Mississippi Credit Union Community News – February 14, 2024

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Statewide FCU’s Milner selected as Mississippi’s 2024 GAC Crasher

Statewide Federal Credit Union Branch Manager Mark Milner has been selected as Mississippi’s 2024 GAC Crasher.

This year marks the 15th year for The Cooperative Trust’s award-winning “Crash the GAC” event and is the first year to be hosted by America’s Credit Unions. The event scheduled to take place March 3–7 brings together industry leaders and advocates to discuss critical issues facing the credit union landscape.

The 2024 Crash the GAC delegation comprises 58 talented credit union professionals from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the credit union movement. These emerging leaders have played pivotal roles within their credit unions and have shown a commitment to advancing the values and principles that define the industry.


Credit unions collaborate to host free community Easter Egg Hunt event

Join the credit unions in central Mississippi on Saturday, March 23, for the 2nd Annual Credit Union Easter Egg Hunt, a fun-filled time at LeFleur’s Bluff Playground! Bring your little ones for an egg-citing adventure as they search for eggs! There will be eggs, face painting, petting zoo, food trucks, and even the Easter Bunny!

Don’t miss out on this egg-stra special event brought to you by your local Credit Unions! Spread the word and hop on over for a day of family fun.

The event is a collaborative community event presented by the following credit unions: Brightview, Centrury First, Eagle Express, Healthplus, Jackson Area, Keesler, Magnolia, Members Exchange, Mississippi, Mutual, Rivertrust, and Statewide.


MS CU’s young professional mentorship & leadership discovery program now accepting applications

Mississippi’s young credit union professional program, LEAD Mississippi, is seeking nominations for its 2024 program.


1st Mississippi partners with community organization to share money management tips

1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union partnered with HealthCareOnTheGo to talk about budgeting, emphasizing the significance of money management during periods of change. Our focus is on educating individuals about accessible resources at any point in their financial well-being journey.


Credit unions support community Mardi Gras activities

The credit unions of Mississippi were active in supporting and participating in their community’s Mardi Gras celebrations! Photos can be found on credit union’s social media pages below.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Did we miss your CU’s community Mardi Gras participation pics on social media?  Let us know at hello@mscua.com and we’ll add it to this list!

Keesler Federal recognized as regional standout by community members

BILOXI, Miss. (January 25, 2024) — Keesler Federal Credit Union has received two regional accolades from local media outlets in southern Mississippi and Louisiana. WXXV viewers voted Keesler Federal as “Best Bank/Credit Union” in their recent Viewer’s Choice Awards, while Edge of the Lake magazine readers selected the credit union as their favorite.

With over 75 years of service in Mississippi and the surrounding region, Keesler Federal is not only the largest Mississippi-based credit union, but also one of the largest credit unions in the Southeast.

Andy Swoger, Keesler Federal’s President and CEO, said the ranking affirms Keesler Federal’s commitment to excellence and extraordinary member service.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a regional financial leader,” said Swoger. “Our team members go above and beyond each and every day to provide outstanding service to our members, and it’s great to see their effort recognized in this way.”

Members obviously agree as the credit union’s American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has held at 91 from 2016 until today. The same average measurement for banks is 78 and for credit unions is 77. Keesler Federal continues to be a leader in member service.

Founded in 1987, WXXV TV serves at the FOX, NBC and CW+ affiliate for South Mississippi.

Edge of the Lake Magazine, distributed in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes, provides a fresh edgy look at the parishes north of the lake, from opinions to interviews with the unique mix of people that make up The Lake’s readership.

Keesler Federal was established in 1947 and is Mississippi’s largest credit union.

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