Marketing Communications Manager


Cindy has worked in the Marketing department at Ideal CU since 1995. She worked as a broadcast and print journalist prior to pursuing a career in public relations and marketing. Cindy has a passion for wine, painting, politics and Peyton Manning. She enjoys blogging about wine and visiting local wineries, power walking and watching Life in Pieces. Cindy is a member of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA) and a strong advocate for cold climate wines produced in Minnesota and the upper midwest.

Ideal CU Promotes Tina Howe to E-Branch Manager

 

Tina Howe E Branch Manager

(Woodbury, MN – February 15, 2018) Ideal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Tina Howe to E-Branch Manager. Howe joined the Ideal team in 2000 and has worked as a teller, Contact Center representative and was an exceptional employee in the electronic banking channels. She has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Staying Healthy During Flu Season

This time of year, everyone’s got a sniffle, cough, or worse - the dreaded flu bug! These viruses have evolved to be highly resistant to efforts to contain them. While we can’t prevent the disease completely, we can help lower the risk of spreading it around. Here are 6 ways to beat the flu this year.
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Ideal CU Promotes Emily Kelly to VP of Talent and Administration

 

Emily Kelly VP Talent Admin

(Woodbury, MN – February 2, 2018) Ideal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Emily Kelly to Vice President of Talent and Administration. Kelly joined the Ideal team in 1993 as a teller through the credit union’s OJT (On the Job Training) program with Tartan High School, which is now home to the Ideal CU Student Credit Union. She has also worked in the Contact Center and loan areas. Prior to her promotion she served as Director of Training and Development.

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Winter Driving

Cars driving on roads in winter

I am not a fan of winter driving. I don’t know many people who are. I find this somewhat ironic since I grew up in northern Wisconsin, where winters are known to be rough and the snow plentiful, at least when I lived there. Even more ironic, my father spent decades working for the county to ensure roads were well maintained, especially in the winter.

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Ideal Credit Union Promotes Shannon Butler to VP of Digital Innovation

(Woodbury, MN – January 11, 2018) Ideal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Shannon Butler to Vice President of Digital Innovation. Butler joined the Ideal team in 2000 and has served as a teller, Member Service Representative, Marketing Coordinator, eMarketing Specialist and Contact Center manager. Prior to her promotion she served as Director of Contact Center & E-Banking. Butler has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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Ideal Credit Union Has Paid Over $3.1 Million to Back to Its Members

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The Butler family joined Ideal Credit Union 36 years ago in 1982. Their total VIP+ payout since 2013 is now over $2,450.

 (Woodbury, MN – January 9, 2018) – Ideal Credit Union has returned 10% of its 2017 earnings to members through its exclusive VIP Program, rewarding 4,406 VIP+ members with cash dividends between $50 and $600, which were automatically deposited into members’ savings accounts in January 2018. A total payout of $532,150 was returned to Ideal CU members as a result of the VIP Program. Ideal CU has paid out over $3.1 million to VIP members since the program’s inception. Ideal is the only credit union in Minnesota offering this type of rewards program, believed to be the first of its kind in the state.

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Financial Preparation For 2018

2018 is almost here – are you ready? Usher in the new year with plans for financial improvement and resolutions to do more.
Here are some tips to get you started:
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Ideal CU’s Annual $4,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is Back

(Woodbury, MN –November 30, 2017) – Ideal Credit Union’s popular $1,000 Debit Card Giveaway is back for another four weeks this holiday season. Ideal CU has held this popular holiday promotion since 2012 and has given away $20,000 to 20 lucky members. To qualify, members with an Ideal CU personal checking account simply use their Ideal CU Debit MasterCard® or My Rewards™ Gold or Platinum Debit Card for purchases and earn a chance to win one of Ideal CU's four weekly $1,000 random drawings. Members earn 100 bonus entries into the weekly drawing when they make 25 or more purchases a week.

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7 Ways to Save on Thanksgiving Costs this Month

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Between your turkey, ingredients for the holiday meal and décor to set the ambiance, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is not cheap. If you’re looking for ways to cut back without compromising on quality, read on for seven easy ways to save on Thanksgiving costs this year.
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Ideal CU Donates $10K to Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Caribbean Relief Efforts

President/CEO Brian Sherrick and EVP of Operations Alisha Johnson hold check representing $10,000 donated to the World Council of Credit Union's Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund.

(Woodbury, MN – November 2, 2017) – To raise funds to help areas in the Caribbean devastated by Hurricane Irma, Ideal Credit Union, in partnership with the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, launched a two-week drive from October 6-20, 2017, to encourage donations from members, employees and the community at large, and pledged to match up to $2,500 of the money collected.

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2018 Holiday Hours


New Year's Day
Monday, January 1st
All locations closed.


Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, January 15th
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, March 30th
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 28th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 3rd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 8th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 12th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22nd
All locations closed.


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
Monday, December 24th
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.


Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve
Monday, 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
Tuesday, January 1st
All locations closed