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CUNA News Now: CUs on a roll as best of the best

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CUs on a roll as 'best of the best'

MADISON, Wis. (3/27/12)--Communities across the nation continue to recognize credit unions as the best of the best in a variety of areas.
On March 8, News Now featured a story on credit unions nabbing "best workplace" awards and said it might be a trend.  Here's more proof, with credit unions recognized as best in a number of categories, ranging from "best for families" to "healthiest employer" to "best bank"--and more.
There are many ways to recognize credit unions, but all of these have something in common: credit unions are recognized for the service they provide: to employees, to members, to their communities.
A case in point: In Herndon, Va., Northwest FCU (NWFCU) and NWFCU Foundation were honored as the Best Financial Institution at the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce annual Youth and Education luncheon. The annual event recognizes local Vienna, Va., schools with students participating in special exhibitions. This year, more than 190 students attended.
At the luncheon, banks and credit unions competed against each other, marketing their products and services to students and encouraging students to open an account using play money. After visiting with each institution, students "voted" by opening an account with what they believed to be the best financial institution. They also evaluated each institution on products and services.  NWFCU and its foundation swept all three categories and were voted Best Service, Best Product and Best Overall Financial Institution.
Other credit unions that have seen recent accolades from their communities:
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