tamarack Road. Join Ideal’s Business Relationship Specialist Josh Anderson and guest speaker Tyler Hilsabeck from the Washington County “Open to Business” program to learn the basics of starting your own business. Topics will include deciding whether starting a business is the right next step for you, important considerations when starting your own business, taking your first steps toward entrepreneurship, a checklist for opening a new business, financial management for your small business and more. Open to Business is a free program of the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers.

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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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2020 - 21 Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 20th
All locations closed.


President's Day
Monday, February 17th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, April 10th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 25th
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Independence Day
Saturday, July 4th
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Labor Day
Monday, September 7th
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Columbus Day
Monday, October 12th
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Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 11th
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Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26th
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Day after Thanksgiving
All locations are open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24th
All locations open until 1:00 p.m.
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Day
Friday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


New Years Day (2021)
Friday, January 1st
All locations closed