Archive for January, 2009

College scholarship application available


Each year, American 1 gives out $1,000 scholarships to altruistic high school students in the counties we serve. Last year, we awarded 10 college scholarships to community-minded students.

We’re making our application available for this year’s award on our What’s New page. You can download the application, and either mail or fax in your form and essay.

The Community Inolvement scholarships are funded through our Skip-a-Pay program, where members can make a $25 donation to our scholarship fund instead of making a loan payment. Members can use Skip-a-Pay once per year, per loan.

This year’s application and essay are due by February 27.

[Above: last year’s Community Involvement Award winners.]

Santa visits American 1 branches

Wendy and Santa

St. Nick took time out of his busy holiday schedule to visit a few of the American 1 branches before Christmas.

Kids got a free picture with Santa, but as you can see from our Flickr page, a few adults snuck in there, too.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thanks for our ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ nod


What a way to start the year.

If you haven’t heard, American 1 earned the Jackson Citizen Patriot’s Corporate Citizen of the Year Award for 2009.

Cascade Humane Society’s Debra Carmody and Jackson School of the Arts’s Kim Hastings nominated us for the award. American 1 organizes the Paws & Claws Expo and Teen Idol, which benefit each respective group.

With our sponsorship of the Rose Parade and the American 1 Fair Event Center, plus our good fortune in navigating through the local economic troubles, 2008 was a great year for the credit union. We all worked really hard to be successful, but the fact is none of it could be possible without our members and the communities that support us.

So thanks for the nod, and thanks for helping to make American 1 the best way to bank. Here’s to a great 2009!

Above: Dave Puckett, American 1’s president/CEO, and Kristi Latoszewski, vice president of marketing and communications, in our Home Office lobby. Photo courtesy of the CitPat’s Erik Holladay.

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