Unity One CU informs: Gear Up 4 School Supply Giveaway

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Unity One Credit Union held its tenth annual “Gear Up 4 School” supply giveaway on Saturday, August 20, from 8 – 10a.m at its Stockyards branch located at 2625 N. Main St. (across the street from Billy Bob’s parking lot and next to Los Vaqueros). The event, created to be a resource for families, gifts children with school mandated supplies while exposing them to small businesses and organizations in the community. 

Despite the bad weather, the credit union distributed over 400 drawstring backpacks containing items such as: pencils, notebooks, crayons and scissors. Supplies were distributed first come first served, and the students receiving the supplies had to be present.   

“This event is one of the most powerful ways we give back to the communities we serve each year. We are glad to be able to help so many children get the supplies they need to excel in school,” said Gary Williams, president. 

In addition to the backpack and supplies, attendees enjoyed free food from Dickey’s BBQ, a dance off between Max, Unity One’s mascot, and the Chuck E. Cheese mouse,  and visited booths manned by local businesses and organizations such as: the Fort Worth Library, LULAC and the Caucas de North Texas.

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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.™

Unity One CU informs: Fort Worth students compete for Futbol Fiebre championship title

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Parents, siblings and community members cheered their teams to victory at Unity One Credit Union’s annual Fútbol Fiebre, held on Saturday, June 18 at Rodeo Park in north Fort Worth. Five teams, made up of over 60 children, competed in this highly anticipated tournament for boys and girls in grades three, four and five. 

The Red Bulls, a team made up of students throughout the community, was victorious, placing first. The Cheetahs, a team from Manuel Jara Elementary School, placed second. 

Participants enjoyed fresh cinnamon rolls and chicken biscuits from Chick-fil-A for breakfast, plus festive music and bounce house entertainment. Following a morning of friendly competition, winning teams were honored at an awards ceremony.   

“This was an excellent opportunity for families throughout the community to come out and enjoy a little friendly competition. We are commited to serving the people that live in the North Side area,” said Cynthia Huerta-Aguirre, branch manager at Unity One’s Stockyards branch.

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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.™

Credit union informs: State of Downtown Fort Worth

The revitalization of Fort Worth began in earnest in the 1980s. Across America, city downtown areas began to decline as the flight to the suburbs became more common. Fort Worth had a goal for its downtown to be a hub again from morning to evening. As a solution, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. was established by concerned property owners in December 1981.City of FW skyline resized 600

Since then much progress has been made, and a status report is produced by Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and circulated among city leaders regularly. Here are a few highlights from the eighth edition which covers mostly 2012:

  • 67 percent more downtown housing units sold in 2012 than 2011
  • 3,578 residents per square mile in downtown
  • 13.4 percent increase in average apartment rent since 2006 - $1467 (2006) to $1664 (2012)
  • 51.9 percent of downtown residents are under 45 years old.
  • 42.7 percent of downtown residents are under 35 years old.
  • 42.8 percent of downtown households have income exceeding $100,000 per year.
  • 93.7 percent of residents rated the streets and sidewalks in their neighborhood as clean or very clean.
  • 96.8 percent of downtown residents view the area as safe, compared to 92.5 percent in 2007.
  • Median sales price of a downtown condo or townhouse: $220,000
  • 10+ million visitors to Sundance Square in 2012
  • Top three hotel room occupancy: Omni FW (614), Worthington Renaissance (504), Sheraton FW Hotel and Spa (430)
  • Three largest conventions in 2012: Republican Party of Texas ((15K), American Cheerleader Association (12K) and General Grand Chapter/Order of the Eastern Star (11K)
  • Three top FW tourist attractions (2011): Sundance Square, Stockyards Station and Will Rogers Memorial Center
  • $92 million annual sales for full-service downtown restaurants
  • 385 acres of park land servicing downtown
  • 34 outdoor dining locations
  • Top three performing arts attendance: Bass Hall (329,920), Peforming Arts FW (100,000), FW Symphony Orchestra (77,999)

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 27,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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