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Affinity Plus Welcomes Kristina Wright as SVP of Member Experience

ST. PAUL, MINN. (January 30, 2015) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union announces the recent hire of Kristina M. Wright as its senior vice president of member experience. Wright brings 14 years of industry experience to the Affinity Plus leadership team, most recently working for the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN), the state’s credit union trade association, since 2000.  Read More...

Scattering Kindness in Minnesota on Plus It Forward Day

ST. PAUL, MINN. (November 6, 2014) – Sarnia Street in Winona proved to be an interesting place to drive on Monday, Oct. 13, as people wearing purple shirts with “Plus It Forward” on them held up a series of signs: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Canoe. Canoe who? Canoe help us spread kindness?  Read More...

Ben Hering Named 2015 DRIVE Emerging Leader of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS – (October 2, 2014) – Ben Hering of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union was named the 2015 Emerging Leader of the Year by the DRIVE Emerging Leaders board. This award is given to individuals who embody the qualities of a great leader and work to fulfill the goals of DRIVE by promoting the Twin Cities as a great place in which to live and work.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Announces Second Annual Plus It Forward Day

On Oct. 13, the credit union will make a difference in local communities by spreading kindness.

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 9, 2014) Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union announces its second annual Plus It Forward Day on Monday, October 13, 2014, in which members and employees will perform acts of kindness in communities it serves.


Affinity Plus Launches “Plus It Forward” Website

ST. PAUL, MINN. (Sept. 9, 2014) Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union announces the launch of its Plus It Forward website where people are encouraged to read and share stories about spreading kindness. The credit union hopes that as kindness is spread and Plus It Forward stories are shared on the website, followers will be empowered to echo the collection of good things people are doing in their communities.  Read More...

Statement from Affinity Plus on Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Fund

ST. PAUL, MINN. (July 31, 2014) - On July 30, Mendota Heights Police Officer, Scott Patrick, was fatally wounded while making a traffic stop. Officer Patrick had served with the Mendota Heights Police Department for 19 years.

Affinity Plus is deeply saddened by this tragedy. At the request of Officer Patrick’s family, the credit union has set up a benefit account in his honor. Donations can be made at any Affinity Plus branch location to the Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Fund. Donations can also be mailed to Affinity Plus at 175 W. Lafayette Frontage Road. Affinity Plus will be matching all donations up to $10,000, and all donations will be given to Officer Patrick’s family.


Affinity Plus Foundation Representative Recognized as a Time MONEY Hero

ST. PAUL, MINN. (July 7, 2014) Affinity Plus is proud to announce that Sandy Olson, a representative of the Affinity Plus Foundation, was recognized on June 27 as a Time MONEY hero.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Honored Nationally for Public Service with Jefferson Award

ST. PAUL, MINN. (June 27, 2014) – Affinity Plus was honored with the “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award Benefitting Local Communities” at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington D.C., June 17. Past recipients include Walter Cronkite, Steve Jobs, Peyton Manning and Michael Bloomberg.  Read More...

Grand Opening for New Affinity Plus – Bemidji Branch

In order to better serve members of Affinity Plus located in Bemidji and surrounding communities, the credit union has opened a new, larger location. The new branch is located at 2800 Hannah Avenue N.W. and features a drive thru and 24-hour ATM.  Read More...

President and CEO of Affinity Plus to be Among the First to Ride METRO Green Line

President and CEO of Affinity Plus, Dave Larson, will be joining the first 25 riders on the METRO Green Line at the Stadium Village stop during its official opening on Saturday, June 14, which will begin at 10 a.m.  Read More...


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Estate Planning Seminars - Greater MN

January 22, 2015

Take advantage of a free estate planning seminar to answer your questions about wills, trusts, health care directives, power of attorney forms, transfer on death deeds, probate and other aspects of the estate planning process. These 90 minute seminars will take place on the dates and at the locations listed below beginning at 6 p.m. To register simply contact our estate planning advisor, Ray McCoy at your convenience at (651) 312-9878 or


Date  Location City 
 March 17 Timberlake Lodge 
144 SE 17th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Grand Rapids
 April 7 Courtyard by Marriott
1080 28th Avenue S.
Moorhead, MN 56560
 April 9 Affinity Plus - St. Cloud Heritgage Branch St. Cloud

Estate Planning Workshops

January 29, 2015

These workshops are designed to provide you with a will, health care directive, durable power of attorney and basic transfer deed for real property, if needed.The cost of participation in these workshops will be $500 for a single person and $600 for a couple. Because these workshops are designed to provide completed plans by the end of the workshop, participation will be limited to no more than 20 members per workshop. To determine if your estate planning goals can be met through these workshops, please contact our estate planning advisor to arrange for a free consultation. If afterwards you feel the workshop will meet your needs, you may register for one of the workshops scheduled to take place between January and May.

The workshops will be held on the following days:

Workshop Dates Workshop Location
Jan. 29  Roseville Branch 
February 26 Roseville Branch
March 26 Roseville Branch
April 30 Roseville Branch
May 28 Roseville Branch

Each participant will be provided a packet of worksheets to complete and return one week prior to the scheduled workshop date. Whenyou arrive at the workshop your estate plan drafts will be ready for review andcompletion. No participant will be required to spend the entire day at the workshop inorder to complete your estate plan. If you cannot attend the workshop you may schedule an individual session during a time
that is convenient for you.

For more informationand to determine if the workshop is suitable for your needs, please contact Ray
McCoy, estate planning advisor at (651) 312-9878 or

Affinity Plus Takes the Polar Plunge

January 30, 2015

In support of our Charity of Choice, Special Olympics Minnesota, members and employees take the Polar Plunge in which they jump into freezing lakes in the middle of winter at Plunge events across the state.

We're proud to support Special Olympics Minnesota and the more than 8,000 athletes who participate in various sporting events and leadership opportunities through this organization.

Geronimo! Here is a list of our Plunge teams:

Team  Team Name Event Event Date
Alexandria Affinity Plus Floating Funders   Alexandria March 1
Brainerd Affinity Plus Mama Bears Brainerd March 7
Coon Rapids Purple Plungers Anoka County Feb. 28
Eagan Frozzzen Assets South Metro Feb. 28
Faribault The Purple Divers Owatonna Jan. 31
Grand Rapids          Affinity Plus Ice Cubes Grand Rapids          March 21
Lakeville  Affinity Plus Lakeville Prior Lake Feb. 21
Mankato Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union St. Peter Feb. 7
Minneapolis University Ice Crushers!!! White Bear Lake Jan. 31
Rochester Ice to Meet You! Rochester Feb. 14
Roseville Rose-villains for a Good Cause! Maple Grove Feb. 7
St. Paul Affinity Plus St. Paul Woodbury Feb. 14
St. Paul Breakfast of Champions White Bear Lake Jan. 31
St. Paul Affinity Plus Numb and Number Minneapolis March 7
Winona Winona4life Rochester Feb. 14

For more information about the Polar Plunge, visit






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Holiday Closings

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Memorial Day Holiday Closing

May 25, 2015
All branches will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Independence Day

July 04, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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...