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Affinity Plus honors veterans

ST. PAUL, MINN. (May 22, 2015) – Memorial Day reminds people in our country that freedom isn’t free; it is a day for us to memorialize, remember, and thank our veterans and their families who have made selfless sacrifices so that we may know freedom.  Read More...


Affinity Plus Foundation awards five $1,000 grants in support of financial education

ST. PAUL, MINN. (May 20, 2015) – The Affinity Plus Foundation awarded five $1,000 grants to deserving recipients across the state of Minnesota. The Foundation’s Cultivator Grant recognizes a teacher, school or community group that believes in the difference financial education can make in one’s life. The grant dollars are offered for curriculum or materials in support of existing and new financial literacy programming. Applicants can be nominated or self-submitted, and must answer the question of why financial education is important.  Read More...


Affinity Plus member awarded two academic scholarships from credit union organizations

ST. PAUL, MINN. (May 20, 2015) – Affinity Plus is proud to announce that Annie S., a student-member of the credit union, is the recipient of a $1,000 Harvey Bakke academic scholarship from the Minnesota Family Involvement Council (FIC). In order to apply for the FIC scholarship, applicants must be credit union members and demonstrate involvement in their school and community, and provide an essay on their interpretation of The American Dream.  Read More...


Affinity Plus brings LAKE ALICE 100 back to Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (May 14, 2015) – Due to popular demand, the LAKE ALICE 100 bicycle ride will be back in 2015 with the tagline “A Rolling Force for Good in Fergus Falls”. The date is set for Saturday, May 23 at Lake Alice in Fergus Falls. A group photo will be taken at 9 a.m. with the ride starting immediately afterward. Participants are welcome to join at anytime throughout the day, and the event will remain open until the last rider finishes. The Fergus Falls Bike Fleet will be on hand, free of charge, with forty new Trek hybrids for those riders who don’t own a bike, or just want to try out something different.  Read More...


Members save more than $36,000 with HomeAdvantage Program through Affinity Plus

ST. PAUL, MINN. (May 13, 2015) – Maybe it’s a sign that the housing market in Minnesota is turning around, or maybe it’s a sign that members want more of their financials managed with their credit union – most likely, it’s both.  Read More...


Affinity Plus Foundation celebrates 2014, releases Impact Report

ST. PAUL, MINN. (MAY 4, 2015) – Over 30 members and volunteers of the Affinity Plus Foundation gathered on Wednesday, April 29 for the 14th Annual Meeting. Attendees celebrated giving more than $80,000 to support the mission of enhancing the quality of life in Minnesota communities through partnership, programs and support. During the meeting, the Foundation Board of Directors released its Impact Report detailing the grant, scholarship and fundraising programs.  Read More...


Affinity Plus supports American Red Cross relief efforts

ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 30, 2015) – In the past two weeks, Affinity Plus has been actively engaging its membership through its partnership with the American Red Cross – Minnesota Region by hosting blood drives and most recently, announcing that it’s collecting donations to support the Red Cross relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. The credit union is collecting donations through May 30 and is providing a match of $5,000. Donations can be made in a branch or over the phone by calling (800) 322-7228.  Read More...


Affinity Plus Foundation an active sponsor of the 2015 Personal Finance Decathlon

ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 29, 2015) – High school students from across the state of Minnesota gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to compete in the 2015 Personal Finance Decathlon State Championship. Twelve teams were invited to the state championship after demonstrating their knowledge of personal finance online against dozens of other Minnesota high school teams. The winning team will have the opportunity to compete at the National Personal Finance Decathlon taking place in St. Louis, Missouri in May. The Affinity Plus Foundation sponsored the Decathlon through the Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE).  Read More...


Affinity Plus Foundation fills education gap for Minnesota consumers

ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 29, 2015) – According to the Consumer Banking Insights Study conducted in January, more than one-quarter of American consumers do not feel they are in control of their personal finances. And levels of confidence have decreased in all demographic categories – seniors, millennials, men and women – compared to similar research presented in 2013.  Read More...


Affinity Plus partners with Winona State, local high schools, and the Winona Public Library to help consumers be “Money Smart”

WINONA, MINN. (April 27, 2015) – In partnership with Winona State University’s Krueger Library and College of Business, Affinity Plus sponsored the community’s 1st annual “Money Smart Week” to help consumers learn financial management skills. As part of its sponsorship, Affinity Plus hosted two presentations.  Read More...


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News: Donations for Nepal Earthquake Relief

May 30, 2015

Only days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal and its neighbors, the city is mourning the loss of over 4,000 lives. Left with nothing, and attempting to care for more than 6,500 injured, rescue teams and efforts have been activated even in the midst of continuing aftershocks of the strongest earthquake in more than 80 years.

This earthquake isn't just a tragedy from a distance for many of you – maybe you have been anxiously awaiting news from family and friends who reside in Nepal. Yesterday, student members from Nepal that attend college in St. Cloud and Moorhead were telling us their stories, and they have already taken action by hosting fundraising booths at the school.

Affinity Plus wants to help, so beginning today through May 30, we will be collecting donations and providing a match of $5,000. We will also be taking donations of Participation Rewards points. If you'd like to donate, simply contact us or stop by a branch location. Affinity Plus will work with the American Red Cross on how to best get the money to good use as we collect it.

Additionally, the Red Cross offers resources for people who may be searching for loved ones in Nepal or surrounding areas:

For people anywhere in the world, trying to find family members separated by crisis in other countries:http://familylinks.icrc.org/en/Pages/home.aspx

For people in the United States trying to find family members who live in the affected region:http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/find-family-after-war-international-disaster

Searching for a U.S. citizen who is in Nepal? Contact the U.S. State Department: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/NepalEarthquake.html



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Holiday Closings

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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...