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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 advocacy and the Denver Broncos. She enjoys blogging about wine and visiting local wineries, power walking and watching Netflix. Cindy is a member of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA), the Southern MN Wine Grower Alliance (SMWGA) and a strong advocate for cold climate wines produced in Minnesota and the upper midwest. She holds a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines and is a certified server.

Ideal CU Making a Difference

2018 Hands Free Rally supporters

On February 22, I and several coworkers from Ideal Credit Union had the privilege to join the family of David Riggs and others affected by distracted driving at the Minnesota State Capitol to rally in support of legislation that would prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.

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Ideal CU Holds Home Education Seminar Series in 2018

(Woodbury, MN – March 22, 2018) Whether you’re a first-time buyer, or looking to sell your home, Ideal Credit Union’s no-cost 2018 Home Education Seminar series offers expert advice from Ideal CU’s Mortgage Loan advisors and local realtors, home staging and insurance professionals ready to help.

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Ideal CU Launches Zero Down Mortgage Product

(Woodbury, MN – March 5, 2018) Ideal Credit Union has launched a new Zero Down Mortgage product, the first of its kind in the local mortgage market place, which gives prospective home buyers another flexible option to achieve their dream of owning a home.

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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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2018 - 19 Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve (2018)
Monday, December 24th
All locations open until 1:00 p.m.
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Day (2018)
Tuesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve (2018)
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 (2019)
Tuesday, January 1st
All locations closed



Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, January 21st
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 18th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, April 19th
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 27th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 14th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 11th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
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.