Today, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. This year marks the 70th anniversary, a platinum celebration. What a perfect day to celebrate the credit union movement on our blog by highlighting some of the coolest things about credit unions!
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for millions of members in 117 countries worldwide. More than 89,000 credit unions exist globally, providing a plethora of financial services for their members, recognized as a force for positive economic and social change. With more than $340 million in assets, Coosa Valley Credit Union is among the top 12 largest credit unions in Georgia. It has more than 30,000 members and 100 employees. Founded in 1954 as the General Electric Employees of Rome Federal Credit Union, Coosa Valley Credit Union now provides superior financial services to families, individuals and businesses from all industries in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties. Coosa Valley Credit Union was also recently named the Best Credit Union in Georgia!
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union and financial cooperative difference. International Credit Union Day is recognized by the World Council of Credit Unions, the global trade association and development platform for credit unions and other financial cooperatives, as well as numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world.
So celebrate with us! Visit your local credit union today!