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, 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) and a strong advocate for cold climate wines produced in Minnesota and the upper midwest. She recently earned a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Ideal CU to Celebrate 90th Anniversary, Give Away $5K at Annual Community Appreciation Event Week

(Woodbury, MN - July 29, 2016) Ideal Credit Union is inviting members and the community to “Crack the Vault” at this year’s Community Appreciation/90th Anniversary event week for a chance to win $1,000 in one of its daily giveaways! Now in its third year, the annual summer celebration will be held August 15-19, 2016. Ideal is celebrating its 90th Anniversary with food, fun and daily give back to local communities.

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Heroes

Muhammad Ali. Prince. Bretagne, the 9/11 search dog. We’ve lost quite a few heroes lately, which got me to thinking, what does it mean to be a hero? How does one become a hero? Who is your hero?

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Ideal Credit Union to Build First Credit Union in Stillwater, MN

Ideal Credit Union to Build First Credit Union in Stillwater, MN

(Woodbury, MN - July 6, 2016) Ideal Credit Union recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest location in Stillwater with a “ceremonial groundbreaking” held onsite on June 22, 2016. In attendance were members of the Ideal CU senior leadership team and board members joined by the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Robin Anthony, MnCUN Vice President of MnIPC Dean Scholl, MnCUN Director of Communications Andrea Molnau, James Steele & Company Senior Field Superintendent Mike Sonnek, Collaborative Design Group Incorporated Principal Bill Hickey and Architect Elizabeth “Bess” McCollough. The new office is scheduled to open in late fall of 2016.

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Herbert ‘Jay’ Hall Joins Ideal CU as Director of Branch Operations

(Woodbury, MN – June 22, 2016) Herbert “Jay” Hall has joined Ideal Credit Union as Director of Branch Operations. Hall has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started as a teller at Norwest Bank, which later merged with Wells Fargo, and worked his way up to District Manager, where he oversaw the daily operations of seven Branch Managers. Prior to joining Ideal, he worked as Branch Manager for Wings Financial Credit Union and coordinated the opening of the new Wings office in Woodbury.

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Adventures in composting

Adventures in composting

I have always considered myself somewhat of an environmentalist. My inspiration started back in 1970, when I took part in the very first Earth Day and learned the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. I am proud to report my family does an excellent job recycling items that can be repurposed and given new life. Then there’s the rest of it that ends up in the kitchen-size garbage bag for weekly delivery to the local landfill.

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Scott Zoellner Joins Ideal CU Wealth Advisors Team

(Woodbury, MN – June 15, 2016) Scott Zoellner has joined the Wealth Advisors team at Ideal Credit Union. Zoellner has worked in the investment and insurance industry for over 20 years, most recently with Prudential Advisors, where he was a manager recruiting and developing junior Financial Advisors for over 9 years.

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Ideal CU Moves from West St. Paul to Inver Grove Heights - New Office Now Open for Business

Ideal CU Moves from West St. Paul to Inver Grove Heights - New Office Now Open for Business

(Woodbury, MN – May 19, 2016) Ideal Credit Union has moved from South Robert Street in West St. Paul to a new state-of-the-art facility in Inver Grove Heights. Located at 7791 Amana Trail, in the Argenta Hills development next to Target, the new Inver Grove Heights office opened for business on Monday, May 9, 2016. The new office is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. and offers a tech-savvy approach to traditional banking, utilizing technology and self-serve features both inside and out.

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Ideal CU Receives Excellence in Community Education Leadership Award

(Woodbury, MN – May 12, 2016) Ideal Credit Union was recently selected to receive an Excellence in Community Education Leadership (EXCEL) Award by the ISD 622 Community Education Advisory Council. Each year the council recognizes individuals and groups who have demonstrated a commitment to lifelong learning with EXCEL awards.

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Ideal CU Chairman Keith E. Hauge Named Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year

(Woodbury, MN – April 26, 2016) Keith E. Hauge, Chairman of the Board of Ideal Credit Union, was recently named Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). The award honors the noble service of one outstanding volunteer who best exemplifies the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement.

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Paper Chains

I don’t often use the paper cutter at work anymore. On the rare occasion I do, I think about my Grandma Lucy and the times she worked as a substitute teacher at my grade school. You see, when Gram was filling in, I could lead the class in an art project of my choosing. Most of the time it involved cutting strips of colored paper to make paper chains. I remember the collective groans of my classmates when it was clear our regular studies would be replaced with yet another meaningless art adventure, but I loved it!

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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