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Ideal CU Raises $2,500 for Second Harvest Heartland Hunger Relief Efforts

Second Harvest Volunteer night with Ideal CU employees & family

(Woodbury, MN – August 31, 2020) – With demand for food assistance rising to historic levels in our local communities, Ideal Credit Union rallied its employees to raise funds for Second Harvest Heartland’s ongoing hunger relief efforts, resulting in $606 from staff and another $175 on Ideal’s Facebook page from members. Ideal CU’s Board of Directors sweetened the pot by offering to match 100% of the cash raised up to $2,500. In total, a check for $2,500 was sent to Second Harvest to support its mission to end hunger through community partnerships and make families and communities whole again.

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Ideal CU Gives Over $9,750 in Cash Prizes & Donations During Virtual Community Appreciation Events

Virtual Community Appreciation Events winners and food shelf donation

(Woodbury MN – August 28, 2020) With safety in mind, Ideal Credit Union turned its annual Member/Community Appreciation event into a two-week virtual celebration that increased participation and enabled attendees to follow along online and on social media. Ideal saw an 89% increase in adult registrants from 35 states and a 52% increase in youth registrants from 7 states enroll online for chance to win cash prizes. Ideal gave away ten $500 grand prizes, five $250 grand prizes and ten $50 Bucky Bear youth prizes. Overall, Ideal gave away $6,750 to 25 lucky winners, and donated another $3,000 to local area food shelves in the communities the credit union serves.

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Ideal Credit Union Waives Origination Fee on Community Heroes Mortgage Product

Two nurses

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

Faith Tholkes Ideal CU web

(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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