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Credit union informs: KC branch hosts Business After Hours

 
Unity One Credit Union

Unity One Credit Union will host a Business After Hours event on Thursday, August 28 for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

The free event, open to members of the Chamber, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 4150 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS. It will include refreshments. Bring your business cards, and make new contacts.

In addition to meeting members of the chamber, free document shredding will be available to guests. Pro Shred will be on-site to shred documents starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the voice of Kansas City business since 1887, represents more than 2,500 businesses with a two-state regional workforce of over 300,000.

For additional information, contact Nancy Holtgrieve at 913-342-9039.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

North Fort Worth & St. Paul, MN school supply drives

 

Unity One Credit Union supports the following school supply drives in the north Fort Worth (Saginaw) and Saint Paul, MN areas.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: survival for college students

 

15 Things You Can’t Survive College Without

By Rachel Williams, Unity One Credit Union summer intern and Stephen F. Austin University junior


Packing for college can be a nightmare. The move-out date creeps up on you, and soon you have only a few days to pack up whatever you think you will need in the next chapter of your life.Rachel2

I have found these things to be absolutely necessary in surviving college life:

  1. Mattress pad. The ancient, run-down mattress they offer you will not be comfortable. Trust me.

  2. Rug. Find the biggest rug you can to fill up your whole room. This will make your room feel so much homier.

  3. Blackout curtains. I’m serious about the blackout. When you can sleep in, you will want to, and you will want your room as dark as possible.

  4. Shower shoes. The community bathrooms in dorms are not clean. No matter how many times the cleaners come, you will always need to wear shoes in the shower.

  5. Alarm clock. Even though most people use alarms on their phones these days, a real alarm clock actually makes you get so that you will be less likely to skip your classes.

  6. Storage bins. Come with as much storage as possible. You can fill these bins with all your stuff that won’t fit anywhere, and tuck them under your bed.

  7. Hand sanitizer. Bring a large bottle. Germs spread like crazy being in such close proximity with others. Use it religiously.

  8. Fan. You can’t control the temperature in your room, and rooms tend to get hot. A fan will help you cool down, and it’s also good for white noise.

  9. Ethernet cord. The internet will suck. Help make it a little better.

  10. Planner. I could not survive college without my planner. It helps keep track of all the millions of things you will have to do.

  11. Shower caddy. This makes life easier. Just throw all your bathroom needs into it, and carry it down.

  12. Brita Water Filter. Storing large packages of water bottles can take up too much room and become expensive. Having a Brita is so much easier and saves you money.

  13. Febreeze. Candles, and any sort of incense will not be allowed, but you will need fragrance every once in a while.

  14. Extension cord. There will be way more plugs to plug in than you expect, and you will need the extra.

  15. Headphones or ear plugs. Dorms are noisy. No one is going to be on the same schedule, and your roommate might even be loud. You will need them.

To help make your packing even easier, there is now an iPhone App: College packing list. Download it now, and get to packing!

Credit union informs: Top 10 credit unions in Fort Worth

 

Fort Worth Business Press has announced the top Fort Worth area credit unions, and here are the top 10:

  1. American Airlines FCU
  2. EECU
  3. Fort Worth Community CU
  4. Texas Trust CU
  5. Greater TEXAS FCU
  6. Unity One CU
  7. Fort Worth City CU
  8. Liberty One CU
  9. Allied FCU (formerly Arlington FCU)
  10. Tarrant County CU

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: Shopping center in north Fort Worth

 

According to the Star-Telegram, Dallas-based Weber & Co. bought 70 acres in the Presidio Junction development in far north Fort Worth, to build a shopping center there. The center would be near the recently-opened Costco Wholesale warehouse across from Alliance Town Square.Fort Worth flag

Weber developed Montgomery Plaza, Cityview Towne Crossing, Watauga Towne Crossing and more. According to representatives, letters of intent have been received from "junior anchor" stores, and announcements will be made public within weeks.

"We're under contract with a lot more land out there," Weber said. "We view this as a true retail destination. We're proceeding forward."

Hillwood, the developer of Alliance Town Center, has plans to establish an outlet shopping center with about 50 stores on the east side of I-35W, just north of Cabela's.

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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Credit union informs: Create your own backyard movie theater

 

Unity One Credit Union informs you on how to create your own backyard movie theater. With its summer loan sale, you can make this dream a reality.

SummerLoan14   plasmaOne of the most enjoyable things you can do with your family, relatives and neighbors is to create a temporary or permanent backyard movie theater. With the high cost of movies, and the price of concessions and drinks, it may be well worth considering this idea, even if just for the fun of a one-time event. Here are five things to consider when planning for an outdoor theater experience.

Types of projectors 

First things first: You will need a projector of some sort. There are DLP and LCD projectors available. DLP stands for digital light processing, using mirrors for reflecting light. LCD stands for liquid crystal display, and is like the displays used for most home TV screens. What type you will choose is a matter of preference — and budget — and you will need to do a little research to decide which is best for your needs.

Screen possibilities

There are varying types of screens, from inflatable (costing $300 to $10,000 or more) to manual projection, pull-down types and screens on tripods. Doing a search engine comparison of these screens will provide you with many options to fit most budgets and lifestyles.

Sound speakers and amplifiers

What type of sound you want to provide is also a cost/quality trade-off. However, you can find many speaker systems at your local electronics store that will fit the bill. Consider whether you want to keep it simple, or whether you want full-blown surround sound. How much sound can your community handle where you live? How big will the event be? From small speaker systems — think old time drive-ins — to larger scale PA systems, there are many options to consider for any price range.

What about seating?

Are you going to provide blankets to sit on? Maybe lawn chairs? Folding chairs? Most movies are two hours or so in length; it'll be important to consider your guests' comfort.

Other things to consider

It might be wise to keep track of what the weather is going to be like on the night of your event. Weather.com is a great website for forecasting several days ahead. Also, do you live in an area where bugs are flying about? Maybe consider little handouts of bug spray, citronella candles or some other form of mosquito control. Also consider setting up a self-serve vending area for popcorn and snacks.

Outdoor theaters provide great family and community fun, and make for memorable good times for all ages.

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Credit union informs: Kautzman awarded scholarship

 

Unity One Credit Union named Alexandra Kautzman, a graduating senior of Central High School in Keller, the 2014 Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Her award-winning essay detailed the difference between banks and credit unions and how she would explain the difference to a peer. Scoring was based on a completed application and an essay or video entry. 137 Kautzman(1)

 

Kautzman says of credit unions, “When you deposit money, you are actually buying shares of the company. This is significant evidence that the people are not just consumers but part owners.”

 

She will receive $1,000 to aid with her college expenses at Texas A&M University, where she plans to major in kinesiology and minor in health.
 
Kautzman is the captain of the varsity soccer team, a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club and was designated All District 2nd Team in soccer.

 
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates had to be graduating high school seniors or college students attending a two-year or four-year college or vocational/technical school. They needed to have maintained at least a 2.8 grade point average (on a four-point scale) and be a member of Unity One Credit Union.

The Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the life of Robert Bennett, a tireless champion of the credit union movement. He joined Unity One CU in 1954 and served on the Board of Directors until 2002. An advocate of growth and change, Bennett served through five name changes and three mergers. He passed away in December 2002.

 

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 28,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One partners with Mary Kay and Texas Oncology Center

 

Unity One Credit Union is partnering with Mary Kay Cosmetics and Texas Oncology Center until June 2 to purchase skincare products for ladies battling with cancer. Giving the gift of hydration is important for those going through chemotherapy.unityonefightcancer

About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.
 
Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 28,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Spank Free Banking at Unity One

 

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What is Spank Free Banking? It's a better way to bank. Consumers don't have to settle for being spanked or punished by their banks with higher fees and impersonal service. Unity One Credit Unionbelieves that people deserve better, and we are encouraging everyone to stand up for better.
  • We listen.
  • We don't believe in excessive fees and high pressure.
  • We believe in treating you like a neighbor, not an account number.
  • We provide the products and services you expect from a bank, but we go a step beyond.


About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.
 
Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 28,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: Minnesota Member Appreciation

 

Unity One Credit Union is hosting its Member Appreciation Day for Minnesota members Friday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 28,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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