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Credit union branches open in high schools

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Gazette Staff
September 1, 2009
— Among the many new facilities students at Craig and Parker high schools will notice when they return to school today are credit unions branches inside their buildings.

Blackhawk Community Credit Union planned to open their branches today. Students in business classes will work at the branches. Students and teachers will have access to credit- union services.


The Cougar Credit Union at Craig and the Viking Student Credit Union at Parker are joint ventures between the schools and BCCU. Officials say they hope the partnership will improve students' money smarts, according to a news release.


The branches will be open on days school is in session, the Cougar Credit Union from 11:45 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. and the Viking Student Credit Union from 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.


Grand openings are planned:


-- Craig, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.


-- Parker, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.



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