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Unity One CU informs: Alyssa Guillory wins YP Representative of the Year

Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 08:30 AM / by Alyssa Guillory posted in Fort Worth, cornerstone league, Unity One Credit Union, young professionals

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Unity One Credit Union in Fort Worth has a new award winner on staff! Director of Community and Public Relations Alyssa Guillory was recognized as the Young Professional (YP) Representative of the Year at Cornerstone Credit Union League's recent YP Conference in Dallas.

The purpose of the YP Representative of the Year award is to recognize individuals age 40 and younger who have demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference in the credit union movement and who have engaged in the credit union movement as a YP representative of their credit union.

Kathy Jones, North Tarrant branch manager at the $228 million credit union, said in her nomination of Guillory that she's seen first-hand how much pride Guillory takes in serving the credit union and the community.

"It is a personal passion of hers, and she has worked tirelessly to provide education opportunities to teachers and students that may not have been otherwise available," Jones said. "This year to date, Alyssa has spent over 50 hours, including nights and weekends, teaching over 500 area students in grades K-12."

Guillory started in the credit union industry when she was 20 years old—a junior in college with little knowledge about credit unions. But, Guillory said, she spent the next few years "learning the powerful impacts credit unions make in the lives of their members. It was during those years that I learned not only about the importance of return on marketing investment, but the intangible ROI you receive when helping a member fulfill their dreams. Seeing first-hand how a simple 'yes' or a little financial nudge could help change a member’s life forever changed mine."

In her current role as the director of community and public relations at Unity One, Guillory can put to work her nine years of technical industry knowledge along with her passion for helping others through community outreach. Some of her other career highlights with Unity One include:

• Organized the largest Random Act of Kindness event in company history, with an attendance of more than 1,500 residents, and
• Organized community school supply giveaway affecting over 400 children living in impoverished areas.

Cornerstone Credit Union League SVP Credit Union Relations said of Guillory, "We at Cornerstone are thrilled with the talented young professionals we are seeing in credit unions today. Alyssa Guillory is an excellent representative of the leadership her generation has to offer, and we expect great things from her in the future. I offer my sincere congratulations to this rising credit union star."

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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 eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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Unity One CU informs: Beth Peters receives two prominent industry honors

Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 07:30 AM / by Alyssa Guillory posted in cornerstone league, Unity One Credit Union

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Dick_and_Beth_-_FW_Chapter_of_CUs_Service_Award_SMALLER.jpgUnity One Credit Union would like to express its sincerest congratulations to Beth Peters, vice president of lending, for receiving two prominent industry honors during the month of May. 

On May 19, Peters was presented with the Lending Professional of the Year award by the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Lending Council at the annual Southwest Lending Conference. Five days later, on May 24, Peters was also presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions. 

Both awards honor Peters’ dedication to the credit union industry’s mission as well as professional accomplishments achieved during her 23 year tenure at Unity One Credit Union. 

Among her professional accomplishments, Peters updated the credit union’s lending policies, procedures and rates to make them more competitive and to increase loan approvals, which helped the credit union grow their loans-to-shares ratio from 58 percent in 2013 to 81 percent as of year-end 2015. 

Peters has also been a crucial player in many service projects such as the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Union’s annual Shake, Rattle and Bowl event, benefitting Cook Children’s Hospital and annual Christmas parties for students at Sam Rosen and Webb Elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

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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 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ 

About the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Lending Council

The Lending Council was launched by the Texas Credit Union League (now Cornerstone Credit Union League) in 2001. Currently, the Council has 261 members. Council membership is open to paid staff or volunteers from league-affiliated credit unions. 

About the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions

The Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions is a professional organization of credit unions serving Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.

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Fri, Aug 01, 2014 @ 11:11 AM / by Erayne Hill posted in cornerstone league, leaguer, unity one

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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.™

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