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Envision Credit Union Wins Diamond Award
Tallahassee CU recognized for outstanding video at national conference
Envision Credit Union (Envision) was honored with a Diamond Award at the annual Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development conference in San Francisco last week. The Diamond Awards, which recognize outstanding marketing and business development achievements, are awarded each year to credit unions across the nation. This year, Envision’s Infographic Video earned the credit union distinction among more than 1,100 entries.
“I am thrilled that our Infographic Video received a Diamond Award,” said Darryl G. Worrell, President and CEO of Envision. “The Envision staff works tirelessly to serve our members and our community every day, and this video highlighted the many ways our team helped others in 2016. To be recognized by our peers at the national level is an incredible honor.”
Designed for use at Envision’s employee retreat, the Infographic Video showcased the accomplishments of the Envision staff in twelve locations across North Florida and South Georgia. Highlights included the 9,890 loans worth more than $86 million extended to Envision members as well as the $185,000 invested in education through programs like classroom grants and Educator Discount loan savings.
Diamond Awards are given by the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network of more than 1,300 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 35 categories ranging from advertising to community events. This year’s Diamond Award is Envision’s third award in two years. For more information about Envision Credit Union, please visit EnvisionCU.com.
Envision Credit Union Promote Maddox and Straker to Key Leadership Roles
We are proud to announce the promotion of Hollie Maddox to Chief Operations Officer and Stephanie Straker to Chief Financial Officer following the approval from the Envision Credit Union Board of Directors.
“This is a time of record growth for our Credit Union, and I’m excited to promote Hollie and Stephanie into roles that will give them the opportunity to continue to lead the Credit Union,” said Darryl G. Worrell, President and CEO of Envision. “Both are true credit union advocates who care about our members and community. Since my time at Envision, I have had the pleasure to see them develop professionally while playing pivotal roles in the implementation of our strategic vision.”
Hollie has been employed with Envision for over twenty-seven years leading the areas of Training, Marketing, Member Service and Lending. She is a graduate of Barry University and is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Florida with an anticipated graduation date of March 2018. In addition to leading functional areas, Hollie also sponsors the Credit Union’s School Involvement Program, where employees work directly with schools in our community. As Envision’s Chief Operations Officer, Hollie will continue to be an advocate for the members while ensuring sound operations and service.
During Stephanie’s thirteen year tenure, she has held key leadership roles in Member Services, Account Operations, Card Services, Accounting and Finance. Stephanie is a graduate of Florida State University with degrees in both Accounting and Finance. She earned her Certified Public Accountant designation in 2014. Stephanie also sponsors the Credit Union’s e-Team, which is a team of employees that help engage and motivate the Envision team by planning and executing employee activities during the year. As the Chief Financial Officer, Stephanie will manage the risk, compliance and finances for the Credit Union.
Our Focus is Your Financial Well-Being
Equifax (one of three major credit reporting agencies) recently announced a data breach that has potentially affected approximately 143 million consumers. We know that sensitive data (including Social Security and Driver’s License Numbers) may have been compromised. Equifax is also stating that credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers were also included in this breach.
While this incident occurred solely at Equifax, our focus is your financial security and well-being. We strongly advise that you first visit Equifax - Check Potential Impact to determine if your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.
Additionally, here are some next steps for you to consider in the event that you are impacted:
1. Visit EquifaxSecurity2017.com for more details regarding the breach.
2. Check your credit report for accuracy. You can get a copy of your credit report for FREE at AnnualCreditReport.com.
3. Carefully review your credit card, credit union, and bank account history regularly for signs of fraud.
4. If you have any specific questions about your Envision account, connect with us
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By Phone: 850-942-9000
Envision Finalizes Merger with Rose City Credit Union
Swipe for Schools Initiative Benefits Second Harvest
Envision presented America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend with a $10,000 check after a year-long Swipe for Schools initiative. The campaign encourages credit union members to use their credit and debit cards as a way to give to the local food bank with the promise that each “swipe” earns five cents for Second Harvest’s Backpack Program.
“This is the third consecutive year we’ve been able to donate $10,000 to Second Harvest, and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Darryl G. Worrell, President and CEO of Envision. “The work they do in the Big Bend region is vital, and being able to support their efforts is at the foundation of Envision’s community give-back principles.”
The Backpack Program began in 2008 with one school but now serves 11 schools in six counties, providing eligible children a backpack of food each Friday to cover their nutritional needs over the weekend. Currently, no federal funding exists for this program, so Second Harvest relies entirely on donations to pay for the initiative. Envision has committed to continuing the Swipe for Schools program for the 2016-2017 school year.
“One in four children in the Big Bend struggles with food insecurity, unsure of where his or her next meal will come from,” Jim Croteau, Interim Executive Director of Second Harvest, said. “We are committed to ending hunger and last year, we distributed more than 5.4 million pounds of food. Donations like Envision’s help us in our fight against hunger, and we are so grateful for their support.”
To learn more about Swipe for Schools, visit the Swipe for Schools page.
Envision Drafts McAlpine for VP of Business Lending
Representatives from Envision Credit Union (Envision) announced today Kevin B. McAlpine as Vice President of Business Lending. This new position will ensure Envision members and community businesses have a local option for their financing needs. McAlpine brings more than 25 years of experience in business lending to the Credit Union with branches across eight counties in Florida and Georgia.
“We’re committed to serving our communities,” said Bill Enfinger Chief Lending Officer of Envision Credit Union. “By expanding business lending options under the expert guidance of Kevin, we are giving area companies viable options for local financing. We know Tallahassee and the surrounding counties and are committed to serving their financing needs. .”
McAlpine is a graduate of Florida State University and has worked in business lending for more than two decades. As a 35-year resident of North Florida, McAlpine is intimately familiar with both those he will serve at Envision and the opportunities that come with business lending.
“One of the great things about Envision is that all of our decisions are made locally,” stated McAlpine. “Our processes for business lending are simpler and more transparent than our peers’ and that means better financing options for local business leaders .”
If you're looking for solutions for your business lending needs, give Kevin a call at 850-694-1811.
Merger with FOCUS Credit Union Is Approved
We are excited to announce that our merger with FOCUS Credit Union of Chattahoochee, Florida has been approved! To learn more about the merger, visit our dedicated merger page.
People Helping People - The Credit Union Mantra
The credit union movement began 160 years ago with a simple but radical idea. That with the help of your neighbors, you can improve your financial well-being. This idea spread across the world, and credit unions flourished, especially during times of economic hardship.
During the Great Depression, scores of ordinary Americans—farmers, teachers, small business owners—found themselves without access to banking services, so they banded together to become their own not-for-profit financial institution. Credit unions opened in record numbers. During the recent Great Recession, again credit union memberships swelled. Today there are more than 200 million credit union members worldwide—100 million of them in the U.S.
But even after all this time, the bedrock principles of credit unions remain unchanged. Credit unions are still: People coming together to be their own bank, so no one can deny them a path to prosperity. People pooling their savings to provide each other affordable credit. People helping people.
To celebrate this powerful movement with prizes, goodies, and more, join Envision Credit Union at any of our financial center locations on Oct. 15, 2015.
Upcoming Dates To Remember
October 1st: Paint the Town Pink
Stop by your local Envision Financial Center for our annual bake sale supporting breast cancer awareness and pick up some delicious baked goods. All proceeds from the bake sale go towards the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center. Check out some of the other businesses on the map who are supporting the #GoPinkLemonade cause from the Tallahassee Democrat.
October 12th: Columbus Day
In recognition of Columbus Day, all Envision Financial Center locations will be closed. However, you will still be able to complete routine transactions through our Smart Deposit ATMs, online banking with eBranch, and mobile transactions with our new phone application, eMobile.
October 15th: International Credit Union Day
Doing good is something credit unions take seriously, locally and globally. This cooperative spirit of people helping people has led to life-changing opportunities in the form of small business start-ups, home ownership and education. On October 15, credit unions around the world will unite behind the message of "People Helping People®" for International Credit Union (ICU) Day. Share in this powerful credit union vision and celebrate with more than 200 million people worldwide to establish credit unions as our best financial partner.
Envision Credit Union Sponsors the Backpack Program
The second year of our Swipe for Schools program has come to a close and was just as successful as our first.
During the 2014-2015 school year we were able to donate $10,000, to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend to benefit the Backpack Program – and that was made possible by members our members swiping their cards for schools.
The Backpack Program assists students in the Big Bend area who receive free or reduced lunches. Through the Backpack Program, each student receives a backpack on Friday filled with food to ensure they have meals for the weekend.
We are proud to announce that Envision has made a five year commitment to such a wonderful program and you can continue to contribute by swiping for schools!
2015 Tally Award Winner - Favorite Financial Institution
The citizens of Tallahassee and surrounding areas have spoken and we have been officially named as Tallahassee’s Favorite Financial Institution for 2015 through the Tally Awards! Thank you to our members for voting for us!
Each Fall, Capital City Youth Services allows the citizens of Tallahassee and the surrounding areas to nominate their favorite businesses in a variety of categories. After all of the nominees are tallied, the top three businesses are announced and the citizens vote for their favorite business in each category. Our members and community recognize the value and service we provide each and every day and we are honored to be selected as Tallahassee's Favorite Financial Institution.
Thank you to all of our members and the community for recognizing the Credit Union with this honor. We look forward to continuing to provide the products and services that our community needs along with excellent service and great value.
To find out more about the Tally Awards, and to see a full list of winners, please visit the official website.