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Affinity Plus Foundation silent auction raises over $26,000 for financial literacy initiatives

(ST. PAUL, MINN) November 23, 2015 – During its 13th annual silent auction, the Affinity Plus Foundation raised a record high - over $26,000. Proceeds go toward funding the Foundation’s Community Grant and Cultivator Grant programs. The grant dollars support financial education and financial literacy initiatives throughout the state of Minnesota through teachers, schools and nonprofit organizations. Vendors, partners, members, and employees generously donated a variety of merchandise and gift packages to the Foundation for the five-day event, with over 500 baskets sold to over 300 bidders.

Affinity Plus announces Karen Schwieso as branch manager of Alexandria location

ALEXANDRIA, MINN. (November 18, 2015) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is proud to announce Karen Schwieso as the manager for the credit union’s Alexandria location. Schwieso brings several years of experience that will allow her to further implement outstanding service standards for members and help create innovative solutions for the branch and community needs.

Affinity Plus Foundation hosts 13th annual silent auction Nov 13 – 17

(ST. PAUL, MINN) November 13, 2015 – The 13th annual Affinity Plus Foundation Silent Auction officially opened today for bidding at 10 a.m. Community organizations, employees, and members generously donated a variety of merchandise and gift packages to the Foundation to auction off as baskets during the five-day event. The auction closes on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to support the Foundation’s community grant programming. Everyone is welcome to participate in the event.

Affinity Plus announces Bonnie Billington Ellingson as manager of Rochester location

ROCHESTER, MINN. (November 13, 2015) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is proud to announce Bonnie Billington Ellingson as the manager for the credit union’s Rochester location. Ellingson most recently served as manager of the Faribault Member Relations branch, a post she’ll leave on November 20 to begin her new role.   Read More...

Affinity Plus runner up for national Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award

ST. PAUL, MINN (November 12, 2015) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has been honored with a second place finish for the national 2015 Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award. The award, sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of the movement’s principles in serving their members. Affinity Plus chose to highlight its Estate Planning Program.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union employees provide financial education to over 400 students in October

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 30, 2015) – During the month of October, Affinity Plus employees delivered financial education sessions to more than 400 students throughout the state of Minnesota. Topics included budgeting, saving, borrowing, credit reports, decision-making, and philanthropy in business.


Affinity Plus shows its commitment to biking community through partnerships and donations

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (October 22, 2015) – As a part of Plus It Forward Day on Monday, Oct. 12, Affinity Plus employees held a bike donation drive at the Minneapolis – University branch to show support of their growing biking community. The event collected nearly 100 bicycle donations for Cycles for Change, a local nonprofit that provides used-bike ownership to members of the community and advocates for safe bicycling practices.


Affinity Plus celebrates new location of its St. Paul – Capitol branch

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 21, 2015) – This week, members who frequent Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union’s St. Paul Capitol Branch were officially welcomed to a new space – directly across the street from the old location. Now located at 525 Park Street, the new location features a bright, open layout, plentiful parking, and a drive-up ATM.  Read More...

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union spreads kindness in Minnesota communities on Plus It Forward Day

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 15, 2015) – On Monday, Oct. 12, more than 540 Affinity Plus employees spent the day spreading kindness in communities across the state of Minnesota through their participation in the credit union’s annual Plus It Forward Day. Some of the day’s activities included volunteering at local nonprofit organizations, creating and delivering thank you cards to public servants, and performing random acts of kindness such as leaving change at vending machines to inspire others to Plus It Forward.

Affinity Plus employee accepted into renowned i3 Program with Filene Research Institute

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 9, 2015) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is honored to announce that Business Development Specialist Ben Hering was recently accepted into the i3 Program at the Filene Research Institute. Hering has been with Affinity Plus since November 2011, when he started as a member advisor at the Minneapolis – University branch. In April 2013, he joined the marketing and business development department.


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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.


Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Cloud

Monday, April 18

St. Paul - Capitol

Tuesday, April 19

St. Paul - Lafayette

Thursday, December 3


Friday, January 15

Friday, May 6

Estate Planning & Long Term Care

November 12, 2015

"What happens to my assets if I go into a nursing home?"

The seminar will still cover the basics of estate planning (wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, beneficiary designations), but will do so in the context of planning for the very real possibility that many of us will need assisted living or nursing home care services in our senior years. The rapidly rising cost of these services makes planning essential. Join us for an upcoming seminar at the following locations from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Date Location
Nov. 12 Roseville Branch
Dec. 10 Lafayette Branch
Jan. 14, 2016 Faribault Chamber of Commerce, 530 Wilson Avenue, Faribault, MN 55021.
Jan. 28, 2016 Hampton Inn & Suites, 2870 59th St. NW, Rochester, MN
Feb. 9, 2016 Timberlake Lodge, 144 SE 17th St., Grand Rapids, MN 55744 
Feb. 11, 2016 Hampton Inn Canal Park, 310 Canal Park Dr. Duluth, MN 55802
Mar. 8, 2016 Courtyard Marriott, 1080 28th Avenue S., Moorhead, MN 56560
Mar. 10, 2016 St. Cloud - Heritage Branch
April 7, 2016 Bemidji - Hannah Avenue
April 21, 2016 Roseville Branch

Contact Estate Planning Member Advisor, Ray McCoy at (651) 312-9878 or to reserve your spot today!


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Holiday Closings

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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 Eve

December 24, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed after 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 24 in observance of Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day

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

Please note: The following branches will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24: St. Cloud Campus.

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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Turbo Tax 2014 Tax Year

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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...