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Annual Shine Bright Bash Shines a Light on Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorder Program

ST. PAUL, MINN. (September 3, 2015) – Affinity Plus is proud to be the social media sponsor of the September 12 Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Shine Bright Bash. In its second year, the Shine Bright Bash annual gala raises money for the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Children’s, one of the nation’s top programs for pediatric cancer and blood disorder care. 


Affinity Plus Names Ann Simon as Lakeville Branch Leader

LAKEVILLE, MINN. (September 3, 2015) – Ann Simon recently returned to her roots and accepted the assistant manager role at Affinity Plus’ Lakeville Branch. A ten year veteran of the credit union and a former Lakeville branch member advisor, Simon’s first interaction with Affinity Plus was as a member.

Affinity Plus hosts financial education workshop inspired by “Let’s Make a Deal” for local college students

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. (August 28, 2015) – On Monday, August 24, the day before classes started at Itasca Community College (ICC), new students had the opportunity to attend “Smart Money”, a 20-minute financial education workshop hosted by Affinity Plus.  Read More...

Affinity Plus helps "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for area students

ALEXANDRIA, MINN. (August 27, 2015) – Affinity Plus in Alexandria was one of 40 local organizations that participated in "Stuff the Bus", a community-wide effort sponsored by the United Way of Douglas and Pope counties. This year’s effort resulted in the distribution of 500 backpacks to area students filled with essential school supplies. The first day students head back to school is September 8.  Read More...

Row, row, row your boat: Affinity Plus – Bemidji participates in Dragon Boat Festival

BEMIDJI, MINN. (August 25, 2015) – For the fourth year in a row, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in Bemidji participated in the Dragon Boat races, an event that is a part of the community’s annual Dragon Boat Festival that took place this year from July 29 – Aug. 1. Racing under the name “Purple Paddlers”, the team’s roster of 21 rowers was comprised of members, credit union employees, and family members of credit union employees.  Read More...

Affinity Plus renews its commitment to the Moorhead community

ST. PAUL, MINN. (August 20, 2015) – After renewing its contract with Minnesota State University – Moorhead (MSUM) for space in the recently renovated Comstock Memorial Union, Affinity Plus announces the new space for its campus branch is now open.  Read More...

Affinity Plus participates in Tri-Angels Playground dedication

ST. PAUL, MINN. (August 20, 2015) – On Saturday, Aug. 15, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union participated in the dedication ceremony for the Tri-Angels Playground in River Falls, Wis. This park memorializes the lives of three young girls whose lives were tragically taken in 2012.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Names Carissa Rothstein as Manager of Learning and Development

ST. PAUL, MINN. (July 28, 2015) -  Fourteen-year veteran of the credit union industry, Carissa Rothstein, recently joined the Affinity Plus leadership team as Manager of Learning and Development. Rothstein’s roles in management, mortgage lending, cash services and a student-run branch have fostered a breadth of knowledge throughout various areas of the financial world.

Affinity Plus member brings cupcake truck to credit union’s employee appreciation week

ST. PAUL, MINN. (July 24, 2015) – Employees of Affinity Plus received a sweet treat during the credit union’s annual Employee Appreciation Week. Long-time member Melynda Harjes, who’s the owner of the Uptown Girl Cupcakes & Dessert food truck, visited the credit union’s headquarters in St. Paul.  Read More...

Affinity Plus volunteers feed the hungry through the Grand Rapids Community Café

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. (July 2, 2015) – This week, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union began a new ongoing partnership with the Community Café in Grand Rapids, a local non-profit dedicated to building stronger communities by reducing hunger. Every Tuesday and Thursday night the Café provides free, healthy meals to those who may be going through any sort of hardship.  Read More...


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Make a donation at a blood drive in your community

July 10, 2015

"Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood."
                          -American Red Cross

Become blood hero today by signing up to donate at one of the upcoming blood drives happening at the Affinity Plus branch in your community. Contact Sandy Olson at or (651) 312-9430 to schedule your donation.

Monday, October 12

St. Cloud
Tuesday, October 27
Monday, April 18

St. Paul - Capitol
Tuesday, April 19

Bemidji - Hannah Ave.
Monday, August 24
Tuesday, August 25
Monday, October 26
Tuesday, October 27

St. Paul - Lafayette
Thursday, December 3

Friday, August 28
Friday, January 15
Friday, May 6

Thursday, September 10

Friday, August 28


Dine. Donate. Do Good.

August 28, 2015

Love eating? Love helping a good cause? What if you could do both at the same time? Now you can!

The Affinity Plus Foundation has partnered with local restaurants to raise funds that will support financial education, scholarships and grants across Minnesota. Grab a ticketat your local branch, or download one here, and dine at the following restaurants on the dates listed below and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Foundation. 

Bemidji Applebee's
September 8 from 5 - 10 p.m.

1909 Paul Bunyan Drive NW
Bemidji MN 56601
Click here to download ticket.

Coon Rapids Applebee's
September 8 from 5 - 10 p.m.
September 16 from 5 - 10 p.m. 

3470 129th Avenue NW
Coon Rapids MN 55448
Click here to download ticket for Sept. 8.
Click here to download ticket for Sept. 16.

Coon Rapids Buffalo Wild Wings
September 16 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

3395 River Rapids Drive
Coon Rapids MN 55448
Click here to download ticket. 

Eagan Buffalo Wild Wings
September 16 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
September 23 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

1280 Promenade Place
Eagan MN 55121
Click here to download ticket for Sept. 16.
Click here to download ticket for Sept. 23.

St. Cloud Buffalo Wild Wings
September 16 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

3701 West Division Street Suite 111
St. Cloud MN 56301
Click here to download ticket. 

Duluth Buffalo Wild Wings
September 23 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

1307 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth MN 55811
Click here to download ticket. 

Learn more about the Affinity Plus Foundation online at


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Labor Day

September 07, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Columbus Day

October 12, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day.

Veterans Day

November 11, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2015

All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Please note: The following branches will be closed on Friday, Nov. 27: Bemidji Campus, Mankato, Moorhead Campus, St. Cloud Campus, and Nicollet Mall.

Christmas Day

December 25, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day.

New Year's Day

January 01, 2016
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.


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Take action now to protect your credit union! Join the tax status fight.

You may have heard that Congress is considering a major reform of the U.S. tax code, meaning all current tax exemptions, including the tax-exempt status of your credit union, could be nullified.  Read More...