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HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
Easter

Easter
Saturday, April 20
Bundle Up Your Debt & Save
 
VIaVISA
Are holiday bills from store credit cards adding up?  Transfer those high interest balances to a ViaVISA credit card and enjoy an introductory APR1 of 3.5%-5.5% for 12 months.  After one year, the balance will revert to 10.9%-12.9% APR.
 
A few of the advantages of a ViaVISA credit card include:

  • No balance transfer fee2
  • No annual fee
  • All inquiries are handled by ViaCU
  • View account activity or make payments with VISA Access Point
To apply for a ViaCU VISA credit card
  • Complete the online application.
  • Call 765.674.6631 during ViaCU hours to receive an application.
  • Stop by any branch to start the application process.
Already have a ViaVISA credit card? Simply complete the Balance Transfer Form and return with your statement coupon to ViaCU.

1 Approval is based on credit score.  Annual Percentage Rate for Platinum Rewards card is 3.5% APR for 12 months from the time of posting before the balance reverts to 10.9% APR.  Rewards are only earned on purchases.  Annual Percentage Rate for Classic card is 5.5% APR for 12 months from the time of posting before the balance reverts to 12.9% APR.
2 Balance transfers are treated as cash advance so interest accrues from the date the transfer is posted to the account.
 
ViaCertificates
 
ViaCertificates
ViaCU’s certificates are the perfect choice for saving when liquidity is not an issue. Think of ViaCertificates as your personal monthly money-making machines!
  • Dividends compounded and paid monthly
  • Open with as little as $500
  • Flexible terms - up to 71 months
View current certificate rates
 
Scholarship Applications Available
 
Scholarships
Celebrating 40 years of offering scholarships to High School Seniors!

Apply today for one of six $1,000 Scholarships. To qualify, the applicant must be a High School Senior, member of the credit union for at least one year by application deadline and have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Applications are available online and at all branch locations. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2019. 
 
ViaCU Gives Back During the Holidays
 
ViaCU gives back to our communities throughout the year, but know the need is always greater during the holidays.  Therefore, ViaCU staff and members gave back in various ways.
Angel Tree Programs
Via Credit Union’s staff came together once again this year to support the needs of the community by raising $2,250 for local Angel Tree programs, which provides gifts to children in need.  
Blackford County

Blackford County: Hartford City branch staff presented $550 to Valerie Janowski-Human and Grace Shockey for the Blackford High School Angel Tree program.
Grant County

Grant County: West Marion branch staff presented $1,150 to Lt. Blake Fewell for the Grant County Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
Kosciusko County

Kosciusko County: Warsaw Branch staff presented $550 to Ken Locke for the Kosciusko County Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
Stocked Local Food Pantries
Non-perishable food and toiletries were collected at each branch.  

  • East Marion: The Harvest House
  • Gas City: The Well
  • Hartford City: Senior Center
  • South Marion: Homeland Mission
  • Warsaw:  Combined Community Service
  • West Marion: Salvation Army
 
83rd Annual Meeting
 
Annual Meeting
Save the date for Saturday, April 13, 2019!  The annual meeting will be held at the Ivy Tech Conference Center (261 S. Commerce Dr. in Marion, IN).  Doors will open at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the Business Meeting.

Dinner tickets will be available March 1-30.
 
Greatest Credit Union
 
Greatest
Thank you for your votes!

The Chronicle-Tribune readers voted Via Credit Union the GREATEST CREDIT UNION in Grant County for the TWELFTH year in a row!
 
Get your mitts on more cash!
 
Skip Pay
Take advantage of ViaSkip Payment and skip your closed-end loan payment once every 12 months.  Use the extra cash for a weekend getaway or just enjoy the extra cold, hard cash!
 
Complete the ViaSkip Payment form to get started.
 
ViaCU Awards Grants to Nine Teachers
 
Via Credit Union awarded nine grants totaling nearly $3,000 to local teachers for the funding of special classroom projects.  Over the years, ViaCU has funded 81 projects totaling over $34,000 to area teachers.
 
President/CEO, Dave Abernathy and Warsaw Branch Manager, Tracy Speigle, delivered checks and offered congratulations to each grant recipients.  The Teacher Grants fund innovative classroom projects for which no other funding is available.  “Via Credit Union is proud to fund these projects. School budgets are extremely tight and the grants enable teachers to develop programs that would not exist without this financial help,” said Abernathy.
 
Grant winners competed with numerous teachers for an opportunity to make their projects come alive in the classroom.  The winning teachers will use the grant money in various ways:
Boucher

Kellie Boucher, Swayzee Elementary, purchased Boogie Board LCD writing tablets as a way to keep students captivated as they take notes and plan for oral presentations in her English class.
Coffman

Robin Coffman, Lakeview Middle School, plans to buy a small sized incubator so her Science students can study prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria.
Detamore

Brooke Detamore, Oak Hill High School, plans to buy an electric violin that will allow students to create a varied repertoire by composing and arranging music using a nontraditional method.
Hickman

Stephanie Hickman, Riverview Elementary, will purchase a ladybug and butterfly growing kit for her preschool students to observe the growth cycle while reading text to compare and contrast.
Kikendall

Hanna Kikendall, Missisinewa High School, plans to purchase Rocketbooks and accessories so her English students can create their own Illustrated Interviews to introduce themselves to partnered schools.
Simpson

Scott Simpson, Marion Regional Career Center, purchased Tello Quadcopters to allow his aviation students the opportunity to program the drone to fly a specific route during FAA rules and guidelines.
Sparks

Nicholas Sparks, Elwood High School, will purchase 3D printers that will allow his manufacturing students to produce more lightweight parts for their rocket powered car project. 
Trible

Carla Trible, Eastbrook High School, will allow her Science students to learn methods of animal locomotion utilizing the technology of PocketLab Voyager sensors with their iPads and Chromebooks. (Principal, Pat McLaughlin, is pictured accepting check)
Wall

Joshua Wall, Washington STEM Academy, will teach his 2nd grade students how to design and test computer games with Bloxels equipment.
 
Insurance
 
Beth Combs
Don’t forget all the bling that you purchased for Christmas.   Get those items listed on your insurance policy.  Also, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers and other fun toys need to be insured.  Your home policy only offers liability while on your own property.   Don’t get caught without insurance protection.
 
Receive a free, no obligation quote for your insurance needs by calling Beth Combs at 765.733.9058.
 
Getting Started
 
Getting Started
If you’re just getting started, dreaming about buying a home, starting a family or where and how you want to retire. ViaInvestment Services, available through CUSO Financial Services, L.P.* can help you establish a strong financial foundation and help make those dreams a reality.
 
Straightforward and objective investment advice can save you time while making the most of your money.   Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced investor, we are here to help you create a financial P.L.A.N.:

  • P-Pay yourself first
  • L-Live within your means
  • A-Asssure your family’s stability
  • N-Never stop learning
 
Heath Slain, Financial Advisor, can help you navigate through this decision making process and help you uncover which options are best for you, your family, and your situation.
 
To learn more, contact 
Heath Slain at 765.662.3700 to schedule an appointment.

 
*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor.  Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members.
 
Members Save Up to $15 on TurboTax and Get a Chance to Win $25K!
 
TurboTax
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  • Real CPAs review your return. With TurboTax Live, you can talk with a CPA or EA onscreen for unlimited advice and a final review of your return.
To enter the sweepstakes and access the member discount, click on the TurboTax web banner located on our credit union’s website. Start today and save!

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Celebrating Via Credit Union Anniversaries from July to December 2018
 
Anniversaries
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