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Ideal CU’s Faith Tholkes and Cynthia Stewart Named ‘Super Mortgage Professionals’ for 2021

Ideal CU’s Faith Tholkes, SVP of Mortgage and Consumer Lending, and Cynthia Stewart, Senior Mortgage Loan Advisor.

(Woodbury, MN – June 28, 2021) Faith Tholkes, SVP of Mortgage and Consumer Lending, and Cynthia Stewart, Senior Mortgage Loan Advisor, have both been named “Super Mortgage Professionals” for 2021 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. This is Tholkes’ fifth time receiving the special recognition. Tholkes and Stewart were nominated for the award by clients who applaud their exemplary level of service and expertise.

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Ideal CU Teams Up with Cyber Security Expert Jim Stickley to Host Two Live Educational Webinars

Jim Stickley

(Woodbury, MN – April 1, 2021) – Ideal CU has teamed up with nationally recognized cyber security expert Jim Stickley and his company, Stickley on Security, to provide ongoing education and resources to its members and the community. To kick-off this initiative, Ideal CU established March as its official Cyber Security Awareness Month.

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Ideal Credit Union Has Paid Its Members Over $4.6 Million as Part of Its Exclusive VIP+ Program


(Woodbury, MN – January 18, 2021) – Ideal Credit Union has paid $438,200 in Patronage Dividends to 3,381 qualified members as part of its exclusive VIP+ Program, which aims to reward members for their patronage and for actively participating in the cooperative. Funds were deposited into members’ savings accounts on January 2, 2021 and available that same day. Since 2013, Ideal CU has paid out over $4.6 million to VIP+ members.

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Ideal’s $1K Weekly Holiday Debit Card Giveaway Returns for 2020

Happy man and woman excited about $1,000 Holiday Giveaway

(Woodbury, MN –November 19, 2020) – Ideal Credit Union’s popular $1,000 Holiday Debit Card Giveaway is back for another four weeks this holiday season. Ideal CU has held this yearly holiday promotion since 2012 and has given away $32,000 to 32 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 by opting-in to Ideal CU’s Text Messaging.

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