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Ohio Credit Union League Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award

April 2018

Ohio University Credit Union received a Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award in the Non Agency Category, which recognizes fresh efforts by a credit union to reach their membership through the use of new techniques. The signature marketing award was presented to the OUCU Marketing team by the Ohio Credit Union League, the state trade and advocacy association for Ohio’s credit unions.

Ohio University Credit Union was recognized in the "Non Agency" category for the CU Save Member Program. The CU Save Program is a local merchant advertising and social media program that offers special local and national deals for OUCU members. As part of the program, the credit union developed its own CU Save mobile app.

 


 

Credit Union National Association Diamond Marketing Awards

March 2018

Ohio University Credit Union was recently honored with two Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.

The awards were presented to Marketing Manager Laura Pratt by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,300 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 35 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.

Ohio University Credit Union won “Category’s Best” in the Multifaceted category for its CU Save Member Program. The CU Save Program is a local merchant advertising and social media program, as well as offers special local and national deals for OUCU members. As part of the program, the credit union developed its own CU Save mobile app.

Ohio University Credit Union also won the Credit Union Service Organization category for its tax preparation campaign entry.

“These credit unions represent the best and brightest in marketing and business development,” said Amber Scott, Chair of the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council’s Diamond Awards Committee and VP Marketing & Communications at 1st MidAmerica CU. “Their inventive, passionate and exciting initiatives inspire us to take chances, be bold and try new and untested approaches.”

Award winners were recognized at the council’s 25th annual conference in San Francisco.

OUCU Marketing Department employees pictured L to R: Morgan Reeb, Kory Kasler, Laura Pratt, Heidi Sochia and Dani Underhill.

 


 

Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

March 2018

Congratulations to our CEO, Phil Meyer, recipient of a 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. Board Member and OUCU Vice President Cory Corrigan, presented the award and described Phil as a goal-oriented “man with a plan” and outlined the tremendous growth the Credit Union has experienced since his leadership began in 1999.

 

Congratulations to Eva Bloom, Mortgage Originator at OUCU, who received a Special Recognition Award from the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. Eva was recognized for her tremendous service, dedication, and commitment to the Chamber as an Ambassador. Chamber President Michelle Oestrike presented Eva with this award.

 

 


 

 Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year

January 2017

Congratulations to Donna Russell, Manager of Member Business Services at OUCU, on being awarded the 2016 Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year award! Donna has been a champion of the Chamber's "Keep It Local" mission for many years. This is the second time she has received the Ambassador of the Year award.

The Ambassador Team facilitates connections between the Chamber and member businesses by attending networking events, ribbon cuttings and other Chamber events. They also help with fundraising, new member recruitment and member retention. For large events, like the Annual Dinner, Golf Outing and Steak Fry, Ambassadors help with set-up, registration and clean-up.

Donna's hard work helps the business community see the credit union difference in action!

 


 

Credit Union National Association Diamond Marketing Awards

May 2016

Ohio University Credit Union was recently honored with two Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.

The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 30 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.

Ohio University Credit Union won the Miscellaneous category for its entry, entitled Guiding Principles Calendar. This monthly wall calendar features the works of local Passion Works Studio artists coupled with OUCU Guiding Principle concepts. The calendar was introduced to the community with a special artists’ signing event at the credit union. Ohio University Credit Union also won in the Internal Marketing Incentive/Recognition category for its Guiding Principles program entry. This internal program includes several components including an employee recognition and an employee volunteer program. Credit union employees have volunteered 222 hours for local Athens organizations.

OUCU Marketing Department employees in the photo L to R: Marketing Manager Laura Pratt, Marketing & Event Assistant Kory Kasler, Marketing & Education Specialist Heidi Sochia, Marketing & Design Specialist Morgan Reeb, Member Development Specialist Eva Bloom.
 


Athens Area Chamber of Commerce 'Exceptional Community Support Award'

February 2016

Ohio University Credit Union received the 2015 Exceptional Community Support Award from the Athens Chamber of Commerce.

Outgoing Chamber Executive Board Member Libby Villavincencio presented the award to OUCU CEO Phil Meyer at the Chamber annual meeting and dinner on Thursday night.

  • OUCU was recognized for the many contributions it has made to the Athens community including:
  • Donation of over $12,000 through our "Give and Grow" campaign to Athens County Humane Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Passion Works Studio, Good Works, Athens County Food Pantry, and Harry B. Crewson Foundation
  • Guiding Principles Volunteer Program where OUCU donated 178 employee volunteer hours to United Seniors of Athens County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Good Works, OhioHealth Home Care, Athens County Food Pantry, Salvation Army and Athens County Dog Shelter
  • Premier sponsor of ACEnet 's30th Anniversary Campaign
  • Numerous community organization donations
  • Gave three $3,000 scholarships to high school seniors to attend Ohio University
  • Supported Childrens Services with $1,000 PBJ program donation, PBJ member collection and Warm Up Athens County Coat Drive

And more!