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Colorado Credit Union Hires Scott Sager as CFO

LITTLETON, Colo. October 20, 2022 – Colorado Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Sager as its chief financial officer. Sager brings a decade of industry experience to the role including most recently serving as chief operations officer at Trona Valley Community Federal Credit Union in Green River, Wyo.

“We are very excited to welcome Scott to the CCU team,” said Mike Williams, Colorado Credit Union CEO and president. “Scott’s extensive financial background combined with his commitment to bettering the lives of credit union members will be a great asset to our organization.”

As CFO, Sager will oversee accounting, finance and investment functions of Colorado Credit Union as well as financial forecasting and reporting.

“Colorado Credit Union has built a legacy of growth and member service,” Sager said. “With the passion I carry for the credit union industry and its mission, this role is the perfect opportunity for me to continue working with amazing people while providing lifelong value for members.”

Sager is a dedicated credit union advocate who has served in numerous industry roles including Chairman of Wyoming Young Credit Union Professionals and Graduate Assistant at Western CUNA Management School.
He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Accounting and is a certified public accountant. Sager is also a graduate of the Mountain West Credit Union Association Executive Leadership program and Western CUNA Management School (Honors). In 2017, he was honored in the Mountain West Credit Union Association Top 20 Under 40 class.

White Crown Federal Credit Union members approve merger with Colorado Credit Union

 
LITTLETON, Colo., October 4, 2022 – Denver-based White Crown Federal Credit Union members overwhelmingly approved to merge with Colorado Credit Union, a Littleton-based credit union serving the front-range since 1973. The merger vote took place September 30 and became effective October 1, 2022.

Prior to the member vote, the merger was unanimously approved by both credit unions’ boards and has received approval from both the State of Colorado and the National Credit Union Administration. System integration is expected to be completed in late January of 2023.
“Colorado Credit Union has built a foundation of success on its strong financial standing, a diverse product portfolio and its commitment to both its members and the communities it serves,” said Kerry Spradling, White Crown president and CEO. “When evaluating merger opportunities, thoughtful consideration was given to selecting a credit union that will continue building upon White Crown’s more than 70-year legacy of service. I am confident that Colorado Credit Union is the right fit for our members, and I’m thrilled our members agree.”

The merged credit unions will operate under the Colorado Credit Union brand and all White Crown FCU staff will be retained and welcomed into the CCU family. The merger creates a combined financial cooperative with projected assets of $378 million, 70 employees, 4 branches and more than 26,000 members.

“It is an honor to welcome White Crown members and staff into the Colorado Credit Union family. I am thankful to Kerry, the White Crown board, and its members for the confidence in Colorado Credit Union’s ability to meet their growing financial needs,” said Mike Williams, Colorado Credit Union president and CEO. “In the current financial landscape, mergers offer a unique opportunity to enhance the financial offerings of a credit union allowing us to better serve our members.”

Under Williams’ leadership as president and CEO, the merger positions both credit unions for long-term growth while combining resources, staff, and expertise. White Crown members will benefit from enhanced banking technology, an in-house mortgage team with a diverse selection of products, and three additional branches located throughout the Denver-metropolitan area.

About Colorado Credit Union: Since 1973, Colorado Credit Union has been serving members throughout the Denver metropolitan area with a full portfolio of banking services. Founded as Johns Manville Credit Union, the member-owned financial cooperative serves members with three branches located in Brighton, Denver and Littleton. Currently, Colorado Credit Union has more than $310 million in assets and more than 21,000 members.

About White Crown Federal Credit Union: White Crown was founded in 1951 by eight employees of the Rocky Mountain division of Standard Oil to serve employees and families of Standard Oil in the Rocky Mountain area. White Crown FCU has $68 million in assets and more than 5,000 members. For more information, visit whitecrown.org.

Coming Soon

As a Colorado Credit Union member, you will soon be able to send and receive money with friends, family and those you know and trust directly from the ColoradoCU app with Zelle®. Beginning in November, look for communications from us with more information on how you can enroll and start sending money with Zelle®. As a reminder, Colorado Credit Union will never call, text, or email you and ask for your passcode, account number or SSN. If you have any questions or need assistance, call us directly at 303.978.2274. 

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Contactless Cards Coming Soon

A simple and secure tap is all it takes to pay for the things you need. Visa contactless payments make it secure, convenient and touch-free. Colorado Credit Union will make contactless cards available to members later this fall.

 


Best Credit Union to Work For 2022

CCU has been named one of the 2022Best Credit Unions to Work For. This is the eighth consecutive year CCU has been honored with this award.

This year is extra special because CCU has placed number one overall for the second time, as well as number one in our asset class. 

The American Banker provides this award to credit unions that not only demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve, but also credit unions that excel in providing a quality workplace for employees.

Read the full article.


ClickSwitch

Introducing ClickSWITCH


Relax, switching is easy. With our automated process, you can change direct deposits, recurring payments, and subscription payments quickly and easily.
Getting started is easy. Call us at 303.978.2274 or stop by any branch and our staff will get you enrolled.

 
 
 
 

Employee HOPE award

CCU Employee wins HOPE Award

We are so proud of Xochitl Delgado for winning the 2022 Mountain West Credit Union Association HOPE Award presented by MWCUA President and CEO, Scott Earl, and NWCUA President and CEO, Troy Stang at the 2022 Annual Meeting Conference.
This award stand for "Helping Our People Everyday" and recognizes credit union employees "caught in the act" of demonstrating superior member service.
At Colorado Credit Union, Xochitl always delivers excellent service to our members and consistently goes above and beyond. Thank you for your dedication to CCU and its members.
 
 
 

Introducing "Instant Issue"


Colorado Credit Union is constantly looking for new ways to improve our member experience. As of May 2022, CCU members will be able to get a new or replacement debit or credit card at either our Brighton or Littleton/Ken-Caryl branch locations.

“Instant Issue” makes the process of getting a new or replacement card a breeze. Cards are issued on the spot and are activated immediately. Cards feature the same security enhancements as other CCU cards.


Staff Promotions at CCU:

LITTLETON, Colo., March 23, 2022 - Colorado Credit Union recently announced multiple staff promotions. The promotions allow the organization to continue to serve its members with exceptional member service while focusing on the latest technological advances.
 
Ryan Chism was promoted to Senior Vice President of IT. In addition to overseeing the IT department, he will also supervise the member experience and data analytics teams. Chism has been with CCU for more than seven years and most recently served as Vice President of IT.

Shauna Brazil was promoted to Vice President of Lending. In her new role, she will oversee the mortgage, loan support and centralized lending departments.  Brazil has been with CCU for more than eight years and has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Director of Lending and Member Experience.

Austin Krebill was promoted to Systems Administrator. Krebill joined the organization in 2020 and previously served as Junior Systems Administrator.
 
“I am proud to announce these promotions from within our organization. Ryan, Shauna and Austin have always done terrific jobs for Colorado Credit Union, and I have no doubt they will continue to succeed in their new roles,” said Mike Williams, President and CEO of Colorado Credit Union.

Marketing staff accept industry award

CCU Marketing Team Win National Industry Diamond Award

LITTLETON, Colo., March 16, 2022 - Colorado Credit Union was recently honored with a Category’s Best and a Diamond Award for its Financial Education efforts.  The award was presented at the annual CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference.

CCU’s “Credit Bootcamp” received the highest honor in the Financial Education category. The Credit Bootcamp program ran in 2021 with the goal of helping young adults gain a better understanding of the core principals of financial literacy including budgeting, saving, managing debt, credit basics and mortgages. More than 130 participants completed the entire program.

The program was such a success that CCU plans to make it an annual offering. Bootcamp details



New Hours Effective January 3, 2022 Updated hours clock

Brighton Branch Lobby and Drive-Up

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Downtown Branch Lobby

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Ken-Caryl/Littleton Branch Lobby and Drive-Up

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Colorado Credit Union CEO, Mike Williams, Named A ‘Most Admired CEO’

President and CEO

LITTLETON, Colo., October 22, 2021 – Colorado Credit Union President and CEO, Mike Williams, was named one of Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs, the publication announced earlier this week. The award recognizes CEOs who are driving transformative change within their organization, industry, and the community.

“Congratulations to all of the honorees selected by Denver Business Journal. I am truly honored to be included with such a distinguished group of business leaders,” Williams said. “Finding out that my team had nominated me was quite humbling. Whether I was selected or not, I appreciated being nominated.”

Williams, who has spent his entire career working in finance, has served as CEO at Colorado Credit Union for nearly 30 years. He has grown the organization from solely serving Johns Manville employees to being open to nearly all Colorado residents. Under his leadership, Colorado Credit Union has grown to more than $300M in assets with more than 20,000 members.

“This recognition of Mike by the Denver Business Journal is a well-deserved reflection of how we, on the CCU Board of Directors, feel about him,” CCU Board Chair, Jeff Hager said. “Mike knows what matters and has a real talent for balancing the needs of all of our stakeholders.”

Williams is a recognized leader in the credit union industry dedicating his time to serving on industry boards including Chairman of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) Advisory Board and as a board member of the Western CUNA Management School. Over the course of his career, he has served on nearly every board in the industry.

His industry accolades include being elected Professional of the Year (2011) and receiving the Distinguished Leader Award from the Center for Credit Union Leadership (2017). He was elected to the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in 2013.

“We are fortunate and grateful to work with Mike, who, as a leader, is so passionate about driving the success of the credit union through his focus on the well-being of our members, our staff, our community and the broader credit union industry,” Hager added.


Best Credit Unions to Work for 2021

CCU has been named one of the 2021 Best Credit Unions to Work For. This is the seventh consecutive year. 

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CCU has been honored with this award. This year is extra special because CCU has placed number one overall for the first time, as well as number one in our asset class. We are extremely honored to have received this award.

The American Banker provides this award to credit unions that not only demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve, but also credit unions that excel in providing a quality workplace for employees.


Read the full article.


Colorado Credit Union Employee Honored with National Industry Award

Josh Harden named 2021 Rising Star for the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council

Employee holding award.

LITTLETON, Colo., May 13, 2021 – Josh Harden, Colorado Credit Union Director of Training and Human Resources, was recently honored by the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council as the 2021 Rising Star. The annual award recognizes and honors an emerging HR or organizational development professional in the credit union industry.

“I’m extremely honored to receive this award,” Harden said. “Colorado Credit Union has been my career – and what a great one it has been thus far. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a great organization and industry.”

Harden joined the Colorado Credit Union staff ten years ago as an intern while he was still in high school. He moved to a teller position while attending the University of Colorado. After completing his Bachelors’ degrees in Human Resource Management and Operations Management, he moved into the HR and training department. He graduated in 2018 with an MBA from Regis University. In his current role, Harden redesigned and leads the internal training program and helped develop the company’s community financial literacy initiative which includes teaching financial education to area high school students. 

“I was so excited to hear that Josh was named the 2021 Rising Star. Josh has earned credentials and experience far beyond his years,” said Audrey Willis, Vice President of Human Resources and Training at Colorado Credit Union. “He is a stellar employee, credit union advocate, and role model for all of our staff. I feel lucky to work with Josh and am so proud of his achievement.”

The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference in April.


Colorado Credit Union Named A 2021 Best Places to Work

Denver Business Journal logo. 2021 Best places to work.Colorado Credit Union is proud to announce it was named one of Denver Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work in the Large category, which includes companies with 50 to 99 employees. This is the first time the organization has received the recognition.

“We are honored to be recognized by both our staff and Denver Business Journal,” said Mike Williams, Colorado Credit Union President and CEO. “This award reflects the passion and commitment our entire organization has to building a corporate culture where employees can excel. While the past year presented many challenges, our team came together to support each other while continuing to provide exceptional service to our members.”

Best Places to Work aims to identify the top workplaces in Denver based on employee feedback. Nominated organizations are evaluated by their employees through an anonymous survey focusing on elements of the work environment including: corporate culture, compensation and benefits, and trust in senior leadership.

For a complete list of honorees visit: www.bizjournals.com/denver (subscription may be required to view).

To learn more about Colorado Credit Union or to see a list of current job openings:  Careers



CCU Wins Industry Awards

From the Credit Union National Association in 2020:
    • First place for the Desjardins Award (left picture). Our program "Teaching Teens to be Savvy Savers" received the highest honor at the state level for our financial education program aimed at teens and young adults. As part of this program, CCU staff works with area high school teachers, both inside and outside the classroom, to provide a financial education program specifically geared towards teaching teens good, lifelong financial habits.
    • Second place for the Louise Herring Award (right picture). Receiving a second place award, "Making a Difference During the COVID-19 Crisis" highlighted the efforts of the CCU team to help businesses receive PPP loans. The tireless effort of several Colorado Credit Union staff was recognized for helping to save hundreds of jobs during the initial months of the pandemic.
Whitney holding award.     Greg holding award.

Introducing: RoundUp for Savings
CCU is excited to introduce the RoundUp for Savings feature. Our RoundUp for Savings works as an automatic savings account. Debit card purchase “round-ups” are accumulated and transferred daily from your checking account to your savings/main share account.


For example, spend $6.50 at your favorite local coffee shop and the debit charge will be “rounded-up” to $7.00. The difference of $0.50 automatically goes into your designated savings account. A penny saved is a penny earned, and with Colorado Credit Union’s RoundUp for Savings, your pennies can help you reach your savings goals.

Call 303.978.2274 to enroll.

RoundUp for Savings


Digital Wallets
Your mobile experience is getting even easier as Colorado Credit Union is now offering mobile payment and digital wallet services to our members. Digital Wallet applications are secure and easy ways to pay for purchases in stores, on the web and in apps. These purchases are secure. Your card number is not shared with the merchant and isn’t stored on your mobile device. Instead, an encrypted number is used to process the payment.

The following payment options are now available to members:
Apple Pay • Google Pay • Samsung Pay • Fitbit Pay • Garmin Pay

Digital Wallets

Ken-Caryl Branch Move - July 13, 2020
We are excited to announce the new Ken-Caryl/Littleton branch will open on July 13. This branch is located at 10026 W. San Juan Way – near C-470 and Kipling. With the opening of this branch, we will be closing the current location at 8331 S. Continental Divide Rd. The ATM at this location will still be
operational until July 31.

As excited as we are to show you the new branch, please note that social distancing practices will be in place; and we continue to encourage members to use the drive-up lanes for transactions.

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Food Bank of the RockiesCommunity Shred Day - 2020
The Shred Day Event was a success. In addition to shredding important documents for our members and the surrounding communities, together we raised over $2,200 in cash donation and donated over 700 pounds of food to Food Bank of the Rockies. Well done, everyone! Colorado Credit Union and Food Bank of the Rockies gives many thanks to all the generous donations. 




July 6, 2020 - Resume normal hours

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All branches will resume normal operating hours.
Ken-Caryl and Brighton Lobby:
Mon, Tue, Thur: 8 am - 5 pm
Wed: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 8 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am - 12 pm

Ken-Caryl and Brighton Drive-up Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 7:30 am - 6 pm
Wed: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am - 12 pm

Downtown Lobby:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 9 am - 4:30 pm

May 7, 2020 - Branch Lobbies to Re-Open May 11 with Increased Security Precautions
A Message from our President/CEO Mike Williams

On Monday, May 11, we will re-open our branch lobbies to members. Even though lobbies are opening, we continue to encourage members to use the drive-ups for transactions. As part of our re-opening, we are implementing temporary safety precautions which are outlined below. We want to call special attention to one specific precaution.

The health and well-being of our members and staff is our top priority. For this reason, all CCU employees and members will be required to wear a mask or face covering when inside our branch lobbies. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2. Complimentary masks will be available for any member who needs one.

We understand that some members may find this inconvenient, but we believe that following the CDC guidelines is an added safety measure worth the inconvenience. Any member who is uncomfortable or unable to wear a mask, should use the drive-up, ATM or digital banking. As a reminder, you can withdraw cash from any CCU ATM. You can also deposit cash and checks at our Brighton, Downtown and San Juan Way ATMs. You can complete transfers to and from CCU accounts, make loan payments, complete mobile check deposits and access your accounts through digital banking (online and ColoradoCU mobile app).

COVID-19 Safety Precautions – Effective May 11, 2020
All Branches:
  • Masks or face coverings are required for all members entering the lobby. If a member does not have a mask, CCU will provide a complimentary mask.
  • All CCU staff will be required to wear masks.
  • Members and Shared Branch customers may be asked to temporarily remove or lift their mask/face covering for identification purposes.
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed at each member service station.
  • Appropriate social distancing floor markers have been installed to ensure everyone remains 6’ apart.
  • Only the member completing the transaction will be allowed inside the branch. We ask that others please refrain from waiting inside the branch.
  • Additional cleaning precautions will be taken daily.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations will be available as you enter the lobby.
  • All members are encouraged to make appointments for new loan or new membership applications.
  • We will update our website with additional changes as they become necessary. Please visit www.ccu.org for the latest updates, branch locations, and additional COVID-19 measures.
Brighton and Ken-Caryl Branches:
  • Only seven (7) members will be allowed in a branch at any time.
  • Restrooms will be closed to the public.
  • All drive-up lanes will be open and members are encouraged to continue using drive-ups for transactions.
  • Drive-up and lobby hours are 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday, and 9am – noon on Saturday.
Downtown Branch:
  • Only three (3) members will be allowed in this branch at any time.
  • Lobby hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9am - 4:30pm on Wednesday.
Colorado Credit Union is dedicated to supporting you as we continue to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.

Please take care of yourself and your family, and thank you in advance for helping us take care of our CCU family.

Sincerely,
Mike Williams
President/CEO

ColoradoCU mobile app icon imageNew and Improved Digital Banking Platform Available:
In order to provide our members with the most updated and easiest digital banking experience, our Digital Banking Platform was upgraded in April. Download the new "ColoradoCU" app today. (Data carrier rates may apply.)

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CO-OP Shared Branch ATM logoNew ATM Network:
CCU has switched its ATM network. This change aligns our ATM network with our existing CO-OP Shared Branch network and means our members will now have access to nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATM* locations and more than 5,900 convenient branch and self-service locations covering all 50 states. Look for the CO-OP ATM logo to identify surcharge-free ATMs. Easily locate surcharge-free ATMs.





Englewood:
ATM Location: As of February 28, 2020 the Englewood ATM location will no longer be in service. Locate the closest ATM.

Englewood Branch Closed May 31st:
The Englewood branch location has permanently closed on May 31, 2019. In 2013, with great excitement, the Englewood Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union was merged into Colorado Credit Union. During the merger discussions, we made a commitment to continue branch operations for three years inside the Civic Center building. We exceeded our commitment and operated for more than five years at this location. Unfortunately, the economics for operating this branch haven’t come to fruition and the difficult decision has been made to close the Englewood branch. Current members that utilized the Englewood branch can continue to bank with Colorado Credit Union. CCU has all the current technologies needed for branch-free banking and in-person banking is still available at other CCU branches and at 5,900+ Co-Op Shared Branch locations.

Recent Awards:



  • Named one of the "Best Credit Unions to Work For" by American Banker for the eighth consecutive year. (2015-2022)  
  • Received 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial; recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country (2017-2022)
  • CCU employee received the Mountain West Credit Union Association HOPE Award (2022)
  • Colorado Credit Union was recently honored with a Category’s Best and a Diamond Award for its Financial Education efforts (2022)
  • Colorado Credit Union President and CEO, Mike Williams, was named one of Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs (2021)
  • Two CCU employees received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from Mountain West Credit Union Association (2021)
  • Colorado Credit Union Employee Honored with National Industry Award. Josh Harden named 2021 Rising Star for the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council.

  • Colorado Credit Union is proud to announce it was named one of Denver Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work in the Large category, which includes companies with 50 to 99 employees. This is the first time the organization has received the recognition.

  • From the Credit Union National Association in 2020:
    • First place for the Desjardins Award. Our program "Teaching Teens to be Savvy Savers" received the highest honor at the state level for our financial education program aimed at teens and young adults. As part of this program, CCU staff works with area high school teachers, both inside and outside the classroom, to provide a financial education program specifically geared towards teaching teens good, lifelong financial habits.
    • Second place for the Louise Herring Award. Receiving a second place award, "Making a Difference During the COVID-19 Crisis" highlighted the efforts of the CCU team to help businesses receive PPP loans. The tireless effort of several Colorado Credit Union staff was recognized for helping to save hundreds of jobs during the initial months of the pandemic.
  • The Community Impact Award runner up from Mountain West Credit Union Association (2019)
  • Received the Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility Community Service (2019)
  • CCU Employee received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from Mountain West Credit Union Association (2019)
  • CEO Mike Williams received Distinguished Leader award from Mountain West Credit Union Association (2017)
  • Two staff received Top 20 Young Professionals Under 40 award from Mountain West Credit Union Association (2017)
Denver Business Journal logo. 2021 Best places to work.                     BauerFinancial Logo Best CU to Work For Logo