You Belong Here. Help Us Make A Difference!

Joining Affinity Plus means more than just having a fulfilling job with great benefits – it’s about becoming part of a community with its own inclusive culture!

Working here means

  • Thriving on helping others,
  • Sharing your expertise and perspective for the betterment of the cooperative,
  • Building relationships, and
  • Putting your technical skills and talents to work for good.
Lydia and Arnold, Affinity Plus Employees

530+ Employees

Our vision is to make Affinity Plus the best place our members will ever bank and the employees will ever work.

27 Departments

Team roles include IT developers, graphic designers, website and app development, project management, and much more.

Largest MN Credit Union

With 30+ locations throughout the state, Affinity Plus is the largest Minnesota-based Credit Union.

We’ll Prove It.

We don’t just have goals and mission statements – we’ll also show you how we follow through. Here are some examples of what we mean when we say Affinity Plus is about people, not profit.

We’re constantly evaluating how we do business in order to find what’s best for our members and our employees. That means plenty of room for innovation and evolution, allowing for more highly skilled jobs in a dynamic workplace.

And we’re all about balance: We love our jobs, but we know there’s more to our employees’ lives than work. We believe employees perform the best when they’re happy, and the better they do their jobs, the happier our membership gets.

Our Values

Our values are built into everything we do at Affinity Plus, and we look for employees who believe in them, too.


We begin with dignity, compassion and inclusion as we collaborate with people and communities.


We're honest and trustworthy, and we show it. We back up our words with action, and we own and grow from our mistakes.


We have the courage to embrace change and progress, we listen, and we seek out new ideas. We innovate where it can make a significant improvement, and we adapt quickly.

Join us. Make an impact.

We work with many different organizations and individuals to support those bringing more inclusivity, kindness, and dignity for all into our communities.

A woman holding up a sign which reads, 'Sweet Ride Bakery Shoppe.'
Cathy always dreamed about having her own bakery. In 2019, the Isanti resident turned that dream into a reality. By day, she’s a math teacher, having been in the world of education for more than 24 years. By night (and weekends), she’s busy in the kitchen, baking up delicious treats, from cupcakes, to cakes, to cookies and more. Cathy’s baking journey started with her mother and grandmother. Her mother started the obsession with cupcakes when she was 17, in the form of a decorating kit.  

“Without the support of my family, there’s no way I would have been able to pursue one of my biggest dreams,” said Cathy.  

Her love for baking has grown over the years, concocting different creations, experimenting with a variety of flavors, and making everything she bakes with her secret ingredient: a whole lot of love. Many of her recipes have been handed down to her from her parent’s families, from Aunt Alice’s butter cookies, to Uncle Bill’s gingerbread cookies, and her own love for chocolate chip cookies. If you want to see a giant cookie cutter collection, she’s got you beat, with more than 570 cut-outs. It’s a sight to see!

If you’re wondering where the name came from, get this: Sweet Ride Bakery Shoppe marries Cathy’s love for baking with her love for riding her purple ‘05 Harley Davidson. She says that her friends helped her pick out the name, and it is simply perfect.

Cathy is registered as a cottage food producer in Minnesota, which means she can only sell goods for local delivery or pick up. There are certain rules she must follow and must register every single year.

One of the things Cathy loves most about owning her own business is the joy that it brings to those she works with. Some of her favorite things to bake include: anything baby shower related, or making her husband’s favorite apple pie and apple crisp.

“I bake because it brings me joy,” said Cathy. “I hope that what I give people just helps add joy to their event. Sometimes I think I am more excited about giving them their stuff, because it’s baked with love.”

Cathy has been an Affinity Plus member since 2005 and banks at the Cambridge location. She says what she loves most about Affinity Plus is that small-bank feel.

“I love that I’ve been able to get to know them over the years because I’ve been with them for so long,” said Cathy.

Cathy says she recalls a time where she accidentally wrote a check to her niece from the wrong checking account and someone from Affinity Plus noticed, and personally called her.

“They said they noticed I took a check out of this one and assumed that I meant to do it from another account. That was correct, and I felt like it was just such a nice and personal touch. They just took care of it when other banks may not have caught that.”

As for what’s next for Cathy? She says, there’s a few sweet options on the horizon.

“Eventually, I would love to open up a storefront,” said Cathy. “So when I get to the spot where I am ready to retire, that’s going to be my next endeavor.”

To learn more about Sweet Ride Bake Shoppe, please visit:, Facebook page, or can be emailed at:

Employee Benefits

Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness

  • $50 wellness credit every month
  • Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life Insurance
Rest and Relaxation

Time away from work

  • Vacation and sick time
  • Birthdays are paid holidays!
  • Community hours
  • Paid parental leave
Financial Success

Financial Success

  • 401(k) match up to 5% and a double match (10%!) after 5 years
  • Free Will Preparation and Travel Assistance
Company Culture

Company Culture

  • Plus It Forward Day where the whole organization spends the day giving back to our communities
  • A job where you can truly have work/life balance
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is embedded in our culture


  • On the job cross-training opportunities
  • Functional classroom training
  • Focus on promoting from within
  • Tuition reimbursement

Employee Membership Benefits

  • Real Estate and Consumer Lending discounts
  • Double credit card points
  • Dell and Verizon discounts
  • No interest clothing credit card
Five Affinity Plus employees huddled together, smiling

Is this you?

If you’re someone who:

  • Thrives on developing connections and relationships
  • Wants to help members achieve financial success
  • Gives back and believes in making a difference in our communities
  • Works toward creative solutions,

Consider joining the Affinity Plus Team!

We Love Working Here.

StarTribune Top 200 Places to Work in 2023

Ranked #5 out of nearly 4,000 companies

Forbes Best-in-state credit unions 2023

Forbes Best-in-state Credit Union, 2023

Sixth year in a row

Minnesota 500

Dave Larson, CEO/President

Most Powerful Business Leaders in Minnesota 2020: Minnesota 500

Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award

Awarded for comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response for members and employees

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

Awarded for the Twin Cities Healing and Affinity Plus Gives initiatives

Dave Larson, Affinity Plus CEO

Supportive Leadership

Our leadership team sets the tone for our organization, and wants to bring out the best in our employees. This means listening to new ideas and proactively finding opportunities for our employees to learn, grow, lead, and invest in themselves.

Kindness, care, adaptability, inclusion, and diversity matter here. CEO Dave Larson calls this special mix the Affinity Plus “Secret Sauce.”

Here’s a look at what that means