Metro Credit Union has had an exciting year with a variety of transitions. Due to our updated charter in early 2021, anyone who lives, works or worships, attends school, or regularly conducts business in any of eight counties can bank with Metro Credit Union. We also adopted a new two-part branch model with Full Service and Express Service branches
and started online appointment scheduling to align services better.
Metro Credit Union 2021 Year in Review
Our branch locations grew with adding our Elkhorn location in August 2021 for a total of eight locations (five Full Service and three
Express). We are pleased to be able to serve more people around our community.
In the month of February, we sponsored the Nebraska Black History Art Contest. March brought Metro’s Annual Meeting and we held only the business-meeting portion. Each year, three directors are elected to the Credit Union Board. No ballot election
was held, as the number of candidates interested equaled the number of open positions.
Metro Credit Union was a Silver Sponsor of NE SciFest, a series of events around Nebraska in April that engage children and adults in science. Save-the-Date
for it returning April 1-30, 2022. We also advocated for health and wellness with our sponsorship of the 5K Maverick Run and Walk at the Baxter Arena on April 24th.
In June, we sponsored Elkhorn Days events, and staff participated in the Elkhorn Days parade. June was National Homeownership Month,
and we welcomed two new mortgage loan originators: Zach Novak and Vanessa Patino. Caleb Kistner joined the mortgage team in October.
We supported the Salvation Army 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Drive from July to August. We are grateful for people who dropped off their backpacks filled with school supplies to help children go back to school with confidence.
Technology for Kids
In September, Metro Credit Union was the Technology Sponsor for Bids for Kids, an online auction and in-person event. This fundraiser raised
over $60,000 for math and reading assistance programs in Elkhorn Public Schools. We also supported Elkhorn High School football and gave away t-shirts at various home games in September.
We also gave away Husker home football game tickets with our fall #TicketTuesday. Make sure to visit Metro Credit Union’s Facebook to take part in a variety of giveaways, including #WinItWednesday. We held Metro Days t-shirt giveaways Nov. 1-13th at our full-service branches to show appreciation to our members.
We also have our annual Skip-A-Loan and $500 Holiday Loan program so that you can have extra cash for the holidays. Learn more and apply today.
Following these simple budgeting suggestions from Metro’s holiday blog for savvy saving to relieve you of your gift-giving stress and allow you to celebrate the special meaning behind your holiday. Watch later in December for our Candy Cane Cash holiday giveaway for 2021.
Remember that we have different holiday hours on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, and we are closed on Christmas, Saturday, December 25th but will be open regular business hours on Monday, December 27th. We will be closed on Saturday,
January 1st for New Year’s Day. It has been a joy to serve our members, and we appreciate you being a part of this special year. Have a happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!