Alabama ONE partners with area shelter for pet supply drive
Alabama ONE Credit Union in Tuscaloosa, AL, is hosting a Pet Supply Drive during the month of November in partnership with the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter (TMAS). Additionally, the main branch, located at 1215 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Tuscaloosa, AL, will be visited by a few furry friends as they host Pet Adoption Day on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT.

Credit Union members will also be able to get their paws on the official Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter instant-issue debit card for a $15 donation to the shelter.

Members and animal lovers are encouraged to bring much-needed supplies the month of November to any Alabama ONE branch to help care for the animals at the shelter while TMAS works to find each pet a home. The most needed items include laundry detergent, cat litter, copy paper, hand soap, and rawhide bones.

“We really get a lot of exposure and supplies from the Pet Supply Drive at Alabama ONE,” says Jennifer Earp, director at TMAS. “It’s been a tremendous help, and we’re proud to partner with Alabama ONE in this way, and we encourage our community to come out and support our furry friends.”


Buckeye FCU celebrates Halloween in seasonal finery
On Halloween, employees of Buckeye Federal Credit Union in Perry, FL, celebrated the day in costume and encouraged members to have safe and happy festivities with trick-or-treating. Creativity was the name of the game as staff used artistic skills and innovative ideas to come up with their Halloween outfits.


South Florida Educational FCU delivers contribution to Sen. Taddeo
Prior to the mid-term elections, Mike DiBenedetto, president and CEO of South Florida Educational FCU, delivered a CUPAC campaign contribution on behalf of Florida’s credit union industry to Sen. Annette Taddeo of Miami, FL. Relationship-building and grassroots efforts are important to recruiting, electing, and retaining credit union-friendly candidates to public office.


Avadian CU hires assistant vp, branch experience and product strategy
Avadian Credit Union in Birmingham, AL, announces the hiring of Jeff Skipper as assistant vice president, branch experience and product strategy.

Skipper brings more than 20 years of marketing and retail experience to Avadian. Before joining the credit union, he developed campaigns to strengthen brands and increase customer engagement for local Birmingham companies, including Books-A-Million, 2nd and Charles, and Joe Muggs Coffee. In his new role, Skipper’s responsibilities will include researching optimal branch locations and implementing new product initiatives to provide credit union members with the best opportunities for financial growth.

“Jeff comes to the table with a plethora of experience in multiple industries,” stated Stanton Davis, Avadian’s chief experience and innovation oficer. “His eye for market data and product positioning will allow Avadian to grow our membership and provide current members with the best products to achieve their financial goals. We’re thrilled to learn from him and utilize his insight to develop better strategies to engage our membership.”