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    2019 News and Events

  • November 22, 2019

    Merger Planned for GEICO Federal Credit Union (GFCU) and Baxter Credit Union (BCU)

    Nationwide credit unions, GEICO Federal Credit Union (GFCU), a $138 million credit union headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and Baxter Credit Union (BCU), a $3.8 billion credit union headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL, have announced their intent to merge, pending regulatory and member approvals. If approved, the combined credit union would serve more than 285,000 members across the US and Puerto Rico. The merger makes BCU the 55th largest credit union in the US.

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  • November 1, 2019

    Jim Block Appointed BCU Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

    Previously serving as senior vice president and chief lending officer, Block’s expertise in operational excellence has been a driving force in providing extraordinary service to Credit Union members.

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  • October 21, 2019

    BCU Receives CUNA Council Award for Excellence in Operations and Member Experience

    The award was presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Operations and Member Experience Council at the Council’s 22nd annual conference in Chicago, IL.

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  • September 4, 2019

    Al Nietzel, Corporate Executive, Elected to BCU Board of Directors

    Al is a welcome addition to the board, bringing with him over three decades of extensive domestic and international experience across multiple industries.

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  • September 3, 2019

    BCU Awards $35,000 in Scholarships to College Bound High School Seniors

    In alignment with its promise to empower financial freedom, BCU has awarded 21 scholarships to its brightest college-bound high school seniors.

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  • August 26, 2019

    Filene's Newest Centers of Excellence Address the Evolving Needs of Consumers and Credit Unions

    Credit unions, now more than ever, have the power to significantly improve their members financial well-being.

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  • August 19, 2019

    BCU Helps Fund a Bright Future

    BCU, in partnership with Student Choice, has awarded a special $1,000 scholarship to local Vernon Hills high school student, Nicolas Beaumont, for his Innovation Fair entry.

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  • August 6, 2019

    Lisa Baron Appointed BCU Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources

    Previously serving as senior vice president of human resources and talent management, Baron’s stellar experience is a driving force in providing extraordinary service to Credit Union members.

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  • July 10, 2019

    BCU Grows Puerto Rico Operations with New Bianca Facility

    Located on the west end of the island, the new Bianca facility is part of the Credit Union’s larger strategy to expand back-office support in Puerto Rico.

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  • July 2, 2019

    Betty Larson Joins BCU Board of Directors

    Larson first learned about the value BCU offers the employees and families of great companies in 2001 when she was a human resources director with Baxter International.

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  • July 1, 2019

    BCU Earns Silver MAC Award for Financial 5K Giveaway Campaign

    The Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) has honored BCU with a silver award in recognition of its innovative financial education efforts in the Business Development category at the annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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  • June 28, 2019

    Computerworld Names BCU to 2019 List of Best Places to Work in IT

    IDG’s Computerworld has announced BCU as the number 10 small-size organization on its list of 2019 Best Places to Work in IT.

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  • June 26, 2019

    The Best Banks And Credit Unions In Every State 2019

    BCU has been named to the Forbes® Best-In-State Credit Unions.

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  • May 1, 2019

    BCU Earns CUNA Excellence Award for Culture of Belonging

    The CUNA HR and Organizational Development Council recognized BCU for its Excellence in Employee Engagement at its 25th annual conference in Anaheim, California.

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  • March 1, 2019

    BCU Scholarship Recipient Finds Passion Through Camp Kesem

    “Here Today For Your Tomorrow” - a promise made by the Credit Union and echoed in a partnership with Camp Kesem.

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  • March 1, 2019

    Margot Feldman Kaplan Retired BCU Chair Paves Way to a Bright Financial Future

    BCU announced the retirement of esteemed board member Margot Feldman Kaplan at the Credit Union’s annual board meeting on March 20, 2019.

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