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Marketing Communications Manager

Cindy has worked in the Marketing department at Ideal CU since 1995 and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ideal CU Community Foundation. 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, political...

Marketing Communications Manager

Cindy has worked in the Marketing department at Ideal CU since 1995 and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ideal CU Community Foundation. 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, political advocacy and the Denver Broncos. She enjoys blogging about wine and visiting local wineries, power walking, watching Shark Tank and Netflix. Cindy is a member of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA), the Southern MN Wine Grower Alliance (SMWGA) and is a strong advocate for cold climate wines produced in Minnesota and the upper midwest. She holds a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Certification in Wines and is a certified server.

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A Back-to-School Guide for These Unconventional Times

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This year, back-to-school season is all about getting ready for a school year that promises to be unlike any other. Here’s a  guide to helping your child prepare for the new school year in these unconventional times.

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Ideal Credit Union Waives Origination Fee on Community Heroes Mortgage Product

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(Woodbury, MN – August 3, 2020) Ideal Credit Union is waiving the origination fee on its Community Heroes Mortgage Program loans to provide relief to eligible heroes who have done so much to serve us during these challenging times. The no origination fee offer is good on applications received between August 1 - October 31, 2020.

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COVID-19 is Causing a Coin Shortage

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Got change? The latest commodity to run in short supply during COVID-19 is coins. Although we are increasingly becoming a cashless society, coins play an integral role in day-to-day commerce, and a decreased supply can severely impact small businesses that are already struggling. Here’s what you need to know about the most recent shortage caused by COVID-19.

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Ideal CU VP of Mortgage Faith Tholkes Named ‘Super Mortgage Professional’ for 4th Time

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(Woodbury, MN – July 23, 2020) Faith Tholkes, Vice President of Mortgage at Ideal Credit Union, has once again been named a “Super Mortgage Professional” for 2020 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, marking the fourth time she has been recognized as an industry leader. Tholkes was nominated for the award by clients who view her as a mortgage professional who demonstrates exceptional ability and service.

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